Walter Vega

Walter Vega

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Walter Vega LCSW

Walter Vega, LCSW received his masters in social work from Columbia University School of Social Work (CUSSW) in 2004. Since entering the field, Mr. Vega has committed himself to serving families, particularly in communities of color. He began his social work career in family preventive services where he provided case management and counseling services to low-income families in Brooklyn, many of who were recent immigrants to the United States. Mr. Vega completed a post-graduate training program in family therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in 2009. He became a member of Ackerman’s faculty in 2010 and now supervises students in the training program. Most recently, Mr. Vega has served as the faculty liaison to the Ackerman Institute Student of Color Supportive Space, a collaboration amongst Ackerman trainees, faculty, and alumni of color who seek to have a forum to share their unique experiences at the institute and in the field of family therapy.

In addition to being a social worker, Mr. Vega has been a teacher and trainer for over 15 years. He has been an adjunct lecturer at CUSSW since 2006 where he has taught courses such as, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Social Work Practice with Families, and Critical Conversations in a Social Justice Paradigm. Mr. Vega also served as Director of Advising at CUSSW from 2008-2012. Currently, he is at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as an instructor and counselor for students in the school’s SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) Program.

Mr. Vega has a private practice in Brooklyn and Manhattan seeing families, couples and individuals. He also works as a family therapy consultant for various organizations in New York City, including Administration for Children’s Services, Good Shepherd Services, Jewish Child Care Association, and Mount Sinai-St. Luke’s Medical Center.