Maria W.Admissions/Outreach Coordinator
Graduated from Montclair State University with Family Child Studies with a concentration of Psychology. My work experience has always been primarily in Mental Health and Addiction. Working at St Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, for 5 years in the Inpatient Psychiatric Adolescents unit as a primary counselor as well as working at Straight and Narrow in Paterson, in the Admissions Department and Male Long Term Residential for 4 years as a counselor, has brought me to Social Recovery Center. As an Outreach and Admissions Coordinator, my position is not only to admit clients into the program but also to provide as much support needed for the individual and family prior to admission and throughout their treatment. I have always had a passion for helping others and being able to provide feedback and helpful advice. I want to give the help and the support needed at a very difficult time to anyone struggling with Addiction and Mental Health. I am currently working on obtaining my CADC.
Katey M. MSW, CADC InternLead Counselor
Katey is a CADC Intern and is also completing her Maters’s Degree in Social Work at Rutgers University, Newark. She currently serves as a member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work. She has been working in various positions in the Addiction Treatment field for six years. She takes her passion for helping people and alcohol and drug addiction and applies it to every client. Katey is a client-centered counselor and utilizes many methods of counseling, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Strength Perspective, and Goal Setting. She believes that substance use and the alcoholic lifestyle are lived in isolation, so recovery should occur as a community.
Rebecka G., LCSW, LCADC, CCS, EMDR Therapist Clinical Director
Rebecka is a graduate of Rutgers University with a master’s in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Work License, Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist. Her previous clinical experience includes working at in-patient and outpatient co-occurring addiction settings for adults. Rebecka brings Mindfulness into both the individual and group setting. She encourages her clients to learn self-compassion and new coping skills in the process of self- recovery. Developing rapport and meeting the client where they are at is a priority in Rebecka’s clinical work. Her empathic approach is grounded in the belief that every client has the ability to stay in recovery with willingness, hard work and support.
Akhila V. CADC Intern
Dinai P. MSW, CADC Intern
DiNai attended Rutgers University and graduated with her MSW in May of 2023. She has worked in the Substance Abuse field for the past 8 years working in all levels of care including Residential, Outpatient, detox, and methadone. She is currently working Full Time as a Support Team for Addiction Recovery (STAR) case manager in the Essex County community and volunteering with a Domestic violence safe house. She looks to give back to her community and hopes to open up a facility of her own. I started with Social Recovery Center in May 2023 with the hopes to utilize my skills while adding to them in assisting those in need of substance abuse support.