Georgia Weston is the author of two books, Vienna’s Waiting and PAIN: An Owner’s Manual, where she provides insight into the mysterious world of chronic pain through her own story and the stories of others. In 2011, she founded the Teen Pain Help Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable corporation created to help children and adolescents with chronic pain. Since founding the Teen Pain Help Foundation, Georgia has served as the Executive Director, raising funds for treatment, research, education, and increased public awareness of pediatric chronic pain. She also co-founded and was the Director of Programming for Art Rx, strengthening the partnership between the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and the USC Keck School of Medicine, specifically to better understand how art impacts pain. Georgia has experience creating and leading programs for organizations that provide therapeutic services for struggling individuals and families. She also has clinical social work experience, both as an outpatient therapist and residential therapist, for youth dealing with complex cognitive, behavioral, and social needs. In addition to her work with chyp, Georgia is a Research Associate on a Rally grant for an adolescent/young adult cancer pain telemedicine intervention study with the UCLA Pediatric Pain Research Program. Georgia has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, with a minor in art, from St. Edward’s University. She has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California, with a concentration in Children, Youth, and Families, as well as a focus in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. In recognition of her humanitarian services, Georgia received the David Chow Humanitarian Foundation Award for 2019. Georgia is dedicated to empowering youth with chronic pain and their families through creative healing techniques and social support.
Georgia’s creative healing: writing, drawing, listening to music, Iyengar yoga, hiking, meditating, and walking her dog