Meet Elizabeth.
She’s Making Things Happen.

Professional. Caring. Supportive. Approachable. Elizabeth Stadtlander is a counseling and therapy professional helping couples, families and individuals regain control of their lives.


Approach

INTERACTIVE
During sessions with Elizabeth you will receive immediate feedback on the information and stories you share. You will know that she is listening, and you will experience the cultivation of a deeply bonded client-therapist relationship that is strong and connected. Several current studies have shown that there are only 2 factors that predict the success of therapy; 1. The strength of the client-therapist relationship; and 2. The client’s willingness to change. So if you are ready to ignite change in your life, the partnership you build at Actuation Counseling will be just what you need to make change happen.     

UNIQUE
Elizabeth’s therapeutic style is non-traditional and progressive. It debunks stereotypes often associated with therapists and the therapeutic process. Sessions are longer so clients don’t feel like they are racing against the clock or cut-off in the middle of a meaningful discussion. Therapy takes place in a relaxed, warm, private home-like atmosphere to foster comfort, as Elizabeth does away with the classic “cold and clinical” setting. Laughter will be a natural part of your therapeutic experience, as Elizabeth works hard to show clients that therapy does not have to be threatening or scary– but rather– can be fun and empowering!         

CLIENT CENTERED
Elizabeth believes that the focus of therapy should always be on what the client wants–  not on what the therapist wants. During sessions you will find yourself in a non-judgmental environment that provides you with the safety you need to always be yourself. In return you will receive guidance from a direct, to-the-point, honest counselor whose only goal is to help you achieve the goals that you have for yourself.

Philosophy

Trained in the more progressive Post-Modern perspective*, Elizabeth takes the position that more often than not, our emotional reactivity to life events and close relationships cloud our judgment, making it impossible to think clearly about how to manage our lives. When we are unable to manage our lives, everything, including our close relationships and self-image suffer. 

Elizabeth believes that we learn who we are through our relationships; so what are your relationships saying about you?  

Elizabeth is a graduate of Barry University’s dual track Master’s program in both Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. She is educated and trained to work with individuals, couples and families. Additionally, she completed one year in Barry University’s Doctoral Program that specializes in Counseling, Supervision and Counselor Education. Her professional experience includes positions at the Children’s Bereavement Center of Miami, Aventura Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit, and private practice. She has lived extensively in both Pittsburgh, PA and Miami, FL. As such, she has extensive experience working with and living amongst many different world cultures. 

*Post-Modernism/Post-Modern Therapy: a philosophy or way of thinking that deconstructs common cultural beliefs of what is healthy/good or unhealthy/bad. It explores how said cultural beliefs may be impacting the client/clients. Post-Modernists believe that there are no absolute truths and that “truths” are socially constructed and agreed to by society.  In Post-Modern Therapy therapists are partners and collaborators to their clients, rather than authority figures.

ACTUATION (n)


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The act of putting into motion; action; activation.

SESSIONS


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Individual
Counseling

It’s all about you.
Our sessions will focus on you, your relationships and your goals. Together we will work on overcoming  obstacles, reducing stress and changing perspectives. Enjoy 65 to 90 minutes of one-on-one attention.

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Couples
Counseling

It’s all about us.
Together we will tackle relational issues like: infidelity, improving communication, renewing your sex life, managing you and your partner’s differences, highlighting strengths, and learning how to fight “fair and respectfully.” Experience 65 to 120 minutes of working together with your partner to re-invigor your connection to one another.

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Family
Counseling

It’s all about we.
Families are complex human systems that can be easily thrown-off path when even the slightest change or problem occurs. In family therapy, all members of the family are invited to work with Elizabeth, establish goals and promote healthy change. Enjoy 65-90 minutes that will strengthen the bond and reunite family members in a deeper understanding of one another.

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Group
Counseling

It’s all about team.
If you are a part of a group of friends or colleagues that is seeking professional guidance or feedback on a particular issue (i.e. female issues, weight loss, parenting, relationships, co-worker relations) we offer the possibility of working together as the group. Group sessions focus on one particular issue and run approximately 1 hour.

VIDEOS


Hear from Elizabeth as she shares insight on ‘her approach,’ ‘success in therapy’ and ‘her ideal client’ in the three short videos below.

AREAS OF FOCUS


  • Relationship Conflict
  • Marital Conflict
  • Divorce
  • Significant Life Changes
  • Grief and Loss
  • Career Conflict
  • Work Related Issues
  • Teen Issues
  • Addiction Intervention
  • Body Image Issues
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Rehab Referrals for Families
  • Weight Loss
  • Chronic Sadness
  • Depression
  • Coping with Anxiety

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Contact Elizabeth

Questions, concerns, conversation – all are welcome.

Actuation Counseling proudly and passionately welcomes clients of all races, religions, sexual orientations and culture.