Staff Spotlight: Meet Sam
My name is Samantha Joseph, but I typically go by Sam. My job title at the WCA is clinician. As a clinician, I see community and residential clients for therapy. I just started at the WCA two months ago in July. Prior to joining the WCA, I worked at Terry Reilly as the on-site social worker for New Path Community Housing. I absolutely love being a social worker.
The most rewarding thing I’ve found so far about working at the WCA is that the clients we serve really want to be here. Clients are often risking a lot by showing up here, and they still do it. They are taking a chance with us in the hopes their lives will change for the better and I feel that is an enormous responsibility and privilege.
One of my favorite pithy bits of wisdom comes from Helen Keller when she stated, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” If there is one guarantee in life, it is pain and suffering. Psychological resilience is a counterbalance to pain and suffering. This means that although the magnitude of suffering can be great, we are greater.
Click here to read more about Sam and her thoughts about resilience.