Nadya Persaud, MSW, LICSWTherapist Education
Master’s Degree: Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
Bachelor’s Degree: Queens College, Flushing, NY
Licensure: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Nadya has been at PrairieCare since September 2016, working within the Inpatient hospital at Brooklyn Park with children and adolescents in multiple roles as a social worker and now as an inpatient therapist. Nadya received her BA in 2009 from Queens College, majoring in Political Science, Sociology, and Labor Studies. She earned her MSW from Hunter College of Social Work in 2012 in New York after working at an alternative to incarceration, and she has spent the ensuing 10 years working with children, adolescents, and adults.
She provides assessment and individualized treatment interventions for children and teenagers who are currently experiencing increased depression and anxiety and are in need of a higher level of care. Prior to PrairieCare, Nadya worked for the last 10 years with children and adults experiencing a range of mental illnesses in residential programs, dual diagnosis treatment programs, intensive outpatient programs, and skilled nursing facilities.
Nadya utilizes a psychodynamic approach and a solution-focused approach in working with children and their families on the inpatient unit. Nadya also utilizes a strengths-based approach and completed family development training to help families take a deeper look at how to support their children instead of blaming their diagnosis or behaviors that often lead to hospitalization in the first place.
Nadya is passionate and hopeful about treatment at the inpatient level of care being meaningful and helping families make the gradual changes in their children’s lives to promote safety and decrease symptoms of their diagnosis and previous traumatic experiences.
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“PrairieCare has always allowed me the opportunity to hone my skills as a clinician, social worker, and therapist. I love that I always can count on my team to cheer me on during hard days and easy days. I come to work knowing that I am able to help children and teens find the strength to deal with their stressors head on.””