Lilita Matison, LCSW is a School social worker that specializes in providing solution-focused, positive behavioral interventions to Elementary and Middle school students. A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Social Work, Lilita served the Administrator of the University of Michigan Complementary and Alternative Research Center, where she worked to develop clinical & educational programming within the Integrative Medicine program. As the Co-Director of University of Michigan Stress Management Services, Lilita counseled individuals, facilitated mind-body skills groups and trained graduate students in stress management and self-care skills.
For the past decade, Lilita has created and directed School Counseling and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) programs, taught and integrated SEL curriculum (e.g. self-regulation skills, social skills, communication skills, problem solving skills, etc.), and partnered with administrators and teachers to best support students and to foster a positive school culture.
Lilita is a Fulbright scholar & adjunct lecturer at the University of Latvia in Riga. She continues to travel to Latvia to lead professional training programs in creative, expressive and mind-body therapies for social workers, counselors, psychotherapists, and teachers that work with children and adolescents. Lilita has been a faculty member at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine since 2006 and holds Illinois & California state School social work licensure.