Elizabeth Holden, MS

Doctoral Psychology Intern


Elizabeth uses a collaborative, affirmative, and individualized approach when working with clients. She believes all people are capable of healing, of finding fulfillment, and connecting with a sense of authentic self. Through a relational framework, she strives to partner with clients to increase their self-knowledge, self-confidence, and self-compassion skills by providing space to safely heal, challenge, and grow. She recognizes that, for some, due to social location, lack of power/privilege, and systems of oppression, access to meaningful change can be obscured based on present environmental structures. Therefore, her prioritizes authentic, empathetic, and nonjudgmental support while working with clients to better understand their most salient needs and where their personal power and access to change may exist. This work continuously inspires Elizabeth by reminding her the great power of human connection and the beauty of a shared picture of success. 

Professional Interests

Attachment trauma and healing; sexual identity development for LGBTQ+ individuals (with a special interest in plurisexual identity development); chronic pain/ health concerns and mental health; intersectionality and liberation psychology, suicidality, and the effects of today’s socio-political culture on the mental health of the personal and the collective; such as the effects of COVID-19, capitalism and White supremacy culture, climate change, social media/technology fatigue, and ongoing concerns with isolation and lack of belonging. Elizabeth believes a holistic, research informed, and culturally informed approach is needed to successfully support young people navigating a world full of uncertainty. She is interested in learning more about how to incorporate somatic therapy, nutrition and mental health, and non-Western perspectives into her practice.

Personal Wellness Strategies

I spend time making sure I am fueling my body with healthy and nutritious food & vitamins; I walk (a lot!) and make sure I interacting with nature as often as possible; I journal and devote time to processing my emotions and stressors; I prioritize time spent nurturing my relationships; I try to be creative when I can through crafting and home projects; I love listening to music, collecting vinyl records, and going to live shows; I meditate/connect with my higher power; and I love watching reality television to unwind after a long day. 

"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." - Nathaniel Hawthorne