Malcolm Pradia, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.

Position at CCPH: Psychiatric Social Worker

Year joined UMass: 2019

Education: 2013 MSW, Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton MA; 2010 BA, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA.

Clinical Approach: Malcolm is a clinical social worker who recognizes therapy as an intentional space to explore thoughts and feelings openly without judgement. His practice is to use therapy as an opportunity to better understand ourselves and our own emotional needs. He believes that this particular awareness can be supportive in making meaningful connections to the world around us and can leave us feeling less stressed and less worried in life. We can instead use this sense of connection to enjoy the type of community that promotes feelings of security, belonging, and presence.

Malcolm is often thinking about the ways systems of oppression are at the center of our suffering and that in fact there is nothing inherently wrong or bad about ourselves. He especially values his work with those that are coming to similar conclusions.

More about me: Malcolm is a UMass alumnus, dog dad, and person who enjoys comedy and laughter.