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Kimberly Watson, LMSW

Kimberly Watson, LMSW is a Licensed Master of Social Work and graduate of New York University (NYU).  She has over 10 years of experience working with children, youths, families and individuals as an agent of support and guidance. Her professional life includes a commitment to serving the needs of children, youth, families, and the school itself as Edward R. Murrow High School Social Worker.


She has studied many modalities to bring healing to those in need. She is a life, long learner inspired by the abundance of opportunities available to broaden and enrich the lives of her students.  Ms. Watson is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and has been formally trained in the Morningside Restorative Practices and Social-Emotional Learning curriculums.   Ms. Watson has also received training from the New York City Department of Education, Cornell University Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS).  She is part of a school-based team that presents workshops on Emotional Intelligence, Trauma-Informed Practices, and Cultural Responsiveness to staff and the school community.


She has additional expertise in areas of Trauma, Social Emotional Learning Initiatives, Family Systems, Positive Parenting, Crisis Intervention, Mindfulness, Response To Intervention, and Restorative Practices.  Kimberly is especially sensitive to the needs of children who find the classroom and school environment an unsettling forest of sounds, energy, and demands. Kimberly is also the Title IX coordinator

 Fatima Walker, LCSW

Fatima Walker has worked in the field of Social Work for the past 15 years. Her experience spans case management, juvenile justice, crisis intervention, young women’s leadership, psychoeducation for parents, individual and group therapy for teens, professional development for education professionals and clinical approaches for teens in psychotherapy.

Fatima has worked with adolescents struggling with depression, ADHD, suicidality, psychiatric conditions, school anxiety, LGBTQ and transgender students, self-esteem issues, low school performance, family conflict and much more.

As a part of the School Assessment Team, Fatima provides clinical recommendations and interventions for students to enhance their overall high school experience. I also provide counseling services, crisis intervention and general clinical support to parents, students and staff at Edward R. Murrow High School.

Ashleigh Andersen, LMSW

Ashleigh Andersen, LMSW is a RAPP Coordinator at Day One. During the academic year she impleme
nts the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program at Edward R. Murrow High School, which includes: trauma- informed counseling, educational workshops for students, parents and staff, and the development of a peer leadership program to promote healthy relationships in the school community. In the summer months, Ashleigh plans and facilitates an intensive peer leadership training program where young people gain knowledge and skills to be supportive peers and agents of social change in the movement to end intimate partner violence.
Prior to this role, she worked as the Intervention Coordinator at the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault and as a case manager at a domestic violence shelter. She also has experience as a social work intern at Brooklyn Defender Services Immigration Practice and Day One while receiving her Masters of Social Work from Hunter College, Silberman School of Social Work. She has used the last several years of working with survivors of GBV, SV, and IPV to develop a strength-based, anti-oppression, and intersectional approach that continues to inform her prevention and intervention advocacy.

 Katelyn Necastro, LCSW, MA

Katelyn Necastro is a social worker for Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy program which provides in-school mental health counseling for Edward R. Murrow students. Katelyn provides support for students struggling with various challenges which may include stress management, identity formation, suicidality, anxiety, depression, and interpersonal relationship skills. She obtained a dual masters in Social Work and Child Development from Sarah Lawrence College and New York University. Through her professional experience thus far she has developed a relational and strengths-based approach to counseling which places value on building trusting, supportive relationships with students. Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy provides individual and classroom level support and is able to assist students and families that may seek additional services outside of the school building.

Ms. MendelsonDana Mendelson, LCSW MA

Hi! My name is Dana Mendelson and I’m a social worker from Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy Counseling Program. Our program provides mental health counseling services for students at Murrow! We help students navigate interpersonal relationships, suicidality, anxiety/depression, identity formation, family dynamics, and stress management. I hope to motivate students to reach their true potential and promote a safe and comfortable atmosphere at school. I look forward to meeting you! Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy provides individual and classroom level support and is able to assist students and families that may seek additional services outside of the school building