Josie Torielli directs the Training Institute and Direct Service programs at the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault. Her work includes mind-body healing for clients and fellow practitioners through mindfulness techniques. She focuses on trauma work with communities, activism, supervision, professional development, and vicarious trauma. She previously performed trauma-informed treatment at the Training Institute for Mental Health, the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Aldea Counseling Services, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Safe Horizon, and the Long Island College Hospital. To relieve stress, she occasionally asks her colleagues to dance it out with her. She is a comically bad dancer.
Ms. Torielli has completed post-graduate training in Advanced Trauma Treatment and EMDR. She holds a BA from Syracuse University, and an MSSW from the Columbia School of Social Work.