Dr. Elizabeth Shands

  • Dr. Elizabeth Shands

    Ph.D, Executive Director
    Licensed Psychologist
    Certified School Psychologist III

Liz is was born in Greenville, SC but grew up in Sumter, SC. She earned a BA in Elementary Education from Furman University and taught fifth grade in Sumter, SC prior to relocating to Memphis, TN for graduate school, where she earned both an MS in Psychology and a PhD in Psychology, with a concentration in School Psychology, from the University of Memphis.

Liz completed an American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited internship with Lewisville Independent School District in Lewisville, Texas in 2007-2008. Liz completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Clarity in 2008-2009 and returned to Clarity as the Director of the Learning and Psychology Department in 2015, after serving as school psychologist in Greenville County Schools for six years. As a Clarity psychologist specializing in evaluation, Liz enjoys being a “learning doctor,” diagnosing the concerns and recommending treatments.

When not at Clarity, Liz enjoys spending time with her family of four, including her husband, two children (5 years and 2 year old), and their dog, Rocky. Together, they enjoy camping and hiking. She also loves watching college basketball (Go Tigers Go!) and running. Her favorite ice cream flavor is Moose Tracks.

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