I’m Raeann and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I earned my MSW at Governor State University after a long road of exploration to my dreams. I started my education a Millikin University as a nursing assistant, where I found my love and passion for mental health during my senior year. At that time, I transferred to GSU, obtained my BSW, and completed my MSW with a focus on holistic treatment in 2014.
Most of my career the past 6 years has been doing therapy on the inpatient setting with a high focus on crisis intervention. I have been effectively running therapy groups with a CBT and DBT focus, as well as doing individual therapy with clients with an array of diagnosis, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and substance use. While I trust and believe in modern medicine, I believe there is more to treatment that clients should participate in. In therapy, I like to focus on everyone’s strengths, values, and interests to help them learn new coping skills to create healthy lifestyle habits. By changing personal responses to emotions and rationalizing thoughts, I believe all people can overcome internal struggles and obtain happiness.