Elizabeth M Barton, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

1221 Pearl Street, Suite 8
Boulder, Colorado 80302

(720) 384-6212

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Patient Age Groups:


Also providing:
Supervision & Consultation

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1978; MBA,
Pennsylvania State University; MSW, University of Denver

Background / Experience:
Knowledge base in Life Span Human Development; Hospice Bereavement Group Leader; Montessori pre-school teacher; BVSD School Social Worker and Interventionist; MHCBBC Child and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor

Professional Interests / Specialties:
A developmental model guides my assessment and intervention.  I appreciate working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families with mild to moderate/severe problems in living. With all clients, the ability to manage uncomfortable thoughts and feelings in order to get through difficult life passages is the major goal.  To facilitate this, I create a calm, safe space.  I offer clarity and empathy toward development of a trusting therapeutic relationship. I bring the awareness that positive emotions can co-exist with negative ones.  Even in desperate times, there is room for joy and humor.

•  Children with emotional/behavioral problems, including ADHD, PTSD, and
   Oppositional Defiant Disorder
•  Adolescents with mild to severe emotional/behavioral problems
•  Family conflict/communication, divorced/blended families, parenting
   difficult children/adolescents
•  Integrating trauma in children/adults
•  Coping skills for grief and loss
•  Adoption issues, including transracial adoptions
•  Offering a variety of therapeutic approaches/techniques including
   DBT-based individual and family therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
   EMDR, play therapy, Jungian-based Sandtray Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Professional Affiliations / Activities:
National Association of Social Workers
Member, People-to-People Ambassador Program
Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health Center of Boulder County

Guild Members offer a 20% “no administration” discount for outpatient individual, couples and family therapy when you pay at the time of service, there is no insurance or other paperwork,
and you request the Guild discount when agreeing to fees at the beginning of therapy.
Call the Guild at 303-444-1036
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