Liz Newman is a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. Her degree as a Board Certified Coach was earned at the College of Executive Coaching and her supervised experience was completed under Mary Dapkus-Welty, life coach and founder of Fresh Intuition, and her mentor, Dr. Gregory Salerno, a licensed psychologist and one of the founders of Palo Alto University. Liz is an Advanced Reiki Practitioner and certified in this practice. In Scottsdale, Arizona, Liz completed intensive clinical hypnotherapy training under the tutelage of Jewell Christina Drozda, founder of Million Dollar Meditations and author of Self-Hypnosis. Liz is a member of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) and has taken dance therapy training at the Life is Movement Institute in Berkeley, California, the Harkness Dance Center at 92Y Lexington Studios in New York, New York, and the Embodying Psychotherapy Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Skilled in a wide range of dance movement therapy practices, she also has specialized training in the areas of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and addiction, and dance therapy for children. She is currently working on her dissertation for the doctoral program at the WASC accredited California Southern University. Upon completion of The Dance of Emotion: Treating Symptoms of Psychosis with Dance Movement Therapy, Liz will be bestowed with the title of Doctor of Psychology with Honors.
Liz believes in the power of wellness and the achievement of goals through creativity and positive energy and has devoted her coaching practice to the study of mindfulness, spirituality, the creative arts, and their relationship to the productive mindset. Liz has served at Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) in Mountain View as a therapist to individuals and families. She was staffed as the on-site counselor at Loyola Elementary School during her internship at CHAC. As a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) for the YWCA Santa Clara Valley, after intensive training on how to work with trauma-related situations and disorders, Liz provided support to victims of assault at court hearings, local hospitals, and police stations. She is an invited guest to the annual YWCA Inspire Luncheon as a member of their Inner Circle, which has featured enigmatic speakers such as Susan Rice, Dolores Huerta, Anita Hill, and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Although Liz’s highest professional goals are to help individuals integrate health, wellness, and creativity into their daily lives for optimal well-being and to continue to be an instigator of change on behalf of women’s rights, she has always kept in touch with her creative side with professional appearances as a model, actress, author, bellydancer, and award-winning singer. Once represented by Marla Dell Talent and Talent Plus Los Latinos, Liz has appeared in commercials, fashion shows, and advertising campaigns for Macy’s, Credit Karma, Healthline, Copenhagen Furniture, Nordstrom, The Sacramento News and Review, The Mercury News, Asian Week Magazine, and North Beach Leather. As a published author of three full-length novels and several novellas, Liz teaches novel writing for Campbell Adult and Community Education. Her novels have been featured in The Huffington Post, Tandem Canada’s Cosmopolitan, and Our USA Magazine. She is a certified Bellydance instructor and teaches Bellydance and Creative Dance for Wellness for the City of Campbell’s recreation department.
Life Coaching, Reiki, Intuitive Guidance, Relationship Recovery, Culture Sensitive Therapy, Sound Healing, Hypnotherapy, Meditation Guidance, Spiritual Counseling, Creative Dance Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Tarot Card Readings, Positive Psychology