What’s your name, what do you do at Neurocore, and how long have you worked here? My name is Drew Martini. I’m a clinical specialist at the Neurocore Grandville location. I’ve worked at Neurocore for a little over 10 months.
What’s something you love about your job? What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned on the job here? I love that Neurocore provides a different approach for addressing mental health concerns, which don’t act as a band-aid solution for an issue but instead helps to train the brain to function more efficiently. It’s been exceedingly rewarding to be able to walk through this journey with our clients from start to finish and see the positive impact this has made on their lives.
I also love the fantastic group of people I work with! I can honestly say that I’m excited to go to work each day. I learn new things every day. I think the most interesting thing I have learned is the fact that the brain is capable of so much change. I had a healthy sense of skepticism coming into this job, but I have seen so many positive changes in the people I’ve had the opportunity to work with, not just when it comes to subjective measures, but also in the objective measures utilized in assessments.
Tell us a bit about your background.Where did you go to school? What did you study?
I attended Grand Valley State University for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. My undergraduate degree is in psychology and criminal justice and my master’s degree is in social work. I always wanted to find a way to combine my love of the sciences and psychology and working at Neurocore has been the perfect opportunity to do so.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? How does that help you do your job? I am definitely an introvert. Yes, a social worker who is an introvert probably seems a little counterintuitive, but I think it works well for me. I would rather hear other people talk than have to hear my own voice, so I think being an introvert has allowed me the ability to be a better listener.
I think it helps me relate to some of the clients I meet with as well. I feel like introverts can be perceived as standoffish or rude, so it can be helpful to have someone who understands that the way a client is presenting themselves may not necessarily be a choice, but what makes them feel most comfortable.
What’s the nerdiest thing you do in your free time? I think the majority of what I do in my free time is nerdy. I love reading and watching crime documentaries! I was probably far too excited when I got my laminator and I absolutely LOVE office supplies…especially nice pens.
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