Renata Turetsky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, currently working in private practice. She earned her Master Degree from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work and received her Undergraduate Degree from Universidade De Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her professional path has focused on issues related to Trauma, Domestic Violence, Sexual Trauma, Immigration and Culturally Competent Practice.
Until recently, she worked as a primary psychotherapist at the Mount Sinai World Trade Center Mental Health Treatment Program. Ms. Turetsky provided trauma and mood disorders evidence-based individual and group treatment to first responders and workers, who participated in the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero, following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Also, at this program, Ms. Turetsky underwent full training and supervision in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She provided DBT treatment from a perspective that sought to understand the interface between trauma and personality disorders. She also worked with battered women and children at Family Project Domestic Violence shelter, as well as trained at the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program.
Ms. Turetsky expanded her clinical experience in Immigration, Mental Illness and Culture, as she provided individual and group psychotherapy to a solely Hispanic/Latino immigrant population at St. Barnabas Hospital – Programa Ayuda – an outpatient community mental health clinic.