Counseling &  Psychotherapy


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COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY​ for  Children, Teenagers, Adults and Couples

Eugene, Albany & Telehealth

Elizabeth Lira, LMFT

Eugene therapist

My name is Elizabeth Lira. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Oregon, license #T1710 and in California, license #102577. Formerly from California, I have now lived in Eugene for the last year. While I have always enjoyed spending time outdoors it has been in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest that I have truly found my home. My favorite places are either floating on one of the rivers, hiking in the beautiful forest, or spending time on the Oregon coast. Hobbies include, hiking, kayaking, playing guitar, and jewelry making. I have been blessed to work with people from all walks of life, from age 14 to 101 and am always honored to be a part of and a witness to their journey. 

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Can I help you ?

I offer support for adults and teens 14 years and up. experiencing any of the following:

Anxiety, Stress/Worry

Depression, Grief/Loss

Caregiver Stress

Chronic negative belief system

PTSD, Trauma in childhood, Trauma as an adult

Relationship struggles

Career struggles, Life Transitions



Approach

I believe in a collaborative approach; you are the expert on you and I have the clinical training to help you uncover your true self. When a person makes the sometimes difficult decision to seek help they are often at a place of deep yearning for something different in their lives. I want to provide the care, empathy, and space to support that unfolding. With a focus on one’s future desired state we will work together to uncover the often ingrained patterns of behavior negative belief system that has been interfering with the achievement of this desired state. 


Therapeutic Focus

I offer an approach that is grounded in one’s innate ability to heal. Utilizing an integrated approach that may include some combination of psychodynamic, talk therapy, Somatic and Attachment Focused (SAFE) EMDR, CBT, and/or person-centered. If you’ve had therapy in the past I will work with you to understand what did and didn’t work for you and determine the best approach forward utilizing years of clinical experience with a variety of clients. 

Experience

I have worked as a mental health professional since 2014 in a variety of settings. I have worked with youth at a residential treatment center, adults with mild cognitive impairment or dementia along with their families, and adults and teens that have experienced trauma. 

Formal Training and Education

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Oregon, license number: T1710 and in California, license number: 102577. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from University of California Channel Islands with an emphasis in Psychology, and a Master’s Degree from Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology in Clinical Psychology. I have formal training in S.A.F.E Somatic and Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) through the Personal Transformation Institute. I participate in continuing education every year, to meet the standards of my license and to continually expand my knowledge and skills as a therapist. 

Hours and Billing

Sessions are scheduled by appointment and are usually 45-55 minutes long depending on insurance and individual need.

In-Person sessions and TeleHealth available


My office hours are

• Mondays 10:00 - 12:00, 1:00 - 6:00

• Tuesday 1:00, 3:00 - 5:00 (telehealth only)

• Wednesday 11:00, 1:00, 3:00 - 5:30 (telehealth only)

• Thursday 11:00 - 12:00, 1:00 - 6:00

• Fridays 10:00 - 2:00

I am in-network with:

  • PacificSource OHP (PSCS)
  • PacificSource (Commercial insurance)
  • OHP Open Card
  • I will be be in network soon with:
  • Regence BCSB
  • Moda
  • Providence
  • Cigna
  • Aetna

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