Anjali Quinones, is a Licensed Masters Social Worker, LMSW, currently providing supportive services as a school social worker in Hartford, CT. Anjali obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Connecticut with a concentration in Group Work. Anjali has experience working with high-risk children and youth receiving specialized education services. In addition to being identified as special education, these students present with environmental and systematic barriers that can potentially hinder their academic progress including instabilities in the home, family dysfunction, criminal involvement, and poor social supports. Anjali has also worked in non- profit-based agencies in the Hartford area helping children increase his/her involvement by engaging in prosocial activities that promote community safety, build on leadership skills and encourage positive self-awareness. Anjali is a long-time resident of Hartford, CT and is familiar with local resources and the needs of our population.
Anjali has completed and facilitated Mindfulness training and Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) which she incorporates in her experience in managing crisis situations. Anjali provides individual and group sessions focusing on addressing anxiety, enhancing social skills, managing academic frustration and other school related stressors, trauma and adjustment issues. She has continually been part of Planning and Placement Team (PPT) meetings to advocate and provide needed social work services.
In her spare time, Anjali enjoys travelling and has recently completed a 7-day cruise to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten. She’s visited Paris, Rome, Canada and is looking forward to visiting all 50 states!