Lindsey Schafer, MSW
Lindsey grew up in New Jersey and now lives in New York City. She is currently pursuing her social work graduate education at Columbia University. Lindsey has worked in clinical case management while receiving her undergraduate degree in Syracuse, NY and has experience assisting individuals struggling with mental health disabilities and substance abuse. She also spent time as a research assistant at the Rutgers University School of Social Work working on a study on children in the NJ foster care system. Prior to graduation, Lindsey worked in Human Resources, as a teacher’s assistant and as a peer mentor where she helped incoming freshman become acclimated to their first year of college life.
Lindsey has experience working with diverse groups in one-on-one therapy, group therapy and case management. Lindsey grew up volunteering with special needs children and continues to feel passionate about spending time playing sports and doing activities helping them build social skills at their own pace in a fun and inclusive environment. Lindsey hopes to pursue work with couples and young adults struggling with anxiety and depression, as well as working with the LGBTQI communities. Lindsey’s goal as a clinician is to help individuals discover their confidence and capabilities by encouraging people to be mindful in their everyday lives.
Lindsey loves walking around, exploring the city and trying new restaurants, but she also enjoys decompressing by focusing on self-care by doing deep-breathing, spending time with friends and family and doing yoga. Lindsey hopes to foster a comfortable and peaceful environment for her clients by creating a safe space for individuals to disconnect from the busy New York City life.