Drew Cavanaugh, LCSW
University of Connecticut
I’ve been in the mental health field for my entire career. I spent several years working in public schools, and I’ve gone through all the stages of social work, from the beginning to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
My healthcare philosophy has always been about forming genuine connections with people and helping them in any way I can. I always try to be honest and ensure they receive the best care possible. I need to be there for my patients and give them the support they need.
Balancing work and family life is crucial to me. In my free time, I enjoy going to sports games, especially baseball. I’m a Pelicans season ticket holder and a fan of Clemson football. Taking care of myself and enjoying these activities helps me maintain a healthy work-life balance.
The most important lesson I’ve learned throughout my healthcare journey is the importance of self-care. You can’t help others if you can’t help yourself, right? So, I always practice self-care and take care of my well-being.
And here’s a fun fact about me! I’ve been to South America, specifically Argentina, several times. During my visits, I had the incredible opportunity to live with a family and learn Spanish.