Liz Carrasco is a licensed psychotherapist and Clinical Director at Signs of Hope. Liz earned her Master of Social Work degree (MSW) and her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice at UNLV. She is also currently a Trauma Psychology PhD student at Northcentral University. Liz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and specializes in working with victims of interpersonal violence and sexual trauma.
Liz has worked with survivors of power based violence for the past twelve years. Liz’s clinical training includes working with foster care children, adults, youth, mandated clients in the CPS and criminal justice systems, and post-prison re-entry clients. She is a clinical supervisor for the Board of Examiners for Nevada Social Workers, is passionate about working with clients who have experienced trauma and abuse, and enjoys training other professionals to work with survivors of trauma.
Prior to becoming a clinician, Liz worked as a court and victim advocate for a domestic violence shelter; a mediation specialist for victim-offender cases for justice court; a case manager, a constituent relations specialist for a former US Senator, a public information officer, a fundraiser, and a community and political organizer. Liz is well versed in diversity issues and is a passionate ally for social justice, anti-racism, gendered anti-violence, and oppression-based issues.
Liz is a part-time instructor for the UNLV School of Social Work where she teaches bachelor-level courses for students preparing to become social workers. Liz is also an agency field instructor for the UNLV School of Social Work and has supervised and trained master level students completing their practicum hours to help prepare them to become clinical interns and future psychotherapists. Liz previously worked for several years at the UNLV Student Counseling Center where she oversaw the interpersonal violence program for the university, and supervised doctoral psychology interns and practicum students in the clinical mental health counseling, couple and family therapy, and social work graduate programs. Liz also provided diversity training and coaching for university faculty.
Liz was born in Mexico City but has lived the majority of her life in the United States, and as such, considers herself to be bi-lingual and bi-cultural. Las Vegas has been her home for over 40 years, she is a lifelong UNLV Runnin’ Rebels fan, a Golden Knights fan, a die-hard Star Wars fan and her hobbies include reading, singing, baking, and binge-watching good dramas on television.