Elizabeth Olate, MA, MSW, LISW-S,
Psychotherapist & President of reflections Counseling Center of Columbus, Inc.
Elizabeth has been working with children, teenagers, adults, and families in the mental health and human services field for over ten years. She received her MSW (Master of Social Work) with a concentration in providing clinical services to children, youth, and families from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition, she completed a 9-month post-graduate training program under Bessel van der Kolk, MD in trauma studies at the Trauma Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Elizabeth is also trained in EMDR and Gestalt therapy.
Elizabeth’s past clinical experience includes providing home-based services to immigrant families in Indianapolis, Indiana; working with survivors of torture and human trafficking in Washington, DC; providing therapeutic services to youth involved in gangs in Washington, DC; and working as a therapist for children, adolescents, and families in Boston, Massachusetts. Elizabeth has also taught clinical graduate and undergraduate classes as an adjunct faculty at The Ohio State University College of Social Work.
Elizabeth’s particular areas of expertise include trauma, working with adolescents, and working with cross-cultural/multicultural couples, as well as blended families. Elizabeth also offers wilderness-based services for individuals and groups to experience therapeutic work in outdoor settings through the affiliated program Natural Step Wilderness Experience (NSWE). Elizabeth conducts therapy in both English and Spanish.
When not in the office, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going for long walks, cooking, and listening to music.