As a social worker, I work with patients in the Brain Health and Wellness (BHW) Clinics. I provide services in the Advanced Clinic and Complex Clinic, caring for patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) of various levels of severity. I also work with the families of children with other general pediatric rehabilitation needs and spinal cord injuries. Our clinicians care for patients with prolonged symptoms and other complex health problems.
In addition, I serve families and patients in the Functional Independence ReSToration (FIRST) program. The focus of this program is treating children and adolescents suffering from chronic pain.
I do my best to understand the unique environment that patients and families thrive in so I can provide support and resources that suit their specific family needs. My approach to patient care starts with getting to know patients and their families. I find it essential to develop a relationship with the families I work with to understand their needs better. I often act as a liaison to connect patients and families to resources within their home communities.
I am passionate about helping others, especially children and families. I love making a difference in their lives. All humans need connection and need to be seen, valued and heard. This desire to connect and care is something that drives the work of a social worker. My passion is to ensure everyone knows they have worth, and that starts with making certain people feel a sense of safety by having their needs met in their own environment.
When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family. We are avid visitors and members of the Cincinnati Zoo and go as often as possible.