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Liz Rosario, LCSW, ICDVP

Crisis Counselor

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella

Areas of Special Interest Heading link

Abuse and trauma, domestic violence, women’s mental health, identity and character development, family and relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, self-esteem development, self-compassion, multicultural counseling, life transitions, life skills development, coping skills development, and COVID-19 concerns.

Liaison To Heading link

  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES) Program

Languages Spoken Heading link

  • English
  • Spanish

What to Expect When Working with Me Heading link

There is a systems theory nature to my approach that highlights stengths-based, solution-focused, and trauma-informed practices. I believe we are constantly impacted by our environment that include family, friends, communities, and instituitions and the relationship we have with them. We sometimes internalize these interactions and it makes it hard to cope. With interventions, we can better understand these dynamics and learn how to overcome the unhelpful thoughts and emotions.


As your counselor, you can expect kindness and a willingness to understand. I will be a motivating source to help you to identify the needs and options you may have available. We would work together to problem solve and work through barriers. My goal is to always be helpful, thoughtful, and supportive while you are on your journey.

Education and Training Heading link

Masters in Social Work  |  Dominican University  |  2017

Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional

What I Do at the Counseling Center Heading link

As a Crisis Counselor, I:

  • Assess and collaborate with students to ensure safety
  • Provide supportive and thoughtful brief intervention
  • Assist students in identifying and utilizing resources
  • Ensure students are connected with their longer-term provider(s)

About Me Heading link

I was always a “helper” in my life and always knew that was what I wanted to do for a living. I am a Chicago native, Latinx, advocate. I am passionate about social justice issues particularly with marginalized folx. I am an advocate in many spaces but especially in anti-racism, feminism, violence against women prevention, and intimate partner violence prevention.


I am a UIC alumn and Dominican University graduate. During my graduate studies, I got the opportunity to study abroad in Guatemala and Uganda and worked with indigenous folx experiencing politcal oppression and marginalized elder persons. This experience allowed me to have a better global perspective about our systems.


On a personal note, I am a big nerd who loves to learn about anything. Some of my favorite topics are history, political science, real estate, and architecture. I am a huge Star Wars fan and obsess about animals. If it were up to me I would have a farm in the middle of Chicago (can’t take this city girl out of the city).