Kristin brings extensive clinical and administrative expertise to her role as executive director. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Towson University as well as a master’s of business administration with a specialization in human resources management from Capella University. Kristin has a professional in human resources certification and is a licensed professional counselor. Prior to her position as executive director, she held several leadership roles with human services agencies including organizations helping those with disabilities and people in crisis. Kristin also worked for 10 years as an individual and family therapist. She says she’s always had a passion for helping people, and having seen the negative impacts of substance abuse feels honored to help people find their recovery path.
Dr. Matylewicz is a board-certified addiction medicine physician, Diplomate to the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and Diplomate of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOSP). He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Society (POMA) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Certified in healthcare management, Dr. Matylewicz is also an associate professor at two medical colleges in the United States. In 1996, he received a Doctor in Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996. After serving in the U.S. Army, Dr. Matylewicz opened a medical practice in southern Pennsylvania. He treats all aspects of addiction medicine with an interest in prescription opiate dependence. His past roles have also including national speaking tours providing education about pharmaceuticals and serving on several medical advisory boards. Dr. Matylewicz has a tremendous passion for helping those struggling with addiction and he is exceptionally caring and compassionate in interactions with Clarity Way clients.
Jack received his BA in psychology from the University of Maryland and his MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. Jack is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is a Master Trainer in Life Space Crisis Intervention and has developed and presented workshops at the University of Maryland, the University of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins University. Prior to coming to Clarity Way, Jack served as the Director of Clinical and Behavioral Training for the Foundation Schools where he worked with troubled youth. Jack is passionate about helping people find their path to recovery and believes this is best achieved through a collaborative, holistic treatment process that empowers clients to make the changes they need to live healthy, successful, fulfilling lives.
David has over 35 years of hands-on experience as a Psychotherapist, providing both individual and group therapy sessions. His field of expertise lies in Psychodrama, which he utilizes in both individual and group settings. Through Psychodrama, David is able to expose clients to a new way of viewing themselves and their decisions through a very specialized medium. Psychodrama assists in effectively addressing the underlying issues of those clients struggling with dual diagnosis and process addictions, as well as clients who have experienced trauma. David has his Masters of Social Work (MSW) and is also a Certified Trainer, Educator, and Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy (TEP).
Kate is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with a Bachelor of Social Work from McDaniel College and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from University of Maryland. She has been in the addictions field for over 12 years and has experience working with clients upon admission as an intake counselor and throughout treatment, as a family therapist. Kate has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and focuses on helping clients to realize their potential and self-worth. Her knowledge of addiction and her clinical experience addressing underlying traumas help her to assist clients in identifying and treating the issues each is struggling with.
Michelle obtained a master’s degree in community counseling from Argosy University in Virginia and completed clinical licensing two years later with work in both outpatient mental health and outpatient addiction treatment facilities in Maryland. She also served as a member of the Overdose Fatality Commission in Hagerstown and a member of the Alcohol and Other Drug Advisory Committee in Rockville. Michelle believes that she was born to be a therapist and feels a strong calling to help people with addiction and mental health disorders.
Cooper’s Motto: “living in the moment,” which clients seem to find beneficial as they work to overcome their past and begin to look forward to their future. Cooper has been known to help people calm down when they experience anxiety, as well as giving people a sense of purpose and responsibility when his mom (Kate Sprague, LCSW, CCTP) puts them in charge of him for a while. He also loves everyone, and sometimes people need to feel that unconditional acceptance, especially when they are going through a hard time. Cooper is known to melt the hearts of even the toughest client.