“The road to recovery is challenging. Period. But the comfortable setting, caring staff and amenities allowed me to focus on myself and my recovery.” – Jessica, CSRI Alum
About Clinical Services of Rhode Island (CSRI)
At Clinical Services of Rhode Island (CSRI), we provide our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) treatment services for adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. For the clinically appropriate client, this flexible program offers morning and evening treatment sessions Monday through Thursday that can help the client in fulfilling everyday family, employment, and community obligations while seeking substance abuse treatment.
Our Executive Management Team is based in our corporate offices in Brentwood, Tennessee (outside of Nashville). Our leadership is represented by professionals with decades of experience working in addiction treatment, healthcare management, and operation of treatment facilities. Our executive team brings together the best practices and industry expertise of treatment facility operations management and effective clinical staffing to make AAC a premier provider of addiction treatment.
Our team is comprised of highly qualified, passionate individuals with experience in outpatient treatment.
Peter Letendre, MA, CAGS, LMHC, LCDP, Chief Executive Officer of Rhode Island Operations
Peter became interested in helping individuals who suffer from the disease of addiction, and mental health disorders, through his own recovery from drugs and alcohol, a process he began in 1987. By 1989, Peter was working with at-risk youth in the first of his many roles in prevention programs. For more than 25 years, Peter has treated clients in a variety of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings while maintaining a thriving private psychotherapy practice. Peter’s depth of experience with a diverse clientele has helped prepare him to be the leader in the industry that he is today. He graduated with High Honors from Rhode Island College in both his Master’s Degree Program in Mental Health Counseling and his Advanced Graduate Degree Programs. Peter is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, as well as a licensed mental health counselor. He has specialized training in co-occurring disorders, motivational enhancement, and clinical supervision. In addition, Peter has also had extensive training and experience in executive leadership, business development, and senior management.
Jessica Elliott, MA, CAGS, LMHC, LCDP Clinical Director
Jessica Elliott is a graduate of Rhode Island College with degrees in Psychology and Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies. She holds a Master’s degree from Salve Regina University in Holistic Therapy and received her CAGS in Mental Health in 2013. Ms. Elliott is certified as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional, Expressive and Creative Arts Facilitator, Motivational Interviewing Facilitator, and Yoga Instructor.
Jessica has worked in the field as a clinician since 2005. Prior to joining the CSRI team, she held various clinical leadership positions for a large behavioral health organization. As Clinical Director of CSRI, she is now providing patient care as well as training and clinical oversight to our staff.
Stephanie Brown, MA, LCDP, Clinician
Stephanie Brown is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional who obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Johnson & Wales University. Utilizing both her psychological and educational training, Stephanie has experience working with adults and children in various settings including outpatient substance abuse treatment facilities, school systems and non-profit organizations. She is passionate about working with individuals with dual-diagnoses (substance abuse and mental health), understanding that they are often interchangeable.
Ms. Brown has multiple years of experience and insight regarding addiction ranging from twelve step programs, medication assisted treatment, and providing individual and group psychotherapy. She focuses on a strengths-based approach while employing clinical techniques including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing, in addition to providing self-help skills including grounding and mindfulness techniques.
Ed Ferreira, AA, LCDP, Clinician
Ed Ferreira’s passion for recovery began in 2006, inspired by the positive impact other clinical professionals had on his personal journey. Ed started as an intern at CSRI’s Portsmouth location in 2013. Now he’s an integral part of the Portsmouth clinical team, conducting intake appointments, facilitating IOP groups, and seeing individual outpatient clients while working to further his education. Ed credits his growth in the field to his ability to build therapeutic alliances and work collaboratively with clients. He is excited about the future of recovery and the opportunity to be involved in something bigger than himself.
Patrick Golden, MA, CAGS Clinician
Integrating a holistic-existential approach, Patrick provides support to individuals, families and groups, helping them to lead happy, productive and meaningful lives. In addition to addiction counseling in an agency setting, Patrick has experience in community-outreach counseling, hospice care, college counseling, and animal-assisted therapy.
Supporting people in crisis has always been fulfilling for Patrick. As a student at Bristol Community College and the University of Rhode Island, he worked as a mentor and tutor, helping to guide others through challenging times. While Patrick addressed his own hardships involving addiction, he became more interested and passionate about helping others, which led him to earn a Master’s Degree in Holistic Counseling, and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in The Expressive and Creative Arts, from Salve Regina University.
Tara Rondeau, MS Clinician
Tara graduated from Capella University with a Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has worked extensively with the military veteran and homeless populations, two groups that have high rates of substance abuse. As a military spouse, Mrs. Rondeau has developed a passion for working with soldiers returning from active duty as well as First Responders. She became trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) in order to help people process the traumas that can sometimes lead to substance abuse.
If you’re looking to join an exciting team of highly qualified and passionate individuals, check out our job listings and send us your resume.