JoJo Little, LMSW
JoJo received her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University in New York, NY and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Community Action and Social Change. JoJo has been trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy by Behavioral Tech and in Motivational Interviewing by the Training and Practice Implementation Institute. Notably, she studied abroad at the University of Cape Town with a focus in Critical Psychology.
Most recently JoJo was a DBT Therapist at a non-profit substance abuse outpatient program called Freedom Institute where she taught the DBT skills in the Intensive Outpatient Program, facilitated an Advanced DBT Practice group, and combined behavioral approaches with psychodynamic therapy in individual therapy. She has expertise working with individuals ranging from seventeen years old to eighty years old with co-occurring substance abuse issues and borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, trauma history, grief, and/or eating disorders.
Prior to Freedom Institute JoJo interned at a residential treatment facility called Silver Hill where she ran DBT skills groups and process groups for adults and adolescents. She was trained and supervised by the Director of Group Therapy, where she learned the techniques for creating a safe and supportive environment in group work. Additionally, JoJo interned at Westchester Medical Center where worked on a myriad of medical units including internal medicine, burn, trauma, oncology, pediatrics, neurology, surgery, and ventilation and supported clients through their stay and discharge.
Outside of work, JoJo enjoys taking long walks in New York City in every season, avoiding going to the same restaurant twice, mindful cooking, and planning trips around the world. She spends quality time with her nephew and niece whenever she can and loves rainy days and sunny days just the same.