About Me

Elizabeth Bartholomew

I am a psychotherapist licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from California State University at Northridge (CSUN). I worked as a counselor at an inpatient, dual-diagnosis drug and alcohol treatment center in Malibu, CA treating a wide range of disorders including Substance Dependence, OCD, co-dependency, anxiety and depression. While there, I specialized in psycho-education and 12-step recovery counseling. I also worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District, (LAUSD) treating elementary school children with anxiety, grief and social issues both individually and in group settings. I have extensive experience with hospice patients and their families as I led bereavement groups and provided supportive counseling and education on the dying process. While at The OCD Center of Los Angeles, I focused on CBT for adults and children suffering from OCD (including all "Pure-O"/thought-based OCD variants such as HOCD, POCD, ROCD and Harm OCD), Social Anxiety, Phobias, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB's). I am a professional member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughters and grandson, Theo. I love to play pickle ball, hike, go to the movies, read and spend time with my group of girlfriends I have had for over 30 years.