Elizabeth Harwood, LCSW

Elizabeth has always had a love of getting to know and helping others.  Her early life began in New York City, where her parents worked on PhDs and took her to museums and ballets.  After a big move to rural Georgia, she learned to love boiled peanuts, her many friends, and southern hospitality.  Always interested in different cultures, she received a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Georgia, which included a semester abroad in Italy.  She spent most of her college summers as a counselor at youth camps, her most recent one taking her to Tonga, where she was captivated by the Tongan’s charity and love of family.

These experiences, along with some forays into teaching and research, helped her realize her true passion was working with adolescents.  With this goal in mind, Elizabeth returned to New York City to begin a Master of Science degree in Social Work at Columbia University.  While completing this degree, Elizabeth was able to work in school and hospital settings, which brought experience in evidenced-based treatment models including CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, and helping clients and their families as they worked through depression, anxiety, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, crisis intervention, attachment issues, and substance use.   She feels privileged to have the opportunity to work alongside families as they have courageously faced their struggles and loves being part of such rewarding work.

Most of all, Elizabeth loves connecting with people and building strong relationships both at work and in her life.  She is known for her calming demeanor, which often helps others to feel quickly at ease around her.  In her free time, Elizabeth loves to read, travel the world and find opportunities to serve. In addition, she enjoys cheering for her college football team, spending time with friends, and most importantly, acting in her favorite role of Aunt.