Liz Deibel

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I (she/her/hers) am a second-year PsyD student at Roosevelt University interested in working with LGBTQ+ individuals and couples. I am also passionate about disability activism and have been involved with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community for many years, although my American Sign Language is not proficient enough to fully provide therapy in ASL. I have a background in the performing arts; I attended an arts high school where I specialized in theatre.

Education and Credentials

  • BS in Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2021
  • BS in Forensic Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2021
  • PsyD in Clinical Psychology (in progress), Roosevelt University, 2026

What specific modalities do you practice and are you certified?

While I pursue my doctoral degree, I have been drawn to feminist relational, psychodynamic, emotion-focused, and CBT therapies.

What do you like to do when you are not working? What do you do for fun?

I enjoy videogames, journaling, and playing with my cat, Snowflake, when I’m not working or in class. My favorite videogames include Persona 5, Stardew Valley, and Until Dawn .

What are you excited about? What is your passion? What do you want to learn more about?

My passion is working in couples counseling in an expansive way to include LGBTQ+ couples and non-monogamous relationships  in treatment. I’m excited to learn more about couples and relationship counseling as well as sex therapy.

What do you like about being a therapist?

I like being able to help people learn how to communicate their emotions. While attending school, we are taught to memorize many facts but are rarely, if ever, taught how to recognize emotions both on the mental and physical levels. I’ve experienced and witnessed the frustration of feeling unable to articulate the nuances of mental health and I would love to use my practice to give people the skills to communicate and connect with others.

What’s your “go to” creative or restorative outlet?  

I really like bullet journaling, which is essentially drawing your own planner  and organizing your life into a notebook. I use this as my creative outlet over the weekend to draw intricate spreads that I can then use to keep track of assignments and responsibilities. I also enjoy videogames and find them to be a calming “reset button.”

I work with

  • Emerging Adults
  • Adults
  • Relationships (Consensual Non-Monogamy & Monogamy)
  • LGBTQ+ folks

Therapeutic Modalities

  • CBT
  • Feminist
  • Psychodynamic
  • ACT
  • Relational Cultural
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotion-Focused

Areas of Interest

  • Relationships, Romantic and Otherwise
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • Disability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and Mood
  • Trauma

What do you do for self-care?

  • Bullet journaling
  • Video games
  • Weight lifting
  • Going on walks
  • Dancing
  • Listening to music
  • Playing with my cat

Favorite podcasts, books or blogs

  • Come As You Are by Dr. Emily Nagoski
  • The Prestige by Christopher Priest
  • The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji

Individuals / Authors / Theorists who have influenced my work

  • Dr. John Gottman
  • Kimberlé Crenshaw
  • Dr. Lillian Comas-Díaz
  • Dr. Emily Nagoski
  • Dr. Derald Wing Sue

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