Marinda Freeman, MSW, LCSW, licensed clinical social worker, currently providing trauma-focused counseling at Family Services Inc. of Forsyth County. She provides individual, family and group support to the clients she serves. While completing her master’s in social work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, marina interned at the Memory Counseling Program at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC. Her experience with the Memory Counseling Program included the implementation of positive therapeutic techniques by providing emotional support, specifically mental health counseling for persons with dementia, as well as their care partners both individually and in group settings. Marinda’s passion for this population grew rapidly and she was inspired to develop a support group curriculum for people living with dementia to help improve their quality of life, honor autonomy and provide a safe space to openly talk about their diagnosis. Marinda is dedicated to her work and is a strong advocate for those who struggle with mental health challenges.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Marinda Freeman has an employment relationship with the Family Services Inc. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Marinda Freeman has no relevant non-financial relationships.