Sheena is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW #101704). Sheena joins PEP as a recent transplant from New York City where she grew up taking in all the different personalities that make it home for her. Sheena believes in the possibility of everybody she meets and is honored to be on whatever your journey may look like. She focuses on relationships of power in our lives and stays aware of the way that power impacts our movements. She is a firm believer that we all have the capacity to make our own history and will work with you to consider the past and present circumstances that may obscure the path for that change and growth. In every crisis there is a seizable moment for something new.
Sheena earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Columbia University in 2021. Her passion for mental health and social work came in part from her social justice and abolitionist work and in part from the inspiration of her grandmother—herself a lifelong social worker. She gained her clinical experience at Delta Behavioral Health, a DBT clinic in Wilmington, North Carolina as well as at Crisis Text Line and at the North County LGBTQ Resource Center in Oceanside, CA. In her Master's education, Sheena focused heavily on the way power informs what we perceive as possible and how to work with people and groups to develop the best course for action to overcome those obstacles. Her main areas of focus were with LGBTQ populations particularly people exploring their relationship with their gender as well as people who experience suicidal ideation. She will always ask: how can we together build a world worth living in? You are not alone.
Sheena has training in DBT, LGBTQ-Focused CBT, strengths-based interventions, motivational interviewing, and suicide assessment and treatment. Sheena is under the clinical supervision of Sue Boyd, LCSW, BCD.