Where does it all lead? What will become of us?...It leads to each other. We become ourselves."- Patti Smith
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in the Austin-metro area of Texas specializing in supporting clients through life transitions, identity formation, and relationships. A life-long observer of people, I have always been curious our internal worlds.
My path to counseling was a bit circuitous, with a stop-off in academia where I explored my passion for music and culture, earning a Masters in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington. I then spent several years working at the University of Notre Dame.
After my mother's death, I experienced the transformative power of therapy and decided to return to school for a Masters in Education in Counseling at Indiana University. It was there that I discovered one of my life's purposes, one of my "whys." It felt like everything in my life had been leading me to this profession. It was a returning to myself, a returning home.
Elizabeth Ferlic, LPC, NCC, MSEd
I began my counseling career at an interpersonal violence shelter, working with survivors of intimate partner violence who struggled with substance use. I then joined a private practice where I worked with individuals and couples experiencing anxiety, bipolar, depression, and grief, as well as those seeking support for identity formation, LGBTQ+, parenting, and life transitions.
I spent the last several years working with college students, faculty, and staff at the University of Notre Dame where I also ran grief and caregiving groups, taught wellness, emotional regulation, and coping strategies. In 2022, my family and I moved to Texas where I opened up a private practice in downtown Round Rock.
I believe that the most vulnerable, confusing, and painful periods of our lives are the seeds for healing, creativity, and connection. My approach is strengths-based and trauma-informed, empowering clients to discover their resiliency and motivation for positive change.
I have specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Parenting, QPR Suicide Prevention, and Values-Based Leadership. My work with couples is highly-influenced by the Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy and the work of Esther Perel. I also enjoy using Music Therapy techniques in my practice.
I am married and a mother of two kids. In my free time, I enjoy doing yoga, going on adventures with my family, playing music, and exploring Austin's endless taco scene.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Parenting for Professionals
QPR Suicide Prevention
Experience and Education
University of Notre Dame
YWCA of Northern Indiana
A Beautiful Mind, Private Practice
Indiana University, MSEd
University of Washington, MA
Santa Clara University, B.S. Psychology, B.A. Music