Staff Spotlight: Meet Liz Hall, LMHC, Clinical Director at Banyan Hyde Park


Banyan Hyde Park is the newest addition to the Banyan Treatment Center network of facilities. 

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. 

Q: Tell us a little about your professional background, any notable accomplishments/recognitions/awards:

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. 

Q: Where did you grow up and what college(s) did you attend? What areas of study? Least and most favorite classes?

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.

Q: Why did you decide to work in the field of mental health and addiction treatment?

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.  

Q: What has been your most exciting or unique life experience?

A: I have been skydiving and most recently completed my first 6-mile obstacle course race.

Q: What do you enjoy most out of the day-to-day job as Executive Director?

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.

Q: What motivates you?

A: My belief that I could be a blessing to someone is my daily motivation.

Q: Any advice to give to a client who is curious about treatment for the first time?

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.

For more information on our addiction treatment center for women in Tampa and which levels of care we provide, please contact us at (813)-670-9505.


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Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.