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Liz Hankin Psychotherapy, LMFT

Liz Hankin is a licensed marriage and family therapist whose goal is to help those who are struggling with staying positive and motivated in their everyday lives and relationships. Her passion is to work together with individuals and couples to find different ways to become the best versions of themselves through co-created, targeted, and positive therapeutic interventions.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Sex and intimacy
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Licensed in
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  • Florida
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“Clients who are motivated to change and grow through insight-building and looking to collaborate in order to find the most ideal version of themselves are the ones I connect with best.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Before becoming a therapist, I was a personal shopper for boutiques and large department stores. Once my mother was diagnosed with cancer and I became her caretaker, I decided that my passion was no longer helping people look good just on the outside; I wanted to help them feel good on the inside as well. That’s when I went back to school to become a therapist and I have never looked back. It is also important to mention that my older brother was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder later in life. He is very high-functioning and self-sufficient but, due to his diagnosis, I have skewed a lot of my studies to learn more about the adult population diagnosed with ASD and how to help them socialize and succeed. Additionally, I have worked in Mexico and India with clients to process trauma linked to large-scale disasters, loss, and grief. Lastly, I am currently in the process of doing research for my dissertation regarding high-functioning ASD and sexuality.
What should someone know about working with you?
My intake process is very standard; we will discuss past diagnoses and what your goals are for our therapy sessions. I believe that progress looks different for everybody. For me, I know that I am making progress when something that used to bother me or cause distress no longer has that power over me, and I can make more informed, rational decisions in the moment. As a therapist, I do assign some homework when necessary (such as journaling or looking into breathing exercises) but this is not mandatory and not meant to add to a client’s current level of stress. I love working with clients who are excited to change and looking to break old, unhealthy, and toxic patterns. Clients who are motivated to change and grow through insight-building and looking to collaborate in order to find the most ideal version of themselves are the ones I connect with best.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am always interested in learning more! I am currently in the process of becoming a certified ADHD professional (ADHD-CCSP), which I am excited about. I was diagnosed with ADHD at eight years old, so I am looking forward to learning how to help other adults with ADHD manage their concerns and issues linked to this same diagnosis. I am also certified in EMDR therapy but only for in-person therapy, at the moment. I believe that collaboration with other providers is the key to a well-rounded therapeutic experience. Touching base with the client's other providers allows us, as mental health professionals, to see added concerns and stressors that the client might not see themselves. In the past, these collaborations have only added positively to the treatment of a client by allowing me more insight into what the client is going through.
“I was diagnosed with ADHD at eight years old, so I am looking forward to learning how to help other adults with ADHD manage their concerns and issues linked to this same diagnosis.”
Interested in speaking with Liz?