Christian De Oliveira CEO Verve Behavioral Health

Christian De Oliveira
CEO & Co-Founder

Christian is an industry veteran, having worked in the behavioral health space for well over a decade.

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Susan Berlin, LICSW, CASAC (She/Her)
Partner & Chief Clinical Officer

Susan Berlin began her career as a therapist in 1989 at the Caron Foundation, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that also specialized in codependency and adult children of alcoholics.

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Susan Berlin, LICSW, CASAC

Julie Joyce, PMHNP-BC, Medical Director

Julie Joyce is board-certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry.

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Lindsey Quirk, LPC, CSAC (She/Her/Hers)
Director of Operations

Lindsey Quirk is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Virginia.

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Lindsey Quirk, CSAC
Peter Rockholz, MSSW, LCSW

Peter Rockholz, MSSW, LCSW
Compliance Officer

Peter Rockholz has over forty-five years of experience in the behavioral health field, specializing in substance use disorder treatment in various settings.

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Gale Saler, LCPC, CAI, CIP

Gale Saler, LCPC, CRC-MAC, CAI, CIP, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Master Addiction Counselor (retired) as approved by the Commission for the Certification of Rehabilitation Counselors and the National Council of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, respectively, and is a senior ARISE certified Interventionist and approved through the Pennsylvania Certification Board as a Certified Intervention Professional.

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Gale Saler, LCPC, CAI, CIP
Anthony Junger, CADCC-II

Anthony Junger, CADCC-II

For over a decade, Anthony has been involved in working with adults with substance use disorders and mental health issues.

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Sahar Ganjalikhani, LICSW, CFTP (She/Her)
Clinical Director

With over 8 years of experience as a psychotherapist in the DMV area, Sahar Ganjalikhani has served a range of communities in the area that have had serious experiences of trauma and mental illness.

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Sahar Ganjalikhani, LICSW, CFTP

Daryl Johnson, Ph.D, LPC, Primary Therapist

Dr. Daryl Johnson is a distinguished psychologist and licensed professional counselor based in the Washington, DC area.

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Jeanne Meyer, LICSW, Primary Therapist

Jeanne Meyer is a licensed individual clinical social worker specializing in treating anxiety, depression, grief, chronic pain, and sleep issues.

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Dan Lacovara, LMFT, CCTP
Primary Therapist

Dan Lacovara is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the District of Columbia and California and is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

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Thomas Sullivan, Recovery Technician

Thomas Sullivan has been working in the substance abuse field for three years.

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Raha Janka, MSW, MPH, LGSW (she/her)

Raha Janka is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW), with experience in substance use and recovery in both DC and Maryland.

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Recovery from addiction and mental health issues requires more than just a fresh start.

Working a program of recovery involves a dedicated support team, a robust recovery community, and an individually tailored therapeutic program to help you heal and realize your potential.

Verve is here to help you to create the kind of life you want for yourself and your family.

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At The Verve you can design and create a recovery program that works for YOU!
You can unpack who you are today and discover your potential to help you build a future of endless possibilities.



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