Alyssa Maestre, LSW is a licensed social worker who serves as a staff clinician for the Center for Children and Families. Alyssa has experience working with diverse populations throughout the city of Chicago. She has addressed issues of domestic violence and child sexual abuse with families in therapy as well as accompanied families through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process. She is passionate about advocating for and empowering families.
Alyssa was a part of a team of clinicians that trained Chicago Public Schools staff on warning signs of child sexual abuse and procedures for talking to students as well as reporting the abuse. Alyssa was involved in a prevention initiative that involved teaching students in Chicago Public Schools how to stay safe regarding sexual abuse and how to report suspected offenders.
Alyssa received her master’s degree in social work from Erikson Institute. She has also completed the 40-hour domestic violence training and has experience with community-based therapy. Alyssa has facilitated psychoeducation groups for caregivers and has provided strengths-based caregiver-child therapy in a variety of settings.