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Katherine De Vito, DSW, LCSW

I work in schools as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) providing mental health services to students as well as having a private practice seeing children, adolescents, young adults, and families. 


I received my Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) at Rutgers University. I earned my Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) at Columbia University. I earned my bachelor of arts degree from Rutgers University. 

I am also a published author. Check out my book and articles:

De Vito, K. (2021). Gang Prevention in Schools, Springer, Cham.






De Vito, K. (2020). Seeking a secure base: Gangs as attachment figures. Qualitative Social Work, 19(4), 754-769.






De Vito, K. (2017). Schools fall short: Lack of therapeutic continuum of care in public schools. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 23(4), 4-19.




I love my job and being able to touch the lives of my students in a positive way every day. Gang prevention is a passion for me. Helping to make a difference in the lives of students is both an honor and a privilege.