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About Liz

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"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit

the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

-MAYA ANGELOU

I am...

Liz Reynolds is a dedicated mother of two daughters, one currently attending college and the other entering her senior year of high school.  She considers herself fortunate to be able to support her daughters in their passions while striving not to embarrass them with her evident pride and admiration for who they are as individuals.  Together with her family, they cherish their rescue pup, Duke, who undeniably holds a special place in their household dynamics.

Values

Liz's practice upholds the principle of self-determination, recognizing the fundamental right of every individual to make their own choices.

In her commitment to anti-racism, Liz acknowledges that BIPOC individuals often face unequal opportunities due to structural and systemic racism. She works diligently to create a space where clients feel genuinely seen and heard.

As a cisgender, heterosexual, white-bodied woman, Liz is acutely aware of the privileges she possesses and the limitations in her understanding of racism and discrimination. She is devoted to lifelong learning and active listening, striving to continually improve her practice and advocacy.

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"Authenticity is a practice, and you choose it everyday- sometimes every hour of every day." 

- Brené Brown

Clinical Approach

In her professional capacity, Liz is an EMDR-trained trauma therapist specializing in women's emotional health and wellness. Her approach integrates various 'bottom-up' therapeutic modalities such as polyvagal and somatic therapy, alongside yoga and movement practices, to help her clients achieve holistic well-being in body, mind, and spirit.

 

Liz also offers Transformative Insight Imagery (Tii), a therapeutic support developed by Dr. Charlotte Smith, aimed at cultivating internal adaptive resources through imagery. Distinguished from guided imagery, Tii empowers individuals to establish internal support structures, fostering guidance and inner wisdom.

 

As a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, Liz is well-versed in Dr. Brené Brown's pioneering methodology, rooted in extensive research. This forms a significant aspect of her practice, supporting clients in navigating vulnerability and developing resilience against shame.

 

Furthermore, Liz is a 200-hour RYT (registered yoga teacher) with Yoga Alliance, actively teaching trauma-informed yoga classes within the community and incorporating these practices into her therapeutic sessions to further support her clients.

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Education

University of Chicago

Master of Arts (MA), Social Work

Hope College

Bachelor's Degree, Women's Studies and Sociology

"A value is a way of being or believing that we hold most important" 

-Brené Brown
Certifications
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