Welcome to my website, Deep Roots in Frost

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with individuals, couples and families in Silicon Valley, CA.  If you are feeling overwhelmed and would like help, please find out more about me

This website is a chance to share resources which I have found interesting, inspiring or useful. There are great quotes, favorite books, inspirational writings, and  community resources. Topics include counseling, parenting, disability & special needs and personal growth. Click here to find out what's new.

Elizabeth Batson 

All that is gold does not glitter, 

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither, 

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.   

                                            -- JRR Tolkien

NEW! Process Painting Workshops

I Have Needs Too!
is now available in English and Spanish. This book offers insight and advice for parents on how to support the child whose brother or sister has special needs.

Recent Announcements

  • Keeping Your Relationship Strong Keeping Your Relationship Strong - a workshop for overwhelmed parents on February 7th in Aptos, sponsored by  SPIN (Special Parents Information Network) in Santa Cruz.
    Posted Jan 16, 2013, 4:23 PM by Elizabeth Batson
  • First Friday Process Painting Workshops Starting in February, Process Painting Workshops will be held from 9:00 - 11:45 am on the first Friday of the month. The workshop will be at the Process Therapy ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2013, 4:18 PM by Elizabeth Batson
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Thoughts & Reflections

  • Parents Create Memories for Siblings of Special Needs Kids In a recent workshop on juggling the needs of your family, I put up a slide that said, "Create Memories of Good Times".Every part of that message is important ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2012, 10:51 PM by Elizabeth Batson
  • Finding the invincible summer within This essay captures my own feelings about living through difficult times.From Invincible Summer by Reverend Bruce ClearIn the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2011, 4:13 PM by Elizabeth Batson
  • Learning to Worry When I was in high school, a friend told me, "Worry is like a rocking chair. You spend a lot of energy going back and forth but you never get ...
    Posted May 29, 2011, 11:27 PM by Elizabeth Batson
  • Counseling: The gift of a job I love It is so amazing to go to work. I spend the day listening to people and helping them discover their preferred path through life. I used to say that I ...
    Posted May 29, 2011, 11:28 PM by Elizabeth Batson
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Favorite Quotes

  • Hope grows when we recognize that the future is still open Hope holds the truth that the future is open, uncertain and influenceable. We don't know what the future holds, but we know that we have the power to influence ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2013, 4:21 PM by Elizabeth Batson
  • Translating motivation to habit “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2013, 9:52 PM by Elizabeth Batson
  • It's not failure, it's an experiment! I haven't failed. I've found 10,000 ways that won't work.                             -- Benjamin Franklin
    Posted Dec 14, 2012, 10:52 PM by Elizabeth Batson
  • Taking Risks It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.      --  J.K. Rowling
    Posted Oct 31, 2012, 10:49 PM by Elizabeth Batson
  • Comparisons cause insecurity The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel.         - Steve Furtick
    Posted Oct 15, 2012, 2:20 PM by Elizabeth Batson
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