About Jess

Hi! Welcome to Social Work Sagas. A place where social workers (and other people in the helping professions) can come to learn, laugh, and share their own experiences.

About Social Work Sagas

I’ve always been passionate about helping others. My mother was a counselor so growing up I learned about counseling and the benefits it has for people. I also learned that you don’t make much money doing it (which is why I told my mom I was going to do what my daddy did because “he makes more money”). But alas, here I am, following in my mother’s footsteps.

I graduated with my MSW and am now a Licensed Social Worker. I have been working in a residential substance abuse program since then. I worked as a counselor, supervisor, and director for the residential programs and let’s just say I’ve had my fair share of fun (aka crazy).

Throughout my time as a social worker thus far I have met so many wonderful clinicians. One thing I noticed about all of them is this: we need humor to survive this profession! It’s very rewarding, we wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t. But sometimes it’s pretty damn HARD! Having the ability to laugh at crazy situations or something a client did can be life saving some days. Burnout is a real thing and humor can help alleviate some of that!

Why Social Work Sagas?

I wanted to create a space where clinicians can get together and share ideas, insight, and stories. It’s so important that we are able to communicate with one another in this profession. Not only can you learn new ideas from other people with a different perspective, you can also make lasting relationships (both personal and professional).

Goal of Social Work Sagas

The goal of this website is simply to bring us together. Connection is important. We stress relationship building to our clients all the time but often forget to nurture our own relationships. Sometimes it can feel like we’re floating on an island in this field so having a space to connect and feel heard and validated is something I strive to do with Social Work Sagas.

I also hope to be able to help educate new social workers as they enter the field and provide them with snippets of my life and experiences (and yours too!) so that they can be better prepared for the “real world” when the time come to venture out into the field!

 

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Jess 🙂

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