Elizabeth Stolberg, LSW
Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Elizabeth Stolberg, LSW, is a Licensed Social Worker practicing via telehealth and in our St. Charles office. She has eight years of experience working with children, teens, individuals with disabilities, chronic illness, and the LGBTQIA community. She is a graduate of Aurora University School of Social Work where she earned her Master of Social Work.
"Individuals with disabilities and chronic illness are often forced to navigate systems that able bodied people do not; it's important for me to recognize and understand those systems and experiences to create a more genuine and successful relationship. Each individual is the expert in their own life, and those lives are often entirely different from what others experience."
Elizabeth uses a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on client-centered care. Modalities and perspectives used include strengths perspective, systems theory, trauma informed care, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), mindfulness, ABA (applied behavior analysis), and psychotherapy.
"Children with behavioral needs are a delight to work with. There is nothing more satisfying or enjoyable than getting genuine engagement from a child who has learned to be distrustful of others, often adults and authority figures. Behind the anger and maladaptive behaviors are some of the brightest, funniest, and most caring people that I get to work with."
She is particularly knowledgeable about individuals with intellectual and behavioral disabilities as well as those within the LGBTQIA community and teens struggling with suicidality. She is constantly learning new frameworks and increasing her knowledge base to be the most effective therapeutic social worker that she can be.
"Therapy is about meeting you where you're at. If we're working together and something changes in your goals or priorities, I want to be able to change with you to meet those needs. We can have goal-focused, structured sessions, or talk-therapy for decompression, or any combination. Your job is to be here and be genuine, and mine is to support your behavioral and emotional needs through professional skills and methods."
Elizabeth’s Areas of Focus Include:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), chronic illness, LGBTQIA identities, behavioral disorders like Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), psychotic disorders, Anxiety, and Depression.