About Christine Budnick

Christine has been a counselor with Discovery Institute since 2003. During that time, she has been part of the Extended Stay residential program, as well as the ACT, short term residential program. She has facilitated outpatient and intensive outpatient groups within the facility as well. In the past, she served as the coordinator of the Family Education Program and conducted lectures for clients’ families on topics such as setting boundaries and understanding addiction. Prior to joining the Discovery team, she was a counselor at Bridges Day Treatment Program, a partial care program for mentally ill and co-occurring clients. She has also provided services to Jersey Shore Addiction Services as an outpatient counselor and was on the ground floor of the development of the intensive outpatient program. Her caseload included IDRC, (drunk drivers) clients as well as women’s IOP groups. Christine has experience providing treatment to addicts, co-occurring patients, patients with psychotic disorders, victims of domestic violence, and sexual abuse survivors. Christine has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and received her CADC in 2003.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.