Dr. Elizabeth ApkinDr. Elizabeth (Liz) Apkin is native to Massachusetts, and has been living in the Boston area for the last 10 years.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University, and received both her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from William James College (formerly known as the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology).  Dr. Apkin completed her postdoctoral training at Tufts University Counseling and Mental Health Services conducting individual and group therapy.  Her pre-doctoral training included working in inpatient and outpatient settings with individuals aged across the lifespan.  In these various settings Dr. Apkin engaged in individual, group, couples, and family therapy, as well as conducted neuropsychological and projective assessments.

Dr. Apkin works primarily from a client-centered approach where she adapts her style based on the needs of the person sitting before her.  She has been trained in evidence based practices and utilizes an integrated theoretical orientation that consists of a blend of narrative, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic approaches.  Dr. Apkin strives to help her clients develop a greater understanding of themselves and their presenting concerns while empowering clients to make desired changes within their lives.

Over the last several years she has provided services to adolescents, adults, and couples from a multitude of culturally and diagnostically diverse backgrounds.  While Dr. Apkin identifies as a generalist practitioner, she has acquired specialties in managing depression, trauma, stress and anxiety, transitional/adjustment issues, relational/interpersonal concerns, identity development, and family of origin challenges. When assessing the presenting problem of any client, Dr. Apkin carefully considers how one’s identities intersect, and she appropriately tailors culturally sensitive treatment interventions.  Dr. Apkin is passionate about working with clients across the gender and sexuality spectrums, as well as working with people of varying racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.  In addition to individual treatment, she deeply enjoys facilitating group therapy.  Dr. Apkin views group therapy as a unique opportunity for clients to develop skills, while also improving their understanding of themselves and others.

 


Contact Information

Dr. Elizabeth Apkin (ext. 126)
eapkin@lifechangesgroup.com