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Behavioral Wellness & Recovery
At Behavioral Wellness and Recovery of Pennsylvania we are committed to being a driving force of empowerment and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by substance use disorders.
Behavioral Wellness & Recovery Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
- Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
- Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
George Chu - Ph.D
Dr. Chu has a MBA from the Wharton School of Finance and a Ph.D. from Adelphi University. He received his BA from the University of Michigan Dr. Chu has twenty-five years’ experience in operations and finance. He has provided operational support and/or initiated, structured and financed transactions for private companies in healthcare, high technology, manufacturing and in financial services.
Zach Miers - Lead Counselor
Zach has a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and a Master’s in American History. He obtained his CAADC in May, 2016. Has been a counselor since 2013.
Dr. Novitsky, MD - Medical Director and Psychologist
A graduate of Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Novitsky completed his undergraduate work at Wake Forest University. He was a Chief Fellow at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Novitsky currently serves on the faculty of the Temple University School of Medicine providing supervision in the area of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Novitsky lives in the Media, PA area with his wife and children.
Angela Burdick-McPhee, LPC, LCADC, CAADC, NCC, ACS - Executive Director
Angela joined us in December, 2015 as Clinical Director and was recently promoted to Executive Director. Angela received dual Masters Degrees in both Professional Counseling and Education from Seton Hall University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Nationally Credentialed Counselor and Nationally Approved Clinical Supervisor.