Mental Health Clinician
Aiden is a clinical licensed social worker who obtained his MSW at Boston University. He has extensive experience working with children of preschool age up to and including adulthood. He has worked with those who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, language-based challenges including selective mutism and other mental health challenges. He focuses on interventions to help with anxiety, executive functioning, social cognition, social pragmatics, family dynamics, self esteem, therapeutic mentoring, and medically fragile children. Additionally, he works with parents to provide support, guidance, and education through parent coaching and parent support groups.
Prior to working at the Ely Center, Aiden gained experience via two graduate internships at YOUinc in Worcester and Hudson Public Schools. At YOUinc he worked as a clinician in the early education department which included children aged 2-7, their parents, and their teachers. He was a school social worker with the Hudson Public Schools, where he worked in an elementary setting with children individually and in groups, while also supporting their families. Prior to his graduate work, Aiden had several years of experience working in different Special Education settings, including in the Greater Boston area.
Aiden’s work is modeled after a client centered approach through which he and his client create specific goals to meet the client’s unique needs. He meets the client where they are, collaborates with them to determine the positive forces in their life, and gently guides them to identify, learn, and use skills to help better each individual’s life.