Comprehensive Outpatient Addictions Treatment Centers
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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.


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
Dianne Dianne 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 Pia Marinangeli, Ph.D, LCSW, CASAC  Community Relations Director
016 Cynthia Simmons Medical Records Supervisor
011 Michelle Licastro, LMHC, CASAC Clinical Director
017 Natasha McDermott, LCSW Senior Social Worker/UR
001_edit Debra Bovian, CASAC Senior Case Manager
012 Adam Reynolds, LCSW, CASAC Co-Coordinator of Adolescent Treatment Services
009 Catherine Walsh, MA Co-Coordinator of Adolescent Treatment Services
005 Sara Matsuzaka, MSW Addictions Counselor
015 Dawn Mordarski Addictions Counselor
006 Catherine Kelleher, CASAC-T Intake Counselor
007 Natalia Shatulina Operations Manager
004 Asya Sukiasyan Financial Coordinator
003 Emily Starinszki Typist  
Laura Laura Gottlieb Administrative Assistant