There is no cure for addiction. However, many of those that have suffered from it in the past have overcome the odds and went on to live happy, successful lives. Our mission is not to cure the incurable, but to help create a bright future for those whose lives have been tormented by addiction. With hard work and dedication, you can create the next success story; and we here at Directions will stop at nothing to help you every step of the way.
Joint Commission Accredited
In addition to being licensed drug and alcohol program by the state of Pennsylvania DDAP office, we are also a joint commission-approved facility, meeting the highest standard of excellence in the industry.
Therapists & Staff
Dr. Simon is the medical director of our program and major contributor to the world of behavioral health and psychiatric care. He completed his General Psychiatry Residency at LSU/Ochsner in post-Katrina New Orleans, where he was one of the few psychiatrists to stay in the city at a time when psychiatry services were needed most. In addition, he completed a Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and UMDNJ, as well as a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine & Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical Center.
Dr. Simon has served as the Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer at several inpatient and outpatient treatment centers and is currently pioneering an accelerated detox program.
Theresa focuses on a 12-step and spiritual approach with others due to first-hand experience with the disease concept of addiction. Her various experiences include sober home management, case management, intake coordinator position, assessments, and primary therapy. She utilizes solution-focused therapy techniques in addition to encouraging and empowering others to change their lives. She believes in an “open door policy” for everyone seeking help, and is challenged by the uniqueness of every client’s individual situation.
Theresa has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for the past decade. Her approach to recovery can be described as passionate and realistic. Theresa graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Midway University and is a certified drug and alcohol counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.
Kaden Moriarty is a trauma-informed therapist and a licensed social worker who specializes in post-traumatic stress disorder, sex and sexuality, gender and gender identity, substance use disorder treatment and recovery. Kaden received their B.A from Temple University in Gender & Sexuality Studies with a minor in LGBT Studies in 2010 and received their Master of Social Worker Degree from Temple University in 2018. As an undergrad and graduate student, Kaden received numerous awards and scholarships for academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to social justice, feminism, and anti-oppressive practices. As a therapist, Kaden is specifically skilled in CBT, psychodynamic, humanistic, and relational modalities.
Kaden believes in approaching therapy from a strengths-based perspective, paying specific attention to the effects of macro, mezzo, and micro factors that contribute to mental health experiences and then joining with clients to develop a strong and meaningful therapeutic alliance which allows the healing process to truly begin.
Our main facility is located in the heart of South Philadelphia and offers PHP, IOP & OP. It’s a full-fledged rehabilitation center that acts as a first step to those who aim for a new, sober lifestyle. During your stay, you’ll be surrounded by life, easy access to public transportation, jobs, 12-step meetings and much more.