Treatment Team

The Mountainside Treatment Team is passionate about providing an unsurpassed treatment experience for our clients. Our diverse community of dedicated and compassionate professionals ensures that the highest caliber of drug addiction and alcoholism treatment is made available. Our team includes licensed and certified clinicians, a psychiatrist, nurse, and other highly trained and credentialed professionals who specialize in substance abuse.

At every stage of recovery, our team provides encouragement and support to our clients as they participate in Mountainside’s vast array of holistic, evidence-based treatments. Each client is guided through a comprehensive diagnosis, individualized addiction treatment, and aftercare options.

Our team receives praise for our exceptional level of respectful and skilled care, including our ability to partner effectively with clients, their families, and healthcare providers. In fact, our team’s spirit and commitment to clients have made us one of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut.

At Mountainside our entire team is committed to helping individuals regain happy and healthy lives free of addiction.


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Maureen O'Neill Biggs

Maureen O'Neill Biggs, LPC, LADC, MATS
Clinical Director    Read Bio

Janet Prindle

Janet Prindle, LCSW
Senior Clinician    Read Bio

Whitney Balliet

Whitney Balliet, LADC
Clinician     Read Bio

Patricia Carrin

Patricia Carrin, MSW
Clinician     Read Bio

Marie Lanier

Marie Lanier, MSW
Clinician    Read Bio

Lisa Nelson

Lisa Nelson, MA
Clinician    Read Bio

Sarah Osborne

Sarah Osborne, LPC, LADC, NCC, MATS
Clinician    Read Bio

Wayne Thompson

Wayne Thompson, MSW
Clinician    Read Bio

Brittanie Decker

Brittanie Decker
Continuing Care Case Manager    Read Bio

Natalie Wicker

Natalie Wicker, MSW
Continuing Care Case Manager    Read Bio

Susan Watso

Susan Watso, CAC
Extended Care Counselor    Read Bio

Bruce Dechert

Bruce Dechert, LADC, ICADC
Director, Family Wellness    Read Bio

Joe Rockman

Joseph Rockman, LAc, LMT
Acupuncturist    Read Bio

Suzanne Mazzarelli

Suzanne Mazzarelli MSW, E-RYT
Mind Body Spirit Program Senior Coordinator

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Jeremy LeBlanc

Jeremy LeBlanc, CCCM
Adventure Based Counseling Program Director

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Stephanie Stanton, CCCP - Adventure Based Counseling Senior Program Coordinator

Sheree Surdam, CCCP - Adventure Based Counseling Clinical Coordinator

Reverend Mark Fogel, LADC - Chaplain and Spiritual Advisor

Randall Dwenger, MD - Consulting Psychiatrist

Alexandra Helfer, MS, LADC - Manager of Program Development

Stephen Langley, CAC - Executive Director


Executive Team

Stephen Benson - Chief Executive Officer

Martin Fedor - Chief Operating Officer

Matthew Eakin - Executive Vice President

Raymond Palmer - General Manager