Liz Afton, LMSW, is passionate about healing through relationships while affirming the self-determination of those impacted by personal, systemic, and inter-generational trauma. At SWP, Liz provides bilingual trauma-informed therapy and case management to immigrants with barriers to documentation, LGBTQ community members, people involved in the criminal justice system, and survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking. She also trains legal, medical, and social service professionals on sex worker sensitivity, harm reduction, human rights, and person-centered models of care.
Liz has been providing advocacy and emotional support services in a variety of settings for over ten years. She holds an MSW with a focus in Immigration and Refugee Issues from Hunter College School of Social Work, and a BA in the Study of Women and Gender from Smith College. Liz is invested in life-long learning, with a current interest in herbal medicine, creative arts therapies, and other embodied practices that sustain community connection and wellness.