An east coast native, Bre was born and raised in coastal suburb in Connecticut. She is grateful to have completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in her home state at the University of Connecticut. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, where she studied the importance of relationships and learned how people grow and change throughout their lives. She merged this base of knowledge with her passion for social justice and pursued a Master’s in Social Work. Next, she will be working toward her Clinical Social Work License.
During her graduate career, she interned as a Middle School Social Worker in Hartford, CT. She developed a special interest in working with LGBTQ+ students and students experiencing grief and loss. She also gained experience as an individual and family therapist at a free healthcare clinic in the city of Hartford. Bre loves to be a support for people and enjoys connecting people to one another because she believes we are all in this together. She loves working with children and adolescents and is drawn to their energy, creativity, and insight.
After too many cold winters, Bre took a cross country road trip and moved to San Diego in the summer of 2019. In addition to engaging youth, Bre loves to write, listen to music, spend time with friends, and explore all that San Diego has to offer (especially when it includes tacos or the beach). She is thrilled to be a part of the Mending Matters team and excited to bring clinical therapy into the school setting.