Morghann Sims, LMSW, MPH, is a licensed master social worker and adult trauma therapist on the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) team at Brooklyn Heights Behavioral Associates. She holds dual graduate degrees from New York University jointly with the Silver School of Social Work and the School of Global Public Health. Her specialty is working with young adults and adults to support them in life transitions, trauma, stress management and anxiety. Morghann utilizes effective treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ExRP) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Along with being an integral part of the clinical CBT treatment team, specializing in trauma, she has developed and rolled out a Multicultural Humility curriculum, for required staff, to enhance multicultural awareness and increased competency in therapeutic spaces.
At NYU, her studies concentrated around global health leadership strategies and data-driven utilization. She has spearheaded, at BHBA with her supervisor Brianna Sculley, multiple health talks with NYC Health and Hospital Systems. These talks are geared to support healthcare professions, specifically through the pandemic, with vicarious trauma and self care. She spent time in Kenya working on vaccination strategies, and as a research scientist at the prestigious McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU, studying food scarcity and working firsthand with families in low-income communities to combat this issue. At SUNY College of Optometry, Morghann provided evidence-based clinical care to children and adults suffering from eye ailments, to aid in coping and assistance with integration back into their communities.
Morghann is driven by her passion to transform knowledge into action and has risen to leadership positions in many professional endeavors. As a motivational speaker, she reached 3,500 students in all 5 boroughs, conducting seminars that enhanced academic motivation for scholars. She supported students' needs by effectively promoting intellectual and social welfare to over 30 teachers and administration staff. At the Harlem Children’s Zone, Morghann was a Health Educator, providing middle school scholars a place to enhance the quality of their lives and development skills around nutrition and physical health. She developed strategic, key talks for individuals seeking lifestyle development and facilitated parent sessions to promote overall family health. As a Program Coordinator, she oversaw the after-school program and managed programming and implemented tracking for enrichment and social progress of approximately 250 scholars. Morghann provided leadership, professional development and training to support and manage a total of 20 staff members to help ensure high-quality programming for scholars in the heart of Harlem.
Morghann’s passion for researching and implementing ways to minimize gaps in health disparities and inequalities drives her current work in social work. She continues to commit to this work through therapy. Morghann believes that therapy takes courage and commends you for exploring this option for yourself. She comes from a place of humility, openness, and compassion to guide you towards your goals. When not working, you can find her practicing mindfulness, creating fun social events for adults such as game nights, spending time with her loved ones, crushing goals and also exploring new adventures through her love of travel and nature.