Clinical Social Worker, Cognitive Neurology Unit
Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) Social Worker
BSW, University of Iowa
MSW, Simmons College
The Relational and Multi-Contextual Treatment of Trauma Certification, Simmons College
Kyle joined the Cognitive Neurology Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2017 where he works with individuals diagnosed with life-changing, chronic and progressive illnesses. He serves as a clinical social worker on various clinics, focusing on specific neurologic diagnoses and treatment modalities and has led therapy groups across Greater Boston.
He began his career in social work in the first low-income public housing complex built in Madison, WI., supporting Hmong immigrant children and families. During his clinical Master’s program, Kyle studied non-profit service delivery in an international context in Kampala, Uganda, focusing on the treatment of HIV/AIDs and researching the effect the epidemic has had on the traditional bereavement process. After receiving his MSW from Simmons University in 2010, he built upon his experience providing individual, group and family psychotherapy by completing the Simmons University post-graduate certificate in the treatment of trauma. Kyle oversaw the enrollment team at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, providing agency-wide training on mental health, oppression, and diversity. He has presented to numerous audiences, including law enforcement personnel, university classrooms, non-profit agencies, and domestic violence shelters.
Clinical interests include trauma-responsive practice, liberation health (anti-oppression) work, narrative therapy, mindfulness and working with gender and sexual minorities.
Personal Hobbies/ Interests:
Yoga, Hiking, Rock climbing, Traveling, Meditation