Ms. Elizabeth F Elliott, LCSW

Preferred Name: Lisa

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist based in Chicago. My areas of focus and specialization are in reproductive health and the perinatal period (pregnancy and postpartum), complex childhood trauma support and recovery, and LGBTQIA-affirmative practice. I can help with adult or childhood trauma, perinatal mental health concerns and birth trauma (for birthing and non-birthing parents), vicarious trauma, family-building concerns or infertility, gender and sexual identity exploration and development, family and relationship difficulties, and grief. I can also help with mood issues (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder). I have experience supporting people with ADHD and learning disabilities, and use a neurodiversity affirming approach. My approach to clinical work is relational and systemic. This means that I see relationships as foundational to healing and well-being, that I understand problems (and their solutions) to be rooted both within and outside individuals themselves.

Education & Experience

Education and Licensure: In Progress │University of Illinois at Chicago │PhD in Social Work 2016 │University of Chicago │MA in Social Work 2011 │University of Alberta (Canada) │BA (Hons) Linguistics 2011 │University of Alberta │Cert. Translation Studies (French) State of Illinois │Licensed Clinical Social Worker (149.020470) Postgraduate Clinical Training and Certification 2020 │EMDR Foundational Training (certification in process) 2020 │All Pregnant People: Trans Birth for Birth Workers │Collaborate Consulting 2019 │Therapeutic Treatment of Birth Trauma Level 1 & 2 │Birth & Trauma Support Center 2018 │Perinatal Mental Health Certification │Postpartum Support International 2018 │Postgraduate Psychotherapy Fellowship (LGBTQ Affirmative Practice & Adult Trauma Treatment) │Live Oak, Inc. 2016 │Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training │Medical University of South Carolina

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Postpartum Support International

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Moral Injury
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+


  • English
  • French


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • UnitedHealth