Our Supervisor & Counselor : Mary Ng-Tedjasukmana
Mary Ng-Tedjasukmana is a passionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Individuals, Family, Sex Trafficking and Exploitation (CCTS-IFS) and Certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC), licensed in the New York and New Jersey areas providing in office & in home Individual, Couples and Family Therapy, specializing in Grief and Trauma.
Grief being the loss and death of someone or something. Trauma being the sudden, unexpected, abrupt loss or death of a person, place or thing causing emotional or physical disturbance.
Mary is an active Emergency Responder/ Grief Counselor for high profile worksite disruption (suicides, deaths, shootings, downsizing, etc) and First Responder for large scale crisis in the Aviation, Education, Banking and Entertainment Industry. She is a former Hospice Medical Social Worker for the flagship Hackensack Meridian Health Hospital of NJ, delivering comfort care to patients and their families at their loved one’s very end stages of life. Mary holds 15+ years experience as Clinical, Lead Social Worker & Asian Mental Health Outreach Liason providing direct, clinical and supervisory care to patients in the challenging world of locked Inpatient Psychiatry Unit of Bellevue Hospital, NYU Lutheran Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johson St. Barnabas Medical Center, caring for dual diagnosis mental health population at their lowest peak.
Her vast education and experience working in mental health include experience organizing community-wide approaches to mental health, one-on-one therapy with an interpersonal approach, and workshop-based mental health programs. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) ’s School of Social Work, holding a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. Mary deeply understands the challenges present in trauma therapy and has devoted her life to helping those who suffer from the negative aftereffects of traumatic events.
Mary has served on the Board of Directors for the New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health and Chinese American Sunshine House for over 5 years, helping to organize systems of quality mental health for the Asian American communities of New York and New Jersey. Her fluency in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Taishanese has allowed her to provide unique care to members of her community in languages they are most comfortable with. This approach to therapy allows for the focus to be on healing and the overcoming of personal obstacles instead of the potential challenges of communicating nuance in a secondary language.
During her free time, Mary is among 1 of 56 NJ Introduction Leaders delivering cutting edge, senior and global professional and personal development; the Landmark Forum Coaching Program delivering bold leadership, peace of mind, and a world that works, to her community. She is an active Production Supervisor for the Young People and Young Teen Forum and candidate for the Family Directors Program supporting our children of tomorrow.
In honor of Mary’s Grandmother, see video below, how Grandma Luk inspired her to be the dedicated, genuine and compassionate social worker, therapist, emergency grief responder, hospice social worker, mother, wife, sister, daughter & friend she is today: