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Shanaelin Cruz
Social Work Intern

Location(s): Hoboken, NJ
Telephone: 267-439-5440

Shanlein Cruz is an intern in the state of New Jersey. She has work over sixteen years with children and over seven years working with children who have been under the umbrella of abuse, LGBTQ youth and mental disabilities. Her areas of expertise is sexual abuse and emotional abuse. Other areas of her work experiences are working with children who has autism, anxiety, ADHD and the LGBTQ youth. 
Shanalein work is guided by Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Gestalt, Multicultural, Person Center Therapy and Play Therapy. The approach Shanalein uses is very open to the diverse population, cultural respect, sensitive to different languages and she is fluent in both English and Spanish. 
Shanalein is a student at Capella University. Her work and focus is on children of abuse. Her work in the past was with the Latino community in Philadelphia where her early works was held. Her affiliations are with American Counseling Association and the CHI Sigma Lota, Professional Counseling Honor Society. 

God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
— Serenity Prayer

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Alexis Gross, CASAC-T
Social Work Intern

Location(s): Hobokon/Englewood, NJ
Telephone: 845-596-5967

Alexis Gross, CASAC-T, is a clinical social work intern at Hudson River Care and Counseling in the Hoboken and Englewood locations. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Marist College, and she is currently working under supervision to complete her Master's in Social Work from Nyack College. Her interests include working with couples, geriatrics, families, and the substance abuse population.

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Noama Naim
Social Work Intern


Noama Naim is a clinical psychology intern at Hudson River Care and Counseling Center in Hoboken, New Jersey. She is currently a second-year Master’s student at Montclair State University. She has completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Rutgers University. Noama’s areas of interest in the field of psychology include research towards culture and its impact on child development. Noama plans on obtaining her license as a clinical psychologist after she graduates. Her future interests include obtaining a doctorate and performing research studies with cultural impacts on development. Noama is also the president of the psychology graduate student organization at Montclair State University and she is currently working on publishing an article with her professor on the topic of multiculturalism.

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In Young Sohn
Social Work Intern

I am currently attending the Intensive Weekend Program of School of Social Work at Rutgers. I started internship at Englewood office in HRCC in Sept. 2017. I studied theology in New York Theological Seminary and graduated with the degree of M.Div. in 2000. I have been preaching to youth and young adults since I entered the seminary. I had worked at NYC public schools as a Substance Abuse Prevention Intervention Specialist (SAPIS) for 8 ½ years. While I was working with elementary and junior high school kids I studied school psychology in Queens College Graduate Program. With Ms in Ed, I would utilize my experience in school setting and knowledge of psychology in helping people who are in need. Additionally, I have been trained to be a chaplain in the medical setting and I have experienced of working at mental health unit in VA Hospital in Manhattan and Brooklyn Campus.  I hope the school setting experience of individual counseling, social skills group, and classroom teaching and the medical setting experience will be supportive assets to the clients in Hudson River Care and Counseling