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Elizabeth Finlayson

  • Licensed Master Social Worker
  • She/Her/Hers

Specialties and areas of focus

  • Play Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

I currently work as a school-based clinician in the Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake Middle School, Petrova Elementary School, and Bloomingdale Elementary school. I also offer clinic-based sessions, offering both telehealth and in-person sessions.

I love working with children and providing support for them as they navigate home and school-based stressors, but I also enjoy working with individuals of all ages. In my clinical practice I often implement treatment through a Person-Centered and Trauma-Informed approach, and tend to utilize interventions stemming from Play Therapy, Art Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Services we offer

Citizen Advocates is proud to offer individualized treatment plans that best meet the needs of each person. The services presented on this page are not meant to be exhaustive, and we encourage every patient to explore all treatment options with their therapist or provider.

  • Group, family and individual therapy
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Telehealth and in-person treatment
  • Skill building
  • Case management
  • Peer support
  • EMDR
  • Spravato treatment
  • 24/7/365 crisis services
  • Health monitoring
  • Health coaching

Ages we treat

Ages 3 and older

Concerns we treat

We provide individualized, person-centered treatment for mental and behavioral health concerns including, but not limited to:

  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Serious mental illness
  • Grief
  • and much more

Types of therapy

Therapies used with be based on individualized needs but some modalities may include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Art therapy
  • Aggression replacement therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy.