WHAT'S A LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker is a professional who's earned a master's degree in Clinical Social Work from an accredited institution. A Clinical Social Worker has been trained in clinical theoretical frameworks that are strength-based and person-centered. Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker also requires at least 2 years of post-graduate client contact hours, as well as a minimum of 90 hours of clinical supervision from a licensed clinician. In addition, while working toward earning their masters, Clinical Social Workers are expected to complete 2 years of practicum experience.
My Educational Background:
Clinical Social Work (MSW)
Widener University, Philadelphia, 2012
Human Sexuality-Clinical (M.Ed.)
Widener University, Philadelphia, 2012
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, 2009
Post-Graduate Education and Training:
Apprenticeship in the Art of Narrative Practice
David Epston, Kay Ingamells, and Tom Carlson
March 2017 - Present
Yearlong Advanced Narrative Therapy
Evanston Family Therapy Center
Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
Evanston, IL, Jan 2017 - Present
Training Through Transcripts
Kay Ingamells, Narrative Therapist
July 2016 - March 2017
Externalizing Practice Intensive
Stephen Gaddis, Ph.D.
Narrative Therapy Initiative, The Salem Center
Salem, MA, Oct 2016.
Discovery Learning, Advanced Narrative
Stephen Madigan and David Nylund
Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy
Vancouver, BC, Sept, 2016
Certificate Program in Narrative Therapy
Caspersen Training Center
Minneapolis, MN, 2015-2016.
Intensive Narrative Therapy Training
Narrative Therapy Centre of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Summer 2015.
I frequently attend a variety of conferences, nationally and internationally:
Therapeutic Conversations, Vancouver
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy / ACBS
Clinical Work Experience:
Adolescent and Family Therapist
Denver Health Medical Center (STEP)
Denver, CO, Nov 2015 – Present.
Adult Outpatient Psychotherapist
Aurora Mental Health Center
Aurora, CO, Jun 2014 – Nov 2015.
Sexual Abuse Intervention Therapist
Denver, CO, May 2012 – Jun 2014.
Clinical Internship Experience:
Adolescent Offense-Specific Therapist
Joseph J. Peters Institute
Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2012
Adult Outpatient Therapist
Northwestern Human Services
Sharon Hill, PA, 2010-2011
Human Sexuality, Graduate Social Work
GSSW, University of Denver, 2018
Sociology, Undergraduate Course
Red Rocks Community College, 2013
I am licensed in the state of Colorado as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I earned masters' degrees in Clinical Social Work (MSW) and Human Sexuality (M.Ed.) from Widener University in Pennsylvania. Prior to that, I earned my bachelors degree in Psychology, with concentrations in Health and Sociology from Montclair State University in New Jersey. I am a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) through the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
I have been practicing therapy in the Denver area since 2012. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am professionally and formally trained in Narrative therapy, but also utilize additional therapeutic modalities depending on my clients’ needs.
I see clients presenting with a variety of mental health and behavioral problems. However, I specialize on Sexuality-related concerns such as sexual self-control problems and sexual deviance. I also provide couples therapy, combining Narrative practices with traditional Sex Therapy models. I currently work with adolescents and adults. I specialize in working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth, not only on issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity, but also mental health and behavioral concerns including substance abuse, anger, and problematic sexual behaviors, among others.
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