Merve Kuruca, MSW, LSW
Therapist (fluent in Turkish) - in person & virtual
Merve is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and received both her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Social Work from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She has been trained in mental and behavioral health, gambling counseling, and drug and alcohol counseling at Rutgers University, and is working simultaneously toward a license in drug and alcohol counseling (LCADC) and a clinical license in social work (LCSW).
Merve’s internship/practicum/work experience includes working with adolescents and adults in inpatient dual diagnosis treatment facilities, residential substance use treatment facilities, partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient treatment facilities for mental and behavioral health, and outpatient substance use treatment facilities.
Merve uses a strength-based, client-centered, and a trauma-informed care approach when working with each individual client. She integrates motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment approaches into her practice. Merve is fluent in Turkish.
Her direct clinical supervisor is Bridget Taylor, MSW, LCSW