Carmen L. Vega is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 35 years of experience and an educator with 25 years of combined experience as a school social worker and lead principal. She has been trained in family systems therapy, reality therapy and is currently interested in women issues and couples therapy. She has worked with adults transitioning from hospitalized mental health care to supportive residence within the community; children with emotional and mental health challenges; and has provided psycho social groups to adults and caregivers. Mrs. Vega has worked with a variety of juvenile issues including independent residential planning, social phobias, peer conflicts, out of home placements, homelessness, flight risk, gender issues, mental health challenges, substance abuse, treatment planning, and the coordination of community care for individuals and families. Mrs. Vega is bilingual and multicultural and incorporates these experiences into her work. She is fluent in Spanish. She is committed to thoroughness, professionalism and quality results.
Mrs. Vega has supervised, coached and trained school workers, teachers and support staff. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers, (NASW). Mrs. Vega is certified to supervise social workers and is the Director of Rapid In-Home Counseling, (RIHC).
She has received the following recognitions:
- 1997 Monmouth County Urban League-Individual Equality Opportunity Award
- 1998-1999 Head Teacher of the Year, Long Branch Board of Education
- 2003 Latino American Committee of Monmouth County Award (Honoree)
- 2013 Long Branch Housing Authority Education Award
- 2016 Community Affairs and Resource Center of Monmouth County (CARC) Education Support Award