Edward Ballo, DSW, LCSW, MBA
Dr. Ballo entered the field of psychotherapy and clinical social work after a 20-year career in business operations. Ed is a second career social worker, obtaining his Master’s in Social Work (MSW) in 2016 from NYU, and his Doctorate in Clinical Social Work in 2023 from SP2. Post MSW, he provided psychotherapy in a New York City agency, and then at New Jersey Institute of Technology in their Center for Student Counseling & Psychological Services. Ed has taught MSW classes at SP2 and Daemen College. Ed’s doctoral research is an interpretative phenomenological analysis exploring the perspectives of parentified 18–24-year-old emerging adults on their experiences growing up.
As a social work practitioner, Dr. Ballo focuses on both psychodynamic and behavioral modalities and is influenced by Post-Traumatic Growth Theory, Attachment Theory, and CBT/DBT approaches. He is a passionate proponent of evidence-based practices and dual case conceptualizations with experience in mental health, and co-occurring substance use disorder counseling settings. Dr. Ballo is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), served as a member of the board of trustees of The Hyacinth AIDS Foundation for six years, and has served as a Hospice volunteer for the MJHS Institute for Innovation and Palliative Care.
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