Elizabeth Szybatka, MA, LPCC-S, RPT-S
Elizabeth Szybatka, MA, LPCC, RPT has her Master’s degree in Child/Adolescent Counseling Psychology from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor through the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy and a Registered Play Therapist through the National Association for Play Therapy.
Elizabeth has worked in the mental health field for 9 years in outpatient, in-home, and school-based settings. Elizabeth specializes in working with children who have experienced trauma, adversity, and attachment disruptions. She provides individual and parent-child therapy for children from birth through adolescence as well as individual therapy for adults.
Elizabeth utilizes a client-centered, trauma-focused approach and is trained in Experiential Play Therapy, Theraplay, Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch Up, and Diagnostic Assessments for infancy & early childhood. Elizabeth has a deep understanding of attachment disruptions and is skilled in supporting foster, adoptive, and kinship care families through their journey.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch-Up (ABC)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Experiential Play Therapy
Filial Play Therapy
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Young Child (3-6)
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