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Zina Rodriguez, LCSW Intern

Zina is a social worker, masters certified addiction professional and a certified diversity executive. She is also an Arise trained interventionist which focuses on substance abuse and mental health recovery for individuals and their families. She is passionate about creating healing spaces for BIPOC and LBGTQ+ communities and addressing the impact of racial and identity trauma through liberation-oriented practices. She has a deep foundational belief that people at their core have a capacity for personal transformation and healing. She provides guidance to support individuals to achieve their professional and personal goals by identifying strengths and liberating the mind from limiting belief systems. She is bilingual and can provide services in Spanish.

 

Zina has over a decade of substance abuse treatment experience and has served in various operational and leadership positions in behavioral healthcare. She has successfully launched de novo facilities, leading multi-disciplinary teams with the development of clinical programming, policy/ procedures, successful obtainment of licensure and accreditation. She has also worked internationally which has allowed her to develop a specialty in multi-cultural program development and marketing.

 

Zina is a global speaker and trainer of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging issues with a focus on the intersection of mental health. She also works with organizations on the development of transformational DEIB strategies that align with their mission and values.

 

Zina serves as a Board Member for the Brain Love Foundation, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, Young People in Recovery, C4 Recovery Foundation and Simplifyance. She also served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Social Work and holds a MSW from Fordham University and a BSW degree from Rutgers University.