Mary Ng-Tedjasukmana, LCSW,CPLC, ACS obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Baruch College and her Masters in Clinical Social Work from New York University (NYU) ; School of Social Work in 2007. There, she was the recipient of NYU Glass Scholarship and Fellowship. She completed a one year program at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies (CMPS) and the Preclude to Psychoanalytic Training Program at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education (IPE). A Certified Professional Life Coach, graduating from the Life Coaching Institute of Orange County. Approved Clinical Supervisor accredited by the Center for Credentialing & Education. Throughout her training, she has extensive history of volunteer work, contributing to the community in different settings, i.e. from hospitals, nursing home, day-cares, home care, to clinics, onsite grief counselor on behalf of Employee Assistance Programs ( EAP) responding to workplace Disruptive Event/ Disasters and also functioned as a team leader for NYC Hope Project, catering to the needs of the homeless.
Mrs. Ng has 5 years experience working as a Psychotherapist for a Private Culturally Competent Chinese-speaking Psychiatry Clinic in Brooklyn, NY., working with Individuals, Couples as well as Families in all walks of life. She was the Lead Clinical Social Worker and Adjunct Therapy Supervisor, overseeing both Departments for the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit of Robert Wood Johnson St. Barnabas Jersey Medical Center. Mrs. Ng spent 9 years as the Clinical Social Worker and Asian Mental Health Outreach Liaison for the Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Unit of NYU Lutheran Medical Center. There, she initiated the Asian Wellness Group and the Asian Family Support Group in 2009 dedicated to reducing recidivism and promoting ongoing education to patients and their families. She serviced several years as a social worker in the Asian Inpatient Psychiatry Unit at Bellevue Hospital Center.
Mrs. Ng established the Chinese program for Project Grow of YAI National for People with Disabilities where she functioned as a Parent Training facilitator. With 5 years experiences working as a Psychotherapist with Children and Young Adults with developmental disabilities and provided the same support to their families.
Ms. Ng has served since its establishment, as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for The Chinese-American Sunshine House, Inc., approved by the New York State Office of Mental Health. This non-profit organization, launched in 2011, to provide culturally-sensitive supportive care to the Brooklyn Chinese communities and to empower members through personal recovery from mental illness. She initiated a no-cost monthly support groups for high school and college students to address stressor associated with the high demands of being raised in a traditional Chinese household and how this may influence personal growth. Occasionally, she was invited as a guest speaker in a various settings on the topics of Self Esteem, Depression, Self Care, Anxiety, Mental Illness, PTSD.
Mrs. Ng served 5 years as the Secretary of the Board for The New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health (NYCAAMH), a non-profit organization consisting of dedicated Mental Health professionals who advocate for the mental health needs of Asian Americans in the Chinese community. She is a member of National Association for Social Work (NASW), where she is recently elected 2nd most votes in the nation to serve leadership role in their Nominations Committee. She is also a member of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).
Mrs. Ng has past experience co-chairing the Young Professional Mentoring Program in NYU. She continues to show passion and genuine love to aspiring young Adults to be who they can be and meeting their fullest potential despite obstacles they may face. Her hope is to continue her ambition to inspire those who care to grow and work together with them to find the happiness and fulfillment they deserve through her own Private Practice previously in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY, currently in Ridgewood, NJ.