Lorraine Graves, PhD, MSW, LCSWA

lorrainegravesLorraine Graves, PhD, MSW, LCSWA

Lorraine Graves is a clinical licensed social worker associate. She received her PhD in Human Services with a concentration in Clinical Social Work from Walden University, Master of Social Work (MSW) with a Clinical Social Work concentration from Boston College, and Bachelors of Art (BA) in Human Development from Boston College. Beginning in 2002, her practice experience included working with children, adolescents, and families in child welfare, Head Start, schools, mental health agencies, and churches. Dr. Graves utilizes strengths based techniques, integrates spirituality, and employs theoretical orientations, such as, cognitive behavior therapy, to address the needs of her client. Stress management, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, role strain, and professional and spiritual development are her clinical interest.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Graves teaches as an Assistant Professor at North Carolina Central University for undergraduate and graduate social work students. Her research interest are mental health disparities, faith-based interventions, and spirituality and social work. She is currently working on journal articles related to her interests and passionate about increasing mental health services, education, and awareness to faith based communities.

In her leisure, Dr. Graves enjoys spending time with her husband, children, family, and friends.