Elizabeth (Beth) Youngman (they/them)

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I provide LGBTQIA2S+ affirming, gender affirming, anti-oppression informed, trauma informed, person-centered therapy.

Licensed Master of Social Work in Columbus, OH


About My Clients

I'm Beth. I work extensively with, and enjoy working with gender and sexual minorities, folks with intersecting identities, immigrants, perinatal/postnatal mental health, chronic illness, and neurodiverse folks. I often work with folks experiencing life transitions, self-exploration, grief, depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, complex trauma, and dissociation. I work with adults of all ages 18+. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if I'm a good fit for you before scheduling!

My Background and Approach

I welcome all diverse individuals, relationships, families, spiritualities, expressions, and identities. I have a relationship-based approach to therapy. Come as you are. I use evidence-based therapy modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skill. Many folks ask for EMDR and find it very effective, especially when folks are feeling stuck. I am trained in CBT, but rarely use it. While some parts are helpful, some parts are not, particularly for folks experiencing oppression. It is most important for me to hear your priorities, and show up for you with my tools and training. Perspectives that inform my practice include person centered therapy, gender affirming care, LBGTQ+ affirming therapy, strengths based therapy, trauma informed therapy, mindfulness practice, and the mind-body-spirit connection. I have completed over 25 hours of WPATH training for gender affirming care.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a queer nonbinary therapist. Therapy can be space to explore and understand yourself, and access new ways to heal yourself. I have an anti-oppressive approach to therapy, meaning I approach therapy from the lens that racism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, fatphobia, and other person-directed-phobias are all systems of oppression that are a source of injury and/or trauma. Nonjudgment is a key part of my practice and of mindfulness practices that I incorporate in therapy.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Islam
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 175/session

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