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Dr. Christopher Harkin, MD

Dr. Christopher Harkin, MD has practiced medicine for 30 years and has been involved in caring for patients with addiction problems his entire career. He is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Family Medicine. For the past three years, he has been caring for patients with primary opiate addiction and other co-addictions and will become Board Certified in Addiction Medicine this year. His goal is to treat patients with addiction issues with care and compassion and help guide them into recovery. With his years of experience he is well versed in the use of Methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol as medication assisted treatment tools he can offer to his patients as part of their treatment plan.  

Dr. Vernon Partello, MD

Dr. Vernon Partello, MD has practiced medicine for over 2 decades. He is board certified in Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine treating both inpatient and outpatient addiction throughout his career. He has served as the inpatient medical attending and director for the Rock County Detox Center and Rock County Jail respectively. This broad exposure to addiction has afforded him a deep understanding of the medication assisted treatment options that can be offered to patients including Methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol.  He has been caring for patients with primary opiate addiction and co-addictions for the past four years. His goal is to treat patients with addiction issues with dignity, respect and concern for their health as they begin and recover from this difficult illness.

Morgyn Steinbrecher, MSW, LCSW, CSAC, ICS

Morgyn Steinbrecher, MSW, LCSW, CSAC, ICS graduated from UW-Milwaukee Graduate School of Social Work in 2011 with specialization in Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse. During her time as a dual-credentialed counselor, she has worked in numerous treatment modalities including: Inpatient, Residential, Dual-Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient, Opioid Maintenance Therapy and Outpatient Mental Health. She is specialized in the following evidence-based treatments: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Her experience is specifically geared towards an individualized approach for recovery and comprehensive training for counselors under direct supervision. Here experience has also made her invaluable to her patients who also utilize medication treatment assistance as part of their plan including Methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol.

Michael York, BSW, SAC

Michael York, SAC has been a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Wisconsin since 2009. His experience in treating patients with opiate addiction started in 2012 at Quality Addiction Management in Beloit. York was promoted to the clinic manager position at Quality Addiction Management- Beloit in 2013 and transitioned to the clinic director position when Quality Addiction Management was acquired by Acadia Healthcare in 2015. In January of 2018 York left Acadia Healthcare to pursue other goals but has decided to return to counseling as he continues to have a strong desire to work with individuals suffering from the effects of addiction. York’s goal is to facilitate a treatment environment that promotes dignity, respect, and self-determination which will allow all patients who seek treatment at ASAP to take active role in the success of their recovery.

Alyssa Coffey RN, BSN

Alyssa Coffey RN graduated from Edgewood College with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN). Nurse Coffey began her nursing career working with Dr. Partello as his nurse (and right arm) in the Primary Care Practice he and Dr. Harkin were partners in. She gained significant exposure and training in this environment to transition into her role as the Director of Medical Services for ASAP.  Nurse Coffey is a strong patient advocate and believes in preserving human dignity, patient equality and freedom from suffering. Her goal is to break the stigma associated with opioid treatment to provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment for patients to begin their journey towards recovery and sobriety. With her impressive education and training she is comfortable with all aspects of the medication assisted treatment offered at ASAP including the use of Methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol.

Andrea MSCP, LPC-IT, SAC-IT

Andrea completed her graduate studies earning her Master's Degree in Community Psychology and has her Bachelor's of Arts with concentrations in Psychology and Professional Communications from Alverno College. In her new role with ASAP as Clinic Director, she looks forward to ensuring the implementation of quality care, smooth operations, and establishing access for MAT services in the Kenosha area. Utilizing previous MAT management experience and her clinical background as a dual-credentialed counselor, she focuses on promoting personalized person centered-care, trauma informed, culturally sensitive and LGBTQiA+ affirming therapeutic environment. With the foundation that success in treatment is built upon creating a trusting and collaborative approach to achieve therapeutic goals, Andrea is committed to enhancing the lives of those seeking support. She is well-versed with navigating community resources, establishing partnerships, and advocating for comprehensive recovery within the criminal justice system. Andrea incorporates multiple treatment modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Solution Focused Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy Family Integrated Transitions, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. With her specialized training and experiences in Addiction, Medication Assisted Treatment, Trauma, Mood Disorders, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, Sexual Abuse, Women Issues, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Loss & Grief, and Self-Esteem issues, Andrea strives to facilitate a respectful, caring, and compassionate operations to lead to recovery for those suffering with addiction.  

Drew King SAC

Andrews ("Drew") King has been a dedicated and caring Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Wisconsin since 2013 when he started his new career path from the trades.  He has nearly a decade devoted to helping people suffering from both primary opioid, and polypharmacological addiction having worked in Racine county at a certified Opioid Medication Treatment program.  He has a strong desire to work with individuals suffering from the effects of addiction and helping them succeed in their goals.  His philosophy for client care is to facilitate treatment in an environment that promotes dignity, respect, and self-determination.  This will allow all patients seeking treatment at ASAP under his care to take an active role in the success of their recovery.

Christian Calderon CSAC

Christian Calderon is a bilingual counselor (Spanish/English) who became interested in the Human Services field while completing his Associate's Degree at Gateway Technical College. He earned his degree with Honors in 2014. Then, accomplished a B.A. in Philosophy at the University-of-Wisconsin Parkside. Christian completed his Substance Abuse Counseling internship at the Racine County Jail. Christian has worked in various AODA clinics within Milwaukee helping patients of different backgrounds and belief systems. For more than 3 years, Christian also has been in the field of medicated assisted treatments working closely with medical staff. Before immigrating to the United States in 1999, Christian lived in Japan for three years. His lived experiences and school training had equipped him with the necessary skills to work with a diverse population.

 


 

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