Elizabeth Muniz, LMHC, RPT-S, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and is co-founder of Thrive Therapy. Elizabeth received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies from Florida International University in Miami, FL. She continued her education and graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL with her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Upon graduation, she worked extensively with victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect providing them with individual, group and family counseling. Elizabeth is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Play Therapy and the National Association of Professional Women.
Currently, Elizabeth works with clients who experience difficulties with depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, loss, divorce, behavioral issues and significant life changes. Elizabeth specializes in the treatment of childhood mental health and behavioral concerns through the use of play therapy interventions. This highly unique specialization makes her and Thrive Therapy the leading practice for play therapy in Lee County and the surrounding area. She is also a specialist in sand tray therapy and has received extensive training with this therapeutic intervention that can be used with children, adolescents, adults and families. Elizabeth has been a presenter at the Florida Association for Play Therapy conference. She is the co-chair of the Public Awareness Committee for the Florida Association for Play Therapy.
Elizabeth is passionate about her work and is devoted to helping her clients attain unique solutions to their specific situation. Therapy is a collaborative process that is highly effective in alleviating symptoms. Forming a strong alliance with a client based on trust, genuineness, and care can create a safe and respectful environment that can be potentially life changing.
Elizabeth is bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish. She is very comfortable conducting therapy in both languages.