Kiera Fredericksen, LICSW is a clinical social worker with both the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC) and the Cambridge Health Alliance’s Outpatient Addiction Services (OAS) program. In her role with CMC she is the program director for the Mindful Recovery Opioid Care Continuum (M-ROCC), which has launched a new MINDFUL-OBOT study. Since 2016 she has also been co-leading mindfulness-based groups for CHA primary care patients as part of the MINDFUL-PC program. In her role as an OAS clinician she works with emerging adults and adult clients with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders.
She is a passionate and committed mindfulness practitioner. She regularly employs mindfulness practices in individual and group therapy sessions and has seen the positive impact it has had on both her life and her patient’s lives. Many of her patients who never thought they could find relief from suffering are now able to use these practices to re-engage in their lives in a healthier manner.
In her free time, Kiera enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling, being in nature, biking, practicing yoga, sailing, and cooking.