Thank you for reading.
I have my Masters in Clinical Social Work. I have served on Chicago’s West Side, its suburbs and 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 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