Mr. Joe Vega is a licensed clinical social worker in CrescentCare’s Behavioral Health Department. He is a graduate of Rutgers and Tulane University, and has been part of the CrescentCare staff since 2011. Mr. Vega utilizes a theoretical eclectic approach that combines strengths based psychodynamic with behavioral techniques (cognitive behavioral therapy, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, motivational interviewing, basic dialectical behavioral therapy, and insight-oriented; solution-focused therapy). His expertise includes working with individuals seeking to make meaning of their experiences, LGBTQI communities, survivors of various forms of trauma, people living with HIV/AIDS and other long-term illness.