ABOUT the AUTHOR
Lisa A. Mazzeo holds a bachelor and master’s degree in social work from Southern Connecticut State University and aside from being a social worker, she is a freelance writer and poet gaining inspiration from all the children who have become part of “the system” and whose voice may get lost. Lisa is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a Board Certified Diplomat (BCD). Lisa began her career as a social worker for the State Department of Children and Families (DCF). From there she went to work as a therapist at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center, as a social worker (then Team Leader) with Casey Family Services, as the Senior Clinician at St. Francis Home for Children, as the Clinical Director at Operation Hope and finally as a Clinical Manager in foster care at Family and Children’s Agency. Lisa opened her private practice in 1989 where she specializes in working with adolescents and provides clinical supervision for social workers who are preparing for their licensing exam.In addition to the above, Lisa has trained professionals and foster parents on the art of parenting foster children, was an adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University and was appointed by Senate Minority Leader, Senator John Mckinney, to the state’s Commission On Nonprofit Health and Human Services. Lisa currently resides in East Haven, Connecticut.
Lisa A. Mazzeo, LCSW, BCD