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  • Dr. Elizabeth Finnerty, MA, MS, Ph.D.

    Post-doctoral Staff Psychologist

    Dr. Finnerty is a post-doctoral clinician working under the direct supervision of Dr. Alix Robinson. She is passionate about helping children, adolescents, young adults, and their parents find solutions during challenging times. Elizabeth has experience conducting psychodiagnostic, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological assessments, as well as delivering behavioral, academic, and crisis interventions with children, adolescents, and adults, in school and residential settings, multiple college campuses, as well as helping people across the lifespan in inpatient and outpatient clinics. Dr. Finnerty’s approach to therapy is patient-centered, recognizing the importance of a collaborative, trusting relationship between the clinician and the patient. She utilizes evidenced-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as well as trauma-informed and mindfulness-based approaches to help patients find peace. She strives to tailor treatment to the individual needs of each client and creates a non-judgmental, safe space.


    • Ph.D. in School Psychology, Louisiana State University
    • MA in School Psychology, Louisiana State University
    • MS in Psychological Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas
    • BA in Psychology, Louisiana State University
    • Post-Doctoral Staff Psychologist, California Counseling Clinics
    • Lead Residential Psychologist, Camino a Casa
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Tulane University Counseling Center
    • Pre-doctoral Intern, Casa Pacifica Center for Children and Families
    • Psychology Extern, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
    • School Psychology Consultant and Extern, East Baton Rouge Parish School District
    • Pediatric Psychology Intern, Baton Rouge Clinic
    • Student Athlete Evaluator, LSU Cox Communications Student Success
    • Dallas Court-Appointed Special Advocate

    Areas of Interest
    Complex Trauma, Mental Health Advocacy, School Consultation and Advocacy, Parent Training, Social Justice, Positive Behavior Support

    Common Presenting Issues I Treat
    ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Borderline Personality, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Family of Origin Issues, Grief, Intellectual Disability, Oppositional Defiance, Panic Disorder, Parenting, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Testing and Evaluation, Trauma, PTSD, and Complex Trauma

    Types of Therapy
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
    • Trauma-Focused
    • Single Session Therapy
    • Family/Systems Therapy
    • Motivational Interviewing

    Age Ranges
    Toddlers/Preschoolers, Children (6-10), Preteens/Tweens (11-13), Adolescents/Teenagers (14-19), Adults

    Special Certificates & Training
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Intensive Training
    • Motivational Interviewing Intensive Training
    • Suicide Prevention, Risk Assessment, and Intervention