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Liz Cheely, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Vet Met Counselor
Work Phone: 706-542-2273
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Biographical Info

Elizabeth Cheely is a Licensed Clinical Social worker who joined the CAPS staff in 2012. She earned a BS degree in Psychology and MSW from the University of Georgia. Ms. Cheely has past experience in working with clients with developmental disabilities, child welfare, and trauma survivors. Ms. Cheely’s approach is to create a compassionate and client centered environment that encourages personal growth and positive change. Her special areas of interest include self-esteem, adjustment, trauma, and family of origin and relationship issues. Liz also serves as an embedded clinician at the College of Veterinary Medicine and is part of the AAVMC’s Veterinary Mental Health Professionals (VMHP); a specialized group focused on vet med wellbeing.

Completed Dawg Ally and/or Global Ally programs. This additional training helps ensure health equity for all patients and clients by promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare.

My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

What I Like Most About UGA and the Surrounding Community: I love that Athens is a small town but also has so many opportunities. Athens has good food, music, sports, outdoor activities, etc. so I can always find something interesting and exciting to do. As a UGA graduate I have lived in Athens for quite a while now and feel lucky to call it home!

What I do for Self-Care: For self-care I enjoy reading, crocheting, baking, being with my family and friends, and Georgia football (Go Dawgs!)

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Updated 6 months ago.