Ms. Elizabeth Ivey, M.A., LPC is a Mental Health Counselor specializing in domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma, individuals, teens, and parenting skills. She graduated with her bachelors and masters in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Midwestern State University. Serving as the Survivor Specialist at First Step of Wichita Falls for 3 years, Elizabeth counseled victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through individual and group settings. She volunteers with Faith Refuge, Common Ground Ministries, and The Opal Center in Wichita Falls. For these entities, she teaches Parent Skills Training Groups in an effort to increase child care knowledge and provides counseling services to the local LGBTQ population. She is also an active member of Texas 4H Adult Leaders Association teaching and coaching the leaders of tomorrow. Elizabeth's mission is to empower those she works with in a supportive and motivated way.
Elizabeth designed and developed the “It Doesn't Have to be Hard: Parent Skills Training Group” to address the growing need for parenting advice in lower income and shelter populations. Her focus is to help parents understand the developmental and emotional aspect of their children from a perspective of understanding and self-introspection. Additionally, she strives to create an environment where parents can come to grow and not feel their past situations will be used against them.