Our Team

Ramesh Sawhney, M.D., Director and Pain Management Specialist
Dr. Sawhney is board certified and a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and The Society for the Study of Addiction. In his more than three decades of practice he has helped literally thousands of patients reclaim pain-free lives. A long-time proponent of Ayurvedic Medicine, a 5000-year-old system of natural healing, he seeks to incorporate more holistic healing methods with his patient’s traditional treatments.



Scott Bienenfeld, M.D., Director and Addiction Psychiatrist
Is an Addiction Psychiatrist who has been in practice since 2001. Board certified in General and Forensic Psychiatry and certified by both the American Society of Addiction Medicine and The American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Bienenfeld is a consultant to both The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB). Specializes in treating patients with addictive and co-occurring disorders. Dr. Bienenfeld provides individual therapy and also runs relapse-prevention groups.



Peter Grayson, LCDP, Director of Programming & Business Development
Peter’s main objective is to stay on the forefront of the treatment landscape while utilizing state of the art, evidence-based modalities. His therapeutic focus has been on cultivating passions in life, feeling connected to things outside of us, sense of mindful purpose, and most importantly, gratitude. Peter is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional. He provides individual and group counseling in addition to facilitating the healing of the family unit and maintaining healthy relationships as an integral component of treatment.


Suhadee Henriquez, LCSW, Clinical Director
Suhadee specializes in helping clients return to a state of overall functionality. Her focus is to help those struggling with: daily stressors, depression/anxiety, relationship difficulties, chronic pain, and problems associated with certain life stages (e.g. career, college, ). She is an expert at Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and she also manages issues related to: eating issues, substance abuse, and self-injurious behaviors. Specializes in helping people overcome their fears of flying – as a trained flight attendant, she is widely known as “The Flying Psychotherapist”!


Todd Uresse
Todd Uresse is a CCAR Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, and CCAR trained in S.M.A.R.T, CRAFT and the Harm Reduction models of Recovery. In addition to being in long term recovery himself, he is the Chairman of TenaflyCAP which is a Municipal Alliances responsible for raising awareness of the dangers of Underage drinking and Drug Use. Todd also is a founding member of Bergen Counties O.O.R.P. Program. This pilot program delivers peer recovery specialists to over dose victims in local Emergency Rooms following the administration of NARCAN.


Patrick Roff MA, LCADC, CPRS, CPP,  Director of Peer Recovery Services
Patrick is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), a Professor of Philosophy and of Addiction Peer Recovery. He has worked in clinical, government, professional and peer driven environments. Official author of the NJ CPRS curriculum and its primary trainer. Patrick is a CUNY Certified Philosophical Practitioner (CPP) and uses his life experience combined with the wisdom of the ancients to inform his own recovery journey and his recovery work with others.



Philip Watts, Director of Neurofeedback
Philip is a Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner trained in Othmer Infra-Low frequency modalities as well as traditional BCIA protocols, including QEEG Brain Maps. He specializes in the individualized treatment of adults and children with Addiction Issues, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Sleeping Issues, as well as people seeking Peak Performance.



Cody Brown, Director of Music/Art Therapy
Cody Brown leads our ​highly-tailored program aimed at reinvigorating and​ stimulating the creative parts of the brain.​ We dial into each client’s artistic potential and help them reconnect with music​ and the ​arts as a way to rehabilitate cognitively, whether artistically talented or not.​ Through the arts, we hope to inspire clients to see the world through a lens that amplifies the things that bring about artistic drive, creativity and positivity.



Ava Diamond
Specializes in addiction and trauma recovery, emotional intelligence, family systems, motivation, and mentalization. Teaches her own brand of resilience training at Yale University and our US Military. She coaches individuals, couples, and families to master their minds and improve their lives emotionally, inter-personally, professionally, and physically. Ava has a Masters in Clinical Social from Columbia University.



Jay Petsko, BFA, Director of Operations and Digital Marketing

Jay is a technically-savvy and driven to succeed problem solver. He offers a career rich in evaluating complex situations and making improvements that jump started productivity and increased revenue. Over 25 years experience in graphic design and branding, web based platforms and internet architecture. Experience in Social Media, SEO and Google marketing practices.


alex malinovskisAlex Malinovskis, MBA, Director of Finance.

Alex is a hands-on and results-driven Finance Executive with demonstrated expertise in financial planning & analysis. He has a proven record as trusted advisor to senior management with strength in synthesizing complex financial data. As a former VP of Strategic Planning for JP Morgan Chase, Alex is seasoned in complex multinational environments. Alex has earned an MBA from NYU and an Engineering undergraduate from Columbia University