The gusty winds of life often knock us down.
If we can allow the fall - and go with it
There is a love and embrace
That returns with grace. Resist Nothing!
For if you do, you will only claw
Your way through life and never see
The paths that lay waiting for you.
-ELIZABETH D. WINKLER, LMFT
Being a therapist, I often get calls from people pushed around by these gusty winds of life. I am grateful to be the one to take the call. Our work together can guide them back to a center they can anchor into no matter what storms come. This is my purpose.
My philosophy has evolved as I have evolved as a therapist. Incorporating meditation and mindfulness has helped accelerate my clients’ personal growth and expansion. Every single client and group is unique. Through our process I support and guide clients to take flight in ways they didn’t think were possible.
The most crucial guidance for clients to follow now and always is deep within them. It is beyond all the pain and suffering. Together we learn to access this way of being. It is a place of stillness and peace which always knows the path to walk on. But it is not planned. It is felt in each moment. This can become a natural state that one lives from always. When living life in this way, life opens up to abundant possibility.
Therapist Background and Training
I found psychology in college and knew it was my calling. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Psychology, Cum Laude from Tulane University. My graduate work was completed at Pacifica Graduate Institute where I completed a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology.
I have been fortunate to work in clinics, hospitals and private practices which have developed my abilities as a growing therapist. From working intensely in the HIV/AIDS community with children, couples, and adults to being a strong component of the Palliative Care Department at a hospital facing grief and death/dying issues. My supervision during those earlier years with 6 different supervisors exposed me to a variety of valuable interventions as well as models for treatment. I constantly continue to challenge myself as a therapist.
I have great faith and understanding in a variety of therapeutic models such as narrative, depth oriented, existential, and cognitive behavioral therapy. My model for treatment of each client depends of course on that particular person's needs and goals. To the best of my ability I meet my clients in their inner world and help unravel old beliefs, structures, and systems that usually do not serve them any longer. Freedom to find the true self is a hope I have for my clients.
More about Elizabeth
Elizabeth Winkler is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Meditation Teacher with a virtual practice serving people all over the globe. Her transformational HeartMind Healing Therapy™ transcends traditional talk therapy and has helped thousands of clients ease their suffering and make powerful positive shifts in their lives. Her signature customized approach to healing and personal evolution is a multi-faceted fusion of the ancient healing arts, modern neuroscience, and real-world practical techniques. Using mindful inner explorations and intuitive process she helps clients move beyond limiting beliefs and emotional blockages with an emphasis on heart healing and deep transformation. She has seen her work transform wounds into wisdom, which is why she calls mindfulness the bullet train to freedom.
Inspired by these findings, she created a mindfulness process with her son that they are proud to call Heart Surgery®. She has taught the Heart Surgery process to many children around the nation, which evolved into a mindfulness kit for children to use as a daily practice for emotional healing. In 2018, Elizabeth took the first 300 kits to Sierra Leone, Africa, with Tiffany Person’s nonprofit organization, Shine on Sierra Leone.
Allow Elizabeth to be "Your Guide Inside" on Insight Timer, the number one free meditation app for sleep, relaxation, and more. She was featured to provide therapy on BRAVO and OWN and was a featured blogger for Laura Wasser’s It’s Over Easy, recently acquired by Divorce.com. Elizabeth’s deep devotion for mindful divorce work allowed her expertise to help countless individuals and families. Along with her private practice, Elizabeth hosts meditation retreats, leads weekly healing circles, offers corporate and college wellness workshops, and brings mindfulness teachings to students, athletes, families, and more. Her core objective is to equip each client with the tools to garner self-awareness, ensuring personal growth, and heart healing. Elizabeth will be detailing her lifetime personal and professional healing experiences in her upcoming book, which will offer readers with the ability to immediately access the techniques to become the alchemist of their own lives.