PHD LEVEL PSYCHOTHERAPISTS
Meet Our PhD Level Clinicians
Liesl Scalzitti, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Liesl Scalzitti has recently joined Aspire Counseling Solutions and brings 25 years of experience to the mental health field. Dr. Scalzitti is a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed clinical social worker. She received her Master’s in clinical social work at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and sought her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute located near Santa Barbara, California. As a clinical social worker, Dr. Scalzitti served children, adolescents and families in both the behavioral health and school systems in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Scalzitti worked in private practice providing psychotherapy for 15 years to adolescents and adults (age 15 through 85).
Dr. Scalzitti is passionate and motivated to reach her clients in meaningful and effective ways. She works with individuals and couples. She treats depression, anxiety, trauma, and general issues involving life transition. As a practitioner, she maintains a stance of curiosity, openness, and inquisitiveness to help her clients engage in the therapeutic process. Dr. Scalzitti uses depth psychology as her main treatment modality which entails psycho-dynamic and psycho-analytic theories, Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT), and dream analysis. She will use elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to teach skills that can help the individual to support and reinforce the kind of change her clients are hoping to make. Dr. Scalzitti emphasizes to her clients that effective and lasting change in therapy requires motivation, and true desire on the individual’s behalf while she brings her knowledge and training to help facilitate that process.
Deb Hayes PhD, LPC, LISAC, HHP
Licensed Psychotherapist, Substance Abuse Therapist, Holistic Health Practitioner