Amelia Glogowski, MSSA, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

"I believe that we thrive most when we are supported as unique individuals within our social context—i.e. within our families, friendships, and communities. That's why I love working not only with children and teens but also with caregivers, couples, and families. It is a privilege to work at an organization that honors both the individual and their social community, and to get to walk alongside families as they grow. "

Amelia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master's of Social Science Administration (MSW equivalent) from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.  She also attended the University of Chicago where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Comparative Human Development.  Prior to Talk-a-While, Amelia worked with children, teens, caregivers, and families in their own homes to help solve problems related to chronic disease management, the parent-child relationship, depression, anxiety, problematic sexual behavior, oppositional defiance, school avoidance, substance use, and more. She also has experience working with couples.  Amelia sees the therapeutic relationship as the cornerstone of good therapy.  She is passionate about evidence-based practices but is flexible and attentive to what works for specific individuals.  She believes that all individuals and families have strengths that can be utilized in treatment.  Likewise, she believes that being neurodivergent comes with both strengths and challenges, and that neither one cancels out the other.

Licensing and Education

  • Clincial Social Work License #87881

  • Master of Science in Social Administration, Case Western Reserve University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

Specialized Certification/Training

  • Multisystemic Therapy

  • Multisystemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behaviors (MST-PSB)

  • Exposure and Ritual Prevention for OCD

Clinical Background​

     

  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Novel Interventions in Children's Health Program at Stanford, Palo Alto, CA

    • evaluated and assessed barriers to health care access and health outcomes

    • implemented strategic family and systems-level interventions with families of youth with complex chronic illnesses (ages 0-21) through in-home visits and daily phone communication

    • utilized motivational interviewing, mindfulness techniques, structural and strategic therapies, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy as part of clinical interventions

    • collaborated with medical personnel and families in outpatient visits, ER visits, and hospitalizations to develop medically-appropriate strategies for managing barriers

    • assisted families in accessing resources through collaboration with schools, children and family services, and mental health providers

    • delivered 24/7 on-call crisis management support

  • Applewood Centers, Inc., Multisystemic Therapist, Cleveland, OH

    • provided intensive in-home and community-based psychotherapy for families of youth ages 10-18 exhibiting problem sexual and other delinquent behaviors 

    • conducted psychosocial assessments, provided diagnoses using DSM-5, and developed individualized treatment plans

    • created safety plans and provided 24/7 on-call crisis management support

    • assisted parents/caregivers in developing social and advocacy skills to more effectively collaborate with extended family, peer networks, school
      systems, the juvenile justice system, and children and family services

    • provided case management and referrals to social service agencies

  • The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland, OH 

    • conducted biopsychosocial mental health intakes, assessments and diagnoses for new clients

    • provided individual and couples therapy for clients ages 18 through 65 with adjustment disorder, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, acute stress disorder, and substance abuse

    • co-founded and facilitated a weekly anxiety management group, utilizing CBT and mindfulness techniques

  • The LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

    • provided short-term individual therapy for adolescents

    • assisted with LGBT youth group programming and interventions

    • represented the mission of the LGBT Center in the community at various health, safety, and sexual education fairs

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