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Kathleen Manalio, LCSW

Kathleen Manalio is an individual, family, and group Psychotherapist who holds a BA in Psychology, Sociology, and Mediation, and a Clinical Master of Social Work Degree both from Rutgers University. Kathleen was honored in the NJ State House as a part of the All USA Academic Team for achievement and community volunteer work with children with cancer, foster families, and literacy programs. Kathleen’s background includes the development of a Rubric, by which she scored children’s Social Emotional Learning skills; this enabled teachers to create a positive, engaging learning environment. Subsequently, she developed Social Emotional Learning Curriculum for Rutgers University, to be utilized in public schools. In addition to working with children, adolescents, and adults, Kathleen has taught parenting skills, and has spearheaded addiction education workshops with an emphasis on the family meal. Kathleen is a trained facilitator for Rainbows for all Children, which assists children navigate grief, and heal from loss, and Strengthening Families, a nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for high-risk and general population families. Kathleen had served as a Board Trustee for eight years with Ocean Partnership for Children, Inc., serving on the Community Development and Corporate Compliance committees, and as Treasurer. Kathleen currently works with adults and utilizes a relaxed, strength based, collaborative, and goal oriented treatment approach, which integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Interpersonal Process, Structural Family, and Psychodynamic theories.