About Liz

Elizabeth Summers, LCSW

Deciding to get help is hard! My goal is to make that as easy as possible for you. 

Every person and family deserves to be respected as they are. I work to make sure that we build treatment around your needs, and ensure that you are part of guiding your own direction. Using knowledge, heart, humor, and care we will heal wounds and develop personal resources to alleviate the concerns that brought you here. Talk, music, expressive therapy, and experiential interventions will be used support the process of the individual, couple, or family. We can develop, practice and integrate healing into your life.


Treatment includes all areas of mental health including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and trauma. In addition I have more than 17 years of experience working with all members of the adoption triad and supporting adoptive families to build connections. I have been licensed in North Carolina since 2008. Using a lens of both trauma informed care and attachment perspectives I support individuals, couples, parent child dyads, and families improve interpersonal relationships and quality of life.  


  • Case Western, Masters of Social Science Administration, Social Work
  • Mercyhurst University, BA in Social Work
  • Licensed in North Carolina since 2008




Family & Relationships

Family life comes with ups and downs. It can feel overwhelming and complicated, especially when loved ones are the source of struggle. Through experiential interventions, talk therapy, collaborative interactions and psycho-education the burden can be lightened.


Trauma & PTSD

Trauma comes in many shapes and sizes and is the effect various painful and traumatic circumstances. What can feel terrifying to one individual may not phase another, making it hard to understand or share. Finding support to manage the symptoms and process the struggles throughout our treatment will be helpful. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger after traumatic events. Using Trauma Informed care with a variety of experiential interventions, together we can support the calming of your nervous system. 



Adoption is a lifelong process for all three parts of the adoption triad. Birth parents have a hard and selfless decisions to make and a natural grieving process. Adoptive parents may have remaining infertility processing to complete and often need or want support connecting and bonding with infant and older children throughout and after the adoption process. Adoptees go through the ups and downs of loving the adoptive family and grieving the relationships that are missing with birth families. 


Let's Get the Conversation Started

Please contact me with questions.

Elizabeth Summers, LCSW

315 South Salem Street, Apex, North Carolina 27502, United States


Tue & Thurs: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Appointments available other times by request.