As the Clinical Supervisor of Mental Health, Stuart oversees clinical services and provides care to clients in the Caron Mental Health Program.
Stuart is responsible for developing, managing, and providing the services needed to help clients learn the skills to manage their mental health and improve their functioning so that they may lead meaningful lives.
Before shifting to his current role in June 2022, he was an intensive outpatient and primary therapist at Caron Renaissance since 2019, managing a caseload and providing 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 a wide range of mental health conditions.
Working at Caron has provided me with amazing experience in mental health and behavioral healthcare. Helping clients develop a life worth living is a passion, and in my current role I am uniquely positioned to be there for those of us that need a hand.”
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 mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence at a Florida agency. He was also a caseworker for the Washington, D.C. Department of Family Services.
He 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.”