Elizabeth Hocker

M.Ed., LPC

Elizabeth Hocker

M.Ed., LPC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 2014037901
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: Free 15-minute consultation by phone. Standard 50-60 minute sessions are $125. Please complete our Consultation Form to see if we are a good fit!



3610 Buttonwood Drive,
Suite 200
Columbia, Missouri 65201

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My Approach to Helping

You recognize it's time for something to change. You desire to live a life of meaning, acceptance, connection, and joy. You have been searching for someone to help you. I'm here to create a collaborative partnership with you. Together, we will (1) Discuss your concerns, (2) Identify and clarify your goals, and (3) Create a unique roadmap to move you towards your desired outcome.

My style is genuine, relaxed, empathetic, compassionate, and honest. Using an optimistic lens couples with realistic treatment goals, we come together to help you heal, grow, and achieve your goals.

As a highly trained and experienced counselor, I recognize you are unique and therefore require a tailored approach to help you heal. My approach to treatment is integrated, using various treatment modalities, allowing me to adjust my approach to meet your needs.

I utilize proven research and evidence-based treatment approaches to help you create the changes you wish to see. I strongly believe in ongoing education and therefore attend professional training, workshops, conferences, and read the latest research. This allows me to provide you with the quality care you deserve.

I provide a warm, safe, non-judgemental space for you to begin your journey towards healing. My office provides you with a private, comfortable living room setting where we can speak opening while drinking a cold or warm beverage.

I invite you to connect with me. Let us work together towards as you move towards healing and lasting positive change.

More Info About My Practice

My practice is here to serve you. Often clients may be able to schedule their first counseling session (also known as the "Intake") within 1-3 days. I work to accommodate your busy life by asking you what days and times are best for us to meet. When you reach out to inquire about a consultation or book your first appointment, you will be able to speak directly with me. There's no middleman!

I also strive to streamline the process, making it easier for you get the help you need. I have a paperless intake form which you can access through my secure online client portal. This allows you to share your concerns more naturally and with ease.

My office is conveniently located directly across from the Columbia Mall. This location provides two different entrances, handicap bathrooms, elevator, and free parking.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I provide treatment to older teens, young adults, adults, and older adults. I also provide counseling to diverse populations and I welcome people from all walks of life. My practice is also LBGTQ friendly.

I have training and experience with an array of issues including:

Addiction and Substance Use
Adjustment and Life Transitions
Anxiety, Depression
Body Image and Eating Disorders
Relationship Issues
Self-Esteem and Self-Worth
Women's Issues

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love helping you move towards healing and reaching your goals. Seeing you move towards insight, acceptance, meaning, connection, and happiness.

Time and time again, clients have shared their inner world, life experiences, and journey with me. They have shared their pain, hopes, dreams, and goals. We all have a story to share. We all need support from time to time. I'm honored to be part of your journey and value the trust you place in me

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    College Students, Young Professionals, Adults, Couples

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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