Linda Miyake Brandeis, MSW, LICSW
Out of network Rate: $175/50 min session
I have a passion for supporting patients and loved ones going through serious illness. Navigating health care is stressful enough on its own, but this on top of the worry you feel for yourself or your loved ones is often too much to carry on your own. I have extensive experience in Medical Social Work as a front line worker, manager, and educator.
I also have a passion for training new talent and am able to provide supervision for associate level Mental Health Providers.
I have been a social worker for 45 years. My areas of expertise are: Medical Social Work, Geriatric Social Work, Oncology, Hospice, complex medical issues, adjustment to illness, and supervision of social work students and social workers. I have worked at the following institutions: UWMC, Fred Hutchinson CRC, Overlake Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and the VA Medical Center. I have been a Director of Social Work, a Manager of a Care Management Department, a supervisor, and a senior social worker.
My practice experience ranges from emergency room work to administrative and planning work and in all areas of inpatient and ambulatory care expect inpatient psychiatry.
I am a graduate for the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. I am licensed as a LICSW in Washington and have an ACSW (1977) and a Diplomate in Clinical SW (1993) from NASW. I was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of WA Graduate School of Social Work (1983-2011) and am currently a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Social Work
I have devoted many years of my career to promotion of medical social work in the community locally and nationally and have been active at both levels. Over the years I have belonged to a number of organizations and have served on the boards of both local and national groups. At this point in my career I would like to continue to share what I have learned with others through supervision of social workers starting out in the field working toward their licensure and with people who seek consultation to deal with life situation change due to medical situations in their lives or in the life of their families, i.e. people needing to deal with aging parents who need care, people dealing with children that have special needs, or with people trying to deal with the health care system in general.