Social Workers

Emmary Smith, MSW, LSW

Emme Smith

Emme is a social worker who enjoys working alongside children and their families to create a positive parent-child relationship and support social-emotional skill growth! Emme grew up just across the lake in Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan.

Emme has prior experience working in preschools and daycares and greatly values the relationships she was able to form with her kids while witnessing their continued growth! During her graduate internship, Emme gained experience in working with diverse families, juvenile justice involved youth, and a number of mental health diagnoses, including PTSD, ADHD, and conduct disorders. Emme is passionate about meeting kids where they’re at and working collaboratively with their caretakers in order to provide the most supportive environment for the child’s success. She is excited to be part of such a wonderful, interdisciplinary team that honors the holistic view of each child. Emme also believes that relationships are key to a child’s development and as such is interested in continuing to explore and strengthen those important relationships in a child’s life!

Outside of work, Emme enjoys reading, spending time by Lake Michigan, trying out new restaurants, and yoga. She is excited to be living in Chicago and explore all the city has to offer!

Colette "Coco" Moog, MSW, LSW

Colette, "Coco" is a social worker driven to work with children so that they can thrive in their environment. She is passionate about neurodiversity-affirming practice, and has loved to work with young children for as long as she can remember. Coco recognizes the value of understanding each person in their environment, and understands that every child’s environment is complex and unique. She is committed to taking a strengths-based approach to social work practice, and aims to empower each and every child and family that she works with.

Coco grew up in St. Paul Minnesota, and attended the University of Wisconsin- Madison for college, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) and her Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW). During graduate school, Coco was a part of the Wisconsin LEND Program, an interdisciplinary program created to shape leaders in the field of disability services. Through the LEND Program, she interned at the Waisman Center, working as a family navigator in the Autism and Developmental Disability clinic, where she guided children and their families through the process of an Autism diagnosis. Coco also worked as the Director of Inclusion Services for Madison School and Community Recreation, where she facilitated the integration of children with disabilities into summer programs. Through these experiences, her interest in working with children with disabilities flourished. Coco is so excited to be a part of PlayWorks Therapy because of the multidisciplinary approach, supportive team, and the dedication to not only children, but their families as well.

Outside of work, Coco loves to read, go to the movie theater, try new coffee shops and restaurants, explore the city with her friends, visit her family, and spend as much time outside as possible!