Elizabeth Tate (she/her pronouns) is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. Elizabeth went to Appalachian State University for her undergraduate degree and then completed her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her background in sociology gives her a lens that she uses to understand each individual client’s context in society, which may be impacting their functioning or impeding their growth. She is also a board-certified telemental health provider and is experienced in providing competent, ethical care both in person and through virtual means. She works from a brief psychodynamic perspective, meaning she is interested in the relationships a client has experienced and formed throughout their life. She also utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy to engage the client in self-change strategies.
Elizabeth works with adolescents ages 10 and up, young adults, and adults on a variety of topics. Many of the clients Elizabeth works with are queer, questioning, or transgender. Elizabeth specializes in working with these clients through the process of coming out and/or transition, managing marginalization stress, living authentically, and navigating relationships. Additionally, Elizabeth specializes in treatment of persistent depression, anxiety, ADHD (especially regarding diagnosis in marginalized individuals), and relationship concerns. Elizabeth approaches every topic with a trauma-informed lens and believes that our early experiences shape the way we interact with others.
When she is not counseling, Elizabeth works with ‘Take This’ – a nonprofit dedicated to improving mental health in gaming spaces and integrating mental health education into gaming. She is an avid tabletop roleplaying game fan, enjoys mountain biking and hiking, and has an energetic cattle dog mix named Comet.