Ceci Waguespack received her B.A. in English from Boston College in 1992 and her Masters of Social Work from Louisiana State University in 1996. Before entering the MSW program, she was employed by the St. Tammany Parish District Attorney’s office as part of an inaugural victim’s assistance program. As a component of her studies in graduate school, she participated in internships focused on community organization and on medical social work.
After graduation, she continued working as a medical social worker at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital until the birth of her first child. While working in the home, Ms. Waguespack continued to pursue professional training and has maintained her certification status. She has also assisted in the creation of and volunteered in mental health counseling at the Calcasieu Community Clinic, a free medical clinic in Lake Charles, LA.
As a medical social worker, Ms. Waguespack has worked with all age groups. She has much experience with grief, trauma and chronic disease issues. She also led stress management groups for the chronically ill.
As a counselor in the community clinic, she assisted patients with a wide variety of issues including anxiety and depression in a critical, brief therapy situation. She joined Family Focus in September 2009 and will continue to specialize in working with individuals and families experiencing developmental, behavioral or medical concerns.