shawn pham

Shawn Pham, MSW, LSWAIC

Shawn is an associate clinical social worker and expressive arts therapist in training with a bachelors and master’s in social work. Before becoming the WA & CA Alumni & Family Liaison, he worked with immigrant populations and abroad in Tokyo, Japan.

Shawn Pham, MSW, LSWAIC is a member of the Alumni and Family Liaison Team with Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight. He supports alumni, families, and community members from our Washington and California programs. Shawn previously worked as a Program Therapist in our residential Mood & Anxiety Pathlight program in Bellevue Washington. With his training at Northwest Creative & Expressive Arts Institute and being a clinical social worker, Shawn specializes in using creative arts therapies in mood and anxiety treatment and the recovery path beyond. Shawn is passionate in instilling hope by teaching people how to play again and expressing themselves through creative outlets.

When Shawn isn’t working, he spends his time traveling and learning about new cultures. During his six months stay in Tokyo, Japan, Shawn volunteered at an international conversation lounge where he psycho-educated Japanese university students and international students on culture shock, cultural barriers, and challenges that come with life transitions. Shawn continued staying engaged as a global citizen by staying connected with friends and colleagues he made abroad by traveling to new destinations with them every year. When he is not traveling, Shawn enjoys his free time creating art, practicing music, and figure skating at his local ice rink.

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