MSW - Masters in Social Work
Mande Van Lanen is a recent graduate from Aurora University with a master's degree in social work and business administration. She graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2009 with her BSW. She has been working alongside some of the staff over the past 8 years as an Early Intervention Service Coordinator, where she works with children from birth to three with developmental delays. She has also previously worked in the Rockford Public School District within Prevention Initiative for a year. Her additional experience includes: research assistant, psychological technician intern at a counseling center for children, and an instructor. She is a credentialed Service Coordinator through the Illinois Department of Human Services Part C and is trained in the Parents as Teachers Curriculum. She has a strong passion for working with people and has a strong passion for helping people. She prides herself on being relatable to other people and easy to talk to. She continues to enjoy learning about all aspects of therapy and work with infants, children, adolescents, and adults.
“Recognize that every interaction you have is an opportunity to make positive impacts on others.” ~Shep Hyken