Cindy Nichols, LCSW

Cynthia Nichols, LCSW is a PhD student whose current research interests focus on investigating potential barriers to substance use and mental health treatment for underserved populations, specifically the impact of race, gender and poverty. Additionally, she hopes to examine systemic gaps within addiction recovery treatment as well as the impact of DCF and that of other government agencies’ involvement in young mothers’ treatment. She seeks to bring awareness to the various avenues of recovery and to challenge the stigma that can often be associated with substance use treatment.

Cynthia formerly resided in Boston and worked as a clinical social worker offering dual diagnosis therapy and group counseling in various addiction recovery treatment settings, including outpatient methadone, inpatient detoxification, and outpatient suboxone and vivitrol programs. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut as well as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Massachusetts. She earned her MSW from the University of Connecticut and her B.S. in Psychology, with a concentration in Neuroscience, from the Pennsylvania State University.

University of Connecticut

Research Interests:

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Child Welfare Reporting Policies
Health Disparities
Human Rights
Social Work Education

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