Medina Ejaz is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) at the Boston Child Study Center. She specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), DBT-Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE), DBT-PTSD, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). She treats children, adolescents and adults with difficulties in emotion regulation, mood and anxiety disorders, complex trauma, and co-occurring suicidal behaviors and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Medina is formally trained and certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and carries her Level I and Level II certification in Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing for trauma. Medina also maintains her licensure as a Master Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of New York.
Medina attended The State University at Buffalo where she received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology in 2015 and Master of Social Work in 2017. During her collegiate career, Medina fulfilled her role as a Graduate Student Intern at Women and Children’s Hospital, now John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, where she provided care to new parents with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Medina completed her internship at a North Tonawanda City Elementary School, providing in-school social and emotional interventions to at-risk youth.
After graduation, Medina began her career as a Child and Family Therapist in Buffalo, New York. There, she spent over three years applying evidence-based interventions to treat children, adolescents, and teens struggling with PTSD, depression, and anxiety, among other challenges. While educating families on the perpetual responses of trauma left untreated, Medina prides herself in providing effective trauma-informed care, necessary in improving overall quality of life.
Medina strives to provide supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationships. Her passion is revealed in the authentic connections that she builds with her clients. Medina supports her clients in enhancing their existing strengths while introducing new tools and opportunities, ultimately walking alongside her clients as they reach their treatment goals.