Griselda is a Mexican-American Clinical Social Worker who currently works and lives in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Griselda grew up in a small city in Central New York State with her Mexican mother, Italian-American father, and older brother. Her personal experiences of growing up in a working class family, having relied on government assistance as a child, living in a multicultural/binational family, and other lived experiences has propelled Griselda to adapt an anti-oppressive, abolitionist, radical framework in life and clinical practice.
Prior to her current position as individual outpatient therapist at North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Griselda completed a one-year diploma in Adult Gestalt Therapy at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, Mexico, and received her Master in Social Work (MSW) from Smith College in 2019. To see Griselda’s full resume, please visit her Linkedin profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/griselda-tomaino-4a1a6615/. Griselda is currently a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) and is working toward her Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) credential. Under her present licensure, Griselda is not able to provide long-term psychotherapy outside of her agency. However, due to the current mental health crisis resulting from Covid-19 pandemic and shortage of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking social workers in Massachusetts and the rest of the US, Griselda is available to meet with individuals, couples, and families to help navigate the mental health care system, locate therapist/psychiatrist in your area, and provide short-term coaching around concrete issues.