Elizabeth Lerfald

Counselor Intern

Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from Bethel University and her certificate in addiction counseling from Adler Graduate School, where she is also working on her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She approaches substance use treatment from the view of harm reduction while assisting individuals towards abstinence. Elizabeth enjoys exploring different cultures, traditions, family systems and learning more about how they impact an individual’s core beliefs and is very passionate about social justice and helping survivors of human trafficking. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, working out, painting and photography.

Why Did You Choose Northstar Behavioral Health?

I decided on Northstar Behavioral Health because, while I have a passion for working with individuals who have been sexually exploited or trafficked, I wanted to get back to working with individuals in a treatment setting. The first impression that I experienced in the first interview is the same as how it is day to day. I chose to work at NBH as I am very interested in providing services to those struggling with substance use and mental health concerns.