Katie McLoughlin, MSW, LSW
Katie McLoughlin obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Special Education from the University of Rhode Island, Master of Social Work from Rutgers University with a concentration in Clinical Practice with Children and Families, where she graduated Summa cum laude honors. She is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and certified NJ School Social worker, with over a decade of experience working in public education.
Prior to her employment in the school setting, Katie worked for the State of NJ, Department of Children and Families. In this role, she responded to child abuse and neglect referrals, made assessments for follow up case management, and provided linkage to services based on the presenting needs of each family. This challenging and rewarding experience truly molded her into a well-rounded and competent Social Worker who has the ability to think outside the box in order to meet complex needs. Additional professional experience includes; partial hospitalization program for children ages 2.5-6 and various experiences with children and young adults on the spectrum/developmental disabilities.
Katie has over 12 years of professional experience working with adolescents, adults and families, utilizing individual, family, crisis intervention and group modalities. Katie specializes in treating anxiety and depressive symptoms by teaching emotion regulation skills, addressing academic/social related stressors and relationship/family conflict. Katie utilizes a strength based, client centered approach, which can include; Cognitive Behavioral & Mindfulness techniques, stress management, increasing resiliency and self-esteem, emotional regulation and developing overall healthy coping skills.