Elizabeth (Liza) Thayer, Ph.D.
Beacon Behavioral Services
40 Dale Rd., Suite 201
Avon,CT 06001

(860) 676-9350 (voice)
(860) 678-7178 (fax)


Elizabeth (Liza) Thayer, Ph.D.

Dr. Thayer received her Ph.D. in 1978 from the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Thayer has expertise in parent counseling for divorced or separated parents. She works closely with many family attorneys in the Hartford area. She also specializes in working with women, children, adolescents and families.

Dr. Thayer is a former member of the Connecticut Board of Examiners in Psychology and former Chairperson of the Appeals Committee for the Certificate of Professional Qualifications in Psychology, of the National Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Connecticut Psychological Association. Dr. Thayer is listed in the National Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology. In 2004 and 2009, Dr. Thayer received The Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Psychology Award from the Connecticut Psychological Association. She is also trained as a Collaborative Divorce mental health professional and a divorce mediator. Dr. Thayer is on the board of the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce and the board of the Children’s Law Center.

Dr. Thayer co-authored two books entitled The Co-Parenting Survival Guide and Adult Children of Divorce, both published by New Harbinger.

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