Eliza Sanford is originally from Dothan, Alabama, where she eventually relocated to Atlanta in 2020. Eliza received her Bachelor of Musical Arts from Birmingham-Southern College and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. Eliza’s undergraduate thesis centered around how music can psychologically, mathematically, and chemically affect the brain.
Eliza grew up in a family that fostered pregnant, homeless teenagers, intellectually disabled adults, and acted as a safe house for Alabama’s Department of Human Resources for endangered children. Eliza began working in the mental health field in high school, as she tutored students with intellectual disabilities and severe mental illness. In college, Eliza worked with children and families of children with ASD in behavioral management. Later, Eliza began working as an intern at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Spain Rehab inpatient unit. During her master’s program, Eliza began working in a residential eating disorder treatment facility, an outpatient clinic for eating disorders, as well as completed her clinical internship at Emory Wesley-Woods Hospital Outpatient Transitions Program.
Eliza is currently awaiting her Associate Professional Counseling license, and in the future, may pursue a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Eliza enjoys performing in bands, reading thriller novels, and traveling with friends and family.