Kathleen McCormick, LCSW, MPH
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with additional training in public health. I have worked in many settings with many different kinds of people from homeless kids in the Haight Ashbury to gay men and lesbians with substance use problems to older adults with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression to the “worried well”. I have been a case manager, therapist, substance use specialist, trainer, clinical director and administrator. I have a broad range of interests in mental health but my main interest, above all, is to be open to what works to make people feel and do better without putting them into a diagnostic “box”. In my experience, healing is about what we didn’t know, what we now know and what we have yet to find out. The established wisdom should and can be challenged by new ideas. Let’s walk that tightrope together as we look at different strategies, both tried and true and new and shiny, that might help to make your life not only more bearable and comfortable but also, dare I say, more fun and meaningful.