Post Doctoral Fellow

Liza Du Plessis, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist dedicated to delivering evidence-based therapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment issues. 
Dr. Du Plessis attained a M.A. Counseling Psychology (Marriage, Family and Child Therapy) from the University of San Francisco, and a Clinical Psychology PsyD. from the Michigan School of Psychology (MSP). Dr. Du Plessis has over 15 years of experience working throughout the USA, United Kingdom, and South Africa. Dr. Du Plessis has provided therapeutic services across various settings, including university counseling centers, community mental health centers, forensic units, as well as inpatient and outpatient clinics. 
Dr. Du Plessis’ approach to therapy is rooted in relational, systemic, and humanistic theories, however, she strives to be responsive to her clients by employing evidence-based approaches, such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral (CBT), solution-focused, and strength- and mindfulness-based strategies where needed. Dr. Du Plessis strives to provide treatment that encourages, eases suffering, empowers and uplifts, helping clients to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. As a therapist  at NCFWC, she will have a strong focus on delivering DBT and CBT services to children/adolescents, groups, and families.



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