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Barbara Komsic, LCSW

Mental Health Clinician

Education and training

Master of Social Work (MSW) - New York University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BS) - State University of New York College at New Paltz
Minor in Sociology (Social Services Concentration)

Professional certifications or affiliations

Member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Seminar in Field Instruction Certification (SIFI)
Certificate in Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)
Integrated Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Training Certificate (IMHATT)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (Level 1 Certification)

Professional interests

Child and adolescent mental health
Treating survivors of childhood abuse
Acceptance and commitment therapy
Solution focused brief therapy

A little about me

I have been a professional social worker since 2002. I started my career as a Care Manager working in Preventive Services with families in New York City. I then moved on to work at a Child Advocacy Center as a Clinical Forensic Specialist with victims of sexual abuse, where I gained my expertise in Forensic Interviewing with children and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Prior to coming to The Institute for Family Health in 2019, I was a Psychiatric Social Worker in a hospital for many years, where I primarily worked in a School-Based Mental Health Clinic providing individual and group psychotherapy.

Why I love my job

I chose to be a social worker because it gives me the opportunity to step into people’s lives and hopefully make a difference in some way. I know that I made the right career choice because after more than 20 years, I am still able to say that I love what I do. 

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