Briana Howard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) serving Broward and Palm Beach and serves as Lead Care Manager at Senior Options.
For the past 30 years, Briana has provided care to the elderly and continues to be passionate about person centered care while offering genuine respect and regard.
Briana’s background includes providing care for people with intellectual disabilities, and crafting programs that encouraged their independence.
After receiving her Masters in Social Work and Aging from FAU in Boca Raton, she received her clinical license (LCSW) and worked with Holocaust Survivors in the West Palm Beach area. Briana performed clinical assessments to establish functionality and needs, arranged and supervised supportive services, and collaborated between the medical establishment and family to ensure all were well informed. When independent living was no longer safe, Briana collaborated with her client, their family, and possible communities, and then supported the client while they transitioned into a new community that provided the highest possible quality of life.
Some of Briana’s specialties and areas of study include holistic mental health, cognitive and behavioral therapy, and neuro-plasticity and genesis- an exciting field that includes altering our response to life through evidence based practices. Life can be very difficult as we age, and practicing music therapy, and even therapeutic humor, in a sensitive and appropriate approach, actually alters our neuroendocrine and stress hormones.
“I am grateful to have known for many years what work most inspired me, and that was providing care and service to the most vulnerable amongst us. It is a privilege and ongoing pleasure to be able to provide services that support and reassure a person as they age. “
“Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.”
–Maggie Kuhn, the founder of the Grey Panthers
What Briana’s Clients Say:
“Briana has been like an angel from above, with wisdom, kindness, and undying patience helping us (2 daughters who live out of state) manage his care as his needs changed. She was everywhere and did everything, much better than we could have if we were there. We are grateful beyond words for Senior Options.” –Ellen S.