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Plant Shadow


A distinguished professional with a Doctorate in Social Welfare in Clinical Social Work from New York University's Silver School of Social Work and a Master of Social Work from Hunter College's Silberman School of Social Work, Dr. Terry S. Audate is a dedicated leader in the field. As the founder of Autesh Therapy Services, PLLC, located in Queens, New York, Dr. Audate has established a practice committed to making a positive impact on humanity.


  • Doctor of Social Welfare in Clinical Social Work, New York University, Silver School of Social Work (2021)

  • Master of Social Work, Hunter College, Silberman School of Social Work (2004)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Women's Studies, York College, City University of New York (1999)

  • Associates of Occupational Studies, New York College of Health Professions (2010)

Licensure and Certification:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, National Association of Social Workers, New York, NY (2014)

  • Licensed Massage Therapist, American Massage Therapy Association, New York, NY (2010)

  • New York State Permanent School Social Worker Certificate (2018)

  • Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor- Gambling Certification (2016)

  • Anger Management Specialization-II Certification (2016)

  • Domestic Violence Specialist-I Certification (2016)

  • New York University Post Master’s Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice (2015)

Academic Appointments:

  • Adjunct Lecturer, New York University (2020-Present), Teaching “Social Work Practice III” and “Social Work Practice IV”

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York City College of Technology, CUNY (2019-2022), Teaching “Counseling Competencies,” “Group Dynamics,” and “Community Organizations”

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Molloy College (2020-2021), Teaching “Spirituality and Counseling”


  • "Psychosynthesis as a Spiritual Practice in Clinical Social Work," Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought (2022)

  • "The Pandemic within the Pandemic of 2020: A Spiritual Perspective" in Shared Trauma, Shared Resilience during a Pandemic: Social Work in the Time of COVID-19 (2021)

Professional Presentations/Workshops:

  • Presenter, Canadian Society for Spirituality and Social Work’s 10th International Conference on Spirituality and Social Work – Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (June 2023)

  • Presenter, The Society for Spirituality and Social Work & Morgan State University School of Social Work – Washington D.C. (June 2022)

  • Presenter, National Association of Social Workers – New Jersey (January 2021)

  • Presenter, National Association of Social Workers – Pennsylvania (October 2020)

  • Presenter, Daybreak 2020 Mind-Body-Spirit Clinician’s Conference-Canada (November 2020)

Professional Experience/Clinical Work:

  • Owner/Psychotherapist, Autesh Therapy Services, LCSW, PLLC, Queens, NY (2015-Present)

  • School Social Worker, New York City Department of Education, Brooklyn, NY (2012-2022)

  • Health Care Integrator Director, SCO Family of Services, Bridges to Health Program, Brooklyn, NY (2013-2016)

  • Program Director, Transitional Services for New York, Inc., Queens, NY (2008-2013)

  • Psychotherapist, Transitional Services for New York, Inc., Queens, NY (2010-2012)

  • Senior School Social Worker, Jamaica Montessori School, Queens, NY (2005-2007)

Special Projects:

  • Crisis Counselor and Outreach Worker, "Project Hope" for New Yorkers (2012-2013)

Media Coverage:

  • Radio Talk Show Guest, WBLI-Irie Jam Radio, 93.5 MHz FM (2017-2019)


  • City University of New York Kennedy Fellowship Program Recipient (2001-2003)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Council of Social Work Education (2018-Present)

  • National Association of Social Workers Member (2007-Present)


"I am poised to facilitate the exploration of the intricate interplay between your cognitive, physical, and spiritual dimensions, elucidating the pivotal role that spirituality assumes in cultivating a robust foundation for emotional well-being."

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