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Shelby Pedzewick
LCSW

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A Little Bit About Shelby...

I grew up all over Massachusetts and Maine, before finally landing in the South Shore for the past several years. I originally went to school to become a teacher before realizing that I wanted to work in a more direct and hands-on manner with others. I decided to give social work a try in my undergraduate career and ended up loving it – leading me to obtain my MSW, as well. I am a lover of dogs, coffee, car rides and music.

WHY DID YOU BECOME A THERAPIST?

People always joked when I was a child that I would grow up to be one of three things: a therapist, a nurse or a teacher. When I realized that I am afraid of needles, nursing went straight out the window. I worked at a day-habilitation center for adults living with intellectual disabilities throughout college, and that’s when I learned that I didn’t want to teach – I wanted to work alongside people. The truth is, I love conversing with people, being a trustworthy person to others and helping in whatever capacity I can.

 

CREDENTIALS:

  • Bachelors in Social Work from Bridgewater State University

  • Masters in Social Work from Boston University

  • Licensed Certified Social Worker

 

RELEVANT PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:

  • Individual Therapist/Clinician at school for children living with trauma, intellectual and physical disabilities, and behavioral concerns

  • DBT Group Leader and clinician at a substance use recovery clinic

  • Social Work Intern at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in the OBOT Clinic

 

RANDOM FUN FACTS ABOUT ME:

  • Universal Studios in Orlando is my happy place

  • I have an unhealthy obsession with my late dog, Leo – as well as every other dog in existence!

  • I can speak and write backwards

  • I have moved 23 times

 

Best Goal:

Continue to try new things until you find what makes you happiest. Taking the risk is worth the lesson learned.

Best Habit:

“Don’t put it down, put it away”. This motto can save you a lot of time cleaning up clutter!

 

Best Reason to be Happy:

There’s always someone rooting for you from afar

 

Best Legal Route to Joy:

Dogs (and coffee is a close second!)

 

Best Flaw:

After asking someone in my life what their input on this question would be, their answer was: “Your best flaw is literally caring about everyone else more than yourself”.

 

Best Accomplishment:

Completing my advanced standing Master’s Degree program and obtaining my social work license. I never pictured myself pursuing a higher-education.

 

Best Motto:

“If it’s not a heck yes, it’s a no”.

 

Best Under-Appreciated Skill:

Being able to make anything into a joke

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Does Shelby sound like the right fit for you?

720 Washington Street

Hanover, MA 02339

448 Turnpike St.

South Easton, MA 02375

Tel: 781-924-7171

Fax: 855-230-5758

*Please note, we do not have Admin/Reception staff to speak with walk-ins.

"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again."
Nelson Mandela

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