Liz Ward

Marriage And Family Therapist Intern (Oregon)

I am a student of Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy at Lewis & Clark College. Originally from Colorado, I chose to pursue my training here due to the social justice lens L&C offers.

My work centers around sex and sexuality, gender, romantic relationships, ethical non-monogamy, kink, and body positivity.

As a non-binary, white, pansexual, polyamorous person who often passes as cis-hetero, I recognize the privilege I experience moving through the world and aim to understand you from an intersectional, trauma-informed, and queer framework to the best of my ability given my own identity and experience of the world. My work draws on therapeutic models of attachment, mindfulness, emotionally focused, and narrative therapies.

The understanding of how our bodies and minds work at a biological level is another important factor. Emotions are an integral part of the human experience that we will explore in our work together. I aim to bring my authentic self to the room and therapeutic relationship. My goal is to offer a space where you can also be your authentic self and explore the possibilities of healing and growth that you are reaching for.

In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, taking walks, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and talking with family and friends.

Liz Ward