Beth Liljestrand, LMHC, MS, EdS
As a licensed mental health counselor, Beth has devoted the last 15 years to working extensively with children, adolescents and adults. She has provided individual, couples and marital counseling as well as therapy for families. Beth has a passion for helping those hurting under the oppression of sexual abuse, trauma, neglect, foster situations, marital difficulties, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, juvenile sex offender behavior, post-traumatic stress disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and other mental health conditions. Her approach offers hope, support, unconditional love and acceptance with a client-centered approach.
For two years, Beth served as the Director of the Outpatient Clinic for the Vashti Center for Children and Families in Thomasville, Georgia. For 10 years prior to that, she provided residential and outpatient therapy both for Vashti's Outpatient Clinic and its Emergency Shelter. More recently, Beth acted as Therapist and as Clinic Director for Healing Transitions, a Tallahassee-based counseling center. Beth has worked with Department of Children and Families on a variety of cases, has advocated for her clients within the justice system and has helped a myriad of clients achieve their treatment goals.
Licensing & Education
Beth has specialized training in play therapy with All 'Bout Children in West Palm Beach, Florida and experience using play therapy with children ages one through adolescence as well as filial (family) play therapy. Beth has completed training with the Association for the Treatment of Sex Offenders in the juvenile capacity and has worked with offender as well as sexual abuse victims.
Beth holds licenses in Florida and Georgia and serves a large area of clients, including Tallahassee, Crawfordville, Quincy, Bristol, Madison, and Perry. She also serves clients in both Cairo and Thomasville, Georgia. Beth received her Masters of Science degree from the Florida State University in 1995. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Music Education from the Florida State University.
Beth is married and has three children. As a Christian, she is able to relate to people of many faiths as well as to serve those who espouse none. She believes strongly that creating a loving, non-judgmental and accepting counseling environment is key to offering the hope and sensitivity needed to achieve her clients' goals in treatment. In addition to raising kids and being a mental health therapist, Beth is an accomplished musician who happens also to love British sitcoms and watching her daughter perform ballet.
Areas of Expertise
- Sexual Abuse
- Foster Situations
- Marital Difficulties
- Domestic Violence
- Juvenile Sex Offender Behavior
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Other Mental Health Conditions