Elizabeth Salick, Psy.D, PMH-C
As a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice for over 15 years, I specialize in working with perinatal women. I work at the intersection of trauma and postpartum disorders, with women who have experienced trauma and are struggling with postpartum depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. My therapeutic approach is integrative, but I am most aligned with Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). This therapy focuses on suffering within an interpersonal context. I also focus on self-regulation through evidence-based psychotherapies, utilizing elements of CBT, DBT, EMDR, and also Somatic Experiencing. I utilize top-down (cognitive and emotional) and bottom-up (somatic) interventions.
Because trauma is held in both the mind and body, many clients find it helpful to build their toolbox for regulation using different methods. I approach each client individually, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. From a growth perspective, each of us holds unique resources for dealing with stress and adversity, and I encourage clients tap into their own strengths. I hope to help clients move from trauma toward re-connection with the world, and a sense of meaning and purpose.
I am certified in advanced training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for depression and postpartum disorders. IPT has been extensively researched and proven highly effective for depression and postpartum disorders in particular. This therapy helps clients address three common pathways to suffering: grief and loss, role transitions and interpersonal conflict. To address these, we will focus on your patterns of support seeking, communications patterns, and interpersonal dynamics.