Kiarma Webster is a licensed clinical social worker with eight years of experience. She is a certified American Red Cross disaster services mental health worker and has been a field instructor at St. Louis University School of Social Service and Washington University George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Kiarma is qualified to provide critical incident stress management services and DOT substance abuse professional services. She has a particular interest in family life cycle issues (divorce adjustment, parent/child relational problems, eldercare issues), impaired employees (employees challenged with chemical dependence or mental illness), trauma/crisis counseling and stress management. Kiarma enjoys watching the transformation that occurs when a person uses BJC EAP. Initially, the person may feel stressed, frustrated, hopeless, overwhelmed or dependent, but that soon changes. "It excites me to see my clients draw from their past experiences and discover how to use their personal strengths to craft solutions to their current problems," she says. "When they leave us, they are effective at managing their lives and they feel empowered to face other challenges that may arise." Kiarma is the mother of a son and a daughter. In her free time, she enjoys reading, crocheting, gardening and volunteering with her daughter's Girl Scout troop. Her first job was as a cafeteria cashier at a hospital.
View Kiarma's BJC Med Talk video on stress and the workplace.