Healthcare Social Worker


Average Wage for this Career

$80,200* *This figure represents the median wage for this career in San Diego County and not the wages of any specific interviewee

Occupational Outlook


About Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Meet Christine Dougherty LCSW, a Lead Clinical Social Worker who tells us all about their role in Behavioral Health Services providing counseling and therapy for their patients at Vista Community Clinic, also known as the VCC located all over North County San Diego, California. A typical day for Christine includes providing support services to other behavioral health specialists: looking for different resources and getting educational components to stay updated about what’s available within the community. Another aspect of her work is doing initial assessments for prospective patients as well as ongoing therapeutic services for the patients who have already established care through VCC.

Education Resources

Masters of Social Work
CSU San Marcos

Bachelors of Arts in Social Work

California Pathways for becoming a LCSW
Board of Behavioral Sciences