Hi! I am Elizabeth “Ely” Reisen, owner and mental health professional at Connection Centered Counseling. Many people feel curious about the professional they select as their therapist. I’d love to get to know you. Until then, here’s a little bit about me.

I am educated as a clinical social worker and marriage and family therapist. As a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist, I feel passionately about bringing people together, whether it is in their own families or in their communities. I am EMDR and DBT trained and am also trained to practice Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy, which is a body-based therapy designed to soothe the nervous system.

I draw from training in family systems work, cognitive and behavioral therapies, and somatically-based trauma treatments. I also hold a heavy dose of trust in the human capacity to heal.

I am strengths-focused, and warm. People often describe me as being strong and comforting at the same time; capable of nurturing and supporting while also giving a confident push when needed.

I am also a single mother by choice, which means that I chose to enter motherhood as a single person. I love to work with parents from all backgrounds to support their experience and sense of fulfillment in parenting.

While I base my practice out of Longmont, CO, I recently made the decision to relocate to Round Rock, TX, to enjoy more connection with family. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my kid, getting out into nature, and spending time with people I love. Tacos and chai tea often fuel me, as does good sleep, belly laughs, and witnessing small, hopeful happenings in the world.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Colorado) # 00002105

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Colorado) # 0001178

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Texas) # 106795

American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Trained Mental Health Provider, 2022

DBT Trained, PESI, 2014

EMDR Trained, EMDR of the Rockies, 2017

Certificate in Marriage and Family

Therapy, Denver Family Institute. 2011

Master of Social Work, Graduate School of SocialWork,
University of Denver, 2008


Course Coordinator and Instructor, Trauma Informed Assessment and Intervention at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work

Clinical Supervisor at Stacy Ruse Counseling Group in Longmont, Colorado

Supervisor and Behavioral Health Provider at Salud Family Health Centers in Longmont, Colorado

Maternal and Infant Therapist at Mental Health Partners in Longmont, Colorado

Early Childhood Therapist at Community Reach Center in Thornton, Colorado

Family Therapist at Savio House in Denver, Colorado.

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

ASRM Mental Health Professionals Group (MHPG)

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

ASRM Mental Health Professionals Group (MHPG)