Portland, ME CMTA Branch Meeting with Special Guest
Date(s) - 03/02/2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Please join us for a special Portland CMTA Branch meeting (via Zoom) on Tuesday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. EST when we will welcome CMTA Advisory Board member Elizabeth Misener, PhD, LMSW, a licensed counselor who helps people of all ages to improve emotional wellness. Her husband and son both have CMT, and she certainly understands the challenges of navigating foot surgeries, bracing, etc. She is thrilled to share her knowledge with the CMT community.
To receive the Zoom link needed for this meeting, please RSVP to branch leader Mary Louie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More on Elizabeth: Elizabeth K. Misener, PhD, LMSW, loves being a part of the CMTA community as her husband and son both have CMT1B. Elizabeth and David met in high school (in Ontario, Canada) and have spent the last 33 years thriving with CMT in their lives. They settled in Upstate New York 20 years ago and have two teenage sons, one of whom has CMT1B. David was born with CMT1B, and his mother and many of his immediate family members in Canada have CMT1B.
Elizabeth has been working with clients to alleviate depression and decrease anxiety for over 18 years. She believes that when people experience severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel and for them to become stuck in the pain. Her passion is listening to her clients’ stories and providing evidence-based tools to support them in their journey dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, suicidal thoughts, life transitions and everyday struggles. She has experience working with a range of individuals, including college students, seniors, and adults facing life balance issues, as well as families dealing with disabilities.
Elizabeth received her MSW from Syracuse University in 1998 and her PhD from SUNY at Albany in 2001. She has been trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Solution-Focused, Problem Solving Therapy and approaches from the “Science of Happiness” that include enhancing mindfulness, character strengths (www.viacharacter.org), and gratitude.