Ziv Elgar, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Ziv (pronounced “zeev”) is an incredible psychotherapist. Her patients describe her as intuitive and passionate. She earned her MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She completed her internship at Exodus Recovery where she specialized in treating issues of dual diagnosis, meaning, substance abuse and dependence combined with issues of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and trauma. Ziv also worked on the residential wing of the same program specifically for adolescents with eating disorders. She specialized in teen counseling and approached care in both individual, group and family therapy formats.

In regards to treatment approach, she is experienced and effective in Narrative, Humanistic, Attachment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic forms of treatment. She engages her patients both empathically and collaboratively. Ultimately, she believes in providing an environment in which therapy is tailored to each client’s unique desires and needs. She specialized in working with children, teens, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, trauma, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. 

As a unique part of her approach, Ziv integrates the Japanese philosophy of Kintsugi into her psychotherapy. Kintsugi teaches us to embrace human flaws, and appreciate the beauty and strength that comes from putting the pieces back together.  She will lead you through freeing yourself of expectations, comparisons, insecurities, and uncertainty. Her patients report that her blending of therapeutic style and treatment philosophy makes her an extremely effective and caring therapist. She will support and challenge you throughout your journey at the Keil Psych Group.

 

Specialties:

  • Anxiety-related issues
  • Depression
  • Trauma-related issues
  • Assertiveness/Confidence building/ boundary setting
  • Teens/Family challenges and Children
  • Diversity informed issues (gender, race, spirituality)
  • Romantic relationship issues 

Issues:

  • Adjustment and Transition challenges
  • Low self-worth/confidence
  • Stress management (e.g., self-care challenges, time mismanagement)
  • Burnout/Compassion Fatigue
  • Family conflict
  • Grief or loss
  • Perfectionism
  • Trauma processing and PTSD 

Treatment Approaches:

  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Attachment theory

Ziv Elgar, LMFT

License: LMFT 130319