Elizabeth Connolly, LSW

Clinician - Full Time
Elizabeth was raised on Long Island and decided to move to New Jersey after graduating from high school. She attended Keystone College in PA and ultimately completed her Bachelorís Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Kean University. She worked for a Property and Casualty Insurance Company in various capacities in their Accounting Department for 27 years. In 2012 Elizabeth decided to make a career change and attended Rutgers University. She earned her Masterís Degree in Social Work and successfully completed the requirements for the Addiction Counselor in Training program in May 2017. Elizabeth started at Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program as an intern in September 2015 and effective July 2017 she became a full time employee of the agency. She recently passed the exam to become an LSW and is currently working towards earning her LCADC and LCSW.
Elizabeth gained experienced in individual, group and couples counseling while here Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and strength-based approaches to assist the clients in identifying and achieving their life goals. Her main focus is substance abuse disorders and would like to become more knowledgeable in trauma related issues and evidence based treatments for those who have experienced trauma.
When Elizabeth is not working, she thoroughly enjoys spending time with her two children, her sisters and her nephews and niece. Elizabethís favorite activities include doing anything outside; especially when the sun is shining and the temperature is over 70 degrees. She enjoys playing most sports but especially enjoys playing tennis, volleyball, hiking and kayaking. She recently has tried paddle boarding and has found it to be almost as relaxing and therapeutic as kayaking. Elizabeth enjoys reading and spending quiet time listening to music.
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