Elizabeth Polizzi, PhD, HSPP
Dr. Elizabeth Polizzi received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duquesne University in 2003 and is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Indiana. She is the owner of Polizzi Psychological Services, located in Zionsville. She has worked over 24 years in the mental health field with adults, couples, groups and families. She is a Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP). Dr. Polizzi has provided psychological assessments for adoption agencies, public safety personnel and seminarians. She has also taught Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral level courses at the University of Indianapolis, Chatham University, Duquesne University, and Christian Theological Seminary’s Counseling Program in the fields of counseling and psychology. Dr. Polizzi has worked with outpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs both in Indiana and Pennsylvania, most recently at Hendricks Therapy for the last decade. In addition to private practice, Dr. Polizzi has been a Clinical Supervisor at Christian Theological Seminary’s Counseling Center Residency program since 2017, providing clinical supervision for Master’s level clinicians who are completing their hours for licensure. Areas of expertise for Dr. Polizzi include working with adults who have a history of child abuse. The heart of her work has been helping adults who have had childhood abuse or traumas to ultimately find healthy ways of letting go of maladaptive patterns of living. Other issues include coping with anxiety, managing workplace or family stress, struggles with depression, OCD, PTSD, coping with chronic health problems, relationship issues, anger management and psychological assessments. Dr. Polizzi draws primarily from a psychodynamic, interpersonal approach to therapy. She also utilizes Family Systems theories, Gestalt work, existential theory and CBT theories to help examine history, context and effective strategies for helping alleviate a person’s struggles. Dr. Polizzi lives in Plainfield, Indiana with her husband, Dr. David Polizzi, and their daughter, Madeline.