Director of Operations



Elizabeth is the Director of Operations at EBTCS.

Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Honors from the University of Washington. During her time at UW, she volunteered in several psychology research labs. She spent time coding parent-child interactions and child behaviors during self-regulation tasks. With her unique opportunity in the honors program, she had the chance to design her own research study and looked at the effects of social anxiety on mindfulness and interpersonal functioning informed by Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP).

Upon graduating, Elizabeth continued to be involved in research examining the development of children’s self-regulation, as well as safety-signal learning in children whose parents have PTSD. With her extensive research experience, she was then hired as a research assistant at the University of Washington examining the effects of parenting strategies and mindfulness on children’s socio-emotional development and effortful control.

Elizabeth began volunteering at EBTCS to expand her knowledge of outpatient psychology and gain exposure to psychology in a clinical setting. Due to her experience and strong understanding of care at EBTCS, she was hired as a Client Services Coordinator for the Anxiety Center. After two years in this role, she was promoted to Clinic Coordinator. A year later Elizabeth solidified her career goals and became our Director of Operations bringing together her passion for psychology and business operations.

Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys sports, cooking, and running.

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