Comprehensive Outpatient Addictions Treatment Centers
M-F: 9a - 9p: 212-627-9600/718-342-6700
S: 9a - 2p: 212-627-9600/718-342-6700

ABOUT US

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 trauman, 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.

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT

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

OUR TEAM

Executive

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

Marketing

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

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

Medical

lilliana_aponte-yapLilliana Aponte-Yap, MD Senior Staff Psychiatrist

089Amanda Nikic, RN Staff Nurse

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
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Amy Resnick, MA 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
joshua_taffetJoshua Taffet, LMSW Coordinator of LGBT Services
lindsay_bermanLindsay Berman, LMSW Clinical Social Worker
michelle_morminoMichelle Mormino, CASAC-T Addictions Counselor

Sara Matsuzaka, LMSW Clinical Social Worker
valerie_carrollValerie Carroll, LMSW Clinical Social Worker
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Yvette Cancryn, CASAC-T Coordinator of Re-Entry Services
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Lisa Martin, LMSW Intake Supervisor
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Leonard Fraser, MSW Intake Counselor
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Nicole Banner, LMSW Intake Counselor
Eboni-Collier
Eboni Collier, Intake Phone Coordinator

Clinical – Brooklyn

106Wilda Molina, CASAC-T Clinical Supervisor
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Amy Acaba, MHC Addictions Counselor
083Camille Armando, MA Addictions Counselor / UR Specialist
131Christina Coons, LMSW Clinical Social Worker
005David Coen, LMHC Coordinator of Young Adult Treatment Services
071Florence Maroney, MHC Addictions Counselor
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Joan Wells, CASAC-T Addictions Counselor
025Michael Taylor, CASAC Addictions Counselor
039Ruby Mehta, LMSW Clinical Social Worker
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Seth Brenner, MSW Coordinator of Adolescent Treatment Services
sheldon_goldmanSheldon Goldman Coordinator of Veterans’ Program
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Theresa Jones, CASAC
Addictions Counselor
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Aditi Verma, M.A, M.ED Intake Supervisor
011 Tiffany Joy Vaglica, MHC Intake Counselor

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Ruth Henriquez Intake Phone Coordinator

Administrative

Natalia Shatulina Operations Manager
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Alla Popov Bookkeeper
004 Asya Sukiasyan Financial Coordinator
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Ana Collado Financial Intake
141Gyovanny Sabater Financial Intake
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Alina Lev Accounts Receivable
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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
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Aliya Kreisbereg Reception
035Arelly Cruz Reception
029Janell Mejia Reception
jasmine_maldonadoJasmine Maldonado Reception
kristelle_hernandezKristelle Hernandez Reception
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Leitza Lightfoot
Reception
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Mali 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
nathalie_mcdawaldNathalie McDawald Medical Records
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Nicia 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
karen_hughesKaren Hughes Patient Care Technician
101Ijyana Shorts Patient Care Technician

033Quentin Chapman Housekeeping

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Irwin Samuels Security
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