Elizabeth Kjar, M.ed, LLMSW

Therapist

Accepting New Patients

Education

Masters in Social Work | University of Michigan

Masters in Education | Westminster College

Bachelors in Family and Human Development | Utah State University

Language

  • English

Location

  • In Person
  • Online

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Priority Health
  • Self Pay

Type of Therapy

  • Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Psychoanalytic / Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

Patient Population

  • Adults
  • Families
  • Kids
  • Teens

Issue Focus

  • Academic / Career
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • BIPOC
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personal Empowerment
  • PTSD / Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Thought Disorders

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About Me: Elizabeth Kjar

My area of expertise is assisting, empowering, and supporting children, adolescents, and women. I am committed to working as a partner with individuals and families to address life’s difficulties, offer new skills and perspectives, and empower healthy relationships and personal growth. I have over twenty years of experience in the social services field, specifically working with diverse populations in child welfare, school-based mental health, and victimization/trauma. I particularly enjoy working with children and adolescents, ages 5 through 21, as they develop coping strategies to maintain emotional and mental health. I have extensive experience addressing traumatic experiences such as domestic violence and abuse, sexual assault and rape, human trafficking, and other forms of criminal victimization. I work eclectically, utilizing a variety of therapeutic modalities and approaches to support and assist individuals.

My Unique Approach to Therapy

I am wholeheartedly committed to providing person-centered, culturally competent care. I see myself as the co-pilot in partnership with my client, providing the support and resources needed to safely navigate through life’s challenges. I love to share tools, skills, and new perspectives as much as I love to learn from and with individuals. I believe that trust is the most important part of the therapeutic relationship.

Specialized & Extended Training

I received a Bachelor’s in Family and Human Development from Utah State University and worked within the child welfare and victim advocacy field for several years. I completed a Master’s degree in Education from Westminster College focusing specifically on what individuals learn from social services. In addition to teaching social work courses at colleges in Utah, Maryland, and Delaware, I directed the largest domestic violence shelter and transitional housing program in Arizona, developed early intervention and family literacy programs in Maryland, implemented follow-up services for Michigan’s Suicide Crisis centers, and managed school-based mental health services and programs. I completed a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2024.


David Sims
David Sims
2023-10-11
I received an affordable, thorough psychological assessment by Dr. Bloom. He was very helpful, knowledgeable and insightful. I very much appreciate the service he offers because full neuropsychological testing is expensive and nearly unobtainable for people with certain types of insurance. I paid out of pocket and it was worth every cent.
Curtis Jemison
Curtis Jemison
2023-08-19
It's not normal for me to write reviews. The service that I received from the staff at Start my wellness, was absolutely amazing! The response and help from Rayven at the front desk was extremely helpful. She was able to walk through the process without making me feel rushed or pressured. She was knowledgable of the everything I need to be seen in a timely and professional manner. The treatment team was caring and warm. I didn't feel like "Just another patient", or embarrassed about my conditions. Thank you all for helping me.
Sabreen Nafsu
Sabreen Nafsu
2023-07-30
I love talking with Laila. I feel really comfortable and she seems genuinely kind. I look forward to my appointments with my psychiatrist now thanks to her, which is something I never thought I would say.
Chelsey Steele
Chelsey Steele
2023-07-12
I love this place. I look forward to coming here! Everyone is helpful around the office and my particular person help me stay sane every week!
Irene Roberts
Irene Roberts
2023-07-11
Wonderful practice. Provide primarily virtual sessions which is preferred for me. Dr. Marashi is very knowledgable and helped me finally for the first time in my adult life nail down a combination of medications to help manage my PMDD and ADHD struggles. I could not have achieved everything I have in the past year without her support and knowledge. I recommend to everyone that struggles with their mental health.
Pearl Fonbuena
Pearl Fonbuena
2023-07-11
They understand and listen. Couldn’t ask for a better place to go to!
Sean Gossard
Sean Gossard
2023-07-11
Lauren Anderson is the best!