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Sobriety Solutions TEAM

Justin Wilson

Chief Executive Officer
Sobriety Solutions

Justin is an experienced member of both the business and recovery community. Addiction and Entrepreneurship have been features of his family life as well as personal. For over a decade, Justin has successfully run businesses in several fields, coming from a family business background. He believes firmly in quality care and strong post-treatment programs and insures his staff is empowered to deliver it.

Joe Craven

Vice President of Operations
Sobriety Solutions

Joe oversees the day-to-day operations at both PA and NJ locations. He prides himself in making sure that each client gets the care and treatment they deserve. In his spare time, Joe enjoys practicing yoga and spending time outside whether at the beach or on a hike. Joe is a RYT-200 certified Yoga Teacher and focuses on trauma sensitive yoga for people in recovery and incarceration.

Steve Kushner, MS, CAADC, LPC

Clinical Director
Sobriety Solutions of Pennsylvania

Steven obtained his Associate Degree from Montgomery County Community College and his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Temple University. After reaching his bachelor’s degree, he attended Chestnut Hill College to obtain his master’s degree in counseling and Clinical Psychology. For 9 years, Steven has served members of the recovery committee through his work as a therapist. He became a full-time therapist in 2013 and began as DBT therapist in 2015. Steven is currently a part of Rise Above as a therapist for Montgomery County Drug Court. Steven brings a wealth of experience with Dialectical Approach and intergeneration of the 12 step philosophy to Sobriety Solutions.

Steven Parlante BA, MSW Intern

Primary Therapist
Sobriety Solutions of New Jersey

Steve found his passion for helping others in 2007 while working at a social learning school for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. There he worked with teenagers teaching social skills and aiding students with academic and behavioral challenges. As a committed social work student, Steve has worked with intellectual and developmentally disabled populations in both individual and groups settings. He has been an advocate and volunteer for Special Olympics for 10+ years and had contributed to organizing and executing community-based events. Steve has always focus on a person strength rather than limitations. He brings the same belief when working with clients with Substance Abuse Disorder. As a person in long-time recovery, Steve finds motivation and clarity in the belief that the therapeutic value of people in recovery helping each other is without parallel. Steve utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), in addition to 12-step philosophies and principles.

Steve received his Bachelor’s in social work from Rutgers University. Steve is currently enrolled in Rutgers University Masters of Social Work program. Steve is working toward becoming a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCDAC).

Dr. Charles Giannasio, MD, DFLAPA

Clinical Psychiatrist
Sobriety Solutions of Pennsylvania

Charles Giannasio, MD, DLFAPA specializes in addiction psychiatry, general psychiatry, and psychoanalysis. He is Board Certified in both psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. After graduating cum laude from Villanova University, he attended Hahnemann Medical College where he completed his Psychiatry Residency. As a matter of happenstance, his interest in addiction psychiatry developed and equally coincidental, this occurred at the dawn of addiction psychiatry as a subspecialty of psychiatry. His psychoanalytic training and his training in, and practice of, addiction psychiatry both began in 1982. He has been active in organized psychiatry and psychoanalysis. This has included being on the Boards of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society where he served as president. In 2002, along with several colleagues, he initiated the founding of the Physicians’ Study Group on Addictions. This is a local group of addiction psychiatrists and other interested professionals that present seminars by leaders in addiction psychiatry as well as addressing relevant political issues. He teaches Psychiatric Residents at Temple and Einstein. Dr. Giannasio has received numerous honors including the Practitioner of the Year, the Robert Jones Award, the Presidential Award from the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, and most recently the Paul J. Fink Award from the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society.

Dr. Norman Chazin, MD

Clinical Psychiatrist
Sobriety Solutions of New Jersey

Dr. Chazin, graduate of Tufts Medical School has extensive experience in the Field of Addiction Psychiatry and has been working with the young adult population for over 30 years. Dr. Chazin serves as the Director of Psychiatry at Stockton University where he Supervises the Wellness Program, evaluates, and treats students Since 1985.

Kandace Denaro, MA

Lead Therapist
Sobriety Solutions of Pennsylvania

Kandace specializes in working with individuals who are struggling with Substance Use Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders. In watching loved ones struggle with mental health and addiction issues, she decided she wanted to learn the skills to make a difference. Kandace graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Immaculata University (to be conferred August 2019), and hopes to attain a License in Professional Counseling. Kandace is passionate about helping others, using an integrative approach, pulling from a variety of therapeutic modalities. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Solution-Focused Interventions.

Jean Caldrone

Clinical Director
Sobriety Solutions of New Jersey

Jean graduated from Georgian Court University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education in 2007. She then went on to attend Grand Canyon University where she received her Master of Science of Addiction Counseling degree in 2019. Jean has also obtained her License for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of New Jersey.

Jean has training in many modalities of treatment including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, and Crisis Intervention. Jean brings her education along with compassion, hope, and healing to all of the clients she works with.

Jean has worked in many treatment settings including inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, as well as in an outpatient setting. She is excited to be a part of the Sobriety Solutions program and is always eager to further the foundation of this program alongside her treatment teams. She hopes to always be approachable, available, and a resource for all she works with and for.

Tim Keating

Therapist
Sobriety Solutions of New Jersey

Tim entered the field of addiction counseling in 2012 after declaring his major in the social work field. Since then, Tim has gained experience working with individuals struggling with addiction in every level of care for multiple programs in the state of New Jersey. Tim also has worked in mental health as a case manager as well as group facilitator for Atlanticare Behavioral Health, and the Mental Health Association of NJ. He graduated with a master's degree in Social Work from Stockton University and currently holds the credentials of Licensed Social Worker (LSW), as well as Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of NJ. Tim utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solutions Based Therapy, as well as Twelve-Step philosophies and principles in his practice.

Kim Watcher

Director of Admissions
Sobriety Solutions of Pennsylvania

Kim is the Director of Admissions here Sobriety Solutions in our PA office. She brings personal and professional experience to the world of recovery and is able to relate and help someone feel comfortable in an otherwise uncomfortable situation. She is passionate about helping people who suffer from the disease of addiction find the solution in 12-step meetings. Kim is currently enrolled at Montgomery County Community College working towards an Associate’s Degree in Human Services. Her goal a to work towards earning at CADC Certificate. Her mission is to guide clients toward the realization that they are not defined by their past decisions and that anyone can recover.

Lexi Styer

Director of Alumni Services & Outreach Coordinator
Sobriety Solutions

Lexi brings more than three years of experience working in the field of addiction treatment to Sobriety Solutions and is currently our Director of Alumni Services & Outreach Coordinator. She is inspired each day by the individuals who are willing to walk through the rough roads of vulnerability to embrace the changes that their recovery will bring. Lexi is dedicated to staying connected with alumni and providing support services for their first year in recovery and beyond, as well as providing opportunities for alumni to give back to others who are just beginning their recovery journey.