H. Elizabeth Franklin is a licensed therapist specializing in romantic and family relationships. Her work is based on the belief that human beings are biologically wired for connection and live their best lives within the context of strong, close relationships. She studies the science of love, adult attachment and healthy sexuality. She enjoys working with individuals and couples. Her therapeutic style is authentic, warm and curious.
Elizabeth feels passionate about reducing shame messages related to sex, thereby empowering sexual beings in their truths and providing education in a safe, non-judgmental environment. She also enjoys helping patients heal from childhood dysfunction by using the method of re-parenting, which is a way of giving oneself what they needed as a child and allows them to break unhealthy patterns.
Elizabeth worked as a community mental health therapist for nearly a decade and began seeing patients in the private sector with Stonebridge in 2017. She has presented at the national and local levels on topics related to trauma, sexuality, women’s health, and attachment. Elizabeth enjoys teaching and mentoring newer clinicians in the field and is a sought-after consultant for other therapists working toward their license. She has served as an adjunct professor at OU and as a clinical supervisor and director throughout her career. She is also a mental health contributor for the REMBLE app.
Elizabeth developed the curriculum for a class entitled “Healthy Sexuality,” which she taught at the Women in Recovery program within Family & Children’s Services. She received a “Spotlight Award” for her research and teaching contributions in 2015, and the curriculum is still being used by the program.
Elizabeth graduated from John Brown University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Human Services and holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. She is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and is certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy to treat PTSD. She maintains her clinical license #4763 from the Oklahoma Board of Licensed Social Workers.