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March 12th, 2014

Social Workers Join Crystal Run Healthcare

Sandra Taveras, LCSW

MIDDLETOWN - Crystal Run Healthcare announces the addition of two new social workers to the practice’s Psychiatry division. Joining Crystal Run Healthcare are:

Social Worker Kelly Harris, LCSW, earned her Bachelor of Science from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ and completed her Masters in Social Work at Adelphi University in Poughkeepsie, NY. Clinical interests include, treating children, adolescents, families and young adults with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, behavioral issues, developmental disorders and self-esteem issues as well as family and play therapy. Ms. Harris is now seeing patients in Middletown.

Social Worker Sandra Taveras, LCSW, earned her Bachelor of Arts from CUNY Hunter College in New York, NY and completed her Masters in Social Work at Fordham University School of Social Work in New York, NY. Clinical interests include, working with adults, adolescents and children, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, behavioral disorders, co-occurring disorders and family therapy. Ms. Taveras is now seeing patients in Middletown.

Crystal Run’s Psychiatry division was started in August of 2013 by Drs. Nicholas and Lisa Batson, who are both Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Fellowship-trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The addition of Social Workers Kelly Harris and Sandra Taveras to Crystal Run’s Psychiatry division expands Crystal Run’s ability to serve children, adolescents and adult patients that suffer from conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders and developmental disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults, disruptive behavioral disorders and psychotic disorders. As with many other specialties at Crystal Run, Psychiatry is an integral part of the patient-centered medical home model of care that emphasizes the importance of treating the whole person, including psychological conditions, as part of a patients overall treatment plan.

Both Kelly Harris and Sandra Taveras are now accepting patient appointments in Middletown.

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