Kevin Molinelli MSW, LCSW
Kevin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CT). He has completed both undergraduate and graduate-level programs in social work from Southern Connecticut State University and New York University, respectively. Kevin began working as a helping professional at AIDS Project New Haven over ten years ago and knew then that he wanted to continue working with clients living with physical and mental health challenges. He has over six years of experience working for nonprofits doing residential work, program development, crisis counseling, and care management for homebound clients.
Over the course of his career, Kevin has worked with young adults and adults as well as the elderly, disabled, and veteran populations. In these roles, he has helped individuals living with anxiety, depression, grief, personality disorders, chronic and infectious diseases, gender and sexuality issues, LGBTQ+ concerns, and neurodegenerative conditions.
Kevin has also worked extensively with medically complex individuals experiencing conditions such as HIV, diabetes, cancer, fibromyalgia, heart disease, chronic pain, limb amputation, obesity, and digestive disorders. He enjoys working with clients to help identify various treatment options when trying to make health-related decisions as well as helping them cope with new and existing diagnoses. Additionally, Kevin has experience coaching individuals to make healthy lifestyle changes that affect both their physical and emotional well-being. Other clinical interests Kevin has are obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-esteem issues, over-eating, smoking cessation, career counseling, men’s health concerns, work burnout and stress, and helping other social workers and health professionals.
Kevin’s approach is integrative, person-centered, and inclusive of both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral theories. He is committed to ongoing professional development and skill acquisition to work with clients in new and creative ways. Outside of his work as a clinician, Kevin enjoys hiking, cooking, and frequently travels back and forth between Connecticut and New York City. He lives with his partner and their two cats.