"When I arrived home after drinking with my buddies, my wife was sitting at the kitchen table with a suitcase beside her. She asked me to sit down and told me that it was over. I didn't blame her, but felt ashamed of myself.
I walked straight to the phone, called the Counseling Center and my recovery began. The counselors helped me a lot."
An intensive outpatient program (IOP) allows you to participate in treatment while living at home, maintaining your job, and managing personal responsibilities. Outpatient treatment is designed to give you coping skills for life — while you're out there living it.
You can choose daytime or evening sessions, and private or small group (8 - 10 people). You and your counselor will decide on the number of days to come each week, and the length of program that will work for you.
You'll start with an in-depth assessment to ensure that your program offers the least restrictive level of care necessary that best meets your recovery needs and fits your schedule. Treatment is provided by experienced, licensed Counselors who guide you in exploring important aspects of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health problems, in a safe and accepting environment.
Our number one goal is to help client's abstain from alcohol or drugs and avoid cycles of relapse. We provide the support system comprising of trained and knowledgeable counselors, peer support and an affiliation with the 12-Step AA/NA programs, so each client can continue to overcome the patterns and triggers of addiction.
Nina Kamelia, MSW, LCSW, is a graduate of Barry University with a Master's Degree in Social Work. For the past seven years, she worked as a clinician conducting assessments, facilitating groups, individual therapy and crisis prevention interventions.
As the clinical director of The Counseling Center at Cherry Hill, Nina ensures all client treatment is as effective as possible. Her open-mindedness enables her to build rapport and establish trust with every client which helps them reach their goals and be a better version of themselves.
Daniella Mironski, MA, NCC, earned her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Montclair State University. She has experience working with a wide range of presenting problems but found addiction to be the most rewarding.
Daniella concentrates on a systemic theory base that has a focus on the client’s environment, family structure, past experiences and boundaries as being directly related to their behavior and actions. This approach allows the client to view their addiction from an entirely new perspective that is more healthy, productive, and leads to transformative healing.
Counselor, Christopher Huff, MSW, LSW, has a Bachelor's in Psychology from Rowan University, and a Master's of Social Work from Rutgers University. While attending Rowan University, he had an opportunity to do an internship at S.O.D.A.T. of NJ where counseling clients with addiction and mental health disorders came naturally to him.
Chris instills the knowledge and insight needed for successful recovery. He is most rewarded when he sees the "lightbulb" come on in a clients'head; they understand why they behave and think the way they do and can make positive changes in their lives.
Stephanie Thomas, BS, CSAC, is a fifteen-year veteran working in substance use and mental health treatment. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Addictions Sciences Counseling from Drexel University in 2003 and began her career working with the Philadelphia Health Management Corporation.
Being a CSAC (Certified Substance Abuse Counselor) she brings another level of expertise in assisting local treatment providers, families and individuals find the proper level of care. She gives back by helping people find substance use and mental health treatment to begin their recovery process.
Tom Roskin is the Marketing Representative for The Counseling Center throughout New Jersey and New York. Tom earned his Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and was born Roslyn, NY, giving him a dedication to the New York/New Jersey area that can only come from being a part of it. A dedicated family man Tom likes to spend his free time, playing golf, tennis, and working out, along with catching up on some reading, and of course, spending quality time with his family.
Tom Roskin brings a sincere commitment to trustworthy support to his work at The Counseling Center, where he represents the outpatient treatment clinics as reliable partners in the Continuum of Care for patients and clients in New Jersey. Contact Tom with any questions you have about referrals, programs, or access to care in Monmouth and Ocean counties.