Elizabeth Schumack, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Elizabeth Schumack, MSW, LICSW, Narrative Therapist, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who earned her master’s degree though St. Catherine’s/St. Thomas University. Post-graduation, Elizabeth worked in a residential setting for those with serious and persistent mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. Elizabeth works with clients from varied backgrounds, including socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, generational, educational, sexual, etc. Elizabeth is part of the Sexual Health and Gender team at Natalis, working with transgender and non-binary individuals as well as sexually impulsive or problematic behaviors.

Therapeutic Orientation:
Elizabeth is a licensed practitioner of Narrative Therapy (NT) who utilizes strength’s-based, cognitive-behavioral, and trauma-informed modalities in therapeutic practice. Elizabeth has special interest in women’s health and sexual health. Elizabeth is currently in the process of sex therapy certification through The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

Activities and Interests:
I am prolific reader, from fiction to poetry, to research and nature-writing. I have been interested in, and collected, rocks and semi-precious stones since I was a child. Additionally, I love plants, both indoor and outdoor varieties, and keep a colorful garden in the summer. I am a poet, finding inspiration in nature, the beauty of common objects, and lived experience. As a narrative therapist I acknowledge the multiplicity of stories in our lives, helping others gain authorship of their story via the therapeutic process. I meet people where they are at, challenging preconceived notions of normativity, while fostering strength, grace, and development of the self.

Elizabeth sees clients at the Natalis University location.