"Elizabeth introduced my mind to my body and my soul will remain awake in thankfulness for a lifetime." - C.W.
"Elizabeth Rona’s sensitive approach to therapy has been a blessing for me. After years of talking psychotherapy, I was left with my original difficulties regarding childhood trauma. I had troubles socially, personally and spiritually. During my initial meeting with Elizabeth, I felt at ease, due to a combination of her understanding yet promise of my blossoming resilience. I now know I needed a mind- body approach along with focused talking so I could listen to who I really am as a whole person. I so appreciate our work together, as each session provided me with the strength to confront my anxieties and my resilience surprised me. Elizabeth's inner sense of mindfulness and kindness and truthful modeling, triggered my inner growth. I wholeheartedly recommend her personal approach that emphasizes body feelings interact with thoughts simultaneously. As a psychotherapist myself, I had pursued talking therapy as my own therapy. No one has ever been able to show me how to access what I was holding in - except Elizabeth. I thank Elizabeth for expanding my personal and professional outlook." - C.H.
"Dr. Rona literally saved my daughter's life. As a truly troubled teen she was in a bad tail spin and because of regular individual and family visits with Elizabeth, our daughter is now a solid high school graduate, going to college, working a summer job and well on the road to being able to take good care of herself - and think straight!" - B.Q.
"My friend and colleague, Psychotherapist Elizabeth Rona, L.M.F.T., S.E.P. to whom I refer all my patients in Los Angeles provides unique and expeditious help and healing if you desire, and is an extraordinary piece of the health and inner and outer beauty puzzle, and for consciousness that enhances our greater happiness, inner peace and success in life, family, relationships and career." - Julia T. Hunter, MD Holistic Dermatologist, Skin Fitness Plus
"Had anyone ever told me a year ago that I would drive myself to a hospital, remained in the ER on a gurney in a hallway for 2 hours, have a medical scan and allow myself to be admitted, or that I could handle multiple blood draws, and give myself injections I probably would have passed out talking about it. I unfortunately had PTSD around medical things. When I was three I had a medical procedure that required multiple doctors and nurses to hold me down during the operation resulting in multiple bruise marks to my legs and arms. After that, even as an adult I was known for passing out or running out of anything medical- blood draws, doctor appointments, someone talking about medical things or if I was visiting someone in a hospital. No matter how much logic I devoted to it, it wouldn’t go away. I tried therapy to overcome the anxiety around medical things, and took emergency anxiety medications if needed. Although I learned some great techniques through therapy, my level of anxiety remained so high that I still passed out in some medical settings. I also had frequent neck aches and indigestion. I sought out Elizabeth Rona after hearing about evidence based treatments called “somatic therapies” for trauma survivors. After a few sessions of somatic based therapy, which wasnothing like the therapy I had done before, my life changed. I learned to check in with my body and I learned what to do if those symptoms began. But the biggest change was I visited a friend in the ER with ease; got blood draws without passing out, and then was hospitalized. I had gone to the doctor and I was told either to go to the hospital now for a scan or wait until tomorrow for an opening at the lab. Because of the treatment with Elizabeth Rona, I was able to choose to drive myself to the hospital for the scan. And as I wrote above, I was immediately admitted to the hospital. That one more day could have meant life or death for me - I had already thrown blood clots to my lungs." - J.S.
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Elizabeth Rona. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #M13521