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).
Crystal has been a mental health and addiction counselor since 2010, holding roles in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Trained in trauma, she specializes in working with survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and intimate partner violence. Crystal is a Certified Kink Aware Therapist (CKAT). She works with alternative lifestyles as well as the LGBTQ+ population, focusing on healthy relationships and addressing sex and intimacy issues through a non-judgmental, safe and empathic lens. Crystal earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Baltimore and a master’s degree in clinical social work with a mental health specialization from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. She is trained and experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and emotion-focused therapy.
Krisi is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and has worked in the mental health industry for 13 years as a counselor, college instructor, and content writer. Krisi is also a freelance ghostwriter, a lifelong martial artist, a “Game of Thrones” fanatic, and a single mother. Being active by running or lifting weights helps Krisi battle her own anxiety and depression.
Meghan is the content and media relations director for Promises Behavioral Health. In this role, she oversees a team of staff and freelance writers. Meghan holds a bachelor’s degree in English and psychology from University of California, Irvine and a law degree from Syracuse University. She has specialized in addiction and mental health for over 10 years, writing hundreds of blogs for leading behavioral health companies.
Sara has been a staff writer with Promises Behavioral Health since 2014. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and 15 years of experience in writing and marketing. From health care and higher education to documentary television and culinary arts, her writing career is diverse. Sara has written for organizations such as Northwestern University, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Everyday Health, LIVESTRONG, Towers Productions and The Chitown Daily News.
Laurie Sue is a staff writer with Promises Behavioral Health, a journalist and author. She has written extensively on relationships, emotional health, spiritual well-being and addiction. Her work has appeared in leading publications including Woman’s Day, Country Living, Everyday Health, NY Metro Parent and The Huffington Post. She was emotional health editor for EverydayHealth.com, family editor for Beliefnet.com, and senior editor for DrLauraBerman.com. She is the author of 12 books and holds a bachelor’s degree in human development.