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Tracey Masella comes to the field of clinical social work following a career in academic publishing. She graduated from Marquette University in 1986, and happily found work with Prentice Hall Publishing and then the New School University. After a brief hiatus to raise her two sons, Tracey went back to the New School to work as a program manager on the non-profit Journal Donation Project. Working on this project inspired Ms. Masella to return to school for social work. Tracey graduated from the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, earning the Dr. Edward L. Curran award for highest achievement in academics, practical experience, and school service.
Ms. Masella has worked at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT, for five years, most recently as the Social Worker for the Adolescent Transitional Living Program, a Dialectical Behavior Therapy-based program. While at Silver Hill, Tracey has worked extensively with the dual diagnosis adult patients and adults with personality disorders in the adult DBT program; as part of a multi-disciplinary team, she has treated patients with a full range of diagnoses, including Borderline Personality Disorder, narcissism, psychosis, and Bipolar Disorder. Tracey also spent two years as the Program Coordinator for the Transitional Living Program. Ms. Masella is intensively trained in DBT and has additional training in DBT-S for Substance Use Disorder treatment. Prior to Silver Hill Hospital, Tracey worked at the New Haven Family Alliance developing an adolescent court diversion program, working with adolescents and families in the community through mediation, family therapy, and case management.
Tracey satisfies her passion for non-profit work by participating on the board of Medical Relief Alliance, working with women in Kenya who are affected by HIV/AIDS by offering medical help, education, and a micro-finance program.