Kelly Reuter, LCSW

Associate Program Director, Behavioral Health

Education and training

Master of Social Work (MSW) – University at Buffalo
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology – Buffalo State College

Professional interests

Serious mental illness, criminal justice reform, improving access to low barrier permanent supportive housing, harm-reduction, and trauma-informed care.

A little about me

I previously worked in New York City at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES) for a grant-funded program Intensive Mobile Treatment (IMT). I conducted outreach to individuals experiencing serious mental illness and street homelessness. I worked with individuals with criminal justice involvement conducting visits at Rikers Island and forensic psychiatric hospitals.

Why I love my job

I am dedicated to ensuring individuals with behavioral health diagnoses receive the highest quality of care. My familiarity and interest in the Institute for Family Health began through a partnership with my former employer CASES. CASES and the Institute provided primary care services co-located at the Nathaniel Clinic in Harlem.

Professional certifications or affiliations

Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT)
Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM)