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. 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 takes pride in being able to meet a client where the client is and realizes everyone has their own journey and pace in going through it. She provides a safe, nonjudgmental, and comfortable atmosphere. Her therapeutic approach aims to help clients take different perspectives on their circumstances and find what supports them through life’s challenges. Therapy sessions may include learning mindfulness skills, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies, motivational interviewing, trauma informed therapy, emotion de-escalation strategies, discussions about boundaries, and practicing crisis intervention skills. Ms. Brady intends to help each individual develop and achieve their goals.
Ms. Brady has taught at Rutgers University, providing continuing education (CEU’s) to licensed clinical social workers, as well as professional trainings related to mental health and wellness to organizations. She enjoys sharing her expertise and knowledge with early career clinical social workers. She offers clinical supervision to MSW graduates needing to get clinical hours for their license.