About Elizabeth Suti, LMFT

Elizabeth Suti LMFT

I have worked as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1990. I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in San Francisco. One area of specialization I developed is working with addictive disorders. I trained at the Matrix Institute in Los Angeles and am a certified Key Supervisor for the nationally known Matrix Model. With this background, I was hired to develop the new Addiction Medicine Service at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital in 1997. I held a clinical position at UCLA for 16 years as program director for both the inpatient and partial hospitalization programs. I provided treatment to individuals, groups, and families dealing with addictive and co-occurring disorders.

I received training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in 2004 with Jon Kabat-Zinn and incorporated mindfulness skills training in my work at UCLA with very favorable results. I was the lead clinician on a research study using Alan Marlatt’s Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) treatment protocol at UCLA’s Integrated Substance Abuse Programs.

While at UCLA I co-authored several textbook chapters on Women and Addiction and have presented to various agencies and treatment programs on addiction and co-occurring mental health issues. I co-founded the Women’s Association of Addiction Treatment (WAAT) in 2002; there are now 14 chapters of WAAT across the country.

I have maintained a general private practice throughout my career and currently have a full-time private practice in Corte Madera. I have extensive experience working with identity and relational issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use. Working with clients in private practice affords me the freedom to use my skills and knowledge in creative ways. It’s immensely rewarding to chart a course that is unique to each client and is based on those aspects most essential to the healing process.

© 2017 Elizabeth Suti, LMFT