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Elizabeth Franssen, LCSW, TF-CBT

Clinical Supervisor

Elizabeth joined the NEDFYS team in 2021 as an intern and now works as a Clinical Supervisor, Therapist, and Juvenile Justice Program Coordinator. Elizabeth provides counseling services to individuals and families and facilitates therapeutic diversion groups, including Re-Direct and Step-Up. 


Before joining the NEDFYS, Elizabeth interned at the Hope House for Teens through the Chicago Dream Center, where she coordinated a summer social-emotional learning program, provided individual counseling, and facilitated various therapeutic groups. Elizabeth also completed an internship with the Sarpy County Juvenile Justice Center in Nebraska, where she co-facilitated an adolescent support group and supervised various educational groups.


Elizabeth is passionate about empowering her clients through a strengths-based, relational, client-centered approach. 

Fun fact: Elizabeth loves to travel and is a classically trained opera singer. In college, she combined these two loves when she spent six months in South Africa singing in a university choir, studying, and working at a non-profit community organization.

Specialties 

  • Children & Adolescents 

  • Group and Individual Therapy

  • Restorative Justice 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Strengths-Based Approach

Education & Certifications

  • Loyola Chicago University, MSW, Specialization in Clinical Mental Health

  • Creighton University, BS, Psychology with a minor in music

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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