Elizabeth Gaffrey, MA, APCC, is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC 7346). She grew up in Tennessee and spent 12 years in New Jersey before leaving behind snowy winters for sunshine, oceans, and seals. She is a dedicated and compassionate professional with aptitudes for providing non-judgmental support to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. She works from a client-centered and strengths-based approach, incorporating motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. She uses art making and creative processes to foster communication, increase resilience, and encourage healthy self-expression when appropriate and desired by the client. She values providing a safe place for clients to show up as their most authentic selves, a place to feel heard, accepted, and celebrated.
Elizabeth earned a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Seton Hall University and a Masters degree in Art Therapy from Caldwell University. Her professional experience includes conducting intake assessments and facilitating art therapy groups at a mental health facility for children and adults. She has more than 5 years of experience in crisis intervention in New Jersey and California. She has co-facilitated art therapy groups with children on the autism spectrum, families who have experienced trauma, and individuals at a continuing care facility for adults living with HIV/AIDS. She has provided individual, group, and family counseling to populations facing a myriad of concerns and co-occurring problems.