Gwen Soffer serves as the Wellness Specialist at NSC and coordinates trauma-informed wellness programming including NSC’s weekly Wellness Wednesday, which includes acupuncture, yoga, massage, mindfulness walks, meditation and the Peaceful Room. In addition, she is the liaison to our holistic service providers as well as our mental health community partner, Council for Relationships, and coordinates onsite individual, couple and family therapy sessions and support groups. Gwen joined NSC in 2016 as an ESL teacher and then as a two-year Master in Social Work intern and case manager with Philadelphia Partnership for Resilience. She is E-RYT certified through Yoga Alliance, TCTSY-F certified through the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute, and has been working in the trauma-informed wellness field for over fifteen years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Arts from Middlebury College and a Master of Social Work with Trauma Specialty Certificate from Widener University.