Elizabeth Kilmer Therapist Bio

About Elizabeth Kilmer, PhD

Therapy should be a collaborative process, built on mutual respect, genuineness, and trust. In our work together, I strive to build an authentic therapeutic relationship where we can work together to identify your values, and take actionable steps towards positive change in your life. I strongly believe in the importance of common therapeutic factors, including empathy, authenticity, and clear expectations. I further maintain that any intervention should be utilized in a way that is consistent with your identity and culture, as well as integrate social justice in my approach. Further, as a geek and gamer, I understand the inherent value that personal hobbies, passions, and subcultures can provide. In therapy, I work with clients to identify and leverage these passions for personal growth and resilience. I am a licensed psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas. In addition to my training and experience with evidence-based treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), I am a nationally registered Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) provider. 

I work with children (age 8 and above), adolescents, and adults. When working with children and adolescents, I incorporate an approach designed to fit the family system and the developmental level of the individual. As a good fit is instrumental to a successful therapy experience, I encourage you to reach out to me to ask any questions you have and confirm whether I am right for you. 

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: University of North Texas
  • Year Graduated: 2020
  • License and State: 
  • PY61101025 Washington

Specialties

  • Geeks and Gamers
  • Self Esteem
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse 

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • COVID-19 Health Crisis Mental Health Support
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Geek and Gamer Culture
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQ+ Concerns 
  • Peer Relationships
  • Psychosis
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Concerns

Age

  • Children (8 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Older Adults (65+)

 Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Feminist
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)