Position at CCPH: Social Work Intern
Year joined UMass: 2020
Clinical Interests: I aspire to be a generalist, bringing in various frameworks and interventions in collaboration with the folks I work with. My training is based in psychodynamic psychotherapy and I am interested in integrating narrative and relational work within the short-term, solution-focused model. I enjoy working with people experiencing eating/body image concerns, substance use/misuse/recovery, psychosis, persistent depression, relationship struggles, and trauma. I hold interest in queer identity exploration, work with children of immigrants, as well as other forms of identity-driven inquiry. Cultivating an anti-oppressive practice is life-long work and one that I am committed to.
Education: MSW candidate at Smith College School for Social Work, BA in Sustainable Agriculture from Sterling College.
Professional Experience: Last year I worked in a residential treatment center for people in recovery from substance misuse. I provided individual therapy, couples and family sessions, and co-facilitated a process group. Prior to my life as a social worker, I have been a farmer, teacher, community organizer, and school cafeteria manager.
More about me: I enjoy spending time with my dog, mountains and rivers, food projects, gardening, and finding balance between adventure, rootedness, and rest. I am proficient in Spanish.