Sonali Zoracki, LCSW, is a cognitive behavioral therapist in private practice in New York City. She specializes in working with families of children with special needs, helping them to cope with their child’s diagnosis and life post-diagnosis. She is a member of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy.
Ms. Zoracki previously served as the Director of Community Supports at the Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York. She developed and implemented new programming to meet the needs of the diverse communities served, and expanded services for people with epilepsy and their families from minority communities. She became a Master Trainer in Diversity and Cross Cultural Awareness of Epilepsy, and travelled the country providing workshops on personal and organizational cultural competency and the impact of culture on epilepsy.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Zoracki served as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapist working with children with autism in the Boston area. When she moved back to Mumbai, she developed and ran an ABA program at one of India’s premier non-profit agencies, working with children with developmental disabilities. Her second year internship at CSSW was at New Alternatives for Children in New York City, an agency dedicated to working with medically and developmentally fragile children and their families. She stayed on after she graduated for four more years.
Originally from Mumbai, Ms. Zoracki earned her BA in Psychology and French from Middlebury College, and her MS from the Columbia School of Social Work.