Connie Masullo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina specializing in the assessment and treatment of children and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, behavior issues, and more. Connie’s areas of expertise include working with children, adults, and families. Her methods of treatment focus on evidence-based practices including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with an emphasis on Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Behavioral Parent Training (BPT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and positive psychology. Connie has an extensive background in helping children with ADHD and is an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP).
Connie attended Montclair State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During her time at Montclair, she spent time conducting research and writing journal articles, some of which have been published. She then earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
As a licensed clinician, she worked as a medical social worker at Morristown Medical Center in multiple departments. She cross covered departments including the Labor and Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care, maternity, and pediatric units. Here she employed short-term interventions to provide supportive counseling as well as identify any concrete needs.
In the past 13 years, she has had the honor of working with children between the ages of 4 and 21, with a wide array of emotional and behavioral challenges as well as developmental disabilities. She began working in the Children’s System of Care as a Behavioral Assistant and then as an Intensive In-Community Therapist. She has extensive experience working with children and their families in their home environments struggling with a wide array of challenges such as anxiety, depression, reactive attachment disorder (RAD), impulse control issues, behavioral issues, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). She was trained in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and also received her Field Work Instructor Certification.
Connie strongly values continuing education and pursues this routinely. She has attended trainings at the Albert Ellis Institute and has a certification in Child and Adolescent therapy through Rutgers. Early in her career, she interned with Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and Hackensack University Medical Center. Her experience was focused on providing support, helping with concrete needs and linking to resources in the community.
Additionally, she has been trained in the Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) program, a parent-based treatment program for children and adolescents with anxiety, OCD, and related problems.