Liridona Gjokaj, MSW
Liridona Gjokaj entered the social work field in 2019, receiving her Bachelor of Social Work from Mercy College. Liridona then pursued her Master of Social Work within one year at Adelphi University. Prior to BluSky, Liridona has interned at Mental Health Clinics as a psychotherapist working with adults with various mental illnesses and dual diagnosis. Liridona started her career working with at risk youth and adolescents helping them achieve their highest potential using a Strengths Based Perspective, DBT skills, Behavior modifications and problem-solving skills. Liridona uses the power of empathy and empowerment to help her clients reach their goals, increase their self-esteem, and confidence. Liridona then ventured off into the field of substance abuse where she worked at an inpatient facility as a clinical case manager helping young adults remain in recovery, connected them with outside resources, and worked on relapse prevention. Liridona has experience with anxiety/depression, chronic mental illness, addiction/recovery, family and individual therapy, is certified in Mental Health First Aid, is pursuing a training in trauma informed care, and is currently in pursuit of her Licensing Board Exam in May 2022. During her free time, Liridona enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, going out to eat and spending time outdoors.