Elizabeth received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling degree from Truett McConnell University as well as a bachelor’s degree in Human Relations from Point University. Elizabeth has worked with children, teens, and adults who struggle with trauma, stress, self-harm, suicidal ideation, emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism. Elizabeth gained valuable experience not only through her counseling internship program, but also while working in women’s ministry, youth ministry, and non-profit organizations including Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Word of Life.
Elizabeth integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches, tailoring sessions to the unique needs and personality of each client. She values treating the whole person and works to develop a trusting relationship where her clients feel safe, experience grace, know they are heard, and where clients can be honest with themselves as they work through their concerns and seek to reach their treatment goals. Elizabeth is passionate about people in all stages of life and joining them in their journey from places of hurt and moving towards healing and growth.
Elizabeth’s areas of expertise include:
Children – Sibling conflict, transitions, anxiety, depression, behavioral conflicts, divorce, self-esteem, mood regulation, temper tantrums, trauma
Adolescents – anxiety, depression, academic stress, social and behavioral problems, school-related concerns, self esteem, self harm, suicidal ideation, trauma, addictions, divorce, stress, college decisions, relationship with food
Men and Women – anxiety, depression, career, navigating relationships, stress, financial difficulties, establishing work/life balance, trauma
Outside of counseling, Elizabeth enjoys reading, singing, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. Elizabeth is under the supervision of Chelsey Beauchamp, LPC.
Note: Counselor’s full legal name, and name under which she is licensed, is Mattie Elizabeth West. Informally she uses “Elizabeth” as her first name.