What’s your name, what do you do at Neurocore, and how long have you worked here?
My name is Tina Marsicano. I have worked as the Center Team Lead in Boca Raton since March 2018, but I have been working as a Clinical Supervisor for Neurocore since March 2017.
What’s something you love about your job? What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned on the job here?
I have been a social worker for 12 years. The biggest challenge most clients have is an uncomfortable guilt for feeling the way they feel, and not understanding why they feel the way they do. I get the amazing opportunity to enhance their insight and physically show them what is going on in their brain and how it can be contributing to their daily struggles. Giving them an answer to their “why?” is so fulfilling.
The most interesting thing I’ve learned here – This stuff actually works! I won’t lie, I was a skeptic myself, but seeing these clients get better, as well as my own family, made me a believer.
Tell us a bit about your background.Where did you go to school? What did you study?
I come from a big Italian family, and I worked at my parent’s pizzeria for the majority of my young adulthood. I would say that working there really helped me get comfortable with engaging with people. I have experience in all aspects of social work, including working with chronically mentally ill adults, domestic violence victims, children with developmental disabilities, juvenile justice, Community Based Therapy, and Medical Social Work.
I loved working with juvenile offenders in a maximum-security prison. If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you – and, oh boy, was I challenged. I was born and raised in New York and attended NYU School of Social Work for my Master’s Degree.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? How does that help you do your job?
I’m the most extroverted introvert you will ever meet. I love being able to connect with people empathetically. Having the ability to meet people where they are and ‘just get them,’ is one of my strong suits. However, as someone in the profession of healing, it’s important to recharge and conserve your energy.
My time outside of work is focused on self-care, alone time, and reading. I’ve always felt that the best way to help your clients is by practicing what you preach, so you can connect with them regarding struggles as well as gains.
What’s the nerdiest thing you do in your free time?
Ok, I’m a semi-workaholic, so I typically I just do more work in my free time. In addition to Neurocore, I work in the child welfare system and complete assessments for children who have been removed from their families. It’s really rewarding to have two jobs which give back to the community in which I live. I also binge watch Netflix/Hulu/Prime, etc… it’s a problem. ?
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