Corey Kennedy, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A
Corey is the Clinical Director providing leadership, supervision and quality assurance of the clinical teams at both Advaita Integrative Medicine and Green Hill Recovery. Corey holds a Masters in Social Work from University of South Carolina and a B.S. in Community Health Education from UNC-Wilmington.
Prior to obtaining her Masters, Corey worked under the Governor’s Crime Commission Grant in Wilmington, NC aimed at reducing recidivism in youth through after school programming. This led to a nomination in 2015 as one of Wilmington’s Women to Watch. While receiving her Masters, Corey worked as a research assistant with South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health publishing research on best practices, access, delivery models and current implications for policy related to Behavioral Health and Substance Use delivery systems in South Carolina. During Corey’s four years with Carolina Outreach she served as a Community Support Team Lead, Site Director for both Raleigh and Durham Sites and the Director of the Behavioral Health Urgent Care. While at Carolina Outreach Corey co-created and implemented a new delivery model for medication management services aimed at increasing access to care, reducing provider burnout and reducing no-show rates.
Corey brings a variety of experiences including almost 10 years of program development and implementation, research, inpatient and emergency department social work, Community Mental Health enhanced services and clinical leadership. She is trained in ACT, CBT, CPT, mindfulness based strategies and intensively trained in DBT. Corey believes in utilizing a relational approach to both her clinical practice and her leadership. She aims to assist individuals and supervisees in operating closest to their authentic self by aligning their goals and purpose with their innermost values for increased work and life satisfaction.
Corey believes human empowerment is intrinsic to whole-person care and that we, as practitioners, are the lucky guides in the human process towards flourishing. Corey hopes her role at AIM/GHR will create increased access to high-quality, whole-person care in Behavioral Health and Substance Use treatment while also focusing on developing clinical sophistication within her clinical team.
To get to know more about Corey, check out our recent Meet the Team post on the blog!
University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Wilmington, NC) – B.S. Community Health Education
University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) – Masters in Social Work