Advanced MSW Intern
Colleen joins Positive Directions with a wealth of experience from her previous work in non-profits counseling individuals with severe mental illness as well as years of training and work in complementary somatic therapies including meditation, breathwork, yoga, qi gong, and fascia release training. Colleen utilizes a strengths-based approach incorporating both CBT and Narrative techniques as well as attachment theory in her work. She seeks to help clients find meaning in their current life situations in order to address problems and create a better future. Her skills include being able to provide empathy and compassion while empowering clients to understand and help themselves. Colleen has studied extensively on how stress and trauma affect the body and shares this information with her clients. She also uses mindfulness-based tools, as well as appropriate resources in the community to help clients navigate times of difficulty and distress with adequate support systems.
Colleen received her bachelors from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA and is in her advanced year of graduate school at Simmons University in Boston, MA. She will graduate in May 2020. In her spare time, Colleen enjoys hiking, rock climbing, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Colleen can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.