Walter Vega, LCSW
Walter Vega received his masters in social work from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2004. He began his social work career in family preventive services where he provided case management and counseling services to low-income families in Brooklyn, many of who were recent immigrants to the United States. Walter is a graduate of Ackerman’s Clinical Externship training program. He became a member of Ackerman’s teaching faculty in 2010 and for the last two years has also served as the faculty liaison to the Ackerman Institute Student of Color Supportive Space, a collaboration amongst Ackerman trainees, faculty, and alumni of color who seek to have a forum to share their unique experiences at the institute and in the field of family therapy.
In addition to being a social worker, Walter has been a teacher and trainer for over 15 years. He has been an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work since 2006 where he has taught courses in Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Social Work Practice with Families, and Critical Conversations in a Social Justice Paradigm. He is also an instructor and academic counselor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for students in the school’s SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) Program.
Walter has a private practice in Brooklyn and Manhattan seeing families, couples and individuals. He also works as a family therapy consultant for various organizations in New York City, including Administration for Children’s Services, Good Shepherd Services, and St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital.