broken open podcast

Broken Open: Finding Hope Amidst Suffering

Former Jesuit Volunteer Emily Anderson, MSW, LCSW (Santiago, Chile from 2011-2013)

In this episode Emily Anderson, MSW, LCSW reflects on how she has process grief, trauma, and fear in life of her clients, as well as how this pandemic as shaped how she takes care of her mental health. 

All views expressed do not represent the opinion of any entity whatsoever with which has been mentioned.

"The absolute most important thing this whole year has been just accepting the reality. This is hard. This is painful."

Emily Anderson, LCSW (Santiago, Chile 2011-2013)

Based off of Rumi’s poem “Dance,” Broken Open is a podcast where we dive into how our JVC community has faced the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking through the lenses of spirituality, simple living, community, and social justice, we speak with folks who can offer an intentional voice of reflection as they continue to do essential work in vulnerable populations. 

Guest Bio 
Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at a Federally Qualified Health Center whose mission is to provide comprehensive and integrated primary care, dental, and mental health services to the medically underserved. Emily provides individual and couples therapy to adolescents and adults in English and Spanish focusing on the treatment of trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, mood disorders, and other mental health and relationship issues. Emily obtained her Bachelors of Arts from Regis University in Denver, Colorado and her Masters of Social Work from Saint Louis University. Emily served as a JV in Santiago, Chile from 2011-2013 where she served at Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes y Refugiados. Emily is passionate about providing trauma informed services that respect and honor the individual strengths and needs of those with whom she works. Emily lives in Columbia, MO with her husband, Fernando, and two cats, Franklin and Theo. 

Show Notes 
Broken Open was produced, written, edited, and hosted by Emily with supervision from Dominique Troy. Graphics by Ethix Merch and original music by Casa Lilian Santiago: Jack Broderick, Roisin Goebelbecker, Jackie Kirsch, Liam O’Toole, Sydney Theis, and Giselle Tolentino.