Dr. Jean Hager, Doctorate in Clinical Social Work (DSW), Rutgers University; Masters in Social Work (MSW), Rutgers University; and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Monmouth University has 35 years of experience as a clinical social worker in a wide range of issues, particularly alcohol and drug addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders. Dr. Hager also treats other compulsive disorders, anxiety/mood disorders, grief and loss issues, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

At her active private practice in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, founded in 1989, Dr. Hager offers adult, adolescent, individual, couples, group and family therapy, as well as assessment and interventions.

Ten years prior to opening her private practice, Dr. Hager had held numerous positions in the field of mental health and addiction. Among her many professional accomplishments, Dr. Hager is certified as a New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker, New Jersey Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Academy of Certified Social Workers, New Jersey Certified School Social Workers, and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Her training includes intensive courses in addiction, hypnosis, family systems therapy, and couples therapy.

In Dr. Hager’s philanthropic roles, she has served as Executive Board Treasurer, Executive Board of Trustees, for the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals from 2009-2010, and was on the Executive Board of Trustees for the Monmouth County SPCA from 2008-2009. She has been a volunteer, and has chaired capital campaigns and many fundraising events for non-profit charities since 2005.

Certifications and Qualifications Summary

  • Doctorate in Social Work, Rutgers, The State University School of Social Work (2015)
  • Trained in Brainspotting Therapy (2017)
  • Candidate, Certificate in Fundraising and Marketing for Nonprofits, Rutgers School of Social Work Continuing Education Program. Expected completion 2017.
  • New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker (1994)
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers (1988)
  • New Jersey Certified School Social Worker (1987)
  • New Jersey Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (2004)
  • New Jersey Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC Upgrade) (1997)
  • New Jersey Certified Alcohol Counselor (1986)
  • Certified Couples Communication Instructor; Interpersonal Communication Program, Inc. (1986)
  • Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) since 1986
  • Member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) since 2011
  • Attended Intensive Training in Eating Disorders with Mary Pipher, PH.D., author of Reviving Ophelia (1996)
  • Clinical Hypnosis Training, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (1994)
  • Training in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Harvard Medical School (1993)
  • Family Systems Training with Jo-Ann Krestan and Claudi Bepko, authors of The Responsibility Trap and Too Good for Her Own Good (1988)
  • Intensive Training – Family Therapy with the Chemically Dependent Family, with Janet Woititz, Ed.D., author of Adult Children of Alcoholics, Marriage on the Rocks, Struggle for Intimacy, and others (1986)
  • Rutgers Summer School of Alcohol Studies (1986)