GoLocalProv | Health | People on the move: South County Psychiatry announces key staff additions

Monday, October 16, 2023

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Dr. Mark Zimmerman, Chief of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, and Dr. Tracy Morgan, Assistant Director of our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) are pleased to announce the addition of:

– Dr. Douglas Long, has clinical expertise in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), an evidence-based approach proven to help people facing a variety of mental illnesses find relief stress and quality of life. He also has extensive training in related methods such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
– Dr. Olga Obraztsova, who has clinical expertise in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), works with youth and provides evidence-based treatment for difficulties in emotion regulation.
– Deirdre Gale, LMHC, has clinical expertise in group therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and related evidence-based treatment models.
– Dr. Talya Benoff, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist with extensive experience working in both outpatient and hospital acute care settings. She treats a variety of conditions, including mood and anxiety disorders, and has expertise in evaluating and treating patients with co-occurring medical and psychiatric conditions.

Angelique Moore and Ashley Lussier, have joined the team as Patient Access Coordinators.

With these additions to the IOP team, we will be able to expand daily census by 100% as we continue to provide excellent evidence-based care to those who need this level of care. higher than traditional outpatient treatment can provide. Our IOP provides intensive treatment for people with acute mental illness who are having difficulty completing normal daily responsibilities at home or work. The goal of treatment is to reduce the intensity and frequency of symptoms and resume or reconnect with valued activities such as employment, caregiving, child care, and/or housework. In addition to expanding the IOP program, SCP also would like to announce additional:

– Susan Ramsey, PhD, joins SCP in a per diem clinical position with extensive research and clinical experience working in substance use and health psychology.
– Elaine Walen, PsyD joins SCP in a full-time capacity to expand our Neuropsychology services.
– Macayla Casey, who joined SCP as a Human Resources Generalist.

“Since Dr. Zimmerman joined us in May, our IOP program has quickly become known for its service,” said Dr. Anthony Gallo, CEO of Southern County Psychiatric Hospital. care of the highest quality nationwide. Because of this success, we are pleased to announce an expansion of our program to help continue to improve our community outreach during these times. This is very necessary.”

Jim Florio, Jr., CEO of South County Psychiatric Hospital, said: “It has been incredible to see the growth over the past year at SCP as we continue to become a psychiatric, health and wellness enterprise. best behavior, weight and health in the area. Our focus continues to be on hiring high-quality providers and administrators who can help us provide the best possible care and service to those in our community.”

To learn more about South County Psychiatry, visit https://www.southcountypsychiatryri.com.

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