As an Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Therapist, Stuart helps patients reintegrate into the community and prevent relapse.
Through intensive outpatient therapy, he works with patients as they implement and hone skills they have developed during their treatment experience so they can successfully transition into their daily life while sustaining their recovery.
Before shifting to his current role in June 2021, he was a primary therapist at Caron Renaissance since 2019 where he managed a caseload and provided individual and group therapy. During his career with Caron, which began in 2017 when he joined the team as a counselor assistant, he has gained an in-depth understanding of the unique clinical philosophy and psychodynamic approach.
Caron Renaissance has the ‘it takes a village’ approach so that staff works collaboratively and supports each other. In our line of work, we really need that close-knit and understanding support.”
Stuart believes strongly in the importance of family involvement in treatment and practicing principles of trauma-informed care. Prior to coming to Caron Renaissance, he provided treatment services for substance abuse and domestic violence at Florida Family Care. He also was a caseworker for the Washington, D.C. Department of Family Services.
Stuart received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Guilford College and his master’s degree in social work from Barry University. He is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida. Stuart is trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and eye movement and desensitization re-processing (EMDR) therapy.
Helping people discover pieces of themselves is like working on a puzzle together. I love seeing the 'light bulb go on' when the work we're doing begins to make sense to patients. And it's even better when patients I'd worked with come back and share their achievements and progress.”