Jarad Ringer, LCSW, received his BA in Political Science from Rutgers University in 1999 and his MS in Social Work from Columbia University in 2002. Jarad’s areas of expertise include co-occurring disorders, LGBTQ issues and substance use, harm reduction and medication assisted treatment (MAT), HIV, sex work, folks involved in the criminal legal system, and trauma/anti-violence work. He has extensive experience in various clinical settings with various communities and populations; including hospital-based work, mental health clinics, co-occurring treatment centers, and private practice.
In addition, Jarad has extensive experience in various leadership, research, and teaching roles in non-profit, community-based, government, and academic settings in the fields of social work, mental health, HIV and Hep C, addiction, and community organizing. He utilizes an eclectic approach; including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-informed practice, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness, Mind-Body Bridging (MBB) and patient-centered/solution-focused modalities.
Jarad is originally from New York City. In his free time, Jarad enjoys hiking, kickball, music, art, and spending time with family and friends.