Priscilla is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Iowa. She has a Masters in Teaching with a specialization in early childhood education from the University of Chicago. Priscilla has focused her work with children and families for over 25 years providing clinical services, school collaborations and facilitating workshops. For the last 13 years she has worked with individuals of all ages experiencing issues related to loss. She is certified as a Fellow in Thanatology from the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Priscilla is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and served on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC).
“Grief is a funny thing because you don't have to carry it with you for the rest of your life. After a bit, you set it down by the roadside and walk on and leave it resting there." - Rosamunde Pilcher
There is no formula for coping with grief, loss, or life transitions. Loss is a part of everyday life and occurs at a death of a loved one, a life transition, loss of a job, an accident, following a divorce or separation, loss of hopes or dreams. Even celebrated transitions such a child leaving for college can create many life changes. Sometimes emotions or symptoms occur from a loss experienced years earlier. As a professional who is knowledgeable about the many layers of grief and loss, I create an environment that encourages the exploration of personal strengths and coping strategies to help meet client’s goals.
I look forward to working with you and welcome you to contact me with any questions.