Liz Loerke, LMSW Liz Loerke, LMSW is a practicing psychotherapist, freelance writer, and editor. She is a former staff editor at Real Simple, writing about health, wellness, and lifestyle starting in 2016. Her work has been published in Men's Journal, Mental Floss, and other publications. Highlights: * Licensed Master Social Worker * Mental Health First Aid Certification * Over 10 years of experience as a writer and editor * Former staff editor, Real Simple & US Weekly About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.