Photo: Monterey Bay, CA
Elizabeth Wood, MFT, REAT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #126337.
Registered Expressive Arts Therapist #2019.
Hello & welcome.
Thank you for visiting my website. I use a relational psychoanalytic approach, integrating threads of Gestalt, Somatic, and Art therapies in my practice. I enjoy working with people navigating grief, depression, anxiety, and stress related to life transitions.
I opened my private psychotherapy practice in Santa Cruz, California in the Spring of 2022. I also work as a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals in their Emergency Department. In the spring of 2021, I completed a training with the Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (PAPPTP) - Fellowship Year at the Stanford University Psychiatry Building. I was selected to train further with their Two-Year Program in the fall of 2021.
After earning my master's degree in psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California in 2017, I spent a year working on O'ahu for the State of Hawai'i Department of Education facilitating individual and group psychotherapy and art therapy with children. Upon moving back to California in 2018, I spent several years within the acute locked psychiatric crisis setting at the Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health Center.
I received my bachelor's degree in studio art from the University of Vermont, where I played on both NCAA Division I Women's Soccer and Lacrosse teams. I attended Pomfret School, a small boarding preparatory school in New England, where I graduated with honors and studied art under David Brewster.
My philosophical roots are grounded in a psychodynamic and humanistic approach.
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