Meet Susan Reynolds
Help Line: 206-426-2080
I am Susan Reynolds, MSW, LICSW and am delighted to join the San Diego county chapter as social worker. Prior to joining the chapter, I worked as a licensed independent clinical social worker at the University of Washington Medical Center HD Center of Excellence for 7 ½ years. I also continue to facilitate a zoom support group in Olympia, WA for WA HDSA. My husband and I have relocated to San Diego and were able to participate in the SD county team hope walk in October 2021 and begin meeting community members. I have also attended SD county chapter board meetings and the Psychiatric Emergency Response Training (PERT) since arriving and have received a warm welcome. I am looking forward to learning more about the local HDSA
support groups and participate.
My clinical background includes working in skilled nursing facilities, home health and hospice social work, oversight of a hospice volunteer program and facilitating continuing education events at UWMC and presenting continuing education for WA state and at national HDSA conventions.
Areas of expertise include comprehensive assessment of emotional and support needs, community resource brokering, networking with social workers and other interdisciplinary professionals locally and nationally, grief and loss counseling and support, long term care planning and preparing advance directives. In addition, I have experience with State and Federal programs for disability and health insurance, as well as in home care and placement for care. I develop strong relationships with community professionals in order to ensure that I stay up to date on counseling, housing, nutrition, medical and other necessary resources for individuals and families/caregivers affected by HD. I am currently in the process of preparing for becom-ing a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in CA.
I look forward to working closely with SD county HDSA and will also be working with the Orange county HDSA chapter social worker in 2022.