TRACY HOOD, LCSW

Practice Owner

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Tracy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in Early Childhood Mental Health.  She has over 15 years of experience in the field and maintains a group practice conveniently located in Aberdeen, NJ.


Tracy's practice is easily accessible from Old Bridge, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold and surrounding areas.

Background and Training

Tracy received her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland with specialization in Families and Children and a secondary concentration in Management and Community Organization.  In addition, she has completed post-graduate training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) with Master Trainer Elizabeth Brestan-Knight, PhD at Auburn University and Early Childhood Mental Health Certification from the University of Maryland.

While Tracy's post graduate training has geared her for focusing her practice in Early Childhood Mental Health, her extensive professional experiences and additional training has provided her the skills to work competently with clients from ages 2 to 100.

Tracy has resided in Monmouth County for over 20 years.  When she is not working you will find her spending time with her husband and three boys. On weekends you can find her spending time on their varous sports fields

Education

University of Maryland, MSW
SUNY Albany, BS - Social Work

Additional Credentials

Certificate: PCIT International Certified Therapist, 2014

Certificate: Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), 2020

LCSW - NJ License # 44SC05523000
Member of the NASW

 

LISA GAMMOH, LCSW

Clinician

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Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a focus in early childhood mental health.  As a long-standing member of the Child Study Team in a local public school system, Lisa brings her extensive knowledge and experice to our clients and their families.

Background and Training

Lisa has been working with children and families for almost 23 years in a variety of settings which include in home support services for youth and families at risk, foster care, and currently in the public school setting.  She is a school social worker working on a child study team for the last 18 years and has a great understanding of the NJ Special Education Code, which can be valuable to families in assisting them with this process.  Lisa has primarily worked with children and adolescents who struggle with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, peer relationships, social skills, self esteem/self confidence, behavioral challenges, and academic/school difficulties.  She provides a safe, caring,  supportive, empathetic setting, which is the approach used with all clients to help them improve on their individual goals. 

Lisa received her undergraduate degree in psychology at Rutgers University and her Master’s Degree in social work at Monmouth University, specializing in children and families.

Education

Monmouth University, MSW

Rutgers University, BA - Psychology

LCSW - NJ License # 44SC05941000
Member of the NASW

 

DONNA NAPOLI VELASCO, LCSW

Clinician

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Donna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a focus on adolescent and adult mental health and addiction.  She has over 15 years of experience in the field of working with individuals, families, groups and couples. Donna has primarily worked with adults and families with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and addiction. 

Background and Training

Donna received her Masters in Clinical Social work in 1993 from Rutgers University with specialization in clinical mental health. In addition, she completed the Addiction Counseling Program at Rutgers University.  

Donnas’s post graduate training and experience in the field of mental health and addiction has provided her the skills to work with adults and adolescents ages 13-100. 

Donna has resided in Monmouth County for over 30 years. When she is not working you will find her spending time with her three daughters, family, friends and her dogs.

Education

Rutgers University, MSW

Roger Williams University, BA - Psychology

Additional Credentials

Certificate: Addiction Counseling Training Rutgers University, 2020

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counseling Candidate

LCSW-NJ License #44SC04531900

Member of NASW