Kayla Walters, LPN

Kayla Walters is the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) technician and a Licensed Practical Nurse at SOBA College Recovery. She received her LPN degree from Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing in Teaneck, NJ in 2013. While attending, Kayla found most of her interest in Psychology and ranked top of her class during that module…. View Article

Samantha Sweeney, LAC

Samantha is a Case Manager at Soba College Recovery. She received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from William Paterson University in 2014. She then went on to pursue a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kean University. Samantha is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and is a Licensed Associate Counselor. While completing her undergraduate… View Article

Jessica Szabo LSW

Jessica Szabo works as a case manager at SOBA College Recovery, where she interned while completing her Master’s in Social Work at Rutgers University. During her undergraduate career, she worked as a facilitator for a mentoring program for adolescents in less advantaged communities. She also volunteered as an academic tutor for incarcerated students in a… View Article

Kimberly Mackanic, LCSW, LCADC, EMDR trained clinician

Kimberly has worked as a Primary Therapist at SOBA College Recovery since 2015. She received her Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Criminology at The College of New Jersey, and her Master’s in Social Work at Rutgers University with a concentration in Violence Against Women & Children. In 2017, she completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization… View Article

Jesse W. Adams II, LSW, LCADC Credentialed Intern

Jesse Adams is a Case Manager at SOBA College Recovery. Before working at SOBA College Recovery, Jesse was at Journey to Wellness in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He is a proponent of Motivational Interviewing and an avid reader of Jane Addams and Mary Richmond, pioneers in the field of social work. In 2016, led by… View Article

Lisa Pyryt, LPC

Lisa Pyryt is a Primary Therapist and Utilization Review Specialist at SOBA College Recovery. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and has her LPC. Lisa received a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Psychology in 2011 from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and went on to pursue a clinically-oriented career by getting her Master’s Degree… View Article

Gabrielle Falco, LSW

Gabrielle Falco is a Primary Therapist at SOBA College Recovery. Gabrielle started off working at a national reproductive justice organization in Boston, where she supported advocacy, grant writing and direct support service efforts to assist low income women and families to access affordable health care. It was at this time that Gabrielle realized her passion… View Article

Michele Scasserra, LCSW, LCADC

Michele Scasserra works as Clinical Coordinator at SOBA College Recovery. Her professional experience includes individual, group and family counseling services. Michele has worked in the field of addiction for over 10 years. She was a coordinator for an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center program as well as a therapist in a methadone clinic. She is also… View Article

Patricia Wallace, LCSW, LCADC, CCS

Patricia Wallace is the Clinical Director and Administrator at SOBA College Recovery. Patricia is a member of The National Association of Social Workers and the Association for Addiction Professionals. She is certified in Clinical Social Work Supervision and is an International Certified Clinical Supervisor. Previous Experience Patricia Wallace began her career in social services at… View Article

Gabrielle Weisman, LCSW, LCADC

Gabrielle Weisman works as a Primary Therapist at SOBA College Recovery. Gabrielle works from a strength-based and solution focused perspective, utilizing Motivational Interviewing and Person Centered Therapy. She strongly believes that each person can grow themselves into a better version and can develop a more authentic sense of self, if provided with the proper guidance… View Article

Ronnie Potter, PH.D

Ronnie Potter is a Yoga Instructor at SOBA College Recovery. Ronnie enjoys the many challenges of life and has had a varied career in academics, research and management. Her recent studies include Projections and Facets of the Mind, Stress and Vitality, Conscious Communication, Authentic Relationships, life Styles and Life Cycles. Ronnie is married to Len… View Article

Kelly Rose Printon, LCSW, LCADC

Kelly Rose Printon is a Primary Therapist at SOBA College Recovery. While working towards her Master’s Degree, Kelly Rose realized her special interest in working with those in recovery from substance abuse, especially young adults. While still an undergraduate, Kelly worked in a halfway house Intensive Outpatient Program, and she facilitated groups for residents and… View Article

Jeffrey A. Berman, MD, FASAM

Jeffrey A. Berman is a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  He is both the Executive Medical Director of Discovery Institute for Addictive Disorders in Marlboro, NJ and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Berman is also a Diplomate of the American Board of… View Article