Meet Elizabeth

Life can is often imperfect, challenging, or even painful at times. There's no road map telling us which way to turn. No magic spell which can cast away those unwanted feelings. Thankfully, there is hope. Your life can be an amazing, beautiful adventure!  

Open Letter

Few of us reach adulthood without experiencing challenges, pain or loss. I believe my own experiences continued to navigate me towards my life's purpose, to help people. As a therapist, I help my clients heal from profoundly painful life experiences. I help you see your worth, deepen your connections, and live life to the fullest.

Looking back, every challenge I have faced is overshadowed by the joyful moments of my life. In the darkest, most painful times, I was never truly alone. There was always someone holding my hand – providing support, encouragement, and unconditional acceptance.

I share this with you because it's important you know we are all human, and we all need help at times. My story and personal experiences aren't any better or worse than anyone else's. We all have our own story to share. Every person deserves to have another person battling the darkness with them as they reach towards the light. Let me hear your story. Let me walk with you on your journey.


Gain clarity, navigate painful life experiences, & reconnect with yourself & loved one's. Find joy!

I've decided life's too short not to be myself. That means I wear jeans and Sperry's to work, laugh and joke with my clients, and curse on occasion. Our relationship is important, more important than the professional wall other therapists would prefer I build up brick by brick. I don't want to maintain a polite mask of distant professionalism. I have real relationships with my client.

I want you to feel safe to show me who you really are, which requires trust. But trust goes both ways. I want you to feel comfortable sharing all the shit life has thrown at you. As we work together to accomplish your goals, you'll also learn to be comfortable in your own skin.

Ultimately my approach is simple. I'm genuine, empathetic, honest, fully present, and when necessary straightforward. I meet you where you are while challenging you to move towards where you wish to be. My clients appreciate my ability to challenge them with compassion and humor. You aren't coming to counseling to have someone cosign everything you say and do. You're looking for honest feedback and support, which leads to real, lasting progress.

As a therapist, I'm honored to be a part of your journey towards healing, growth, and self-empowerment. It's a privilege to be entrusted with your deepest secrets. Therapy provides the spark you need, empowering yourself to create the life you deserve. You are not alone. I'm ready to walk beside you. There is no better time than the present. Contact me now.

Quick Snapshot

Focus & Specialties:

Types of Therapy:

Populations & Ages: 

  • College Student
  • Millennials  
  • Professional Adults 


Education & Clinical Experience

Elizabeth Hocker, M.Ed., LPC completed her Masters at Stephens College.


  • Masters of Education in Counseling from Stephens College
  • Bachelors of Art in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Missouri
  • Multicultural Certificate from the University of Missouri.


From an early age, I've cultivated unique and diverse experiences in the helping profession. I've had the pleasure of volunteering, training, and working in a variety of settings helping people from all walks of life at every stage of life, including kids, teens, college students, adults, and older adults. My colorful background provides a wide range of experience.

Thus far, I've focused on helping young adults and adults with substance use and addiction issues, self-esteem/self-worth, life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, and more.

Learning is a lifelong process!

Elizabeth Hocker believes learning is a lifelong process.

Clinical Qualification & Continues Training

Credentials: The State of Missouri, Licensed Professional Counselor (#2014037901)

As a lifelong learner, I continue to enhance my clinical skills through ongoing research, consultations, online training, workshops, professional conferences, which focus on evidence-based practices.  

As the daughter of an educator, I know the importance of pushing yourself to expand your mind daily. Knowledge sparks change, which is why I take the time to provide my clients with additional resources. My continued desire to help you fuel my passion for learning and growing! 

Outside of sessions, you'll find me...

Elizabeth Hocker Counseling

Spending time with my husband, family and friends.

Looking for an adventure, swimming, walking, or reading outside on my deck.

Looking for an adventure, swimming, walking, or reading outside on my deck.

Checking out the Aquarium in Florida with my husband.

Elizabeth Hocker Counseling

Looking for an adventure, swimming, walking, or reading outside on my deck.

Looking for an adventure, swimming, walking, or reading outside on my deck.

Looking for an adventure, swimming, walking, or reading outside on my deck.

Snuba Diving with my husband.

Elizabeth Hocker Counseling

Loving on my puppy, Isabel!

Looking for an adventure, swimming, walking, or reading outside on my deck.

Loving on my puppy, Isabel!

My Beautiful Spoiled Puppy.

Your journey towards healing and growth can begin now.

"Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up." - Brene Brown

Being vulnerable does not come naturally to many of us. We learn to build thick walls and hide behind masks of polite responses. Somewhere along the way, you may have internalized the message asking for help is a weakness. I'm here to tell you its the exact opposite. 

Asking for help and reaching out for support takes courage and strength beyond measure. Life is full of challenges, but you do not have to face them alone.  Let me walk beside YOU. 

Reach out today!

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Please complete my Consultation Form and let's find out if we are a good fit! There is no obligation to schedule a session by completing the form or after your optional FREE 15-minute consultation.  

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Please Note:  

I will always contact you within one business day. Therefore, if you do not hear from me, I did not receive your message. Please reach out again as I desire to help you in any way I can!

Elizabeth Hocker Counseling LLC

2100 Forum Blvd, Suite C-2, Columbia MO 65203

(573) 505-0071

Office Hours | By Appointment



Monday - Saturday

9 am - 7 pm

Phone: (573) 505-0071


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