Our Mission is

RECOVERY

Center for Behavioral Health was established so that Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the entire DC metro area could benefit from a full service addiction treatment and behavioral health modification facility. Our mission is to understand all of the Co-Occuring disorders present so we can provide treatment to a larger portion of our client’s lives. We have proven that our treatment philosophy promotes recovery, resillience, health, and the highest possible level of participation in the community.

We intend to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by co-occuring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders by ensuring access to clinically sound treatment that benefits those in our community and nation.

Meet Our Team

Portrait of Michael H. Borash, LPC

Michael H. Borash, LPC

Director of Clinical Services

Mike Borash is a Virginia State Licensed and National Board Certified Professional Counselor. He was licensed by the Virginia State Board in 1980 and was Nationally Certified in 1983. He is also a Virginia Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and has over 35 years of experience working with ASAP referred DUI clients. Mike did his graduate internship in the field of Substance Abuse at the Washington Hospital Center Counseling Center in 1978 under the tutelage of N. Burton Grace, Ph.D. and Paul Travis, MD.

Husam K. Alathari, MD

Husam K. Alathari, MD

Director of Medical Services

Dr. Alathari is Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The GW University Medical Center. He is the Medical Director of the INOVA Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Services (CATS) and the Medical Director of Fairfax Methadone Treatment Center. Dr. Alathari uses his expertise in addiction medicine combined with his compassion for his patients in order to identify and implement the best individualized treatment plan to ensure long-term recovery. Dr. Alathari is highly experienced and ceritified to treat addiction by enlisting prescription medications containing Buprenorphine. For more information on Medication Assisted Treatment, please visit: http://www.samhsa.gov

Portrait Jessica Nichols, CSAC

Jessica Nichols, CSAC

Intensive Outpatient Program Supervisor

Jessica has been working in the field of addictions and mental health counseling for over 20 years. Jessica began her career with Fairfax County Alcohol and Drug Services in the jail and the reentry transitional living program for ex-offenders with substance use disorders. Her experience includes working for Northern Virginia CSB’s, non-profits, private outpatient, and residential treatment programs for substance use and co-occurring disorders. Jessica received her degrees in Communication from Salem College, Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Counseling from N.V.C.C. and Counseling Psychology from George Mason University. Jessica combines her addiction treatment experience with her belief in the whole-person healing approach to counseling and recovery to best help her clients achieve their personalized goals and maintain long-term recovery.

Portrait of Jan Weng, LPC, CSAC

Jan Weng, LPC, CSAC

Intensive Outpatient Program Counselor
Individual and Family Counseling

Jan has been counseling persons with addictions and other behavioral health issues for many years. His passion for helping others and building relationships is what drives his success with Center for Behavioral Health, LLC. Jan takes pride in fostering recovery in both community (group) and individual therapy settings. Jan sees individual counseling patients and also is an instructor for IOP group and ASAP classes.

Portrait of Violet Gomez

Violet Gomez

Patient Care Coordinator

Violet is the patient care coordinator for Center for Behavioral Health. Violet is the first person the clients’ see when arriving to the office. Violet manages the front desk while she checks in clients, schedules appointments, processes payments and provides information and referrals. Violet is key to program support. Violet earned her degree in Medical Assisting and began her career as an intern in our office. She has been with CBH for the past five years.

Portrait of Jennifer May

Jennifer May

Financial Coordinator

Jennifer is the financial coordinator for Center for Behavioral Health. Jennifer schedules client appointments, provides insurance verifications, manages billing, develops client payment plans and maintains client files. After studying Medical Billing and Coding, Jennifer began working as a Medical Biller and front office associate. She now provides support to the Intensive Outpatient Program, Jennifer says, “I feel a great appreciation for the work that we do. I enjoy helping clients with their recovery.”
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys fishing, going to the beach and being outdoors.

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