Our Addiction Recovery Specialist Team
Our on-site clinical support team includes a Registered Nurse, In-House Therapist, in-House Case Manager, Licensed Addiction Counselor, and Holistic Practitioner. We provide clinical evaluations, individual and group counseling, and Prescribing Physician. Our coverage extends 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Medication monitoring as well as opiate and suboxone maintenance programs.
- Support team availability, 24/7
- Suboxone Maintenance Program supervised by a Physician
Eliot M. Gelwan, MD
Dr. Gelwan is a consultant for Safe Landing. He is the Associate Director, Dual-Diagnosis In-Patient unit with Emerson Hospital. Dr. Gelwan is Psychiatry & Neurology Board Certified. He graduated from Yale University of Medicine, New Haven, CT. in 1983. He has been practicing over 34 years. Among the conditions treated are; Anxiety Phobic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Addiction. http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Eliot_Gelwan/video
LADC1, CADC-I Director, Addiction & Recovery Program
Jody Harney joins Safe Landing with over 30 years’ experience in addiction and mental health counseling. Ms. Harney currently works at Emerson Hospital, where she has been operating as a psych counselor in the hospital’s in-patient psych and detox program, for the past 14 years. Ms. Harney also acts as the group facilitator and intake provider at Emerson Hospital in the outpatient program, providing one on one counseling to patients. During her extensive work at Emerson Hospital, Ms. Harney also worked as a Substance Abuse Evaluation counselor at Advocates in Framingham.
Additionally, Ms. Harney is an individual addiction counselor at the Impaired Driver Program in New Hampshire.
BSN, RN Registered Nurse
Cyndi Gauthier is our on-site Registered Nurse. By way of background, Ms. Gauthier received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from UMass. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise derived from nearly 20 years of nursing. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer, with 9 years’experience.
Ms. Gauthier has demonstrated success in empowering women to take control of their overall health and well-being. She has 12 years’ experience dealing with dual diagnosis individuals and is effective at motivating individuals to adopt healthier lifestyles through nutrition, fitness, disease management and medication compliance, and to develop positive coping mechanisms.
Carla M Correra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Individuals, couples or teens struggling with Depression/ Anxiety or a life change. You are not alone. Services in Portuguese and Spanish. Life is beautiful, living at times, hard. Some pre-genetic dispositions to mood disorders can keep you isolated, filled with self-doubt, lethargy and feeling like you don’t fit it. Through the use of CBY, reactive emotive techniques and DBT, my clients learn to reach into their strengths to help process, increase awareness and insight as well as learn skills to get unstuck, move forward, gain resiliency and skills to become happier.
My practice services teenagers and adults at all stages of their life. Services for individuals and couples. Open in the evening and weekends; rational emotive techniques, cognitive reframing, communication skills, and self-therapy are some of the techniques used to help clients become more aware, develop insight and skills to live more effective and happier lives
My beliefs in kindness, acceptance and creativity helps me engaged with even the most difficult of teens or resistant clients. I believe in the kindness of people and the idea that we all have what we need to help us through all feelings.
Nicole Anzelone is Safe Landing’s case manager. Ms. Anzelone graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. She brings to safe landing 15 years of experience in the field of mental health, including working closely with patients struggling with addiction and dual diagnoses. Through years of yoga and mindfulness practice Nicole brings a sense of calm and focus to her clients, empowering them to take the next step in the recovery process.
Susan Barney comes to Safe Landing with 15 year experience in the Healing Arts. Ms. Barney is a Certified Chi Gung and Meditation Associate and Instructor with the Universal Healing Tao. She has studied with Tao Masters, Mantak Chia, Marie Favorito and Sharon Smith.
More recently, Ms. Barney’s focus has been on women’s circles for empowerment, resilience and healing through meditation, movement, Chi Gung and nutritional healing.
Simone is our Expressive Art Teacher. She enjoys sharing time with our women here and thoroughly understands the healing power and theraputic benefits of Art.
Simone’s artwork can be found in many different homes, churches and businesses across New England. She enjoys working in many different mediums such as acrylics, watercolor, pastel, ink, clay, jewelry and more. Simone designs artwork on pumpkins for the Jack O Lantern Spectacular, held every October at Roger Williams Park Zoo. She also designs logos, t-shirts, and signs as well as creates murals and sets for community theater groups.
Simone is actively involved in sharing art in the community. She volunteers her time and talents on the board of directors at the QVCAH ART center in Southbridge and at Charlton Art Center in Charlton MA. Simone enjoys leading art instruction at after school programs for inner city youths through You Inc and New Hope.
Simone is the owner of a paint party business called Art by Simone. She travels to various venues and homes instructing groups how to create a painting step by step. Those that paint along with her are able to take home a painting they are proud of.
Simone is currently teaching art to individuals with special needs through Seven Hills.
When she is not painting or creating something in her spare time, she enjoys raising chickens and ducks and taking long walks with her dogs.
Marissa Fratoni is a registered nurse who writes, teaches yoga, practices massage therapy, and is a health and wellness coach and advocate. She resides in Leominster, Massachusetts with her loving husband along with her beautiful two-year-old daughter, kitty Wylie, and a flock of chickens. Along with her many accomplishments and talents, Marissa brings her belief in the body’s ability to heal when given the right tools and environment to Safe Landing clients. When she is not caring for others, her time writing about her adventures, misadventures, and musings can be found on her blog — HolisticNurseMama.blog.
CPC, Business Manager & Career Mentor
Charlene Cormier is our on-site Administrative Coordinator and Career Mentor. A graduate of the University of Maine, Ms. Cormier has been providing career advice and guidance for 20 years. She received her CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) denotation 18 years ago and is a member NEHRA (New England Human Resources Association).
Most notably Ms. Cormier has assisted in job placement of hundreds of individuals throughout the greater Boston area. Her experience will be utilized to assist clients with realizing their fullest career potential. This will include, but is not limited to, career search, resume building, networking, social media and career boards.
Healing from Within
- Intimate Home & Family Setting
- Weekly Family/Client Support Update Calls from Executive Director
- Transportation to Treatment Related Appointments & Meetings
- Customized Eating and Shopping for Every Client
- Customized Treatment Groups Offered Dependent on the Population.
- Community Involvement
- Health Club Membership & Evaluation Available During Stay.
- Required Number of Structured Hours Outside the Program Monitored by Case Manager