Grace Lucchese, MSW Candidate

Mental Health Graduate Intern
Brief info

I like to think of myself as a professional helper! For as long as I can remember I have always been the kind of person who others come to for help, advice, or just for a listening ear. It’s not a surprise to me that I ended up in this profession as social workers essentially are professional helpers.

I strongly believe that behavior is a reaction to the environment you’re in. Kids have lots of behaviors and lots of reactions as they learn how to adapt to a new and ever-changing world. I mean, I’m still learning and adapting! But I think it’s truly a beautiful thing to be able to help others adapt and process in their environment in a healthy and effective way.

Encompassing the whole brain technique and teaching kids about how they can use their brain to get out those big emotions is something that I have seen first hand work successfully.  Along with evidence-based practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I would be so excited to help your little learn the skills to process those big emotions.

Together we will find tips and tricks that work best for the little because as we know, not one kid is the same. We all have different lived experiences and even in a shorter lifetime, it’s important that we individualize and cater to each kiddos needs! As Bob the Builder would say, “YES WE CAN!”