Clinical Services

Redefining Recovery. No Labels. Just Results.

At our Westchester County Counseling Center, we’re focused on identifying the root cause of symptoms and behaviors – without blame, shame, or labels that fail to acknowledge the ability to change.

Clinical Services

Redefining Recovery. No Labels. Just Results.

At our Westchester Counseling Center, we’re focused on identifying the root causes of behaviors – without blame, shame, or labels that fail to acknowledge the ability to change.

Our Services

Individual Therapy

Utilizing an integrative approach tailored to the needs of each client, our clinical team works collaboratively with you to address the recovery issues most important to you. In individual therapy, clients have a safe and supportive space to explore their thoughts, emotions, and challenges. We provide a compassionate and holistic approach to help our clients develop self-compassion, enhance their resilience, and build healthier, more fulfilling relationships.

Group Therapy

Group therapy brings together a small, supportive group of individuals who share similar struggles with substance use and mental health. Led by a masters level therapist, group therapy offers the opportunity for personal growth, self-reflection, and the development of interpersonal skills – as well as provides a sense of community and connection with others facing similar challenges.

Family Therapy

At Release Recovery, we treat the whole family system. From developing unique family care plans to offering family coaches, family involvement is crucial to our process and for our clients. And importantly, we support families in doing their own work because recovery is not just about helping your loved ones heal; it’s about helping the whole family heal.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is an innovative therapeutic approach using hands-on, interactive experiences that complement traditional psychodynamic therapy. It involves participation in activities such as role-playing, art, music, and outdoor exercise to facilitate emotional expression, self-reflection, and increased self-awareness. By engaging in experiential therapy, individuals can develop healthy coping mechanisms, enhance interpersonal skills, address deep-rooted issues and trauma, and tap into their innate resilience and resources to facilitate lasting positive change and well-being.

Therapeutic Aftercare

Both our client and their family are able to engage in our comprehensive aftercare services. We have a substantial alumni support network with events, weekly family support groups, monthly educational groups, as well as options for peer companionship, recovery coaching, and continued case management. We believe that the connections built during therapy are essential to living a sober, happy, and fulfilling life.

Medication Management with Physician Oversight

Medication oversight by our chief medical officer involves the careful evaluation, prescription, and monitoring of medications for our clients. Dr. McCormick assesses the client’s medical history, prescribes appropriate medications, and regularly monitors for their effectiveness and potential side effects. He educates clients about medication usage, provides dosage instructions, and addresses any concerns or questions. Through ongoing oversight, Dr. McCormick ensures safe and effective medication use to optimize client health outcomes.

Laura Sorte Executive Clinical Director - Addiction Treatment Clinical Services in Westchester County, NY

Why We Do What We Do

Our counseling approach is informed by Executive Director Laura Sorte’s training in NARM ® (NeuroAffective Relational Model): an advanced method of psychotherapy designed to address the long-term impacts of complex and developmental trauma. NARM therapy offers a compassionate and holistic approach to trauma healing, facilitating the integration of mind, body, and emotions. It supports individuals in their journey towards self-regulation, authentic connection, and a greater sense of well-being.

An Exceptional Space to Heal

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Laura Sorte

Executive Director of Clinical Services

Laura Sorte is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who thrives in helping her clients develop a deeper connection to themselves. Laura started her career in the behavioral health field working with adults with mental health and substance use disorders. Laura then began working with adolescents and families addressing complex trauma, intergenerational trauma, PTSD, chemical and process addictions, as well as supporting changes within the family system.

Laura is a certified Trauma Professional and is a NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM®) Practitioner. She brings compassion, intentionality, and integrity to her work, as well as lived experience as a woman in recovery.

Michael A. McCormick, D.O.

Chief Medical Officer

Michael A. McCormick, D.O., is a trained surgeon whose passion for helping those with substance use disorders prompted him to switch careers to addiction medicine, where he now has nearly a decade of experience in Medication-Assisted Treatment, detox, and medication management.

After graduating from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completing a residency at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA, Dr. McCormick served as chief of surgery at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, AL. He then began exploring his true calling after entering recovery himself.

A recipient of the Addiction Medicine Foundation’s “Next Generation Award” for fellows in addiction medicine concentrating on adolescents, Dr. McCormick joined the staff at Caron Treatment Center in Wernersville, PA in 2015. During his 8-year tenure at Caron that culminated in him serving as Medical Director for Signature Programs, he also led Caron’s Healthcare Professionals Assessment Program and served as the physician in charge of the Opioid Treatment Program.

When working with patients, Dr. McCormick leads with love, tolerance, empathy, and an absence of judgment – guided by his personal experience and drive to help others through what he went through himself.

Sean Duane

Director of Clinical Development

Sean Duane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University. He is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist for Individuals and Addictions (CCTSI & CCTSA) and specializes in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders. Sean is especially skilled at navigating complex family dynamics, developing trauma-informed programs, and providing clinical supervision. His passion, experience, and knowledge help his clients and staff promote trust, safety, autonomy, and a new way of living.

Guy Rella

Primary Therapist

Guy Rella is a master’s level mental health counselor who works with individuals to modify unhelpful behavior patterns, better understand themselves, and get closer to living lives that excite and energize them. Serving most recently as program director at Release’s Westchester transitional living facility, Guy assisted in implementing the Release Development Program: an individualized four-tier curriculum that teaches clients to nurture their recoveries, gain the skills needed to pursue their ambitions, engage in healthy and productive outlets for self-growth, and work towards sustainable self-sufficiency. The program has since been established across all of Release’s transitional living properties. Guy fosters an atmosphere where genuine therapeutic relationships grow and curiosity soars, allowing clients to uncover aspects of themselves that they might otherwise be reluctant to share.

Contact Us

Ready for Help?

Wherever you’re coming from, whatever your situation is, you will be met with deep understanding and support by the Release Recovery team. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

Call: +1 (914) 855-1140


Address: 3020 Westchester Avenue, Suite 400 Purchase, NY 10577