I work in an environment where no two days are the same. As a social worker in the mental health field, I provide therapy, coordination of care, and case management services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness who live in Washtenaw County. This means that I spend part of my time providing supportive services to ensure that their basic needs (shelter, housing, food, clothing, medications, etc.) are being met either through our agency's services or through other community resources, and part of my time providing individual and group therapy services. My position is in an outpatient clinic, working alongside psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and other administrative professionals. I also have the opportunity to collaborate with various health systems and other social service agencies in the community, like Fresh Start Clubhouse, Catholic Social Services, Avalon Housing, etc. Although there is no "typical day" at my office, I love empowering the people I work with to accomplish their goals and make strides in their recovery from mental illness.
||Mental Health Professional
Univeristy of Michigan, Master of Social Work, Ann Arbor, MI
||Pleasant Valley High School, Bettendorf, IA