Elizabeth Rubio, MA
Graduate Student Trainee 2023-2024
What I do
So much of what we believe about ourselves and how we navigate the world around us comes from the messages we received in childhood through our early relationships. Relationships and interactions throughout the initial stages of life can influence the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors we experience in adulthood. The therapeutic relationship can also encourage change and growth. With that, I aim to create a nurturing environment for the relationship between myself and my clients to flourish in a way best serves them. I hope to work in collaboration with my clients as they develop a deeper understanding of themselves and, journey into better connecting with who they are.
As a Puerto Rican Dominican, one of my greatest passions is working with the Latine community. Over the last two years I have provided bilingual (English/Spanish) services in a variety of contexts. I also immensely enjoy working with couples, performing artists, and athletes. Exploring interpersonal concerns, challenges with communication, issues surrounding confidence, identity, symptoms of depression, trauma, and experiences with anxiety are some of my areas of interests.
When I am not at work, you can find me spending time with my loved ones, traveling, going on walks/hikes, and trying to find the best chocolate chip cookie Colorado has to offer.
Throughout my training, I have worked in a variety of settings including integrated primary care, non-profit organizations, private practices, youth sports academies or organizations, and community mental health centers. I have served clients all across the lifespan, from 5-years-old through late adulthood, in individual, couples, and group contexts. Also, I have been formally trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). My favorite thing about this work is the opportunity to connect with other people as humans, to co-create a space where we welcome our authentic selves and grow and learn together, and when that happens the rewarding feeling could not be greater.
- Master of Arts - Sport and Performance Psychology, University of Denver, 2019
- Bachelor of Arts - General Psychology, University of Florida, 2016