Liza Detenber, LICSW


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

WAITLIST FOR NEW CLIENTS UNTIL FALL 2024 Every human has innate wisdom inside of them. Sometimes it can become challenging to access that wisdom due to stress, anxiety, and the mental clutter of life. I believe that my role as a therapist and consultant is to help clear the path to reconnect and listen to what is already there. In a busy, overwhelming, too-much world we all need to find ways to care for ourselves. Reaching out for therapy can be a way to carve out some space to nourish and connect to yourself. Maybe you are here because you feel overwhelmed and anxious, and those emotions are clouding presence. You know you have deep wisdom inside but the overwhelm is making it hard to access it. Perhaps there is self-judgment for feeling “sensitive” or overstimulated. You’re doing big things yet you still feel small. You long to feel calm, centered, and connected and live your life with ease. I work collaboratively with each person to bring a sense of curiosity, nonjudgmental awareness and kindness to thought patterns and behaviors, and through that awareness foster change. I help young adults and adults just like you: ones that have it within them to trust themselves, listen to their truths, feel calm and confident but just need the support and space to connect to what’s already there. I will go at your pace and we will co-create this space of growth together. I use talk therapy, EMDR, and body-based practices to support you. My clinical approach integrates polyvagal and somatic approaches, psychodynamic theories, evidenced-based treatments, and mindfulness practices to create a warm, collaborative, nonjudgmental and compassionate space to support inner growth and healing.

Education & Experience

Masters of Social Work (MSW) from Smith College School of Social Work Bachelors of Arts (BA) from Wheaton College of MA - Majors: Psychology and Spanish

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Pain
  • Family Issues
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adults


  • English
  • Spanish