Dr. Elizabeth Markle is a licensed psychologist, speaker, writer, and the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Open Source Wellness, an Oakland-based nonprofit organization dedicated to generating health, wellbeing, and human connection via “Community As Medicine.” Open Source Wellness partners with clinical healthcare providers, payors, and community organizations (predominantly YMCAs) to catalyze, design, and deliver trauma-informed and joyful health coaching programs that achieve health outcomes and financial sustainability while generating belonging, connection, and resilience.
Elizabeth is also an Associate Professor of Community Mental Health at California Institute of Integral Studies, where she trains emerging psychotherapists who intend to work in public and nonprofit settings from a systemic perspective. She earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University and her M.A. in Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She received clinical training at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard University, and completed her postdoctoral training in Primary Care Mental Health Integration at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
Elizabeth is devoted to uplifting vitality, vulnerability, and humanity in all of her work, and delights in facilitating transformational retreats and workshop experiences for diverse audiences. She serves as a consultant around innovation in behavioral health, community mental health, primary care behavioral health integration, therapist training, wellness, and clinic-community integration. Her first book, CONNECTED: Community As Medicine, will be published in 2024.