Lexie has a Bachelors of Social Work from the
University of Wyoming and a Masters of Social Work from the
University of Southern California. She had been working in residential treatment when the opportunity arose
to work in health care, so she jumped at the opportunity and has “been
so happy I did so since.”
Lexie has been inspired in her field by Leona McGraw, who works at the
YES House and was her boss for three years. “Leona is one of the most compassionate
people that I have ever met, and she is determined to help as many people
as possible. Every boy that went through the Boys Cottage felt only love
from Leona, and that has inspired me to never give up.”
Lexie says she spends much of her spare time at home working on different
crafty things such as crocheting. She says she is still working on finding
activities to do now that she is finally done with school.
We asked Lexie what makes her feel the most pride in her work at CCH and
what excellence every day means to her. Check out her response:
“I enjoy working with adolescents, and I am proud of the changes
that they make during their stay on the inpatient unit. I would also say
that the people that I work with throughout CCH are wonderful. I enjoy
coming to work every day—the people are all so caring.
Excellence every day means coming to work ready to do my best for every
person I encounter. Doing what I can to support those I work with. And
finding ways to improve the process in which things work.”
Thank you, Lexie for joining the CCH family. We appreciate you!
Name: Lexie Hoffmann
Licensing Info: Provisional Clinical Social Worker (PCSW); Licensed Clinical Social Worker
(LCSW) in March 2018.
Amount of time working for CCH: Since April 2016
Time working as a Therapist: Since April 2016
Credentials and/or specializations:
- Children and adolescents with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- impulsivity issues
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
Why are you working in therapy/mental health?
Helping others has always been a passion of mine. This was the best way
I could do that and has clicked ever since I found Social Work.
Why is being a Therapist/Counselor important to you?
I love what I do, some days are challenging but that is part of what I
love about therapy. It pushes me to think differently and look at situations
from many different angles.
Why did you choose to work for CCH?
Flexibility and vastness of the population
What has made you feel the most pride in your work at CCH?
Who is your mental health hero and why?
Dr. Brene Brown, she has a great message, she motivates and helps in so
many ways on a large scale.
If you had one piece of advice for a therapy-seeker, what would it be?
Speak up with things aren’t working; the best way to find what works
is to communicate what does not work.
What do you do for fun?
Crochet, read, watch movies, time outdoors.