OCHS Wellness Spotlight

Ocean City, NJ (March 7, 2022)

Education and mental health are both important to Ms. O’Brien. As a Rowan University graduate in Sociology and Masters of Social Work graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. O’Brien entered the field of Social Work because it’s geared towards helping others.

 

I strive to be a strong advocate for people and to help them achieve the best versions of themselves”, she says. Ms. O’Brien started working in Social Work in 2007. Then became a Licensed Social Worker in 2011 and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2020. She has worked as an in-home therapist, school counselor and outpatient therapist as a licensed professional.

 

She started at Ocean City High School in November of 2021. She says, "I love my job because I love helping people. I also love that it is fast-paced and no day is the same. The faculty, staff, and administration have been very kind and welcoming. I have greatly enjoyed getting to know the students and their families.

 

The role of Mental Health Counselor is new to Ms. O’Brien since coming to OCHS. “It was a unique position to find” she says, “because it combined education and mental health, both of which are very important to me.