Claudia Oberweger

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD

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  • Clinical Social Work/Therapist
    New York

Licensed psychotherapist-LCSW/R, BCD with 35+ years experience.
Educational and psychological counseling and referral for alcoholics, substance abusers, their families and others affected by drug/alcohol use/abuse. Experience with counseling patients with depression and anxiety, as well as grief, loss, aging, and illness.

Experienced individual, couples and group therapist.
Dean's Counsel at NYU Silver School

Clinical Advisory Counsel at Sanctuary for Families

Clinical Director at Freedom Institute NYC 1984-1992.
Private practice 1992- present
Silver School of Social Work NYU graduate.
ARISE Intervention training.
Specialties: Individual,partner,parent issues around substance abuse.
Supportive,cognitive behavioral,psychodynamic, insight oriented treatment


Professional Experience

1996 - Present Private Practice

Mental Health/Addiction Counseling, Consultant

to private companies. Individual, couples, and group counseling. Chemical

dependency/co-dependency counseling, psychodynamic psychotherapy.

1991 – 1996 The Freedom Institute, New York

Clinical Director: Supervision of clinical staff. Direct practice includes

individual and group counseling. Liaison with administration. Co-edit


1984 – 1991 The Freedom Institute, New York

Psychotherapist/Consultant: Co-dependency/chemical dependency

therapist. Individual and group counseling, short and long term. Intake

assessment, Johnson Institute model intervention. Case conferences

supervision. Direct intern program. Intern placement and supervision.

Fall 1990 Marymount-Manhattan College, New York

Adjunct Faculty: Alcoholism, Substance Abuse Counseling, Certificate


1987 – 1988 New York University Mental Health Service

Intern: Individual and couples therapy. Crisis intervention. Short term

therapy. Walk-in clinic.

1986 – 1987 Educational Alliance West

Intern: Individual and couples therapy. Parenting groups. Parents/children


1982 – 1985 Smithers Rehabilitation Center

Family Program: Family/patient education.

Education New York University School of Social Work

Master of Social Work – 1988


New York University

Bachelor of Arts – 1968

Affiliations NASW, Dean’s Council - NYU-Silver School of Social

Work, Sanctuary for Families-Clinical Advisory Council