Elizabeth Diaz is a Child and Adolescent Bilingual Therapist at the Children's Advocacy Center. Elizabeth started in early 2015 to provide individual and group therapy for children who have experienced sexual abuse and their non-offending caregivers.
Elizabeth holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago where she focused on Cognitive Behavioral Therapies including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. Elizabeth also holds two Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Music from Loyola University Chicago. Elizabeth brings her experience in providing individual and group therapy and crisis intervention with children, adolescents, adults and their family systems. In addition, Elizabeth is trained to work with individual with behavioral or emotional deficits, adjustment disorder, depression, ADHD and developmental disorders including autism spectrum disorder and dyslexia.
As a professional flutist, Elizabeth is a strong advocate for the use of music, theater and other arts as forms of intervention, prevention and rehabilitation for children who require therapeutic services. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the International Association for Social Workers with Groups.