A warm, warm welcome to you. I’m so excited that you’re here. I love the work I do with clients, I love the healing and growth journey, and I love writing. So thank you for joining me as I sip coffee, put pen to pad, and combine all three.
Hi, I’m Liz.
I’m a curly-headed, licensed therapist in Nashville, TN. I love healing work. I also love to reflect on my own healing and growth journey, as well as the work I do with my clients, and how these things have affected my outlook on life. Walking through life with a different lens has been an interesting, scary, gut-wrenching, incredible, and utterly freeing voyage.
I believe that the work we do in counseling is some of the hardest work we’ll ever do:
Healing old wounds to get “unstuck” from painful patterns,
Taking the risk of letting ourselves be vulnerable (with others and with ourselves),
Letting ourselves start to feel things that we’ve tried so hard not to feel,
Allowing ourselves to put down our mask for the first time to be truly seen for who we are and not how we perform…
…yikes. Brutal. I walk with my clients through these things, and I’ve been through them myself. And yes, brutal; completely.
And, I’ve never felt more free.
Free from having to wear my thousand-pound armor that I’d worn for most of my life (without even realizing it). Free from the torment of obsessive thoughts and rumination. Free from trying to measure up to others’ standards to try to gain a sense of acceptance. I feel more “me” than I ever have, and I now know what deep, fulfilling connection in relationships feels like.
What a journey, right?
So as I continue to walk alongside my clients on their paths – as well as down my own – I love to muse. I love to walk through life with this new lens and write about what I see.
Won’t you join me?
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If you know me, follow me on Instagram, or have talked to me for more than ten minutes, you probably know about my love for nature and hiking. I feel such a deep spiritual connection when I hike, and it’s where I often feel the most grounded, the most connected, and the most me. Also, …
I love hiking. And nature, and being outside. I just, love it. It’s where I find restoration and a sense of calm. When my clients and I talk about self-care, I’ll usually mention hiking as one of my main self-care tools to give some examples of what self-care can look like. So when I found …
Feel free to contact me!
Whether you’re interested in exploring counseling services, or if I can help direct you toward another resource to meet your needs, I would love to speak with you.
Elizabeth DeVaughn Counseling
9025 Overlook Boulevard, Suite 200
Brentwood, TN 37027
Counseling Website: www.elizabethdevaughncounseling.com