Tina Banas, LCSW
Clinical Director/Director Youth and Family Services
Tina Banas, LCSW received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Fairfield University and an MSW from the University Of Connecticut School Of Social Work. She acquired her Licensure (LCSW) in 2009. Throughout her career, Tina has worked in a variety of family service agencies providing clinical counseling, case management and support services to at-risk children, adolescents and families. In addition, she has worked to develop and expand programs, provided direct supervision of staff, developed internship programs, participated in community collaborations and has taken leadership in planning fundraisers and program events.
Tina currently serves as both Clinical Director and Director of Youth and Family Services at Family ReEntry. She provides supervision to agency clinical staff and provides oversight to IPV FAIR (Intimate Partner Violence-Family Assessment Intervention Response), a DCF funded support to parents referred due to involvement with domestic violence. Tina also provides administrative oversight for the daily operations and vision of the Youth Programs, serving children impacted by parental incarceration, family violence and youth involved with the Juvenile Justice System. She provides direct support services and wrap around services to clients and works closely with volunteer mentors and other community providers. Tina collaborates closely with the Governor’s Prevention Partnership and the Juvenile Division of CT Court Support Services. She is also co-chair of the Greater Bridgeport Mentoring Collaborative and an active member of the Local Interagency Service Team (LIST) focusing on Juvenile Justice issues.
Formerly, Tina was on staff at Integrated Wellness Group in New Haven serving as the Director of Early Child Behavioral Health Consultation, providing services to Head Start Programs in New Haven, Norwich and Meriden with a focus on social-emotional development. In addition, she served as a clinician working with children and teens to address behavioral and learning challenges, as well as other mental health issues. Tina has also been employed with Catholic Charities of Fairfield County where she worked with the Early Childhood Consultation Partnership and was also involved with the Catholic Charities Adoption Program. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and is a SIFI approved supervisor for masters level social work students.