Comprehensive Outpatient Addictions Treatment Centers
Union Square: (212) 627-9600
Brooklyn: (718) 342-6700
M - F: 9a - 9p, S: 9a - 2p


Realization Center’s treatment philosophy is based upon the belief that addiction affects the whole person…physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Realization Center is a unique comprehensive, full service outpatient addictions treatment program licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. We offer specialized treament for men’s, women’s and adolescent substance abuse issues, food addiction / eating disorders, co-dependency, gambling, sexual compulsivity, as well as numerous mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, sexual trauma, family of origin issues, domestic violence, anger and stress management, school or job difficulties, family conflict, parenting difficulties and relationship problems as they relate to substance abuse.


Realization Center is a pioneer in providing the most effective holistic care for people in trouble…with substances… with relationships… with themselves.

In a respectful and dignified, non-institutional setting, a personal course of treatment is developed jointly by the dedicated clinical staff and you, the client. We offer flexible hours, a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, onsite 12 Step meetings, over 90 groups per week, individual counseling, and programs for family and loved ones. In an intimate and safe environment with the help of caring professionals, clients are empowered to take charge of their behavior and their lives



Marilyn Marilyn J. White, CASAC, NCAC II Executive Director, CEO The founder, began Realization Center 29 years ago to fulfill her dream of helping both the underserved and the inadequately served addicted population at large. >> more on Marilyn

002Dianne Schwartz, CASAC, CPA Administrative Director, CFO Dianne joined forces with Marilyn White in 1988 to actualize the development and expansion of Realization Center. >> more on Dianne


Pia Marinangeli, Ph.D, LCSW, CASAC Community Relations Director

laura_altmanLaura Altman, LMSW Clinical Social Worker/ Community Relations Rep.


lilliana_aponte-yapLilliana Aponte-Yap, MD Senior Staff Psychiatrist

Clinical – Union Square

011Michelle Licastro, LMHC, CASAC Clinical Director
017Natasha McDermott, LCSW Senior Social Worker/UR Specialist
012 Adam Reynolds, LCSW, CASAC Co-Coordinator of Adolescent Treatment Services
marcia_bodensteinMarcia Bodenstein, Director of Orthodox Jewish Program
amy_resnick Amy Resnik, MHC Addictions Counselor
Catherine Kelleher, CASAC-T Addictions Counselor
009 Catherine Walsh, MA Co-Coordinator of Adolescent Treatment Services
001_edit Debra Bovian, CASAC Clinical Supervisor/ Coordinator of DWI Program
lindsay_bermanLindsay Berman, LMSW Clinical Social Worker
michelle_morminoMichelle Mormino, CASAC Addictions Counselor
valerie_carrollValerie Carroll, LMSW Clinical Social Worker
yvette_cancrynYvette Cancryn, CASAC-T Coordinator of Re-Entry Services
Lisa Martin, LMSW
Intake Supervisor
leonard_fraserLeonard Fraser, MSW Intake Counselor
nicole_bannerNicole Banner, LMSW Intake Counselor
Eboni-CollierEboni Collier, Intake Phone Coordinator

Clinical – Brooklyn

106Wilda Molina, CASAC Clinical Supervisor
006 Amy Acaba, MHC Addictions Counselor
083Camille Armando, MHC Addictions Counselor / UR Specialist
005David Coen, LMHC Coordinator of Young Adult Treatment Services
071Florence Maroney, MHC Addictions Counselor
070Joan Wells, CASAC-T Addictions Counselor
025Michael Taylor, CASAC-T Addictions Counselor
039Ruby Mehta, LMSW Clinical Social Worker
121 Seth Brenner, LMSW Coordinator of Adolescent Treatment Services
sheldon_goldmanSheldon Goldman, CASAC-T Coordinator of Veterans’ Program
theresa_jonesTheresa Jones, CASAC Addictions Counselor
003 Aditi Verma, M.A, M.ED Intake Supervisor
011 Tiffany Joy Vaglica, MHC Intake Counselor
  097 Ruth Henriquez Intake Phone Coordinator


Natalia Shatulina Operations Manager
alla_popov  Alla Popov Bookkeeper
004 Asya Sukiasyan Financial Coordinator
Ana Collado
Financial Intake
141Gyovanny Sabater Financial Intake
018Alina Lev Accounts Receivable
alla_fligelman  Alla Fligelman Accounts Receivable/ Blling Specialist
021Natilya Levrints Accounts Receivable
091Adam Theodores OASAS Data Coordinator
kimberly_cabanKimberly Caban OASAS Data Coordinator
112Laura Gottlieb Administrative Assistant
078Kimberly Arroyo Housing Specialist/ Assistant
057Fabia Diaz Assistant
003Emily Starinszki Typist
124Faisal Nahian IT
aliya_kreisbereg Aliya Kreisbereg Reception
035Arelly Cruz Reception
029Janell Mejia Reception
jasmine_maldonadoJasmine Maldonado Reception
kristelle_hernandezKristelle Hernandez Reception
040Leitza Lightfoot Reception
mali_souenMali Souen Reception
016Cynthia Simmons Medical Records Supervisor
aliyah_tongAliyah Tong Medical Records
ashley_fordeAshley Forde Medical Records
055Carmen Fernandez Medical Records
051_editFrancibel Chicon Medical Records
066 Ingrid Gonzalez Medical Records
nathalie_mcdawaldNathalie McDawald Medical Records
060Nicia Aguirre Medical Records
paula_rosePaula Rose Medical Records
024Antoine Vines Patient Care Technician
denise_crumptonDenise Crumpton Patient Care Technician
diran_jejeDiran Jeje Patient Care Technician
101Ijyana Shorts Patient Care Technician
033Quentin Chapman Housekeeping

irwin_samuels Irwin Samuels Security