Andres Torrens, MSW, LCSW
Chief Program Officer
Andres Torrens is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing in the field for over 30 years. Mr. Torrens knew he wanted to work with youth and families from the time he was 18 years old when he applied for a position counseling youth placed in a group home in his neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. While attending Hunter College earning his undergraduate degree in psychology, he worked with boys living with developmental disabilities, and later started working for a Foster Care agency where he worked for close to 12 years. He went on to secure his master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work and later attended the Ackerman Institute for the Family where he completed his training in Family Therapy.
Mr. Torrens relocated to Palm Beach County in 2006 and worked for a non-profit organization overseeing the behavioral health program serving children and families. While at this organization, he treated children who were victims of child sexual abuse and their families. In addition to treating families, he also trained staff and students in the area of childhood sexual abuse and trauma.
Mr. Torrens joined Families First in 2016 as the Clinical Director of Behavioral Health Services and remained in this position until he was named the agency’s Chief Program Officer in October 2021.
When Mr. Torrens is not working at Families First, he works as an adjunct professor at Barry University School of Social work. With respect to his free time, he splits his time volunteering with the Florida Diabetes Camp where he counsels children diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in addition to serving as the legislative chair of the Palm Beach County chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Mr. Torrens continues to maintain roots in NYC and travels back as often as possible to visit with family and friends.