Cindy Garfinkel, Highmark Caring Place

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your support over years we have worked together. Working in a job that regularly exposes me to the effects of vicarious trauma, your support and the things you have taught me have allowed me to be more resilient and remain in my job. Words are not sufficient to express what that has meant to me. I feel like I am healthier, both physically and mentally, than I was when we started. Your support, your insight and your continuous urges to make my self-care a priority are messages that I will carry forward with me. Thank you for what you do!

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Tonya Ladipo, LCSW, Culturally Relevant Consulting

Elizabeth was a dedicated counselor and supervisor. During our time working together at Victim Services Center, she worked with her clients and supervisees to stress the importance of managing their own self-care. She introduced me to the concept of Vicarious Trauma and impressed upon me the necessity of balancing my own needs with the demanding work of working with trauma survivors.

Elizabeth fully supported ways to improve our counseling techniques and she connected our department with a well respected play therapist. During my time working with Elizabeth I developed a respect and appreciation for trauma work. She encouraged me to continue with my training and to grow and learn more.

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