Ms. Elizabeth Martinez, LSW is licensed as a Social Worker (LSW) in the State of Illinois. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors (B.A.) in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014. She went on to earn her Master of Social Work Degree (M.S.W.) from Loyola University of Chicago in 2018. Elizabeth holds several prestigious certifications including in Domestic Violence Counseling, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Counseling, Alcohol and Drug Counseling (CADC), and in Screening and Triage.
Elizabeth has worked in a variety of capacities over the years including her most recent work as an Ambulatory Social Worker in a hospital setting. Her past experience includes work as an addictions specialist, case manager serving Chicago’s immigrant and refugee communities, community mental health counselor, youth services advocate, crisis hotline worker, and volunteer within the Latino community specifically focused on domestic violence. Elizabeth has treated adolescents, adults, families, and couples and has worked with anger management, support with managing chronic medical conditions, life transitions, domestic violence, paraphilias, substance use disorders, childhood trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and grief / bereavement.
Elizabeth uses a strength-based approach in helping her clients where she cultivates optimism, hope, and realistic goal-setting. She has a multicultural perspective that displays sensitivity toward her clients’ life experiences, but also grounds her treatment in evidence-based practice to ensure proper care. Her theoretical orientation borrows from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Elizabeth is a member of the Latino Association of Social Workers and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and is proudly fluent in written and spoken Spanish. También puedo realizer sesiones de terapia en español. Por favor comuníquese con confianza.
Elizabeth resides in the suburbs of Chicago and specializes in providing telehealth services. She joined the Home Psych Services, P.C. team in 2021.
“What is necessary to change a person is to change their awareness of themselves.” – Abraham Maslow