Addiction Specialists

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William Heran
William J Heran, PhD, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer, Providence Treatment

Dr. William Heran is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Providence Treatment. Dr. Heran holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work from Smith College and a Master in Social Work from New York University and has over 30 years as a clinician, researcher, author, educator, spiritual advisor and program developer. He worked as a research associate with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. at the Boston Trauma Center and published research on the traumatic effects of awareness during surgery. He has worked in many multi-cultural settings including Jamaica, Hawaii, New York City and Boston. He is a former Jesuit and continues to integrate spirituality into his work and programming at Providence Treatment. He has worked with professionals for many years and serves as an evaluator for State Licensing BoardsState Boards of MedicinePharmacy and Nursing. He also is HIMS-program trained and treats private and commercial pilots. Dr. Heran has a particular interest and skill to work with clergy from all faiths with a substance use disorder. Dr. Heran’s skill and leadership makes Providence Treatment a leader in healthcare and treatment. He is a certified SAP evaluator for U.S. Department of Transportation and works closely with employers’ EAPs.

Dr. Heran recently received the prestigious William F. Callahan award. This award is presented by the NAADAC. It is not presented each year. It recognizes sustained and meritorious service at the national level to the profession of addiction counseling. It recognizes individuals with a strong dedication to the addiction profession as demonstrated by involvement in and commitment to a variety of key organizations.

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Gabe Lau, PhD, PE
Chief Operating Officer, Providence Treatment

Dr. Gabe Lau is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Providence Treatment Companies and he has overall responsibilities for the operation and management of Providence Treatment, Sober Living Program, and Caduceus Academy for medical students. He holds both Bachelor and Master degrees in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University and he is a licensed professional engineer with over 15 years of experiences in program and project management in various industrial and manufacturing businesses, commercial and healthcare buildings, fossil and nuclear power plants. Dr. Lau has worked for 2 world-renowned US-owned engineering and construction companies prior to joining Providence Treatment team in 2014.  He completed his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Organization Development (OD) at Cabrini University in Philadelphia.

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Kendrick Peer Mugnier, PsyD, LPC
Director of Clinical Services, Providence Treatment
Dr. Kendrick Peer Mugnier completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).  He is also a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a licensed clinical psychologist who completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital in Philadelphia PA.  He has over ten years of experience working with clients who have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.  Dr. Mugnier uses evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to address the needs of clients.  He also facilitates mindfulness training with clients at Providence.  Dr. Mugnier’s approach focuses on establishing genuine, transactional and supportive relationships with his clients, while also challenging them to achieve to their true potential and attain a sustainable recovery.  He provides clinical leadership, supervision and clinical care to our clients at Providence.
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David Steinman, MD, DFAPA
Psychiatrist Consultant

Dr. David Steinman is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who graduated from The Medical College of Pennsylvania.  He completed an internship in Pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children-Temple University Hospital, and served his Residency in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.  He also received post-graduate training at the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute.  He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Steinman performs medication consultation and follows up for a variety of disorders.  He has extensive experience with depression and anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, adjustment reactions, eating disorders, and attention deficit disorder (ADD), adolescent issues, and impairment in professionals, particularly physicians.

Dr. Jacqueline Hudak
Jacqueline Hudak, PhD, LMFT
Family and Relationships Consultant

Jacqueline Hudak, PhD, LMFT is a Couple and Family Therapist who has been working with individuals, couples, families, and groups for over thirty-five years.  She is known for her clinical work with relational aspects of addiction, diverse family structures, and adult families.

Dr. Hudak was trained at Harvard University in the mid 1980’s by Dr. Rachel Hare-Mustin, a pioneer in feminist family therapy and postmodern theory.  She was also trained by Norman Zinberg, MD, of Harvard Medical School, in the cultural and systemic treatment of addiction.  In the early 1990’s, Dr. Hudak was a faculty member of The Multicultural Family Institute of New Jersey. Her Ph.D. is in Couple and Family Therapy, from Drexel University.

Dr. Hudak has taught couple and family therapy at both the graduate and post-graduate levels. She is known for advanced clinical supervision, the focus of which is narrative and postmodern theory, self of the therapist, and addressing issues of power and social location in the clinical setting. She is currently Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Pennsylvania, where she trains psychiatry residents in family systems and culture, and facilitates advanced clinical supervision for the 4th year residents. She is a member of The American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), The Council for Contemporary Families, The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture, and is a Clinical Fellow of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT).

From 2013-2019, Dr. Hudak served as Clinical Director of The Center for Couples and Adult Families in the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania.

Scott Strubinger, MSW, LCSW, RD, CAADC
Addictions Counselor, Providence Treatment

Mr. Scott Strubinger received his Master’s Degree in social work from West Chester University and a Bachelors of Science in dietetics from East Carolina University.  He holds long-standing memberships with the National Association of Social Workers  and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Integrating physical wellness to assist the mind-body-spirit connection is a key feature of his psychodynamic approach.  Scott also has postgraduate training and experience in trauma therapy (EMDR), cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based stress reduction.  With each unique individual and family, he uses evidence-based practices to design their care and track progress.  Scott promotes successful recovery from substance use and mental health disorders through accountability, strengthening communication, the reduction of trauma, and self-advocacy.

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Rachel Diamond, MSS, LSW
Addictions Counselor, Providence Treatment

Ms. Rachel Diamond received her Master’s Degree in Social Services from Bryn Mawr College after completing her undergraduate education in Social Work at Rutgers University. Using a strengths-based perspective, accountability, and narrative approaches, she incorporates these therapeutic techniques into psychodynamic therapy with individuals, groups, and families. Rachel has extensive experience and knowledge about the processes of early recovery and maintainence of recovery, including use of self-care, spirituality, and relapse-prevention. She is trained in Seeking Safety, a trauma-informed therapy tretament addressing issues which can arise when recovering from PTSD along with substance use disorders. This includes providing recovery tools to help strengthen healthy communication, advocating for self, and healing from codependency.

Cynthia Jones
Cynthia Jones, MA, LPC
Addictions Counselor, Providence Treatment

Ms. Cynthia Jones holds a Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Hahnemann University and a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from State University of New York.  Ms. Jones is a seasoned, behavioral health clinician with broad expertise in providing administrative and direct services at all levels of care.  She has proven track record delivering high impact services within the behavioral health care system and in the community at large. She worked in corporate, private sector, public health and higher education settings.  She has exceptional assessment and critical thinking skills, specializing in creative arts therapy, mindfulness, and body/mind wellness.

Kristyn Simon, EdM, LPC
Addictions Counselor, Providence Treatment

Ms. Kristyn Simon holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Manhattan College.  She is currently pursuing her doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University.

Heather McGee
Heather McGee, PhD
Addictions Counselor Assistant, Providence Treatment

Dr. Heather McGee holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy degree from Loyola University of Chicago and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from Wake Forest University.  Her counseling work includes serving as a therapist at Salisbury University’s Student Counseling Services and as an addictions counselor at a community behavioral health clinic in Maryland.  Dr. McGee’s clinical orientation is person-centered and incorporates aspects of psychodynamic, relational and existential theories.  Her aim is to create a space in which clients feel safe, heard, cared-for and honored — a space that is strong enough to support the challenging work of recovery.

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Michael Keane
Licensed Acupuncturist, Providence Treatment

Mr. Michael Keane completed his acupuncture master’s training and Chinese herbal medicine certification at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies in Glenside, PA.  He seeks to bring together modern and traditional views on health, medicine, and healing practices in the search for a more robust human medicine.  He is passionate about working with people with pain, addiction, trauma, and internal medicine issues.  For his own health and enjoyment, he can be found playing guitar or painting in his free time.

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Transformation Yoga Project
Yoga for Recovery/Behavioral Health

Transformation Yoga Project’s mission is to serve people impacted by trauma, addiction, and incarceration through trauma-sensitive, mindfulness-based yoga programs driven by education and research. TYP has active programs running concurrently in numerous facilities throughout the greater Philadelphia area including addiction treatment centers, prisons and VA hospitals, as well as, community programs hosted at local yoga studios and community centers. Their program at Providence Treatment is tailored to the specific needs of the participants and staffed by instructors trained to teach trauma-sensitive yoga.

Biofeedback Clinic
Widener University

Widener University’s Biofeedback Clinic & Certification Center (BCCC), chaired by Dr. Pamela Calvert-Hirt provides psychophysiological interventions for common issues such as: attention, insomnia, stress, headaches and test anxiety to our professional clients. The clinic offers personalized coaching proven to enhance performance and productivity in academics, athletics, and business. This biofeedback service is facilitated by a post-doctoral clinician from Widener University at Providence Treatment’s outpatient facility.

Ask About Our Addiction Treatment for Physicians

The road to lifelong recovery for yourself or for a physician in your life is just a phone call away. At Providence Treatment, we’ll help you mainstream your addiction treatment and meet the requirements of your licensing board. To learn more,

Call 866-251-2399