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Elizabeth Neri, MPH, LCSW has a Masters of Social Work from University of Georgia, a Masters of Public Health from Emory University, and a B.A. in anthropology from Drew University. Elizabeth enjoys using experiential and mindfulness-based approaches in therapy and draws predominantly from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, trauma-informed approaches, social justice frameworks, systems theory, and attachment-based models. She is trained in Safety and Attachment Focused (S.A.F.E.) EMDR and has taken numerous trainings in other evidence-based trauma therapies such as sensorimotor psychotherapy, polyvagal theory, and Internal Family Systems. Her clinical interests include working with people who have experienced complex trauma, chronic disease, anxiety disorders, OCD, social anxiety, mood disorders, and eating disorders. She has a special interest in helping young people through transitions to adulthood, academic-related stress and procrastination, and navigating difficult peer and family relationships. As a mother of three, Elizabeth has a passion for helping new mothers with postpartum anxiety, OCD, and mood disorders and has taken advanced trainings in maternal mental health.

Before joining Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta, Elizabeth worked at Emory University for six years, providing psychotherapy to undergraduate and graduate students. She also worked at Metropolitan Counseling Services, a nonprofit that provides affordable and long-term psychotherapy to adults in metro-Atlanta and Kennesaw State University’s (KSU) counseling center, providing therapy and case management for students. She is an advocate for social justice and was given the opportunity to work with students who were homeless, first generation, or low-income to overcome barriers to college completion. Prior to receiving her degree in social work, she worked for five years as a researcher and evaluator of prevention programs addressing chronic disease and health disparities at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Her experiences in public health and social work inspired her to approach counseling holistically and recognize the intrinsic connection between the mind and body.

In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys painting, pottery making, musical theater, hiking, gardening, and pretending with her kids.

  • 2009: Master of Public Health from Emory University
  • 2014: Master of Social Work from University of Georgia
  • 2015: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Beginners Six-week Course with Russ Harris
  • 2016-2018: Resident Therapist: Metropolitan Counseling Services, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2016: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 2 Day Intensive Training by Daniel Moran
  • 2017-2018: Group Facilitator and Evaluation Consultant: Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2017: Perinatal Mental Health Advocating for Health and Well-being of Families
  • 2017: Training on the Assessment and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders
  • 2018-2024: Staff Clinician at Counseling and Psychological Services, Emory University
  • 2019: Special Topics in IFS Therapy Training: The Presence of the Therapist, Polarizations, Extreme Protectors, and the Cycle of Addiction
  • 2019: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Pat Ogden
  • 2019: SAFE EMDR Certified Training Level 1 and 2
  • 2020: Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory with Stephen Porges, PhD: Trauma, Attachment, Self-Regulation & Emotions
  • 2021: Competent Care for Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Clients
  • 2023: Trans Affirming Care and Practices
  • 2023: Internal Family Systems Therapy: Step-by-Step Procedures for Healing Traumatic Wounds and Alleviating Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Addiction and More
  • 2024: The Let’s Talk About It: LGBTQ+ Clinical Care
  • 2024: Joined Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta as a Staff Therapist
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