I received a Master of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago, where I focused on mental health. After 3000 hours of supervised practice in community mental health, I became licensed in the state of Illinois to practice therapy independently. I am currently licensed to practice independently in Wisconsin. I am a current member of the National Association of Social Workers.
LCSW stands for Licensed Clinical Social Worker. It is an official designation protected by the state of Wisconsin. Clinical social workers approach therapy from a specific point of view that values the whole experience of the person in his/her/their environment. Social workers look at the biological, mental, social, cultural, and spiritual aspects of a person and how they interact to make a unique self who interacts uniquely with the world. We are also guided by a code of ethics that affirms the dignity and worth of all people, especially those on the margins of society.