Psychological Counseling, Health, Psychology
BA in Community Justice Studies and Anthropology
Masters in Social Work
Smith College School for Social Work
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Liz wears many hats at Maybeck with the aim of supporting the social and emotional health of our students. She provides individual counseling to students, consultation to parents and faculty, and teaches Freshman Seminar, Health, and Psychology. She manages accommodations for students with learning differences in coordination with the Academic Dean. She also oversees the Peer Mentoring program and various community building efforts within the school.
Prior to Maybeck, Liz worked as a Clinical Social Worker with adolescents and young adults in various therapeutic and educational settings. She served as a Staff Therapist at Coyote Coast Youth & Family Counseling, Inc. in Orinda for three years, and was contracted as School Counselor at Orinda Academy during that time. She also served as a therapist at the counseling centers at Duke University and Humboldt State University, and worked for a wilderness therapy program and a family help center supporting at-risk teens and families.
Liz loves wearing the hat of therapist, group facilitator, mediator, community builder, educator, wilderness guide, mentor, and family support specialist, among others. She is particularly interested in leadership development, wilderness-based rites of passage work, and parenting support related to adolescent development. A native North Carolinian, Liz hails from Southern roots though always felt an uncontainable draw to the west. In her spare time, Liz is often found backpacking, river swimming, traveling, playing volleyball and soccer, and appreciating the food and live music of the East Bay.