Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

The clinical team at Wholeview Wellness is a group of expert addiction psychologists who are passionate about their work and about using the most effective treatments for substance use disorders. We have an unwavering commitment to the use of research supported treatment techniques and we use them to support patients as they strive towards their goals.

Sarah Church

Sarah Church, Ph.D.

Founder and Executive Director, Wholeview Wellness Centers

Dr. Church, the founder and executive director of Wholeview Wellness, is a clinical psychologist who has more than 20 years of experience in research, program development and treatment of patients with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. She is an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) and Contingency Management.

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Amy Colley

Amy J. Colley, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Dr. Amy J. Colley is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience working in the field of addiction. She graduated with a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University after completing an MA in Italian from Middlebury College and a BA in French from Northwestern University.

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Jeane Rajacic-Poppe

Jeane Rajacic-Poppe, Ph.D

Psychologist

Dr. Jeane Rajacic-Poppe is a licensed clinical health psychologist (NY & NJ) with over 20 years of experience providing psychological services, with a subspecialty in the treatment of substance use disorders. She has expertise in medication assisted treatment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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Jennifer Smith

Jennifer L. Smith, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Dr. Smith is a clinical psychologist who has been working in addiction research and treatment for many years and is a national expert in Motivational Interviewing, she uses relaxation therapy, mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in her practice.

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Roger Chong

Roger Chong, MBA, CPA

Director of Finance and Operations

Roger Chong has over 25 years of experience in Finance and Operations. He completed his degree in Finance at Florida State University and his MBA at DePaul University. He has worked at large companies like Arthur Andersen, Universal Music Group, Virgin Records America, New Line Cinema, MTV and McCann World Group. He also has worked most recently in a start up at Sally Hershberger Professional Hair Care. He specializes in Financial Planning, Accounting, Budgeting, Operations and Special Projects.

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William Gottdiener

William H. Gottdiener, Ph.D., ABPP, FIPA

Psychologist

Dr. Gottdiener is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience helping people with substance use disorders, which includes working in inpatient, outpatient, and private practice settings. His expertise is in the use of empirically supported psychodynamic therapy for people with substance use disorders.

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Kamala Greene

Kamala Greene Génecé, Ph.D

Psychologist

Dr. Génecé is a NY state licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the design and implementation of addiction treatment programs and the utilization of cognitive-behavioral techniques for the treatment of co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.

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James Benton

James Benton, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Dr. Benton is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience. He specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, with expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), medication assisted treatment, and chronic pain.

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Aryeh

Aryeh Barris, Psy.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Aryeh “Ari” Barris is a Post-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Fellow specializing in treatment of substance use disorders through cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based approaches. Aryeh received his doctoral training at Long Island University-Post, and his graduate work has involved providing psychotherapeutic services in inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment settings, both locally, and in Colorado. Aryeh has cultivated a proficiency in facilitating group and individual therapy and in conducting psychological assessment batteries.

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Anna Verbraak

Anna Verbraak

Clinical Coordinator

Anna Verbraak is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) with 10 years experience in the field of substance use disorders. Anna graduated from SUNY Broome with an Associate’s in Chemical Dependency Counseling and a Bachelor’s in Human Services from SUNY Empire. She has worked in several substance abuse treatment modalities including detox, inpatient, outpatient and congregate care settings.

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