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 35 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.  He is also a certified mindfulness teacher.

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.

Providence Treatment staff headshot Gabe Lau
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 completed his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Organization Development (OD) at Cabrini University in Philadelphia. He is also a licensed practicing engineer and holds both Bachelor and Master degrees in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University.  Prior to joining Providence Treatment team in 2014, Dr. Lau worked for 2 world-renowned US-owned engineering and construction companies.  He brings more than 15 years of corporate experience in project management and program management in various industrial and manufacturing businesses, commercial and healthcare buildings, telecommunication, fossil and nuclear power plants.

Providence Treatment staff headshot David Steinman MD
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.

Scott Strubinger
Scott Strubinger, MSW, LCSW, RD, CAADC
Senior 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.

Kevin Kasper
Kevin Kasper, MFT, LMFT
Addictions Counselor, Providence Treatment

Mr. Kevin Kasper earned his Master’s degree in Couple’s and Family Therapy from Drexel University and completed his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California University of Pennsylvania. Kevin believes that the client-therapist relationship is the foundation for successful work, bringing his authentic self, through the use of person-centered language, psychoeducation, humor and a strengths-based approach. As a systems-trained therapist, Kevin includes the whole system in his treatment approach, especially when someone has been affected by substance use that they need to be a part of the conversation. Kevin offers an empathetic approach, using an intergenerational lens to help clients see how their family of origin may have impacted how they conduct themselves both in and out of their own families. Kevin appreciates the difficulty in feeling stuck in destructive patterns; coaching families to understand those maladaptive patterns, how they began, and how to create new positive ways of interacting with one another, as they work towards sustainable recovery.

Will Pham
Will Pham, MSW, LSW
Addictions Counselor, Providence Treatment

Mr. Will Pham holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Temple University and completed his undergraduate education in social work at The College of Saint Rose.  In treating substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health conditions, Mr. Pham conducts comprehensive assessments and implements interventions tailored to meet individuals’ presenting needs. Mr. Pham employs evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.  In working to build strong therapeutic relationships, Mr. Pham aims to support clients in a capacity which is person-centered, goal-oriented, and promotes the dignity and worth of each individual.

Denise White
Denise White, MSW, LSW
Addictions Counselor, Providence Treatment

Ms. Denise White received her master’s degree in Social Work from Marywood University in Scranton after completing her undergraduate degree at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Ms. White brings an integrated approach to Providence Treatment.  She has had over 20+ years of experience working in a variety of treatment. Ms. White also has postgraduate training and experience in Structural Family Therapy through Child Guidance of Philadelphia as well as Harry Aponte. Ms. White has also worked in various inpatient and outpatient mental health settings with substance use disorders, eating disorder and mental illness. Ms. White employs evidence-based practices such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive therapy, Brief Solution focus therapy to enhance each client experience. Ms. White applies Spirituality, Life Coaching, Reading, Laughter, Writing and Cooking as a way to obtain balance and harmony in her life.

Mary Minton
Mary Minton
Practice Manager, Providence Treatment

Ms. Mary Minton is a long time resident of Delaware County.  As a former business owner who has many years of experience in the corporate setting, she utilizes her background in customer relations and management to ensure that a visit to Providence Treatment is a comforting time.  She shares and joins the mission and the vision of Providence Treatment that she appreciates the opportunity to serve the community and is dedicated to helping people.

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