Sarah received her undergraduate degree from Immaculata University in Psychology. Though she worked the typical “college” jobs during school, she joined Main Line as an intern while she was working towards her Bachelor’s Degree. Because of Sarah’s commitment and compassion, she transitioned into a full time position as a Neurocognitive Specialist with Main Line Rehab after she graduated. As she continued to flex her clinical muscles in the field, she completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine while working for Main Line Rehab. She has worked with us since June of 2010. Over her years with Main Line she has grown into several new positions. Currently she works as a Neurocognitive Specialist, Clinical Coordinator Support, Outcomes Analyst, Behavioral Therapist, and Coordinator of the Clinical Staff meetings for the Philly area.
We asked Sarah a few questions to learn more about what makes her so great!
Why I enjoy working at Main Line: I meet all kinds of different and interesting people. This job also offers me an opportunity to take on several different roles. I am not just a Neurocognitive Specialist, I’m a behavioral therapist, and I’m an Outcomes Analyst. I have the opportunity to expand my knowledge in many different areas and I enjoy doing that.
How you found Main Line: I started as an intern as I worked on my undergraduate Psychology degree. I interned through my undergraduate program at Immaculata University and when my internship was up I was offered a position.
The most influential learning experience: For me the most positive learning experience has been the way others have helped me learn on the job. These teaching experiences have been the most influential for me. I appreciate everything that I have learned already and that I will continue to learn moving forward. In particular it’s the way I have been taught, with patience and understanding that has made a huge difference.
Your favorite thing to do with the individuals you work with: Really any task that gets the individual out of their house. I love applying the skills they are learning out in the community; even if it is just going for a walk. I also really enjoyed working with one person at her volunteer position at the library.
Your most memorable feedback: It’s gratifying when I get recognized for something I work particularly hard on and don’t expect to get an extra recognition for. This happens a lot at Main Line Rehab.
Awards / trainings you’ve completed: I became certified as a Brain Injury Specialist because of my work with Main Line Rehab. The company helped to train and prepare me for this certification.