ELIZABETH STABINSKI, LMFT
Times of transition are demanding and it isn’t always easy to dig deep and access the courage to find your voice.
Often, during challenging times, it’s hard to know whom you can depend on.
Family and friends may be well intentioned, but they may lack the knowledge or strength to be what you need in times of crisis.
A neutral, educated and experienced therapist can offer guidance and support.
And, if you are going through divorce, your transition should be customized to your family.
I will be available throughout your process, in and between meetings, to help you heal and get you ready to live your best life.
Walk before you run.
I was a client long before I was a therapist. Because of my incredible mentors, I grew as an individual and I also learned how to be human, humble and accessible to my clients.
Trainings and education will only get you so far. What is important will be the relationship that is built between you and your therapist. I am honored that you are reading this and considering contacting me.
I am hopeful that we will work well together, however, if you don’t feel like we are a fit, you have my word that I will help you find a therapist that will be right for you.
I lived it as a child.
As a young child, my parents divorced. I watched fear consume them, giving their power to divorce attorneys who didn't know our family or our needs.
My brother and I felt long-term ramifications from a marital settlement agreement that was neither fair nor well suited to our family. Conflicts began then that lasted through my childhood and adults life. Even after my mom's passing, bitter feelings found their way to resurface. I knew that there had to be a better way!
I never thought it would happen to me.
I was married for twenty-two years when my husband and I divorced. We worked hard throughout our separation to maintain dignity and civility for our children and for ourselves.
I am not going to tell you was always easy. But it is so important.
To this day, we are an active part of each other's lives. We work as a team for our children in order to preserve the family we created.
The official stats
I earned a BA in English from the University of Michigan and a MS in Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Guidance Counseling from Barry University. Prior to establishing a private practice in 2005, I worked in the Broward County school system as a guidance counselor and as a family therapist in therapeutic foster care settings.
Over the past twenty five years, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Florida Family Court Mediator and collaborative law professional, I have been helping individuals, couples, and families transition past their feelings of hurt, anger, disappointment, and fear to improve the quality of their lives.
I founded and direct the Center for Marital and Family Transition to fill the void for those who are struggling in their own lives, difficult marriages or transitioning from marriage to divorce. My goal is to help you make positive changes and proactive choices in your lives. My clients tell me that my warm, collaborative approach helps clients utilize untapped personal strengths to facilitate growth and healing.
Professional Organizations: AAMFT, BAMFT, IACP, CFLI, Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida.
Professional Trainings: Parent Coordination Training, Basic Interdisciplinary, Training, Mediation Certification, Advanced Interdisciplinary Team Training, Domestic Violence, Legal and Ethical Considerations for MFT, Substance Abuse, Growing Your Collaborative Practice, Calling in the One Coach Training, and Conscious Uncoupling Training.
Professional Licenses: Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Florida Supreme Court Family Court Mediator