Located in Tampa, Florida, Banyan Hyde Park offers trauma-informed addiction treatment for adult women. The facility provides a close-knit, intimate environment for women to heal, enabling them to live their best lives in recovery. We believe in empowering women to lift one another up and come together as a group, to lead daring and powerful lives. We are proud to introduce you to Liz Hall, LMHC, Clinical Director here at Banyan Hyde Park.
Liz: I worked for seven years in the hospitality industry prior to entering the mental health field. I worked with children in the foster care system. During that time, I became certified as an adoption specialist working with families in the process of adoption. Having been invited to be part of an adoption ceremony was one of my most rewarding experiences. I have also worked with adult men and women in the corrections system with co-occurring diagnoses.
A: Growing up I lived in upstate New York, central Florida and Puerto Rico. I completed my MS in Mental Health Counseling at Walden University. The most challenging class I took was statistics. I really enjoyed my classes that focused on theories and implementing theories into practice.
A: I was always the “the helper” at home and school growing up. Going into the mental health field was a natural transition. I like to help others in need and provide them with hope that they can achieve the life they want and deserve. Having worked in the corrections field, I was exposed to a population group that had not received the necessary services for substance use disorders or mental health diagnoses within their community. This led me to want to work with individuals who were at risk of being in that similar position.
A: I have been skydiving and most recently completed my first 6-mile obstacle course race.
A: I enjoy working with our clients and seeing them grow through their program. I also enjoy working with the staff at Hyde Park. We have a very caring and supportive team.
A: My belief that I could be a blessing to someone is my daily motivation.
A: Give yourself the opportunity to find yourself again. Treatment is an opportunity to get to know yourself from a whole new perspective in a caring, loving and supportive environment and that you don’t have to do it alone.