Natalie Carney, ACSW, is a clinical social worker for the School and Community Programs team at the Child Mind Institute. They received their master’s degree in social work from New York University with a focus on clinical work with adolescents and young adults. Their past work has focused on assisting marginalized communities in connecting to social and mental health services and programs.
Natalie’s clinical experience includes providing individual and group therapeutic services to LGBTQ+ youth and homeless young adults in a school-based setting, as well as providing individual therapy to homeless youth involved the New York City shelter system. They have experience leading skill development groups and social-emotional learning groups with pregnant and parenting teens, homeless youth, LGBTQ+ young adults, and youth involved in foster care. Most recently, Natalie worked with youth involved in the foster care system at the county receiving center . They provided assessment, interventions and support to youth who were entering the foster care system for the first time or who had experienced a placement disruption.
Natalie provides clinical care in partner schools in the Bay Area, including social-emotional skill building workshops and evidence-based group therapy for students who have experienced traumatic events. They lead teacher training workshops and consult with school staff on implementation of strategies to reduce students’ mental health symptoms. Natalie is passionate about collaborating with educators, caregivers and community partners to ensure that students’ varied mental health needs are met.
- Clinician, Seneca Family of Agencies, San Jose, CA
- Clinical Intern, Hetrick-Martin Institute, New York, NY
- Clinical Intern, Children’s Village, New York, NY
- MSW, Clinical Social Work, New York University, New York, NY
- BA, Psychology, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY