Thomas Olivo, LCSW

Thomas Olivo has worked in the human services field for 12 years. His experience began in 2010 while attending Stony Brook University’s Bachelor of Social Work program and interning at a youth and family services program located in Mastic, NY. Mr. Olivo oversaw community service projects, including graffiti removal, food pantries, fundraising, and providing group and individual counseling to at-risk youth and their families. He was introduced to chemical dependency counseling in 2011 while interning at Suffolk County Department of Probation, located in Yaphank, NY. While studying for his Master of Social Work Advanced standing degree, he provided case management, group, and individual counseling to level I offenders with a history of substance use disorders.

After graduating from Stony Brook University’s MSW program in 2012, Mr. Olivo became a Licensed Master Social worker and served as case manager and family development specialist for Family Service League’s home base program. He continued to work with at risk youth and their families, providing anger management and parenting skills classes. He accompanied families to court dates and (CSE) Committee on Special Education meetings to collaborate and provide advocacy.

Mr. Olivo worked as a substance use counselor at Well Life Network, formerly known as Pederson Krag starting in 2013. He carried a caseload and treated individuals who were diagnosed with substance use and co-occurring disorders. He utilized interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, crisis intervention, symptom management and motivational interviewing to assist individuals diagnosed with depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, and schizophrenia. He conducted various groups including mental health and wellness, men in recovery, relapse prevention, and opioid overdose prevention.

Mr. Olivo began his career at Outreach Development, located at 452 Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood, NY in 2016 while remaining as a consultant for Well-Life Network. He became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and held a primary caseload of the forensic population, providing counseling to re-offenders re-integrating into society after incarceration. He collaborated with the Suffolk County Department of Community Supervision and the Re-Entry Task Force to help grow Outreach’s forensic track. He was trained in The Courage to Change/interactive Journaling curriculum and attended the Academy for Justice Informed Practice and forensic training through the Center for Urban Community Services, Located in East Harlem, NY.

He was promoted to Program Coordinator in 2019 at Outreach Recovery Center’s 822 Outpatient Program, located at 998 Crooked Hill Rd. Bldg. 5. Brentwood, NY and became the Program Director in 2021. Mr. Olivo is overseeing 23 staff members who serve specialty populations at this site including a veteran’s track, mobile van unit, MAT HUB and Integrated Opioid Treatment Program. Duties include managing and evaluating census trends, implementing program planning, and providing administrative and clinical supervision to all staff.