Who guides MSW Cares

Rebecca Palen, LMSW, MPA, GC-C

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Rebecca's extensive experience as a medical social worker and private practice mental health practitioner gives her the powerful insight and expertise in the employment, mentorship, and supervision of Licensed Social Workers at MSW Cares Inc. She has managed H3 - Hope, Healing, and Health for numerous years focusing on impactful integrative wellness services. With the current acquisition of MSW Cares Inc., she is able to use these organizations in a two pronged approach to accomplish H3's mission: "To empower our community of clients to cultivate mental well-being and overall wellness of body, mind, and spirit. 

Rebecca’s professional training includes a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan. She holds licensure for social work service implementation, from both a clinical and macro perspective and has worked within the field for over 18 years. During this time she has committed herself to providing not only social work services, but also individual counseling for clients. Additionally, she achieved a Master of Public Administration degree, concentrating in Health Services Policy and Management from Wayne State University. She is a Licensed Masters Social Worker in the State of Michigan-with a clinical and macro specialty.

She obtained her Certification in Oncology Social Work: OSW-C ; Grief Counseling Certificate: GC-C and is a trained EMDR therapist through EMDRIA. In addition, she has a specialty certification in Grief Support from the Grief Recovery ® Institute in California. In 2018, Rebecca became a Certified Provider in Mental Health Integrative Medicine.  Rebecca has clinical experience as a private mental health practitioner and medical social worker, working with various populations.

She has over 18 years of providing individual counseling and facilitating groups that have included: wellness, stress management, bereavement, oncology and series of grief recovery programs. Rebecca holds good standing memberships within the Association of Oncology Social Work and American Academy of Bereavement. Rebecca strictly abides by her standards of professional practice and ethics.

Any concerns regarding her background and training, she can discuss with you in detail via the contact form below.

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