Elizabeth McLaughlin

LAC, NCC, MT-BC, CDP

Elizabeth McLaughlin

LAC, NCC, MT-BC, CDP

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LAC, NCC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • ValueOptions
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

1055 Parsippany Boulevard
Suite 404
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054

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My Approach to Helping

Counseling Philosophy: My approach to therapy starts with creating a safe and accepting environment for clients to feel comfortable. I use an integrated, holistic approach and incorporate techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I also focus on person-centered approaches to tailor the counseling experience to the individual, drawing upon other orientations such as Gestalt, Narrative, and Psychodynamic. I am dedicated to helping individuals find creative ways to heal and feel support through life’s obstacles.
Upon request for telehealth clients, I also offer music therapy experiences to supplement counseling sessions. As a board-certified music therapist, I can play multiple instruments to use music interventions as a way to accomplish client’s individualized goals. For more information about music therapy, please visit the AMTA website at www.musictherapy.org.

About Me: In my time outside the office, I am…outside! I enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities depending on the season, such as skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking, yoga, trail running, and competitive horseback riding. I make it a priority to engage in music for myself, and play in a rock band. I love spending time with my chocolate lab, cooking, and traveling.

More Info About My Practice

I received my bachelor’s of music degree from Radford University and specialized in Music Therapy. I completed a 6-month internship at a state psychiatric hospital in Virginia where I provided music therapy group and individual sessions to adult patients with severe and persistent mental illness. After my internship I worked as a music therapist and provided music therapy groups for older adult clientele in assisted living facilities and in the community. During this time in my career, I completed the training to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner to better serve the clients I was working with. I continued my postgraduate education at Caldwell University where I earned my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. My graduate internship experiences included working with college students with mental health needs and adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. While in my graduate program, I was inducted into the Psi Chi International Honor Society for Psychology for my academic achievements. After graduating, I worked full time at a private treatment center as a counselor providing group and individual therapy to individuals with substance use disorders. I have counseled individuals, couples, families, and groups of all sizes.

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

Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, ADHD, Alzheimer?s and Dementia, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Career Counseling, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Drug Abuse, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief, Internet Addiction, Life Transitions, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Sex Addiction, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, SleepInsomnia Issues, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD, and Women?s Issues

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, ADHD, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Career Counseling, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Drug Abuse, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief, Internet Addiction, Life Transitions, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Sex Addiction, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, SleepInsomnia Issues, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD, and Women’s Issues

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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