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Lisa Bratsburg

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Facts

One of the most moving experiences I have encountered in my lifetime was visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

I hiked [part] of the Appalachian Trail.

My favorite food is pizza, every day, all day!

“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” Anne Frank

Profile

My interest and passion in social work began when I was a child myself.  I was able to volunteer for local schools and agencies, which offered experience meeting families of all different walks of faith, beliefs, cultures and kiddos.  These unique experiences further solidified my interest and passion for working in the social work field.  My other passions in life are my love for my family and my love for the Mitten!  As a family, we enjoy spending time outdoors any chance we can get,  especially exploring the beauty of Michigan in the summer!  I encourage practicing healthy self-care and mindfulness techniques in my work, and do my best to do the same!  I truly feel that it is a privilege to be welcomed into families’ lives and share in their child’s experience of how they view the world.  I love learning of their hopes, dreams, and unique interests.

Education

Grand Valley State University, Bachelor's of Social Work

2006

Loyola University Chicago, Master's Degree in Social Work; School Social Work Specialization

2008

Experience

I have experience working with children identified with neurodevelopmental differences in the residential setting as well as providing outpatient therapy, home based therapy, and case management services for families.  I have worked closely with school personnel providing therapy services within the school setting and have experience creating and implementing helpful school interventions.  With greater interest in understanding the impacts of childhood trauma I pursued a clinical position completing and supervising Neurodevelopmental Trauma Assessments.  As I have continued my social work journey and broadening my experience, I have been fortunate to find this opportunity to work with DE which allows me to work more directly with children and families!