Liz Afton

Liz Afton, LMSW, is passionate about fostering healing and affirming self-determination of those impacted by personal, systemic, and inter-generational trauma. As a Counselor/Advocate at the Sex Workers Project, she provides bilingual 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 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.