We are an interdisciplinary team which includes a counseling staff supervised by Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Counseling services are also available in Spanish and Portuguese.
Bonnie Nolan, PhD
Bonnie received her doctorate in Neuroscience from Rutgers University and University of Medicine and Dentistry, NJ. She has worked at Rutgers University as a researcher in a range of areas, including addiction. She has also lectured on topics in psychology, pharmacology and alcohol/drug dependence. Bonnie has published a number of articles relating to substance abuse, and recognizes that addiction is a disease, and must be treated as such.
Brain changes associated with addiction can be reversed, using evidence-based approaches. These methods, combined with a nurturing, holistic approach, set the Clarity vision apart from many outpatient centers, and is a standard by which Dr. Nolan and the Clarity Treatment Services team operate in all facets of client care.
Elie De Franca, LCADC, LCSW
Clarity Clinical Director
Clinical Social Work/Therapist , LCSW , LCADC ,
Elie has worked with the addicted population as well as co-dependents for over a decade. Clinical Social Workers are trained differently than other mental health professionals. Elie follows a comprehensive approach: To look at a person in the surrounding environment, to see a person in the context of family, school, job, and community (and to evaluate the impact of these relationships), and to focus on the person's strengths as well as see the difficulties.
Elie has a Master's Degree in Social Work from Rutgers in NJ. He brings 10+ years of experience treating recovering adults, adolescents, and their families from addiction and emotional problems as a licensed addiction professional and a licensed clinical social worker. Elie excels at helping clients "peel the layers of emotional baggage" that has been built up for years and takes pleasure in joining with the client in achieving personal goals. He brings passion, skill and experience to those affected by addiction and emotional disorders.
Dorys Murillo, LCADC, LSW, MSW.
Dorys has a Master's Degree in Social Work from Monmouth Universit, LSW and LCADC in NJ. She worked as a social worker for Ridlen Consulting, Inc. for several years where she thoroughly enjoyed working with disadvantaged children and families. Moving on to West Hudson Family Success Center in Kearny, Dorys had the opportunity to facilitate parenting classes and coordinate family activities. Dorys then worked in a methadone clinic and completed her internship at the Inter-County Council on Drug and Alcohol abuse.
Brielle has received a Master’s Degree in Mental Health counseling from Monmouth University. Over the course of her studies she realized her passion in counseling was in the field of addictions. Brielle has worked with groups as well as individuals over the course of her time as a counselor. Brielle has experience with adolescence as well as adults who are struggling with coping with triggers and cravings during recovery. Brielle’s desire for assisting clients in getting on the road to recovery is her motivation when working with her group and individual clients.