Joseph has more than 10 years of experience working with clients with substance abuse and mental health disorders. He conducted addictions research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he authored/co-authored over 10 publications as well as national/international presentations on various aspects of addiction. Before joining Avenues, Joseph held several clinical positions as such prestigious institutions as Johns Hopkins Medical Center. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Joseph earned a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the William E. Arnold Award for outstanding contributions by a student. He is currently completing his dissertation for his PhD in counseling education and supervision from Loyola University, Maryland. Among his various credentials, Joseph is a National Certified Counselor and has a certification in substance abuse counseling.
Joseph Kane, LSW, LSW, CADC, CCTP, Clinical Director, is a native of Scranton Pennsylvania and began working in the field of mental health in 2005. During this time, Joseph’s own addiction had devastating effects on his life and the lives of those of his family and friends. After two failed attempts at getting sober, Joe entered his third rehab, surrendered to the powerlessness of addiction, and became willing to go to any length to achieve sobriety. At 90 days sober, a friend of his passed away from a heroin overdose, and at the funeral service he remembers the priest asking the congregation, “What are you going to do to honor your friend’s memory?” It was at this moment that Joe knew his answer was to stay sober and help other people who suffered from addiction. He began working in the drug and alcohol field in 2011 and soon became clinical director of an inpatient facility, at which time he also earned his MSW from Marwood University. Joe began at Avenues Recovery in February of 2019 and brings with him a unique style of clinical expertise that incorporates a variety of treatment approaches and disciplines. He lives with his wife Trish and 2 children, Payton and Ben. Joseph’s favorite part of working in drug and alcohol treatment is seeing a person’s sense of blossom into the realistic hope that they, too, can recover.
Bob has over 28 years of experience in the mental health/addictions field, including work with the co-occurring/severely mentally ill population. He served as Director of Drug and Alcohol Services for 15 years at Project Transition. In his work with people who suffer mental health issues, Bob practices a style of therapy that focuses on the here-and-now and the 12 Steps to recovery—helping clients learn to live more productive lives and achieve goals they never dreamed of. Married for 26 years, Bob has four children and five grandchildren.
Kenn has more than 6 years of experience in the fields of addictions counseling/dual diagnoses. Before joining the Avenues team, he worked with clients with mental health issues at Creative Health Services, Eagleville Hospital, and Livengrin Foundation. Kenn primarily uses cognitive behavior therapy and reality therapy in his individual counseling sessions, but he also believes in tailoring each session to the client’s needs. He is passionate about helping people overcome addiction and maintain sobriety—and enjoys getting to know each client on a personal level. Kenn received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University and his M.A. from Immaculata University. An avid pet lover, he has seven cats and two dogs, all rescues.
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, treated individuals with addiction 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.
Mike Mancuso is a Certified Addictions Counselor as well as a Certified Recovery Specialist. For the past nine years Mike has worked in the field helping individuals with both co-occurring and substance use disorders. Mike has had extensive training in the mental health field and was the recipient of the 2015 Loren H. Crabtree Innovation in Recovery Award. Mike emphasizes 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.
Kelsey’s goal is to provide a safe, supportive environment to help you grow into the person you want to become. Having earned a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University, Kelsey is a well-rounded professional who can address both mental health and addiction issues in therapy. She is well-trained in various therapeutic techniques, such as psychodynamic therapy, cognitive restructuring, and family systems therapy. Ultimately, she will work with each client to determine which type of treatment is most beneficial for his or her unique needs. Kelsey practices mindfulness, exercise and self-reflection on a daily basis, and encourages her clients to do the same.
Chinell Collins, MS, LPC, Addictions Counselor, has been providing counseling services to a diverse population for almost a decade. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Widener University, a Master’s Degree from Capella University, and is currently a PhD Candidate at Capella University, awaiting approval of her dissertation. She has experience working with individuals who suffer from various addictions (drug and alcohol, food, relational, etc.), trauma, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and adjustment disorder. She also has experience working with couples and families. Seeing her clients experience a life that brings them happiness and meaning, truly gives her joy. Her main therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; however, she integrates Choice Theory, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Person-Centered and Positive Psychology techniques as needed. She also utilizes Motivational Interviewing.
Aside from her counseling experience, she is recently engaged. She enjoys volunteering with the homeless population, and she’s been active in motivational speaking for over fifteen years. She also enjoys participating in new and unique experiences as often as she can.
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