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Elizabeth (Liz) Bretz
MS, R-DMT, LCAT, LCSW | Psychotherapist, Social Worker and Dance/Movement Therapist


Liz is dually licensed in both Creative Arts Therapy and Social Work. She received her Masters in Dance Movement Therapy from the Pratt Institute and her Masters in Social Work from Hunter College with a specialization in Mental Health. Liz has experience in a multitude of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and outpatient clinics.

She provides treatment across a diverse age range from children through seniors and has a passion for working with infants, children, and families. Her work includes assisting individuals in navigating depression, anxiety, pervasive developmental disorders, including autism, adjustment disorders, trauma, grief, and family conflict.

In her practice, she uses creative arts therapies, play therapy, and psychotherapy to help improve attachment and connection, increase insight and social skills and self-esteem. With children, she helps to develop an emotional vocabulary necessary for self-expression and uses movement to connect the mind, heart, and body. In her work, she takes into consideration the unique strengths of each person or family unit and teaches mind-body skills to help empower and support.

Liz works from a perspective that each developmental stage in life brings new challenges and opportunities for growth, discovery, and joy. Liz believes that children benefit from learning how to recognize and integrate their emotions, thoughts, and body reactions; this is especially empowering as they move through busy and often overstimulating school days. In her free time, Liz enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, yoga, and chasing after her poodle.

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