Michelle Salvaggio, Ph.D., LCSW-R has provided clinical services to individuals and families coping with trauma and mental illness for the past 12 years. She received her B.A. in Psychology and English from Rutgers University in New Jersey in 2001 and her M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University’s School of Social Work in 2004. She currently maintains a private practice in New York State’s Hudson Valley. Prior to opening her practice, Michelle worked in a variety of practice settings in New York City, including community mental health clinics in Queens and Brooklyn and school, foster care and preventive services programs in the Bronx. In addition to direct clinical practice, Michelle has functioned as a clinical supervisor, field instructor and trainer in Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting. She has taught as an adjunct professor in the Silberman School of Social Work’s Human Behavior in the Social Environment course as well as being a former board member of the Child Welfare Organizing Project (CWOP), a parent advocacy organization in East Harlem.