Khoi Ngo, MSW, LSW
Therapist - virtual only
Khoi is a licensed social worker with ten years of professional experience in the mental health and substance abuse fields. He received both his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and his Master of Social Work degree, with a dual concentration in clinical mental and behavioral health and clinical alcohol and drug counseling, from Rutgers University.
For the past ten years, at various levels of care and treatment settings, Khoi has been providing mental health care, substance abuse treatment, and case management services to children, adolescents, and adults from various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who are struggling and/or diagnosed with mental health and/or substance use disorders - including co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders and severe and persistent mental illnesses.
In addition to being a part of the Emerge team, Khoi also works full-time for Rutgers University’s University Correctional Health Care as a Mental Health Clinician at New Jersey State Prison, the state’s only maximum security prison for adult male offenders, where he provides both crisis intervention and psychotherapeutic counseling services within the prison’s Stabilization, Transitional Care, and Residential Treatment Units.
Khoi uses and incorporates a strength-based approach along with a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities - including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, recovery-oriented cognitive therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and motivational interviewing.
Outside of his clinical duties, Khoi spends most of his free time relaxing at home, binge-watching all types of movies and tv shows, spending time with his family and friends, singing in a choir, and caring for his many pets (3 dogs, 6 cats, and 6 chickens).
His direct clinical supervisor is Marissa Gibbons, MSW, LCSW