Liz Gustafson, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
The goal is for my clients to more deeply understand who they are and what they need out of life to find peace and satisfaction. I help people explore and heal the underlying issue causing their emotional pain, while also discussing specific coping skills that can be used to manage current distress.
I strive to individualize my client’s treatment to meet their unique and specific needs by incorporating psychodynamic therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused psychotherapy, and mindfulness practices. Before opening my practice, I spent two years taking calls and training operators at a suicide hotline. I went on to work with foster kids, 9/11 first-responders, women on a psychiatric inpatient unit, and low-income families in a community mental health clinic. I trained in some of NYC and LA’s top hospitals, including New York Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell, Mount Sinai, and Kaiser Permanente.
I integrate elements of psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness practices to provide a customized treatment that meets each person's individual needs. I most frequently see people who are working to overcome anxiety, trauma, work stress, and toxic relationships.
Psychodynamic Therapy: A clinical approach that aims to promote self-awareness and insights by assessing how previous experiences have influenced current and ongoing behaviors. In this process clients gain perspective into behaviors and relationship issues that they may have not be fully cognizant of.
Avoidance (people or places)
Grief & Loss
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Major Depressive Disorder (Depression)
Liz is an out-of-network provider.
Individual Psychotherapy (45 minutes): $200
Cost after Insurance Reimbursement*: $95
Rates & Insurance
Monday: 3 PM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Wednesday: 3 PM - 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Community & Identity Statement
I provide affirmative, respectful therapy for individuals of a variety of genders and sexualities and have experience working with clients who are in poly and open relationships. I work with men, women, and non-binary individuals from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds.
Liz works with the following age cohorts:
Young Adults (18-35)