Elizabeth Schropp, MSW, LCSW (she/her)
As a clinician, I understand the importance of trust and respect in therapeutic relationships. My focus as a mental health provider is to curate a space that both empowers you and emphasizes your natural resiliency. My approach to the therapeutic process offers a client-centered focus encouraging you to work towards identified goals and interests within a safe, non-judgmental environment.
I center my work on a a trauma-informed lens which acknowledges that all individual life experiences shape the way we interact with both ourselves and others. I focus on providing LGBTQ+ affirming services to both children and adults so that all humans can feel safe and embrace their unique selves within the security of our sessions. I believe in the value of therapy for all ages and feel that it is never too early or late to improve emotional and mental well-being. For those reasons, I work to tailor therapeutic interventions to best fit the clients I serve – whether they are children, adults, families, or groups. Research shows that trauma and adverse experience directly lead to a disconnect between our mind and body. Because of this, I offer a variety of therapeutic modalities and coping skills, including body-based movements (informed by my Certified Yoga Training).
I completed both my Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work – Trauma Informed Specialization at the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA). Throughout my undergraduate work, I also completed certificates in both Conflict Resolution and Child Welfare. A majority of my education, research, and work has focused on benefiting the well-being of children, families, and women. I have worked clinically with each sub-group, and also provided services to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking prior to becoming a psychotherapist. I am dedicated to continuing my education to better fit the needs of my community and individuals that I serve.
Selected training and affiliation
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
LGBTQ+ Affirming Services
Play & Sand Tray Therapy Training
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT – 200)
Trust- Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
Our experiences shape us into the individuals we are.
Our realities are based on perceptions and perspectives.
Once we know better, we will do better.
More about me
My favorite forms of self-care include baking, biking, hiking, painting, reading, and moving my body in ways that excite me.
When I am not taking yoga classes, you can find me teaching them.
I love caring for both the people and nature on our beautiful planet.