Perspectives enjoys it's wonderful reputation because of the clinicians that make up our team.
Stephen R. Kinsella, MSW, LCSW, CASAC.
Stephen earned his Master's in Social Work (MSW) from Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service. He has practiced as a Clinical Social Worker for over 25 years. His specialty is treating Psychiatric Disorders and Chemical Dependency. In addition to his private practice Stephen is CEO of Wexford Health Services, providing Substance Use Disorder treatment services to alternative residential treatment centers, Previously he has been a strategic advisor to St. Vincent's Medical Center's Westport Campus, inpatient Substance Abuse program. Stephen has served as Clinical Director for northern New Jersey's award winning High Focus Centers. He designed and implemented the Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program for St. Vincent's Westchester's Maxwell Institute. Stephen was a Senior Therapist on the men's Dual Focus unit at Arms Acres. He has also worked as a school based Intervention Worker for New York's Archdiocesan Drug Abuse Prevention Program (ADAPP).
Jennifer DiDonato, M.S., LPC.
Jennifer brings over 15 years of experience to her new post with us at Perspectives. Most recently she is the Director of Operations for Wexford Behavioral Health. Prior to that Jenn was the Manager of the Rehab department at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Behavioral Health Services, Westport Campus. Jennifer has expertise in treating general behavioral health challenges such as Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders and of course Substance Use Disorders. Jennifer will be limiting the scope of her practice to adults and will heading up our Women's Early Recovery Group which will be meeting on Tuesday nights @ 7:30. She will utilizing Individual, Group and Family modalities of treatment. In addition to being a dynamic, gifted psychotherapist and group facilitator, Jennifer is also an accomplished Art Therapist, utilizing the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpting, and music in her work with patients.
Courtney Young, MSW, LCSW, LNHA.
Courtney is a proud gradulate of Boston University's School of Social Work. She has been in active practice as a Clinical Social Worker for over 12 years. In addition to her Private Practice, Courtney is the Administrator of a local, nationally prominant Skilled Nursing Facility. While her expertise is in treating Addiction and Psychiatric Illness, she has extensive experience in helping Families in Crisis, particularly Care Givers who find themselves being responsible for both their parent(s) as well as dependent children. These Care Givers, known as the Sandwich Generation face unique challenges that are all but intolerable without the support of a caring clinician who knows the dynamics of these issues. Courtney operates as an freelance consultant for families on issues such as Dementia, Alzheimers, and the apllication process for supervised care. Courtney speaks Spanish fluently.
Becky Mayer, MSW, LCSW.
Becky earned her Master's of Social Work degree (MSW) from Fordham University. Becky specilizes in helping those with trauma issues as well as relationship challenges. Becky is a brilliant and truly gifted clinician. While she is warm, affable and engaging, she is also highly educated & extremely proficient in practicing the science of her craft. Becky is one of the very few clinicians who is able to smoothly combine all the academic & research world has to offer with a clinical style that is compassionate, empowering and compelling. Becky works with individuals, couples, families, adults & adolescents. Becky will be starting a boutique Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) program in the Fall of 2017. She is accepting reservations now.