Program Director & Animal Assisted Psychotherapy Specialist
Eliza brings a diversity of professional and life experience to her position as Clinical Coordinator. As Clinical Coordinator, Eliza ensures therapeutic programming is effective and appropriate to support the individual needs of our patients.
With a Master’s degree in Psychology from The London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Eliza brings over a decade of experience in the field of addiction to her position as Clinical Coordinator. Her specialties include dolphin-assisted psychotherapy (an offering she pioneered with Hawaii Island Recovery) Neurofeedback and Cognitive- behavioral therapy. She is also trained in EMDR and is currently delving into somatic-based therapies to better support our patients who have experienced trauma. As a lifelong learner, Eliza is committed to providing exceptional care to our patients and incorporating leading-edge, evidence-based therapies into our clinical programming.
Eliza finds inspiration and solace in nature, especially in the ocean. She is an avid yoga practitioner and finds fulfillment in her daily interactions with her family, friends, co-workers, and patients. In her role as Clinical Coordinator, Eliza seeks to create an atmosphere of compassionate caring and respect where all people feel emotionally safe, a necessary condition to foster long term recovery. She is devoted to living a healthy and meaningful life and supporting others who wish to do the same.