Hathi Blackman, LCSW, LLC
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About Hathi
With over 25 years experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and as a graduate of the Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work, she is currently in a private practice working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are individuals and families working through life crises such as trying to remain sane in this crazy-making world we all live in. Her own personal journey has lead her to develop an arsenal of tools and strategies which she shares with her clients.
She has specific expertise in helping people through critical life transitions such as divorce, children leaving for college and relationship endings.

Licenses and Certificates

​NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker # 44SC00439300
NASW-Approved Social Work Supervision Certification
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) member since 1994
Mid-Jersey Collaborative Law Alliance Member 
Trained Collaborative Divorce Coach


Masters Degree in Social Work 1988
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey,
Graduate School of Social Work, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Social Worker, Private Practice in Princeton, NJ, providing short-term and longer-term psychotherapy/coaching with individuals, couples, families and groups. Specialization in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief and eating disorders. (1991-Present)  
  • Public Speaker, initiate, create and present community based forums on health care-related topics, eating disorders, parenting, divorce, school avoidance, college transitioning, ADHD, and stress management/mindfulness. (1991-Present)
  • Senior Clinical Social Worker, Princeton University Counseling Center, Princeton, NJ, provided short-term individual psychotherapy/counseling services to undergraduate and graduate students. (2000-2002)
  •  Psychiatric Social Worker, Princeton House, a division of Princeton Medical Center, Princeton, NJ, provided individual and group psychotherapy for day patients on psychiatric, MICA, women’s program and restricted units. (1996-1999)
  • Program Development Coordinator, Atlantic Health Systems, Morristown,NJ, secured grants, planned and implemented Eating Disorders Resource Center. (1996-1997)
  • School Social Worker/Substance Awareness Coordinator, Manville Public Schools, Manville, NJ, established suicide prevention program for at-risk students in a K-12 district. Provided training/consultation to staff, students, parents and the community. (1990-1992)
  • Director, Adolescent Psychiatric Outreach Services, Fair Oaks Hospital, Summit, NJ, initiated and maintained relationships in the community with agencies, hospitals and professional referral sources. Created and managed Professional Advisory Boards. Represented facility at Conferences, Grand Rounds and Community events. Provided programs to schools, camps, and agencies and emergency psychiatric screening services for at-risk youth. Organized and developed Suicide Prevention Conference. (1988-1990) 
  • Interim Executive Director/Support Group Training Coordinator, American Anorexia/Bulimia Association, Teaneck, NJ, supervised day-to-day operations and represented organization. Designed and implemented training program for support groups.(1985-1988)
  • Medical Social Worker, East Orange Veterans Hospital, East Orange, NJ, worked on Spinal Cord/Addiction Units, providing individual, family and group counseling services and discharge planning. (1987-1988)