Elizabeth Szybatka, MA, LPCC, RPT has her Master’s degree in Child/Adolescent Counseling Psychology from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor through the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy and a Registered Play Therapist through the National Association for Play Therapy.
Elizabeth has worked in the mental health field for 9 years in outpatient, in-home, and school-based settings. Elizabeth specializes in working with children who have experienced trauma, adversity, and attachment disruptions. She provides individual and parent-child therapy for children from birth through adolescence as well as individual therapy for adults.
Elizabeth utilizes a client-centered, trauma-focused approach and is trained in Experiential Play Therapy, Theraplay, Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch Up, and Diagnostic Assessments for infancy & early childhood. Elizabeth has a deep understanding of attachment disruptions and is skilled in supporting foster, adoptive, and kinship care families through their journey.
Service Location: Office Based
Languages Spoken: English
Young Child (0-5)
Elementary Age (6-12)
Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
DC 0-5 Assessments
Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch Up (ABC): Infant Trained
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Play Therapy: Directive and Non-Directive; Filial; Theraplay; Somatic Experiential Play Therapy and Sand Play