Miesha Rice



About Miesha Rice

Miesha Rice, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Certified Victim Assistance Specialist, is a graduate of Bennett College and the University of Maryland School of Social Work.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and a MSW, with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health, while also receiving training in Management and Community Organizing, known as Macro Social Work.  While in school, Miesha took part in a specialized trauma training with the Trauma Education Connection Initiative, along with Kennedy Krieger, and became certified to administer Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to adolescent victims and/or witnesses of violence.  She was also selected to give the 2013 UMB School of Social Work Student Commencement Speech on behalf of her graduating class. During her matriculation at the School of Social Work, Miesha served as a School Social Worker Intern with the Baltimore City Public Schools, where she worked with children, families, and the school staff, and the House of Ruth Maryland to provide services for male, female, and adolescent victims/witnesses of domestic violence.  Upon graduation, Miesha worked in areas of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction, grief and loss, psychiatric rehabilitation programs, case management, victims and witnesses of violence, and has also served our Nation’s heroes by supervising and overseeing services to Armed Forces via the Red Cross by bachelor’s level social work students who provided case management to active duty military members and for services to veterans in the criminal justice system.  She also completed trauma training with the City of Baltimore and the Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland.  Her volunteer work in the community has consisted of the House of Ruth’s Adopt a Family Christmas Program, Upton/Druid Hill Community Food Drop Program, Baltimore City Public Schools’ Crisis Response Team, The Family League of Baltimore’s Children of Incarcerated Parents Initiative, and Roberta’s House.  Miesha is also currently serving on the Alumni Board of Directors for the University of Maryland Baltimore, Graduate School of Social Work.  Rice is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and has been a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals.  She is also a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

Recently, Miesha Rice has returned to her roots in Mass Communications and Media serving as a Mental Health Advocate on the show, What’s Up Roadie, How You Doin’? speaking out about the mental health of those who work in the entertainment industry and the necessity for more on-site mental health services for entertainers and roadie crews in the entertainment industry.  She has also been a guest Psychotherapist featured on several live television and online shows, and podcasts such as FOX-45 News Baltimore, Cherished Flight LIVE!,  What’s Up Roadie (WURHYD), Millennialz Anonymous Brunching Podcast & Radio Show, and Lunch With The Ladies, discussing mental health issues and the need for healing within our families, communities, as well as within the entertainment industry. 

In her spare time, Miesha enjoys doing things for self-care, spending time with family and friends, traveling and trying out new restaurants.  She loves to listen to music, motivational messages, reading, exercising, and cooking healthy meals.

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