Anthony Verdino is a SIFI-certified licensed clinical social worker in New York. He currently focuses on direct clinical practice, providing psychotherapy at an AIDS service organization in Harlem.

Mr. Verdino began his career providing individual and group mental health counseling for adults and adolescents in community-based and outpatient settings. He maintained a private practice in Chicago, and focused on creating, developing, and implementing direct service programs from conception. These programs include a supportive aftercare program for adolescents experiencing homelessness; a mental health and substance use program; an intensive linkage into care program for people living with HIV/AIDS; and partial hospitalization programs for women and other people with dual diagnoses in the LGBTQ+ community. He has supervised master’s and doctorate students, and served as a field advisor in the graduate social work programs at Boston College and Hunter College. He volunteers as a clinic escort for Planned Parenthood.

Mr. Verdion has extensive experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, people with mental health concerns, and people with co-occurring mental health and substance use concerns. He earned his BA in Psychology from Bowling Green State University, an MA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and an MSW from Loyola University, Chicago.