Background

Miguel Torres, LCSW has over a decade of experience working in the mental health field in New York and California. He utilizes family systems, DBT, and CBT techniques to help adults, adolescents, families, and couples achieve their goals. His work with people explores the balance between acceptance and change, tolerating distress, and increasing one’s ability to regulate intense emotions.  

Work experience

Miguel has worked for over 10 years in various settings with children, adolescents, and adults.  Miguel's work includes various clinical and hospital settings including the Mount Sinai Child, Adolescent and Family Services Clinic and currently the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Miguel has also worked in various private and public school settings including the Riverdale Country Day School and the Chadwick School.  Prior to social work, Miguel participated in Teach For America and taught for three years in New York City as a bilingual elementary school teacher. 


Education


Miguel is a first generation college student and a native Southern Californian.  He attended the University of California, San Diego and graduated Cum Laude with a major in History.  He completed his Master in Teaching in New York City at Pace University as a part of Teacher for America.  While working with immigrant students in New York, he became passionate about mental health issues and working with families.  He attended Columbia University School of Social Work in order to pursue his passion.  Following his graduation from Columbia, Miguel completed the Ackerman Institute for the Families, Post-Graduate Family Therapy certification program in New York City.