Elizabeth Kemfort (formerly Elizabeth Potter) is a Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Elizabeth received her Associates Degree (A.A.) with a focus in Psychology from Florida State University in 2013. Elizabeth completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (B.S.) at the University of Central Florida, where she graduated Cum Laude in 2015. Elizabeth then completed her Master’s Degree in Advanced Clinical Social Work (MSW) at Saint Leo University in 2017.
Elizabeth was born and raised in Bradenton, FL and has worked clinically in both Manatee and Pinellas county. Elizabeth has experience providing individual therapy to adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety and depression. Elizabeth has also lead multiple psychoeducational, support, and therapy readiness groups for individuals diagnosed with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, amongst other diagnoses.
Elizabeth previously served as the Emergency Department Social Worker for a large facility in Pinellas county, where she assisted individuals in medical and mental health crises. During this time, she presented and educated peers on the assessment of neurocognitive disorders. After this role, Elizabeth worked with post-9/11 combat veterans transitioning to civilian status, assisting them in comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments, as well as case management services. During this time, she created a national mentorship program for education and development of other post-9/11 staff. This program continues nationally today. Outside of this practice, Elizabeth currently works full-time focusing on suicide prevention with our nation’s veterans.
Elizabeth is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and continually engages in new clinical trainings. Between 2019-2020, Elizabeth completed 57 hours of trainings at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for use of CBT and mindfulness with anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. In 2021, Elizabeth completed a post-master’s certificate in Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis from New York University and in early 2022, she completed the Gottman Institute’s Method for Couples Therapy Level 1 training.