Who We Are
Judith Casado, lcsw
Licensed to practice in NY and NJ; I started my journey into social work long before I knew what it could be. Today, I am proud to say that I am an Afro-Latina licensed clinical social worker who specializes in providing mental health services to people struggling with the isolation brought on by COVID, depression, anxiety, and the lasting effects of traumatic experiences. I believe in the dignity and worth of every person I encounter and will use your strengths (yes, they’re there) to support you in achieving your life goals. Let's get to work!
VALUES AND BELIEFS
I BELIEVE IN THE INHERENT WORTH AND DIGNITY OF EVERY PERSON I ENCOUNTER; YOU WILL BE TREATED WITH THE RESPECT THAT EVERY HUMAN BEING DESERVES.
EVERY PERSON IS UNIQUE; THERE IS NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL TO MENTAL HEALTH. AT UMHS WE BELIEVE IT IS CRUCIAL TO CONTINUE OUR EDUCATION IN ORDER TO GROW OUR SKILLS ALLOWING US TO BETTER SERVE YOU.
EVERY PERSON HAS STRENGTHS IN THEM THAT HAVE BROUGHT THEM TO THIS MOMENT. YOUR STRENGTHS WILL SERVE AS BUILDING BLOCKS IN THE FOUNDATION TOWARD THE LIFE YOU WANT FOR YOURSELF.
LIVING A LIFE THAT IS MINDFUL AND ALIGNED WITH YOUR VALUES CAN HELP EASE DIS-EASE. WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU IS IMPORTANT IN OUR WORK TOGETHER.
YOUR EXPERIENCE IS VALID. BY IDENTIFYING YOUR THOUGHTS, FEELINGS, AND BEHAVIORS YOU ARE HONORING THAT EXPERIENCE AND STARTING THE JOURNEY TOWARD LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE.
HEALING IS A HOLISTIC AFFAIR; YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST YOUR DIAGNOSIS AND STRUGGLES.
YOU ARE THE EXPERT IN YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE.
EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE YOUR LIFE GOALS IS ALREADY IN YOU; TOGETHER WE WILL CONNECT THE DOTS.
“AS THE MIND, SO THE PERSON; BONDAGE OR LIBERATION ARE IN YOUR OWN MIND.” SANSKRIT SAYING