Thank you for reading.
I have my Masters in Clinical Social Work. I have served on Chicago’s West Side (suburbs) and also here in MA through public and alternative schools, not-for-profits, and foster and adoption agencies for over 20 years. My students have survived and triumphed over abuse, neglect, trauma, death, a variety of losses, depression, anxiety and several other mental illnesses.
My work has always been to connect, or reconnect, my clients to their strengths, capabilities, hopes and dreams. I am seeking a NEADS Service Dog for therapy to help me with this pursuit. There is much research that supports the calming effect that a friendly, familiar, and highly skilled dog gives to a human.
Currently, I work in a not-for-profit to provide counseling to middle and high school students in their schools. Please join me in my effort to help heal and strengthen our children through the assistance of a therapy dog.
Thanks and gratitude,
Karin Peterson, LiCSW