Deliana Acosta, LSW

Social Worker

Deliana Acosta
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Language(s) Spoken
English, Spanish
United States
MSW, Social Work, Rutgers University
Criminal Justice and Sociology, Pace Univeristy
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Deliana works in the Mental Health Counseling and Wellness department providing mental health services to our students.

Deliana Acosta is a Bilingual Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey. She received her Masters in Social Work at Rutgers University. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with mental health diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. Deliana is bicultural and can relate to clients who are first-generation and come from multigenerational backgrounds. Deliana is the co-chair of the JED Team and a member of PACEDI. She advises the Active Minds Chapter and Latin Society clubs at HCCC. Deliana is a certified trainer in Mental Health First Aid and Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR). Deliana facilities a women's support group called La Hermanidad/The Sisterhood with Diana Galvez that was created to empower women within higher education through storytelling. It is a safe space where women, and those who identify as women are encouraged to share, reflect, educate, and start to heal through their experiences. Her approach to mental health has established a working relationship through a strength-based perspective. She has always encouraged people to be the best they can be, with the understanding that everyone moves at their own pace. She loves incorporating mindfulness into her practice with clients as being present is essential to the therapeutic process. She is passionate about spreading awareness regarding mental health and breaking the mental health stigma within the marginalized community. She advocates ending the stigma by educating individuals, so they don't associate wanting to speak to a licensed professional with shame.