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Christina Varano-Sanabria

Executive Director – All Locations | Clinical Director – Union

Christina D. Varano-Sanabria received her master’s degree in mental health counseling and addiction from Caldwell University. Throughout her career, which spans more than a decade, she has exceeded requirements to obtain multiple licenses, which include her LPC, LCADC, and ACS in the state of New Jersey. 

She believes in a client-centered approach utilizing dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) methods. She has worked in both clinical and private practice settings addressing issues ranging from addiction to co-occurring disorders.

Her undergraduate degree was completed in psychology at Manhattan College. She is also certified in treating anger management and is a national board-certified counselor. Christina’s hobbies include spending time with her husband and her 1-year-old puppy, Flash, reading, and spending time in nature.

Tricia Kostin MSW, LCSW, LCADC

Clinical Director at Florham Park

Tricia is a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor and a licensed clinical social worker. She obtained her master’s degree from Rutgers University School of Social Work and has more than 10 years of experience in various positions and treatment settings.

Starting in an outpatient ambulatory detox/maintenance program, Tricia saw the need for education and support for consumers and their families. Tricia transitioned from a medically assisted modality of treatment to delving into intensive outpatient services. She initially found her niche in working with young adults and their families. Currently, Tricia focuses much of her energy on program development and team building.

As the clinical director of Serenity’s Florham Park location, Tricia and her team work closely to provide the best treatment outcomes for clients and their families. Utilizing both group and individual therapy, Tricia ensures everyone is involved, informed, educated, and supported throughout their journey.

Dr. Gina Galiano

Clinical Director at Princeton Junction

Dr. Gina M. Galiano has a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology and is certified as an approved clinical supervisor. She is a Licensed Professional Counseler in New Jersey and specializes in working with adolescents and families. 

Dr. Galiano has experience working in many diverse mental health settings since 2007.  She is also an adjunct professor in the Masters of School & Counseling Psychology programs at Centenary University. She has taught graduate-level classes at Centenary since 2016. Dr. Galiano has presented her research material at national and regional conferences. 

As the clinical director of Serenity’s Princeton Junction location, Dr. Galiano uses a wide range of interventions when working with individuals who experience co-occurring diagnoses such as substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and trauma. The team at Princeton Junction utilizes evidence-based practices and interventions to assist change at the individual and family systems levels.

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