B.A., Dartmouth University // M.S.W., Columbia University
Ms. Caroline Nicassio is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years’ experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Columbia University, completing internships at North Central Bronx Hospital and New York Hospital/Cornell University’s Employee Assistance Program in New York, NY. Following her graduate studies, Caroline worked in the Outpatient Mental Health Department of Elmhurst Hospital in Elmhurst, NY, treating adults and adolescents with significant anxiety and depression. Most recently, Ms. Nicassio spent over a decade working in schools, as the Counseling Coordinator at the French-American School of New York in Larchmont, NY, where she oversaw the Counseling Department and provided individual and group counseling to students ages 6-18 and their families.
Caroline has significant post-graduate training in evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She specializes in the treatment of adolescents (ages 12-23) and adults suffering from social anxiety, separation anxiety, perfectionism, and depression.
Caroline has witnessed first-hand the devastation that anxiety can cause within a person and within a family. She has seen countless clients, who had formerly been thriving, overtaken by overwhelming feelings of fear. These feelings dominated their lives in every possible way - from school and work to friendships to family. Ms. Nicassio became committed to the treatment of anxiety to help her clients regain control and experience a fully present, peaceful, and fulfilling life.