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Clinical Experience


Eleni Toumarides LCSW PLLC

November 2021-Present


Social work trained therapist working with individuals and couples

   Adolescence work focused on skill-building, emotional regulation, & working through their identities and goals.

   Couples Therapy, utilizing Gottman Couples Therapy Method, intersystems theory

   Sex therapy centered in sex-positivity and training in an AASECT-ertified program

Sexology practicum for AASECT certified sex therapy program

Social Worker

JQY (Jewish Queer Youth)

August 2021-May 2022


Sexology practicum in clinical social work dedicated to supporting queer Jews from observant backgrounds in the virtual space, 8 hours/week

   Caseload of 4-5 individual clients

   Short-term weekly group focused on the intersections of antisemitism and queer identity

   Crisis sessions during weekly drop-in, rapid assessments, intake

Advanced Placement for Master's level social work studies

Social Worker

JQY (Jewish Queer Youth)

January 2021-August 2021

Advanced fieldwork placement in clinical social work, 21 hours/week

   Caseload of 3-5 individual weekly clients, short-term and long-term

   Weekly psychoeducational group focused on communication and healthy relationships

   Crisis sessions during weekly drop-in, rapid assessments, intake

   Grant writing and program creation

   Launched the Chosen Family Project with ‘Building Our Future’, an innovative webinar focused on family-building options for Orthodox queer Jews, drawing over 100 registrants

Placement for Master's level social work studies with a focus on clinical work

Social Worker

Friendship House of PA

August 2019-April 2020

Generalist fieldwork placement in Valley View Middle School and High School for ~1500 students, 16 hours/week

   Caseload of 65+ weekly clients using clinical skills in individual and group sessions focusing on trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other unique needs

   Crisis assessments, completed state mandated reporting of suspected abuse to ChildLine

   Group sessions encompassed support after suicide attempt, teaching social skills, identifying and implementing life goals, and anger management

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