Aimee Zagaja, LCSW

Specializations

Anxiety, Caregiver Stress, Children, Disabilities, Families, Grief Recovery, Stress Management

Professionally, have worked in medical social work, psychiatric social work, school social work and the criminal justice system. This vast experience lends itself to inform me of the various systems clients may be involved with but also has provided me with vast and varied experiences with which to provide direct knowledge when supporting growing social workers. I am passionate about the social work profession and the endless possibility the skill set allows the professional social worker to shift positions across their life span yet still remain in a position of making a positive impact. LCSW achieved in 2000 and consistently a member of NASWCT. Earned Registered Play Therapy certificate in 2019 and maintain continuing education credits annually. Have provided supervision to both MSW students in the field as well as MSW level colleagues working towards licensure. Maintain records consistent with those required, providing feedback in all clinically relevant areas necessary and those helpful and of interest to the supervisee in their own growth. Provide safe and confidential space for discussion, feedback and case consultation.

Describe your current practice:

Private Practice owner, Aimee Zagaja, LCSW, PLLC and part time employment with Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Endocrinology/Diabetes Department. Providing individual, group and family counseling in clinic and private practice setting. Collaborating with multidisciplinary team of providers, performing needs assessment during initial diagnosis, adjustment period and across life span of chronic medical condition. Identifying and helping medical team and family prioritize concerns and issues needing support for identified client. Engaging clients in cognitive behavioral therapy, Child Centered Play Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy as well as Adlerian Play Therapy in counseling sessions setting goals and measuring progress regularly.

Where did you get your MSW?
Fordham University

What was your area of concentration?
Children, Families and Play Therapy

What continuing education activities have you been involved in during the past year?

CCMC Grand Rounds - One Credit each
Crisis In children and adolescent mental health
Healing comes from acknowledgement
Promoting Health Equity and Outcomes
LGBTQ Mental Health and Suicide in Youth
NASW or Assoc of Play Therapy - total 16 credits
Intersections between Trauma ad Addiction
Brief Interventions in Primary Care
Brief interventions in Primary Care
COVID-19 Vaccinations through a social work lens
Complicated World of Family Cutoffs
Supporting DACA recipients

Supervision Fees:
$60-75

Address where the supervision will take place:

Newington, CT

Email:
AimeeZagajaLCSW@gmail.com

Website (if available):
http://aimeezagajalcsw.com

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