Gerry Brady, LCSW is an experienced psychotherapist dedicating her entire career to mental health. After receiving her bachelors from The College of New Rochelle, she earned her Masters of Social Work from Rutgers University. Early in her career, Ms. Brady worked in a variety of professional roles, including as clinical staff at CentraState Medical Center’s inpatient psychiatric unit, as a suicide hotline crisis counselor, and as a family support group facilitator for National Alliance of Mential Illness (NAMI). She has also held supervisor positions at several day programs for the chronically mentally ill, as well as dual diagnosis programs, such as mentally ill / chemical addiction (MICA).
Ms. Brady then expanded her career to early childhood development, helping children and their families emotionally adjust to the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental diagnoses. Ms. Brady continues to enjoy helping children and their families with a variety of stressors by engaging them various treatment modalities, including play therapy and family systems approaches. She also works with adults and the geriatric population, with a clinical focus on supporting people in coping with new life phases and end-of-life challenges.
Ms. Brady prides herself on meeting each client exactly where they are on their journey, understanding that everyone has their own unique pace. Her therapeutic approach is centered on providing a safe and comfortable environment that fosters growth and empowerment. Ms. Brady uses evidence-based therapies, including mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed therapy, emotion de-escalation strategies, boundary discussions, and crisis intervention skills, to help clients gain new perspectives on their circumstances and find the support they need to navigate life's challenges.
Ms. Brady has taught at Rutgers University, providing continuing education opportunities to licensed clinical social workers and delivering professional training sessions on mental health and wellness to organizations. She appreciates the opportunity to share her knowledge and experience with early career clinical social workers, offering clinical supervision to MSW graduates seeking clinical hours for their license.