Providing Outpatient Treatment, IOP, and Individual Counseling for Adults and Adolescents, in Yorktown Heights, NY.
The Counseling Center is an outpatient addiction treatment center for adults and adolescents seeking treatment for addiction, alcoholism, and co-occurring disorders associated with addiction and substance use. The Counseling Center at Yorktown Heights offers a state-of-the-art treatment program combining evidence-based and 12 step principles, with an intense, focused Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) option, integrated into professionally-prepared treatment plans.
Dair Melendez-Drier, LMHC, CASAC Clinical Director
Dair Melendez-Drier, LMHC, CASAC is a native upstate New Yorker. A graduate of Empire State College, she has over 20 years of experience in mental/behavioral health and addiction treatment, including experience at the American Red Cross (Certified AIDS/HIV Counselor), Catholic Charities, the Lexington Center for Recovery, RECAP, and the Office of Children and Family Services.
As the clinical director for The Counseling Center at Yorktown Heights, Dair provides one on one counseling, prepares and facilitates group counseling sessions, and helps treat clients with co-occurring disorders, substance use disorders, and trauma. She maintains the center's focus on quality of service, and attention to client needs.
Dair is bilingual (English & Spanish) and well-traveled. She has been all over the world, including Thailand, China, and Europe.
Alyssa Tortorella,MHC-LP, Counselor
Addictions Counselor Alyssa Tortorella, MHC-LP joined our team as an intern in 2015, working her way up to become a counselor after earning her Masters from New York University. Growing up in Yorktown Heights, Alyssa's life has been inevitably touched by addiction. She has lost many friends and students in her high school that have passed away from substance abuse disorders, and works every day to do everything she can to prevent more deaths.
Alyssia provides direct care to the patients of The Counseling Center daily, including individual therapy, group therapy and family counseling. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She brings a passion for helping clients to reach their goals by working with them to create the right treatment plan, and arming them with the tools they need to prevent relapse.
Steve Schechter, Counselor
Counselor Steve Schechter is a native New Yorker. He grew up on Long Island, earned his degree in Social Work from Lehman College in the Bronx, and has worked for over 10 years in Carnell, NY (Arms Acres Rehab) and New Canaan.
Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to The Counseling Center, where he helps clients address life's challenges, and learn the skills needed to manage even difficult situations.
When not working, Steve enjoys traveling and spends a lot of time overseas, mainly in the Middle East and Israel.
Danielle Ool, Counselor
A Yorktown Heights native, Counselor Danielle Bova has been working in the field of addictions for 2 years. She earned her Bachelors degree from Ithaca college, and her Masters degree from The College of New Rochelle.
Although she was always fascinated by "the human condition", Danielle was drawn to the addictions field after suffering loss from addiction, and witnessing the damage caused by addiction disorders.
Danielle's passion for connecting with people helps her to run The Counseling Center's group and individual therapy sessions. She also assists with intake assessments, helping clients navigate their way through treatment and into successful recovery. Danielle brings a focus and energy to her work, with a visible commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of people struggling with the disease of addiction.
Tom Roskin, Outreach Coordinator
Tom Roskin grew up in Roslyn, NY and graduated from Syracuse University (Bachelor of Arts). His work as Outreach Coordinator for The Counseling Center allows him to communicate with people all over New Jersey and New York, helping connect providers to the individuals seeking help and the resources they need to improve their lives.
Tom grew up in a family of caregivers, including professionals dedicated to providing mental and physical support to individuals seeking to overcome the disease of addiction. As a student he developed insights into how different professional and clinical roles collaborate in the community of care and recovery. He now enjoys meeting new people in the Continuum of Care, and building the professional relationships that lead to successful recovery for clients of The Counseling Center across New Jersey and New York.
Outpatient treatment is a perfect adjunct to inpatient rehabilitation, and for those who qualify, Intensive Outpatient is an effective, comprehensive program of treatment and follow-up care. The Counseling Center works hard to collaborate with treatment centers and providers to maintain a Continuum of Care in support of successful recovery.
with a Clinical Assessment
The Counseling Center at Yorktown Heights is an outpatient addiction treatment center for adults and adolescents seeking treatment for addiction, alcoholism, and co-occurring disorders associated with addiction and substance use. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) combines evidence-based, state of the art treatment with 12 Step principles. The IOP is an intense, focused experience designed to enable sober and productive living.
Eligibility for the IOP is based on a clinical assessment. The first step is to call us, and schedule an appointment, or use this convenient and confidential form. Now offering Saturday assessments!