H. Elizabeth Franklin is a licensed therapist who specializes in romantic and family relationships. All of 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. Research shows that secure attachments are integral to mental and physical well-being. She studies the science of love, adult attachment and healthy sexuality. Her therapeutic style is authentic, warm and curious.
Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Services from John Brown University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. She has completed the requirements from the Board of Oklahoma to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to provide therapy interventions for her patients. In addition to being a therapist, she is also a clinical supervisor for LCSW candidates.
Elizabeth has worked as a therapist for Family & Children’s Services since 2011 in two programs: Family Strengthening Center (2011-2013) and Women in Recovery (2013-present). She wrote and implemented curriculum for a new Healthy Sexuality class at WIR in 2015. She was honored to receive the Spotlight Award for this contribution. She continues to teach this class and feels passionate about reducing shame messages related to sex, empowering sexual beings in their truths and providing education in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Elizabeth has presented at the national and local level on topics related to trauma, sexuality, women’s health and attachment.
Elizabeth has specific training to treat issues related to attachment, relationships, sex, trauma, anxiety, depression and substance abuse. She is proud to be a nationally certified Cognitive Processing Therapist to treat PTSD. She has advanced training (Externship, Core Skills and served at an additional Externship) in Emotionally Focused Therapy which is one of the most effective couple therapy models based on attachment theory. She is currently in the process of becoming a certified EFT therapist which requires routine supervision, consultation and higher education so she can provide the best treatment possible for couples wanting a stronger bond.