Liz bandy, msw
licensed master social worker
I started my career in the mental health field as a peer-support provider while completing my bachelor’s degree. I have found that it’s important to meet a client in their present state, utilize skills that can benefit their current challenges, and work towards specific goals that a client can achieve.
I received my B.A. in psychology from Dominican University of California. I completed my internship at the Marin Suicide Prevention and Community Counseling Center. This internship shaped my therapeutic approach through direct experience working with individuals on the suicide prevention hotline. I received my Master of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington with an emphasis on mental health. I am currently working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, under the supervision of Megan Coit, LCSW-S.
My background includes working as a peer-support provider for four years and inpatient substance abuse treatment for seven years. I have worked as a case manager, addiction counselor, and therapist.
I use an eclectic approach to therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Positive Psychology. I believe there are several approaches to achieving goals in therapy. I specialize in working with adults experiencing challenges with mental health, substance abuse, and adoptees. I also have direct experience working with families and couples of individuals struggling with substance dependence challenges.
In my free time, I enjoy photography, spending time with family, time outdoors, and volunteering. I believe balance is important in life.