Elizabeth “Lizzie” Doppler

Email: Elizabeth {at} kidmatterscounseling.com

Clinical Focus: Parents, Families, Children and Adolescents Ages 8-14

We have had a great experience with Lizzie! She is patient, insightful, and compassionate. She quickly connected with my daughter, and we’ve seen such a difference in my daughter’s ability to regulate her emotions” 

– Meghan H.


Social Anxiety | School-Based Anxiety | Separation Anxiety | Aggression | Anger | Big Behaviors | Depression | Grief and Loss | Trauma | Social Skills | Self Esteem Issues | Peer Related Issues | Friendship Navigation


Masters of Social Work (MSW), Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

Bachelors of Social Work (BSW), Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN


Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Crisis Prevention and Intervention Certified (CPI)
Illinois Medicaid–Comprehensive Assessment of Needs and Strengths Certified (IM+CANS)

Circle of Security Parent Facilitator


Parents want what’s best for their children, especially during their most important stages of development. However, parenting can be a difficult job, especially when a child experiences anxiety, misbehaves at school, or has trouble sleeping at night. All of these issues can cause stress and frustration for both the parent and the child.

At Kid Matters Counseling, we understand how overwhelming these challenges can be. I’m Lizzie Doppler, and as a child therapist, I specialize in working with children to help them identify their strengths and build upon them to overcome challenges.

By taking a strength-based approach, I empower children to work through their big emotions in a positive way. This approach not only helps children develop a positive self-image, but it also leads to amazing results in their behavior at school, home, and with friends.

As a parent, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed when your child is struggling. However, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. With our support, we can help you stop the cycle of meltdowns, receiving unwanted calls from school, or feeling helpless to support your child.

We offer a safe and judgment-free space for children to work through their emotions, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Schedule an appointment today and I look forward to working with your family.

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“My daughter was having such a hard time with all of the changes happening at home. She began to get physically aggressive and had meltdowns that were uncontrollable. Lizzie was able to connect with my daughter and helped her to not only understand her feelings better but she was able to communicate them in a healthy way.”

Katarina S.

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