Elizabeth Cowell, Marriage and Family Therapist (Pre-Licensed) in California

Elizabeth Cowell, AMFT

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I have been practicing Marriage & Family Therapy since 2018. I have a Masters in Marital & Family therapy and a Masters of Divinity. I have worked with at-risk youth, high-conflict divorced families, individuals struggling with grief, and I have provided Christian-based therapy to those who have requested it. I have also worked with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in these settings.

Through my studies, I have learned that therapy is a collaborative process. In order for you to achieve your goals, we must work as a team. It's just like the parent-child relationship, or the spousal relationship - in order for change to happen, both parties must put in the effort.

When I was a senior in high school. I took a psychology class. I was fascinated with it. I was so intrigued by psychology that I told my friends that I wanted to be a marriage counselor. It took me a couple different majors and degrees to get to where I always knew I was supposed to be.

“Cognitive therapy seeks to alleviate psychological tensions by correcting misconceptions. By correcting erroneous beliefs, we can end the overreactions “ – Aaron Beck

My approach to therapy is influenced by Aaron Beck who founded Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Many people struggle with misconceptions about themselves. These misconceptions are created by the environment. I use CBT to help people change those misconceptions so that they can feel better about themselves and have a more positive outlook on life.

I also have experience and training in the following:

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
I am a Prepare-Enrich Facilitator
I have completed Level 1 Clinical Training for Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pet Loss
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray

Community Specialties

  • Asian
  • Autism
  • Biracial
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$50.00 - $120.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Marriage and Family Therapist (Pre-Licensed)
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Bethel University