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Training and Credentials

Richard Lally, MSW, LCSW is a graduate of New York University School of Social Work and is a licensed therapist with more than 25 years of experience specializing in child, adolescent, couple and family therapy. 


After completing his undergraduate studies at Stonehill College in Criminal Justice, he earned his Master of Social Work degree at NYU.  His extensive post-graduate work includes training at the Minuchin Center for the Family, the Princeton Family Center for Education, and the New Jersey Center for Family Studies.  He has also received training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Level I and Level II.


He specializes in empowering families whose members are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Mood Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorders and self destructive behaviors. He also works with families transitioning through difficult divorce. 


He works within K-12 schools with students, faculty, and staff to service students and families in need of support.  During his ten year tenure at St. Clare’s Hospital he also developed programs for children, adolescents and adults in hospital and community settings.


As a lecturer at Rutgers University School of Social Work he has taught graduate-level classes including Working with Children and Adolescents, Welfare Policy, and Families and Family Therapy.  He has instructed psychiatric residents on the fundamentals of family therapy at Bergen Regional Medical Center and NYU Child Study Center.  He teaches continuing education classes for mental health professionals.  He also provides lectures and training to agencies and community services including schools, universities, places of worship, and self-help groups. 

He serves on the Board of Directors for the Minuchin Center for the Family.

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