Emily Bargamin, MSW Intern
Emily has been local to Richmond for the majority of her life. Raised in a south-side neighborhood, she has strong ties to Richmond and the surrounding communities. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she received an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology. She is currently in her final year of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Master of Social Work program. Emily has five years of work experience working at VCU’s pediatric psychiatric unit. This work includes working with children who have serious mental health struggles and their families. Her work has shown her that there is an increasing need for outpatient services dedicated to children and families. Upon graduation, she intends on pursuing licensure for clinical social work and continuing her work with children. Emily looks forward to the opportunity to work with new patient populations through this internship.
Emily has personal and professional experience working with individuals of the LGBTQ+ community. She uses these experiences to help foster a safe space for individuals of all marginalized communities. Emily employs the empowerment theory, person-centered theory, and cognitive-behavioral theory to guide her interventions as a social worker.
Outside of the clinical setting, Emily enjoys fostering animals for Richmond Animal Care and Control. She also works closely with several organizations to organize regular access to medical care, food, and shelter for high-risk families and children. Emily also enjoys spending time with her family including her two younger sisters.