30+ years clinical experience as a counselor/psychotherapist and Employee Assistance Program consultant
Welcome to my website. My name is Elizabeth (Beth) Niedbala and, I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) in the state of Maryland. I have 30+ years clinical experience as a counselor/psychotherapist and Employee Assistance Program consultant.* My experience includes work with children as young as three years of age, through the life cycle to adulthood. I currently work with Pre-teens, Adolescents, Young Adults and Adults. I assess and treat a variety of mental health concerns and psychiatric disorders and, provide contracted EAP services.
I also utilize Family-Based Treatment (FBT) to treat pre-teens and adolescents struggling with the eating-disordered behaviors of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. FBT, also known as the Maudsley Approach (Maudsley Hospital, England, 1980’s), is an evidence-based outpatient treatment with the potential for a high rate of success. Restoration and maintenance of healthy weight is only one part of the Family-Based Treatment team approach. Parents are key players in the recovery of their son’s/daughter’s eating-disordered behaviors of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. James Lock, MD, PhD, at Stanford University, and Daniel LeGrange, PhD, at The University of Chicago, are only two of the many university-based clinicians researching and refining the Family-Based Treatment model.**
If you are looking to grow your ability to cope and manage difficult experiences . . . including developing your strengths of resilience and self-compassion, consider calling me. Making the initial phone call is the first step to beginning counseling or psychotherapy. Feel free to call me with your initial inquiry.