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Elizabeth Franssen, MSW

Counselor

Elizabeth works at our Addison office, where she provides counseling and case management services for individuals, couples, and families. Additionally, Elizabeth co-facilitates Step-Up, a group probation diversion program for adolescents, and serves on the crisis intervention team where she collaborates with local law enforcement.

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

 

Elizabeth is passionate about increasing access to quality mental health services and empowering the clients she serves through a collaborative approach at NEDFYS. 

Fun fact: Elizabeth loves to travel and is a classically trained opera singer. In college she was able to combine 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 

  • Juvenile Justice

  • Children & Adolescents 

  • Group and Individual therapy

Education & Certifications

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

  • Creighton University, BS, Psychology