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Loren Biggs, L.M.S.W.

Coordinator of the Alcohol & Other Drug Outreach Program

Loren Biggs is originally from southern West Virginia, and received her B.A. in English at Wake Forest University and her M.S.W. at the Smith College School for Social Work. These academic pursuits reflect her ongoing fascination with the narrative experience of being human:  the way we use storytelling to communicate how we see ourselves, to make meaning of our experiences, and to explore our relationship with the people and world around us. The foundation of Loren’s clinical approach is psychodynamic psychotherapy, wherein the therapeutic relationship can be used as a supportive framework to focus on: symptom relief, insight, agency, identity, self-esteem, recognizing and handling feelings, ego strength and self-cohesion, and the ability to love well and find meaningful work. Loren is particularly interested in: identity development in the context of family and social systems, issues of institutional oppression and social justice, and strengthening the capacity to have meaningful and authentic relationships. In her free time, Loren enjoys long-distance running, great food, college sports, literary fiction, rails-to-trails paths, spending time with family and friends, and learning everything she can about octopuses.

 

In her work as the Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach Coordinator, Loren is able to fulfill her passion for outreach and education. She utilizes a biopsychosocially-informed harm-reduction approach to educate students and community members about the choices they can make to support their academic, inter-personal, and professional health and wellness.

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