Our Treatment Team

Our treatment team is comprised of a diverse and compassionate group of professionals with expertise in their respective areas. Each of our team members plays an important role in the recovery process, and all are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of each patient.

  • Board certified psychiatrists
  • Registered nurses, nursing assistants and mental health associates
  • Licensed psychotherapists, including psychologists, social workers and professional counselors
  • Registered dietitians and nutrition associates
  • Consulting physicians, who are board certified in gastroenterology, endocrinology, cardiology, gynecology and other specialty areas
  • Admissions and utilization review professionals
  • Certified teachers to provide tutoring support

Our physicians and staff bring vast experience and training to their roles and are active in a number of professional organizations.

Our program leaders include:

 

Medical Director

Linda Lang, MD

Program Director

Melinda Parisi, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with expertise in eating disorders and women’s issues. Dr. Parisi earned her Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and her doctorate degree from Fordham University. She has lectured and consulted extensively on assessment, treatment and prevention of eating disorders and negative body image. Dr. Parisi has held faculty appointments at Chestnut Hill College, Immaculata College and The College of New Jersey, and is currently a primary investigator on a series of studies examining the impact of anorexia nervosa on families. She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and has served as the Vice President of the Eating Disorders Association of New Jersey. She is also active in the National Eating Disorders Association.

Attending Physicians

Irena Benaur, MD

Darlene Osipuk, MD

Supervising Psychologist

Elizabeth Frenkel, PhD, a licensed psychologist, is a graduate of Miami University and University of Michigan. Dr. Frenkel completed a pre-doctoral/post-doctoral fellowship at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She has developed specializations in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma and the assessment of children.

Nurse Manager

Lydia Pitonyak, RN, BSN, CPN, holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her certification for Pediatric Nurse Specialist. Lydia has 17 years of experience in nursing, including five years in nursing management.

 bubble-size-1-R For questions or to schedule an evaluation, please call our Admissions team, which can be reached at 609.853.7575 or 1.877.932.8935. They will answer your questions confidentially and help you determine if our program is right for you. bubble-size-1