Hospice of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce Brooke Johnson as their new social worker/care manager. Johnson brings with her valuable internship work with cancer patients and their families, including developing and facilitating support groups and working with families to develop coping strategies.
Prior to beginning her new role at Hospice of Santa Barbara, Johnson earned a Master of Social Work at New York University. In her final year of graduate work, Johnson worked as an American Cancer Society Oncology Social Work Intern at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, a competitively chosen position.
Johnson provided supportive counseling to patients and their families to assist in processing through the many different emotions, thoughts and fears that arise from a terminal diagnosis. She additionally provided psychoeducation to patients surrounding their cancer diagnosis and treatment plans, as well as provided bereavement counseling for those who lost loved ones to cancer.
Born in Ventura County, Johnson grew up in Orange County and obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology at Westmont College in Montecito. She worked as a residential counselor at Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Center and volunteered as a certified domestic violence counselor at Domestic Violence Solutions.
As a member of Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Social Working Team, Johnson will be part of the Patient Care Services Department working as a social worker and care manager.