Michael Grinnell, LCSW
Michael is a co-founder of Melanated Social Work and Licensed Certified Social Worker. Michael has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and ambition to serve his community. As a Minnesota native, he received a B.A. in Psychology from Carleton College and a Master of Social Work from Boston College School of Social Work.
Michael is a skillful advocate for social justice in the mental health space, with extensive experience providing clinical services to children, youth, and families. He is trained in several therapeutic modalities and currently serves as a Staff Therapist at Williams College Integrative Wellbeing Services. Prior to working in college mental health, he provided clinical services for the Department of Family Services in Fairfax County, VA, Justice Resource Institute, and Wediko Children’s Services. Michael is an avid hoops fan and chess player.
Michael is bringing the perspective of a millennial, Black, bi-racial man into the field of social work, where less than 10% of social workers identify as a man under the age of 34, and an even smaller percentage identify as a man of color. Michael is focused on building community and supporting the mental wellbeing of the students of color in higher education, more specifically he is passionate about empowering the students who identify as men of color.