Who is Dr. Liz?


Clinical psychologist | Multi-media artist | Mind-body medicine researcher | Proud dog mom

I'm passionate about helping others live a more mindful and vibrant life.  I enjoy painting, kickboxing, playing video games, sipping a big cuppa pu-erh tea, and frolicking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Oh, and I'm a recovering perfectionist, too.

My Story: Chronic stress sucks. 
It wreaks havoc on your body and mind. I've been there, barely keeping afloat with the demands of a toxic work environment, bad bosses, and of course, my own ridiculously high standards. I ignored my body's needs for quite some time. Silencing my needs to please others. And then life truly gave me a wake-up call to stop, breathe, and live true to my values.
I was struck by a car. By walking across the street. 
And yes, I lost a few braincells in the process. And yes, I still live with chronic pain. The incident ignited my passion for mindful hypnosis and holistic mind-body medicine for chronic conditions and shitty life events. Through my process of recovery, I discovered my resilience, authenticity, and transformed my pain into meaning.

Creator of Brief Mindful Hypnosis: A New Way to Stress Less
Brief Mindful Hypnosis is a science-backed method to rapidly overcome stress to help you feel more calm, creative, and confident. With more than 10 years of clinical research experience and over a dozen scientific studies published, I'm unapologetically nerdy and interweave the he(art) and science of meditation so you can easily merge mindfulness into your life.

Education
  • Baylor University, Waco, TX
    • Doctor of Psychology 
    • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
  • Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC                                                   
    • Clinical Psychology Internship
    • PTSD and LGBT+ Veterans Care Emphasis      
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Bethesda, MD
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL                                                                         
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude

My last name is pronounced Slow-nehn-na. It's Polish for Bacon. Yes, you can call me Dr. Bacon if you wish.