Throughout my time at Western New England University and Westfield State University I have completed over 1,500 hours within the professional field.
River Valley Counseling Center (Chicopee, MA)
As a graduate student in the M.S.W program at Westfield State University I completed a clinical focused placement at River Valley Counseling Center. Throughout the year I completed over 600 hours of clinical experience. Following the completion of the internship I was hired as a school-based clinician.
River Valley Counseling Center, Inc. provides a community-based behavioral health, support and healthcare service to individuals and families. Our culturally competent, skilled and compassionate staff is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in our community through services delivered with respect and dignity.
The Children's Study Home (Springfield, MA)
As a senior in the B.S.W program at Western New England University I completed my placement at the Children's Study Home Family program where I served as a Family Support Worker and worked with families to reach family stabilization. I completed over 500 hours at The Children's Study Home.
The Children’s Study Home is dedicated to partnering with families by providing innovative and educational programs and services that strengthen children and families; empowering them to succeed at home, within the community, and throughout life.
Rick's Place (Wilbraham, MA)
Throughout my junior and senior year I interned and volunteered at Rick's Place as a group facilitator. Rick's Place is an agency that provides bereavement support to grieving children and their families. While an intern and volunteer at Rick's Place I completed over 200 hours of service.
Rick's Place is a place of remembrance. A place where young people and their families can remember those in their life who have died.
Out Now (Springfield, MA)
During my spring semester of my junior year at Western New England University I completed my macro focused internship at Out Now. Out Now is an agency that provides a safe space for queer youth & allies to learn about themselves, create performance art, develop leadership skills, explore the history of the LGBTQ movement. I completed over 115 hours at Out Now.
Out Now is a youth led, adult advised, queer youth organization that works to promote harm reduction, self determination, and community building through anti-oppression organizing.
Gray House (Springfield, MA)
During my first semester as a freshman at Western New England University I completed my first placement at the Gray House as a mentor in their after school program. The Gray House serves as a neighborhood service to help families in need in the North End of Springfield. I completed approximately 35 hours at The Gray House.
The mission of The Gray House is “to help its neighbors facing hardships to meet their immediate and transitional needs by providing food, clothing and educational services in a safe, positive environment in the North End of Springfield.”