Staff Spotlight: Jenny Vilayvanh

Staff Spotlight: Jenny Vilayvanh

Staff Spotlight: Jenny Vilayvanh

March is National Social Worker Month! Here at PediaPlex, we love social workers and all that they do to help our families! We want to give a shout-out to Jenny who is a social worker and a play therapist here at PediaPlex!

Jenny has worked at PediaPlex for almost 2.5 years as our social worker. Jenny’s favorite part about working here is…

 

“Some of my most favorite things about working at PediaPlex is the collaborative approach and being on a great team with my co-therapists. I also enjoy being in an environment where I have the opportunity to work with clients long term.

We asked Jenny about her role as a social worker.

How does being a social worker help in your role? Being a social worker helps with my roles because it influences the approaches I utilize when working with clients’, their families, and their environments.

What made you want to be a social worker? My career goal was to work in the field of mental health and behavioral health. I loved the fact that as a social worker I would be a clinician and trained to take on a variety of roles such as an advocate, counselor, mediator, and educator, which helps me to be a well-rounded therapist.

For those who don’t know, what exactly is a social worker? A social worker depending on their degree level, type of licensure, and specialty is specialized to provide an array of services for individuals, groups, and communities. We work in schools, hospitals, private practices/agencies, institutional settings, and etc.

FUN FACTS:

What are your favorite things to do?
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing with my dog, and traveling/trying out new food places.

In which city did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Texas.

Thank you so much Jenny for all that you do! You are awesome!

The PediaPlex Family

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