Avenues Recovery Center at Bucks

Bucks, an Avenues Recovery Location

Welcome to Avenues Recovery Center at Bucks, where we’ll help you recover for good — with innovative treatment and a community that’s with you forever.


About Us

Welcome to Avenues Recovery Center at Bucks! An outpatient drug and alcohol rehab center in Bucks County, PA with a revolutionary treatment approach, 95% of our clients see lasting results long after graduation. You can choose to break the cycle, and discover hope, happiness and healing at Avenues Recovery Center at Philadelphia!

Where You’ll Stay

Inpatient rehab treatment has long been proven to be most clinically effective. Living in a safe, supportive environment removed from natural stresses and triggers lets clients develop healthy coping skills needed for a life in recovery.

Although Avenues Recovery Center at Philadelphia rehabilitation center is an outpatient rehab program, we partner with  a luxury collection of sober living homes  to give our patients the continued advantage of residential structure even while attending our OP services. While here, you’ll live in a warm, inviting group home with constant supervision and care, and participate in daily treatment in our modern rehab center a short distance away. 

  • Modern, spacious treatment facility 
  • Beautiful, inviting semi-private accommodations
  • Underground pool 
  • Full gym membership
  • Gourmet, nutritious meals
  • Daily transportation 
  • Exciting weekly activities and outings

What You’ll Do

Upon entering our rehabilitation center’s program, your schedule will be filled with individual therapy, interactive group sessions, classes, workshops, and fun recovery-focused activities and outings. You’ll be surrounded by a caring staff and a warm community of like-minded people, and with each passing day, you’ll gain more coping skills to manage stress, cravings, and everyday challenges. 

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Sessions
  • Family and Couple Counseling
  • Daily 12-Step Meetings (AA, NA, CA, HA)
  • Holistic Track
  • Art, Music, Yoga, Nature, Meditation, and Equine Therapy
  • Exciting Weekend Activities and Outings
  • Life Skills and Re-integration
  • Workforce Re-entry Program

Treatment Modalities

We know each person’s recovery journey is as unique as they are - and we let that knowledge guide our treatment. Choosing from our broad selection of treatment modalities, we create a customized treatment plan that speaks to your strengths and weaknesses. Our skilled and multidisciplinary staff are masters of their trade, trained to discern the root of addiction and stimulate healing from the inside out. At Avenues Recovery Center at Bucks, we heal the whole you - mind, body, and soul. 

  • Alcohol Detox 
  • Drug Detox
  • 24/7 Medical Care
  • Expert Psychiatric Care
  • Individual Therapy 
  • Group Therapy
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family and Couple Counseling Sessions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Workforce Re-entry
  • Habilitative Care 
  • Immersive 12-Step Programming
  • Holistic Arts Track
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

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Avenues Recovery Center at Bucks

Bucks County, PA Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center

1753 Kendarbren Drive, Suite 612 | Jamison, Pennsylvania 18929

Give us a call! 215-792-7305

Cities & regions we serve

Philadelphia, PA Jamison, PA Grove, PA Mount Holly, NJ Boyertown, PA Gilbertsville, PA Royersford, PA Bellmawr, NJ Ridley Park, PA Barto, PA Exton, PA Mount Laurel, NJ Audubon, NJ Marlton, NJ Cranbury, NJ Manville, NJ Bethlehem, PA
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Why Avenues

Because you’re going to have bad days.

(We all do!) And we won’t let you give up.


We’re in this with you, no matter how hard it is.


So you can bring your healing back home.


A toolbox of treatments — customized to your needs.

Dual diagnosis

Get answers & support for both your physical & emotional health.

Real world

Job retraining, relationship counseling, and more.

Incredible alumni program

So you can stay sober — and love the rest of your life.

Our clients are our heroes.

The Avenues Recovery Center at Bucks Team

Staffed with a full-time physician, psychiatrist, and licensed counselors, the Avenues Recovery team is warm, loving, and acutely qualified to help you!

Akiva Stern

Regional Executive Director
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Akiva Stern is from Lakewood, NJ and works in addiction treatment. The idea of spending his days with people who are working on themselves to be better people was very appealing to him. He has lived all over the world and loves to travel. In his free time, Akiva enjoys top foraging, yoga, hiking, and reading.

David Weinberger

Executive Director

Shawn Johnson

Nurse Practitioner
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Shawn has over 15 years in the medical field and holds a dual master’s as an Acute and Family Nurse Practitioner. She has broad and extensive experience in ICU Trauma, emergency medicine, surgery, geriatric, internal medicine, and inpatient and outpatient psychiatry.

Fairly new to the area, and originally from Colorado, Shawn has lived in well over 15 states. She has personal experience with multiple loved ones losing their lives to substance abuse, and the feeling of helplessness that follows.

It has been one of her aspirations to offer support to those in need in a safe environment. She believes that a collaborative approach to treatment gives clients the best chance at success.

Warren Jones, AAS, CRS, CPS, CAAC

Addictions Counselor
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Warren has more than 8 years of experience in the addiction recovery field after going through his own personal journey out of addiction. He has been clean and sober now for more than 11 years. Prior to joining Avenues Recovery, Warren worked in a hospital setting, treating individuals with substance abuse disorders. Believing that the best successes in recovery are achieved through a team effort, he uses a motivational style of therapy combined with cognitive behavioral therapy to foster personal growth and spiritual development. Warren structures his own life around recovery-based activities and helps his clients learn to do the same.

Michael Mancuso, CAAC, CRS

Addictions Counselor
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Mike Mancuso is a Certified Addictions Counselor as well as a Certified Recovery Specialist. He's worked in the addiction space for the past nine years, helping individuals with both co-occurring and substance use disorders get their life back. Mike has extensive training in the mental health field and was the recipient of the 2015 Loren H. Crabtree Innovation in Recovery Award. He likes to emphasize that relationships are essential in building strong foundations in both treatment and recovery in order to sustain long-term abstinence. Mike’s unique, strength-based approach encompasses the idea of finding “the diamond in the rough”, and uses that as a tool in promoting healthy growth.

Heather Schmauk, MS, LPC, NCC

Primary Therapist
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Heather Schmauk is a resident of Warminster, PA, and originally hails from Levittown, PA. She earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2010 and later secured a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Psychology from Holy Family University in 2015. Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania and is in the process of becoming a certified EMDR therapist, showcasing her dedication to professional growth.

Her career choice was driven by a deep connection with people and a passion for helping others. Heather's curiosity about human behavior and personal experiences with addiction in her social circles ignited her commitment to addiction treatment. She is dedicated to assisting individuals in rediscovering themselves and realizing their potential.

Heather employs a versatile therapeutic approach, including cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. She firmly believes in the power of changing thoughts and words to effect positive actions and behaviors. Her practice emphasizes respect and dignity in a safe, supportive environment.

In her personal life, Heather is a loving mother and wife, sharing her home with a golden retriever named Winston, who occasionally joins her at work on "Dog Day Fridays." She enjoys music, concerts, camping, and the magic of Halloween and the fall season.

Joyce Roberts, MA, MFT

Primary Therapist
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Joyce Roberts is an accomplished Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with expertise in psychotherapy, family systems, and relationship issues. With 35 years of experience under her belt, Joyce possesses extensive knowledge of 12-Step principles and has gained valuable post-university experience in delivering evidence-based psychoeducation.

As a skilled practitioner, Joyce specializes in providing therapeutic assistance to individuals, couples, and families facing a wide range of concerns. She is well-versed in treating issues such as substance use disorders, and skilled at resolving relational conflicts among family members, romantic partners, friends, and coworkers. She has a deep appreciation for the systemic perspective offered by MFT, valuing its ability to address individuals within the context of their relationships, rather than in isolation.

Joyce’s training equips her with a diverse set of clinical skills aimed at facilitating connection and healing within the relational context of her clients. She excels in increasing insight and awareness of relational strengths and resources, empowering individuals, couples, and families to make behavioral changes that align with their unique goals for improved functioning.

Fully committed to her clients’ well-being, Joyce approaches her work with empathy and professionalism. Through her guidance, individuals, couples, and families find support as they navigate their therapeutic journeys, fostering growth and nurturing resilient relationships.

Cristi Brown

Primary Therapist
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Cristi Brown has a B.A. in Behavioral Health and has worked as a primary therapist in the field of addiction for the past eight years. She specializes in working with individuals struggling with substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma. Throughout her years of experience working in the mental health field, she's learned that the need for help comes in all shapes and forms. Cristi feels honored to walk along the the path of recovery with her clients and assist them in becoming to the best and healthiest versions of themselves. She takes a diverse therapeutic approach in her work, incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused care, motivational interviewing (MI), and psychodynamics. It is Cristi's fervent hope that the individuals she works with not only find inner peace, but revel in the fact that all their dreams and goals are attainable. She is there to assist them in transforming their lives with purpose!

Alexandra Farrell-Poley

Primary Counselor
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Alexandra Farrell-Poley, hailing from Horsham, PA, is a dedicated professional who has made a profound commitment to the field of social work. She embarked on her educational journey at Monmouth University, where she pursued both her undergraduate and graduate degrees, earning both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Social Work. Her impressive academic journey also led her to achieve her Licensed Social Worker (LSW) credential.

Driven by a passion for helping others and a genuine desire to assist individuals in achieving their goals and making positive changes in their lives, Alexandra's career focus is deeply rooted in addiction treatment and recovery. Her dedication to standing by individuals and fighting alongside them against the challenges of addiction is not only a professional calling but also a deeply personal mission, enriched by her professional education and personal experiences.

In her leisure time, Alexandra thrives on enriching her life with experiences near and far. She relishes spending quality moments with friends and family, cherishing the bonds that bring joy and fulfillment. Her love for travel takes her to both familiar and unexplored destinations, with Germany in 2022 and an upcoming Caribbean cruise in November marking her recent and future adventures. Additionally, Alexandra's avid passion for reading transcends her profession, as she eagerly delves into books of all genres, always open to new and intriguing recommendations.

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This program is for individuals who require medical detox before beginning their recovery journey.


Our inpatient treatment program offers a safe, structured environment for you to heal and rebuild.


Our outpatient rehab program provides weekly therapy sessions for post-treatment individuals.


Our alumni program is a warm sober support network - part emotional support, part family, part party.


Avenues Recovery Center at Bucks accepts most insurances as well as private pay. We are in-network with:

First Health
PA Health & Wellness
Praxis Health Network
VA Community Care Network

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