Devon outpatient team
Director of Outpatient Services
Meghan Szafran, MS, LPC, CT has been in the behavioral health field for over 20 years. She has extensive experience in the fields of grief, trauma, and substance use disorder. Meghan started her career working with adolescents who struggle with substance use and continued on to work with families and individuals as a clinician, supervisor, and program director in the Philadelphia metro region. Most recently, Meghan served as the Clinical Director at Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers and is thrilled to be leading RCA’s outpatient services at Devon. She earned her Master’s in Clinical Counseling Psychology with a specialization in trauma studies from Chestnut Hill College and has a Post-Master’s Certificate in Trauma from Bryn Mawr College Center for Professional Development. Meghan is a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration at Louisiana State University.
Rochelle Brown, M.A., CAADC, primary therapist of outpatient services at RCA in Malvern. Rochelle began to build her experience, working as an intern at Eagleville Hospital while she was pursuing a baccalaureate degree at Valley Forge Christian College in 2002. Rochelle built from that experience and plunged into the field wanting to learn different modalities and key positions that enhance the continuum care. As a result of her enthusiasm, Rochelle is now a well-rounded clinician that has worked with diverse populations. Rochelle has found satisfaction serving as a group therapist for inpatient and outpatient, utilization reviewer, clinical assessor, case manager and a clinical supervisor.
Rochelle has over twenty years working in the behavioral health field. Rochelle graduated with a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University in 2010 and received her CAADC in 2019. Rochelle received a CBT certification from Penn Medicine in 2020 and finds this theoretical approach realistic for a process of change. Rochelle’s passion to serve is still the “ah ha” moments the client gets when they realize something clicked for them on their journey of discovery!
Samantha J. Shepherd
Bryn Mawr College Graduate Social Work and Social Research MSS/MSW
Master of Education: Counseling Psychology from Temple University
Morgan Poons, LSW is a primary therapist of the Outpatient department for Recovery Centers of America, Devon location. Morgan earned an MSW from the Smith School for Social Work and has been working in addiction and co-occurring treatment since 2007. Morgan has worked in community mental health as well as substance inpatient and outpatient settings. Morgan has worked extensively with clients individually, with their families and in group settings. Morgan incorporates CBT, DBT, and Narrative Therapy to assist clients in identifying core issues and to work towards self-actualization. Morgan focuses on listening to a client’s unique perspective and utilize their internal strengths while helping them learn healthy coping skills to manage stress in their lives. Morgan believes in using honesty and humor as tools to develop a compassionate therapeutic relationship that is client-centered.
Thomas W. Meredith
- 2020 – Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, PA
- 2014 M.A., Psychology, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
- 2008 M.Div., Yale University, New Haven, CT
- 2002 B.A., Psychology, summa cum laude, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Danielle received a MS in Mental health Counseling from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from West Chester University.
Jenny has a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rider University. She has worked as a therapist in drug and alcohol treatment programs as well as mental health programs. She has extensive experience in group and individual therapy. Jenny is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). She is working toward completing state licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.
Nina graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2017, going on to obtain her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling with a focus in trauma from Eastern University in 2020. Nina specializes in working with individuals who are struggling with Substance Use disorders, and C0-Occuring disorders. Nina utilizes an eclectic and integrative approach to therapy, pulling from a variety of therapeutic modalities. These include Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Solution-Focused Interventions.
Allison graduated from Salve Regina University in 2017 with a Bachelors degree in Social Work. She continued her education and obtained a Masters degree in Social Work from West Chester University in 2021. Allison gained field experience through working with individuals struggling with Substance use disorder, at both inpatient and outpatient settings, including RCA Devon. Allison recognizes the importance of a safe environment in order for clients to express their feelings and thrive in their lives of recovery, along with developing strong therapeutic repour with her clients. Allison implements various theoretical orientations to provide holistic care, utilizing Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Gene Purdie, LPC is a licensed therapist with the mental health outpatient department of Recovery Centers of America. He is a licensed professional counselor specializing in family therapy and co-occurring addiction treatment.
Gene completed his graduate studies at Liberty University, earning his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in family therapy. Since then, he has worked in outpatient, long-term residential, and inpatient settings for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Most recently, he worked with RCA as an inpatient primary and family therapist.
Gene’s focus in therapy is to help individuals solve their problems in the context of the family system, and he is skilled at accomplishing this through individual, couple, and family sessions.
Casey Carle, MSS, LSW is a primary therapist in the outpatient department at Recovery Centers of America – Devon. Casey attended Bryn Mawr College where she earned her Master’s of Social Service degree and had concentrated studies in Clinical Social Work. She is currently a Licensed Social Worker and is working towards licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Casey has experience in mental health, eating disorders, and substance use treatment. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings that include an outpatient medical program, an emergency department, and an inpatient mental health hospital. Casey has training in Crisis Prevention and Intervention techniques and is educated in trauma-informed practices and Attachment-Based psychotherapy. She has completed numerous research theses including the benefits of attending a support group when given a cancer diagnosis and providing trauma-informed care in an emergency department. She focuses on narrative, solution-focused, and person-centered therapies to support individuals in their recovery journey.
Music Therapist and Primary Therapist
Caitlin Kish, MA, MT-BC is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and a Primary Therapist for Recovery Centers of America in the Intensive Outpatient Program. Cait has over 10 years of experience working with co-occurring and addiction populations in all levels of care, including inpatient and outpatient. Cait began her music therapy studies at the University of Georgia. She completed a six-month internship at the Palmetto Hospital System in South Carolina, and later, obtained a master’s degree in Music Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University. Cait utilizes a person-centered, strengths-based approach and strives to provide the best trauma-informed, evidence-based, and ethical care to all her clients. In session, she aids her clients in creating an individualized lifestyle of recovery that includes expanding recovery and sober supports, implementation of coping and relapse prevention skills, healthy communication skills, and boundary setting. When not working as a music therapist and counselor, Cait enjoys listening to and creating music, spending time outdoors, hiking, riding horses, and practicing yoga and meditation.
Britnee is a primary therapist in the outpatient department at recovery centers of America Devon. She earned her Master’s degree at Eastern University in Clinical Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. During her schooling, she completed her Master’s level internships in children’s counseling, mental health counseling, and substance abuse counseling. Britnee’s experience at RCA Devon began as an intern, which allowed her to gain clinical experience in facilitating groups and supporting clients throughout their recovery journey. In addition, Britnee has experience working with children as an ABA therapist, implementing behavioral interventions. She is currently working towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Sarah E. Manley
Sarah E. Manley, LPC, MA, ATR-BC is a primary therapist in the outpatient department for eating disorders at Recovery Centers of America. Sarah completed her graduate studies in Creative Arts in Therapy at Drexel University and is a Board-Certified Art Therapist. Sarah is also working towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Sarah has experience treating individuals across the continuum of care. She has focused skills in treating individuals struggling with eating disorders, addiction, and general mental health concerns. She works to support these individuals in their journey of recovery through a patient- centered and trauma informed approach.
Sarah has presented at several conferences linking the efficacy of Art Therapy in treating addiction, building resiliency and mindfulness in women diagnosed with BPD, and as an auxiliary therapy in DBT skill building.
Outpatient Clinical Assessor
Vanessa Esgro, LPC is a primary outpatient therapist at Recovery Centers of America Devon who specializes in substance use and mental health concerns. Vanessa graduated from Immaculata University in Malvern, PA where she received her master’s degree in psychology along with a certificate in addiction studies. Vanessa has extensive experience working with the co-occurring population in both nonprofit and for profit locations. Vanessa incorporates many treatment modalities specifically CBT and person-centered approaches.
Melissa Carr, MA, CAADC is the Clinical Supervisor of the Outpatient department for Recovery Centers of America, Devon location. Melissa is a masters-level therapist who specializes in group therapy, experiential therapy and co-occurring addiction treatment. She completed her graduate studies at Rosemont College, where she was trained as a trauma informed clinician that addressed the mind, body and spirit connection. Melissa’s passion is helping individuals feel comfortable in their own skin while realizing their full potential. Melissa has experience working with diverse populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has served as a Clinical Supervisor in both capacities and truly enjoys training clinicians who are new to the field.
Jillian Mozitis, MSW, RD, LDN is registered dietitian that specializes in the recovery of eating disorders. Jillian has worked with individuals with eating disorders in the inpatient, partial, intensive outpatient and group settings. Jillian believes in a non-diet approach with a goal of eating intuitively, nourishing the body, and optimizing nutritional health. Jillian earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at East Stroudsburg University. After finding how much of an impact nutrition has on wellness, she decided to complete her dietetic internship through La Salle University’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Jillian recently obtained her Master’s in Social Work to provide nutrition psychotherapy for individuals that struggle with their relationship with food and/or their body. While helping individuals with eating disorders is her primary focus, Jillian also enjoys helping people with general health and wellness concerns.
Regional Director of Outpatient Services
Christina Snyder is the Regional Director of Outpatient Services for Recovery Centers of America. Christina is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in co-occurring disorders, trauma, and family interventions. Along with holding a license, she is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a certified ARISE Interventionist. Christina completed her graduate studies at Rosemont College where she obtained her degree in counseling psychology with a specialization in addiction studies. Christina has experience working in both the inpatient and outpatient settings in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. She volunteers her time to the community and is a board member for the county’s drug and alcohol services. Christina takes pride in providing a person-centered approach when overseeing the department.
Dr. Caroline McWilliams
Dr. McWilliams is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. She trained in Internal Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. McWilliams is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine, and has been practicing since 2007. She has served as an attending physician for the Department of Public Health at a community health center in Philadelphia and the Medical Director at Inglis House, a nursing home in Philadelphia, PA. Her interest includes addiction medicine and treating patients with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. She acted as the lead Physician at Malvern institute, a drug and alcohol rehab facility in Malvern, PA. She has served as the Medical Director at Recovery Center of America in Devon, PA a comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility, since August 2017.
Joseph Kerstetter, LSW is a licensed social worker and a generalist practitioner. Joe began his career counseling students at Stockton University in an outpatient setting and meeting the needs of a diverse student population. Joe transitioned to employment with Enlightened Solutions and gained experience providing IOP and PHP services for substance use disorders.
Joe has experience treating various mental health conditions and substance use disorders at all outpatient levels of care. Joe places an emphasis on balance and creating a life that is manageable in recovery.
Joe came to RCA with a passion to serve an underserved and stigmatized population. Joe is currently running a partial care program that involves group therapy with an emphasis on skills to assist with transitioning from a residential to outpatient setting, boundaries, codependency, relapse prevention, and understanding the relation between mental health and addiction. Joe includes the option for family sessions and holds individual sessions with group members as part of the therapeutic milieu.