THRIVE Trauma-Informed Yoga ™ is a yoga system which weaves together neuroscience, psychodynamic and attachment theories, and buddhist psychology to enhance integration and resilience.  

Elizabeth is the founder of THRIVE and owner of Mindful Psychotherapy in Houston, TX.  She has 20 years of clinical experience and has worked in various settings, including the Children’s Assessment Center, the Council on Recovery, and The Menninger Clinic. Her clinical specialities include trauma, personality disorders, and anxiety. Elizabeth has extensive post-graduate training in evidence-based clinical modalities, mindfulness approaches, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. She is pursuing advanced training in Psychoanalysis at the Houston Psychoanalytic Center.  Elizabeth is a clinical supervisor and has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Houston's Graduate School of Social Work. 

After practicing for almost a decade, Elizabeth obtained her yoga teaching certification in 2009. Her teaching was greatly influenced by her Forrest Yoga Guardian teachers Ann Hyde and Catherine Allen, who have taught her embodied presence in a visceral way.  She has taught in various studios in Houston and Pittsburgh. 

Elizabeth obtained specialized training in trauma-sensitive Yoga through the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Massachusetts in 2016.  She founded THRIVE as a way to incorporate the therapeutic benefits of yoga into people's path, keeping true to her clinical roots by incorporating the theoretical underpinnings which acknowledge the full humanity and complexity of people's soma/psyche . 

THRIVE offers classes, trainings for yoga teachers and psychotherapists. THRIVE's primary intent is to help people establish a trusting relationship with their bodies.  

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