Passion. Experience. Vision.


Andrea J. Calabrese is the creative vision behind Essential Elements which was built to help non profit social service agencies meet their administrative and clinical program needs.  At Essential Elements we believe that we can assist agencies in creating and implementing various programmatic and clinical services that will help them succeed. Whether it is leadership development, coaching, training, clinical supervision, program design or quality assurance, Essential Elements is there to help the agency meet their strategic goals.  Choosing to specialize in the non profit social service field means that we are completely devoted to it. That is the energy and passion that sets us apart.



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Andrea J. Calabrese, DSW, LCSW, LMSW, CADC

Andrea J. Calabrese earned her Doctor of Social Work degree at Rutgers University School of Social Work. Her research is focused on the purpose and use of clinical supervision in social work education and practice. She is particularly interested in the use of clinical supervision as a platform for worker retention and the reduction of worker burnout.  She graduated with her MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work where she concentrated in social work administration and group work. She is a licensed clinical social worker and a credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counsleor.  Andrea has spent over ten years working in the areas of substance abuse and mental health treatment as well as homelessness and supportive housing. She is a master trainer and curriculum developer who has spent many years training and educating social service staff in the areas of homelessness, addiction, emotional and behavioral health concerns as well as team building, and supervision.  



Rutgers University
DSW, 2017

CUNY Hunter College School of Social Work
MSW, 2007

Activities & Affiliations

• NASW Member
• NSWM Member
•CSWE Member

Licensure in Micigan and New York

  • LMSW, CADC- Michigan
  • LCSW- New York