With a Masters in Social Work (MSW) and a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) II license, Alexandra Sokolov has devoted her career to helping people move beyond their addictions. From her work as a substance abuse counselor to her latest position as director of operations, she makes a difference in the lives of those suffering from mental illness and/or addiction with care and skill.
Ms. Sokolov has been treating and preventing substance use disorders since 2011. She believes in enhancing and empowering people who are vulnerable, oppressed or living in poverty. To that end, she has volunteered or worked for the Aleph Institute, the Innocence Project, the Drug-Free World Foundation and the Dream Foundation, nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping people in need.
At the Areba Casriel Institute in New York City, she worked to establish a relationship between the criminal justice system and substance abuse disorders, advocating for treatment including prescribing suboxone pills over punishment. She’s successfully assisted military veterans, prisoners and people institutionalized or at risk of incarceration.
She specializes in areas related to addictions, mental health, crisis intervention and professional assessment. She oversaw medically supervised withdrawal services in an inpatient rehabilitation facility. She was engaged daily with patient care, interventions and management. When the time came, she arranged for a safe discharge, while planning for the next level of care.
Ms. Sokolov earned her MSW from the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and her Bachelor’s from John Jay College of New York. She continues to focus on preventing substance abuse and follows the research on medication-assisted treatment for chemically addicted people. She speaks English and Russian fluently.
Ms. Sokolov is currently working as an addiction specialist in our New York outpatient drug rehab center with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx.