Dr. Elizabeth A Olson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , PsyD , LCSW

(303) 647-4518
Are you struggling to cope with overwhelming feelings and stressors? Is your sadness or anxiety interfering with your relationships, your career, your parenting, and/or your self-esteem? My approach offers you new opportunities to develop more constructive changes in your life so that you can feel happier and more comfortable with yourself. I offer individual and group treatment approaches that are practical, skill-based, and character changing. Through talking and implementing behavioral changes, we can collaborate together to work through habitual patterns and assist you to make more conscious and beneficial choices in all areas of your life.
I specialize in working through repetitive, character patterns that limit one's ability to cope effectively in family systems, intimate partnerships, work, and other interpersonal relationships. I treat disordered eating, self-harm, and impulsivity issues within both a Dialectical Behavior Therapy context and a talk therapy approach.
I enjoy working relationally with clients over time to assist them in feeling happier and healthier. I am interested in collaborating with clients to understand and work through the unconscious elements that interfere with their ability to enjoy their lives and to help them become more comfortable with their sense of self.
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: University of the Rockies
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: 992389 Colorado

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Washington/
  • Year graduated: 1997
  • Certificate: UC at Berkeley/
  • Certificate Date: 1998

Dr. Elizabeth A Olson's groups

DBT Groups for Adults and Young Adults

Group members learn to observe and accept their emotional and mental experiences through mindfulness practices. Individuals learn to tolerate difficult feelings without acting impulsively. Group members discuss difficulties and successes in their lives and explore strategies to solve problems. Through the use of coping skills, clients get along better with others by learning to more effectively ask for what they want and set healthy boundaries in their relationships. Group members learn to feel happier and enjoy their lives through building confidence and self-esteem. Another DBT group for adults also meets on Tuesdays from 1:15 to 2:45.

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Teen Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group

In this teen DBT group, coping skills are taught to help adolescents develop the ability to balance their emotional responses in stressful situations. We use mindfulness techniques that increase the ability to control impulses to act destructively such as cutting, stealing, binging/purging, yelling, angry outbursts, and substance abuse. Teenagers learn to manage distress more constructively through the use of better coping strategies. We also offer a monthly parenting support group to include parents in the understanding of DBT and how best to respond to the emotionality expressed by your teenager.

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Group

This group offers clients the opportunity to develop more effective communication strategies and a deeper understanding of oneself in relationship to others. Through long term group relationships, members explore their unconscious, habitual patterns that interfere with their ability to connect well with others and practice new, more constructive ways of relating. Clients experience significant and meaningful changes in their lives outside of group through the shifts that occur in the group. A new group is forming on Tuesday mornings, 7:05am - 8:30am.

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Location

Downtown Boulder
BoulderColorado 80302
(303) 647-4518
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Specialties

  • Family Conflict
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression

Issues:

  • Addiction
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Infertility
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age:

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Categories:

  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Professional Connections

Dr. Stephen Koelemay, PSYD

Dr. Stephen Koelemay, PSYD

Psychologist
Colleague, known for 3 years

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Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014