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Silver Hill Hospital at BTech Intensive DBT Training


Kristin Birchenough, MA, LPC, CSOT and Jacqueline Kim Szabo, MSW, LCSW, CSOT  possess extensive experiences and skills in providing mental health services to varied populations in Bergen County.  Both clinicians provide a safe and empathetic environment that promotes change.

Kristin Birchenough, MA, LPC, CSOT obtained masters degrees in Forensic Psychology and Forensic Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She has worked in the forensic mental health systems, providing both therapy and community re-entry services to inmates in county correctional facilities. Ms. Birchenough has worked extensively in the adult mental health systems in residential, case management and psychiatric screening services. Ms. Birchenough has experience in working with children with DFYS involvement and has participated in research involving children’s response to exposure to violence.

Jacqueline Kim Szabo, MSW, LCSW, CSOT obtained a masters degree in social work from New York University.  Ms. Szabo is a licensed clinical social worker who has extensive professional experience in working with children, adolescents and adults.  Ms. Szabo’s specialty is working with at-risk children and she has worked with children and adolescents who are involved in the criminal justice systems. In addition, Ms. Szabo is an adjunct professor at Ramapo College and teaches both Abnormal Psychology and Abnormal Psychology Internship/Fieldwork.

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