RtoR Family-Endorsed Provider Profile
Elizabeth Jorgensen, CADC
Elizabeth Jorgensen is a certified alcohol and drug counselor who specializes in adolescent and young adult psychotherapy and substance abuse counseling. Liz has over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist and is a nationally recognized expert in counseling, particularly in engaging resistant teens and motivating them to change. Liz helps individuals struggling with compulsions, addictive behaviors, depression, anxiety, loss, and grief, as well as adolescents with ‘acting out’ or other behavioral problems. She also provides coaching to parents and loved ones to help them change their family patterns and heal the entire family. As the owner and Director of Insight Counseling, LLC, Liz and her team of clinicians provide a full spectrum of outpatient counseling programs, including intensive outpatient services for adolescents and young adults.
Elizabeth Jorgensen, CADC
105 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Family Member Quote
“Liz Jorgensen was able to relate to both the parental roles and the difficulties of my teenage daughter as we struggled to find common ground to get her help. She has a no-nonsense, direct approach that doesn’t come across as brash but instead is very caring and to the point. My daughter found her very easy to talk with.”
Information and Referrals
Speak with an RtoR Resource Specialist about services and referrals to Elizabeth Jorgensen.
Elizabeth Jorgensen works with preteens, ages 11-13, adolescents, ages 14-19, and adults.
- Addiction treatment/support
- Life coaching
- Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Family support/counseling
- Group therapy
- Intensive outpatient program
- Motivational interviewing
- Attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)
- Behavioral issues
- Bipolar disorder
- Co-occurring disorders
- Family issues
- Gender and sexuality
- Internet and video game addiction
- Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
- Young and emerging adults
- Certificate: American Counseling Association, 2009
- Certificate: NAADAC The Association For Addiction Professionals,2006
In practice since: 1998
License No. and State: 0110 Connecticut
Elizabeth Jorgensen accepts out of network insurance and offers sliding scale fees in cases of financial need. Contact Insight Counseling for more information.
Elizabeth Jorgensen in the News
- Dabs, Wax, Vaping Weed, Edibles and the Real Impact of High Potency THC Products: What Parents Need to Know (September 2019) www.rtor.org
- How to Help Your Resistant Child (Teen to Young Adult) Accept Substance Abuse/Psychiatric Help (February 2020) www.rtor.org
- Liz Jorgensen featured Netflix documentary ‘Take Your Pills’ (March 2018) The Ridgefield Press
More about Elizabeth Jorgensen and Insight Counseling
Elizabeth Jorgensen has received numerous awards for her work in addiction and prevention, including a Congressional Award in 1994 for her work in treatment innovation and prevention, a Community Service Award from RYASAP in 2008, and the HVCASA Community Service Award in 2009. Liz has been on the faculty of Harvard Continuing Medical Education for 15 years and has presented on issues related to adolescent treatment, recovery, and program development. Liz is also a consultant to many independent and public schools and treatment agencies and is a popular speaker on parenting preteens and teenagers.
Insight Counseling offers several specialty groups and intensive outpatient programs for adolescents and young adults.
The Recovery Support Group for Teens provides group therapy 2-3 times per week for teens struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, family problems, and many other issues. Treatment includes dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, family therapy and support, yoga, wilderness trips, supervised drug testing, and many other complementary treatments.
The Young Adult Group is for young adults, ages 18-25, with substance abuse, mood disorders, and co-occurring problems. The group provides supports to young adults whose mental health issues have interfered with independent living, college life, or who may be struggling to remain sober while in college, as well as support for young people who are in transition after experiencing academic or behavioral problems in college.
The Positively Teen Group is a dialectical behavior program that teaches essential coping and self-soothing skills to teens who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, and many other issues.