M. Elizabeth Eaton Bio

Professional Counselor II
Elizabeth Eaton

Howdy! Although a Longhorn by training, I’m so glad to be here at Texas A&M serving Aggie students. Since graduating from Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas in 2008, I’ve focused my clinical work with adults, ranging from young adults to those at the end-of-life along with their caregivers.  As a social worker, I see people through a strengths-based lens, respecting their inherent dignity and worth.  I also acknowledge the influence of the environment on functioning, and social justice is a core value of my work as a clinician and supervisor.

In the past, I’ve worked with a wide range of client populations and clinical issues, from early childhood development to end-of-life hospice care.  With college and professional students, it is so energizing to be a part of the motivation and engagement they bring to the therapeutic relationship.  I appreciate being able to guide students in increasing self and other awareness, tap into their intrinsic strengths, and to support their self-care.  My hope is to create a nurturing space for students to gain clarity on their values and goals.
 
I am currently only seeing DVM students, Veterinary Interns, and Veterinary Residents at the College of Veterinary Medicine.  If you are not a DVM student, please register for services on our home page.

Academic Training:
MSSW Social Work, University of Texas at Austin
BA Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Licensure:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, Lic. No. 51884
 
Areas of Special Interest:
Developmental transitions across the life cycle, identity development, family of origin, diversity issues, healthy relationships, wellness, and grief & loss.
 
Theoretical Orientation:
My approach is integrative, utilizing a Person-Centered framework informed by attachment theory and mindfulness based practices.