Eliza Hartley, MSW, LGSW

Hey, there! My name is Eliza. As a person, I understand that life can sometimes start to feel challenging and overwhelming, or sometimes it can start to feel like something’s missing. Often, that can mean we’re experiencing any number of things, for example, increased anxiety, low mood, trouble connecting with the people in our lives, or trouble connecting with ourselves. As a therapist, I’m here to support you or your child if and when you might start to experience some of those things. In my office, I recognize you or your child as the expert in your own experience, and I value collaborating with you to help unpack and explore your current situation and think about shifting perspective and, potentially, some behavior. I so enjoy watching my clients progress toward their goals and find empowerment in their lives.

I work with clients 13 years and older. I enjoy working with clients of all racial, ethnic, and gender or sexual identities and hope to create an environment where you or your child can come as you are and as your whole self. My preferred interventions are eclectic, and I tailor my approach to each client; however, I tend to gravitate toward a cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, narrative, and compassion-focused approach, grounded in an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, identity-affirming perspective. I look forward to getting to know you!




Adolescents & Young Adults



MSW – University of St. Thomas

BA – Vassar College

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

Face to Face Health & Counseling

Interprofessional Center for Counseling & Legal Services at the University of St. Thomas

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.


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