He developed an interest in addictions early in his career prior to moving to Charlotte pursuing certifications by the American Society of Addictive Medicine and in Addictive Psychiatry. He attended the University of Pittsburgh with an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and his medical degree. He completed his residency at Western Psychiatric Hospital and Clinic also at the University of Pittsburgh.
Janet holds certification as an advanced practice psychiatric and mental health nurse and an advanced practice addictions nurse. She is a licensed RN and clinical addictions specialist. She helped several of the area hospitals develop their detoxification protocols and programs. Her focus is to use varies cognitive behavioral techniques to assist clients to achieve their personal goals in order to recover and live healthy productive lives.
Kimberly believes in forming a strong therapeutic bond with her clients. By incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt, and Narrative techniques, Kimberly works to create a safe, confidential space for her clients where they may grow and begin to face their challenges in a way which is supportive, empowering, and productive. As an integrated therapist, Kimberly’s goal is to help her clients begin a positive path to growth and well-being.
Debbie brings her experience from working as the Clinical Program Director at Charter Pines Hospital and prior management experience in working in an inpatient psychiatric facility to UPA. In addition, she utilizes her nursing role in addressing “the whole person” in her treatment approach. Due to Debbie’s years of experience she is able to offer extensive care to those dealing with either psychiatric or substance abuse problems, or is sometimes the case, both. Her philosophy of treatment is solution focused and focused on success.