BS, Youth Studies, Sociology, and Family Social Science; MSW, 2015. I am originally from Boise, Idaho, and spent most of my life in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. I currently live in Charlotte, North Carolina.
After graduation I spent a year working at the Community University Health Care Clinic (CUHCC) as an Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) Worker. My primary role was to assist in the process of helping clients achieve self-sufficiency and independence in their communities through developing, practicing, and mastering skills to reduce and manage mental health symptoms.
After a year at CUHCC, I became the Senior Social Worker for the Pediatric Clinic at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). Though my time there was short, I was able to work as part of the treatment teams for both Child Maltreatment and the Pediatric Gender and Sexual Health Clinic. This position also offered opportunities to collaborate with leadership to develop new protocols related at-risk patients and situations where parents became incapacitated due to medical issues.
Currently, I am a Clinical Social Worker in the Atrium Health Levine Children's Specialty Center (LCSC) providing psychosocial support for pediatric patients in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Genetics. Most patients that we serve have chronic medical conditions and illnesses that require an extensive course of treatment and face a multitude of psychosocial barriers. My mission in my current role has been to promote health and healing through mental health support and holistic approaches to care. In my time here we have launched several initiatives helping out patients access the care they need. If you’d like to learn more about what I do or have experienced, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!