Alyssa R, MSW, LCSW

Social Work Department Lead, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Therapy Case Manager
Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2021

Credentials and Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Professional Educator License (PEL)
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS)

Clinical Expertise

  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy

My Story

I became a therapist to utilize my innate skills of empathy and kindness to support those in need. I am passionate about working with children to support their social and emotional growth. I graduated from Aurora University with my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work. I specialized in School Social Work and have my Professional Educator License (PEL) and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I worked at a private therapeutic day school setting for four years where I worked with students of varying ages and abilities. During my time there I utilized creativity and play to engage students in the therapeutic relationship and process.

My Education

Master of Social Work,
Aurora University

Aurora University Bachelor of Social Work,
Aurora University

Blue Bird Day

Blue Bird Day fosters socialization, sensory regulation, and pre-academic learning in children ages 2–7 years in therapeutic rotations that simulate  preschool and kindergarten settings. Our compassionate therapists practice a relationship-based and family-centered approach, provide parent training, and collaborate on goals and individualized intensive treatment plans for your child.

We believe in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary team approach to therapy.  A team of occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, developmental therapists, behavioral therapists, physical therapists, and therapeutic assistants are created for each child to ensure child and family are fully supported and the best possible results are achieved.  

Options for individualized, group and virtual therapy sessions are available as well. 

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