Ronnie Sidney, II

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Ronnie Sidney, II, MSW, Supervisee in Social Work, is a therapist, entrepreneur, speaker, author, consultant, workshop presenter and social advocate. He received a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014.

Born in Richmond, Virginia, on August 14, 1983, Ronnie was raised in Tappahannock, Virginia, and attended Essex County Public Schools (ECPS). While attending ECPS, he spent seven years in special education after being diagnosed with a learning disability. The stigmatization of special education fostered resentment and disinterest in school. Nevertheless, he graduated from Essex High School in 2001, but with a 1.8 GPA. With limited options regarding four-year colleges, he decided to enroll in J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Virginia. The following year, he transferred to Old Dominion University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services in 2006.

Ronnie’s early academic challenges ignited a passion within him to pursue social justice and to work with the youth. He has spent over eight years in the mental health and academic counseling fields and currently works as an outpatient therapist at the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board (MP-NNCSB). His previous positions with the agency include substance abuse and adolescent counselor, intensive in-home therapist, and behavioral specialist. He also works part-time as a program facilitator with the VCU Medical Center’s Injury Violence and Prevention Program.

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