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    Stefanie Borrelli, MSW, LCSW-A, LCAS-A, Substance Abuse Counselor, Mental Health Therapist

    Stefanie is a New Jersey native who started her journey at First Step in May of 2016. Stefanie received her Bachelor of Social Work degree at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC where she graduated valedictorian in December of 2014. She received her Master of Science in Social Work degree from Columbia University in New York, NY in May of 2016. Stefanie is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate as well as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She has certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has in depth experience working with adolescents and those involved in the criminal justice system.

    Stefanie was born and raised in central New Jersey and moved to North Carolina for her undergraduate studies. She returned north to New York City to complete her graduate studies, moving back to Raleigh once she graduated. Stefanie currently works in our Raleigh office facilitating an intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment group. She also completes both substance abuse and mental health assessments and individual counseling. She works primarily using both motivational interviewing techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy in her sessions. In her spare time, she enjoys any type of new adventure and spending time with her dog, Daisy.


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