Dr. Steve Kissinger is a psychiatrist in the Atlanta area who received an undergraduate degree in psychology from West Virginia University, Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry residency at the Charleston (WV) Area Medical Center and West Virginia University Medical School--Charleston Division. He has been a psychiatrist for 31 years. Dr. Kissinger moved to Georgia in 1988 and really loves living here where the people are great and the weather is, too. His professional interests include supporting community treatment and services for those suffering from mental illness and addiction.
Jean Marie Sanders began her career in the Behavioral Health field in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from John Carrol University with a BA in Sociology and concentration in Political Science and Psychology. Mrs. Sanders was employed at Ohio Boys Town, Eddy Road for 16 years. She held the position of Youth Service Coordinator, Resident Director and Program Director. She became part of the Social Community matriculating as a licensed social worker and Certified Addictions Counselor in both fields. Mrs. Sanders worked closely with the Department of Family and Children Services and Juvenile Court in the state of Ohio as well as the state of California. She received her Masters of Arts degree from Pacific Oaks College in California and matriculated in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling with a concentration in Human Growth and Development. While in California; Mrs. Sanders worked for Pasadena Clinics, Department of Children Families in Department of Protective Service. Later Mrs. Jean began to build her private practice. She returned to her home state of Ohio to work as a Licensed Professional Counselor for the United States Department of Defense as Family Children Life Consultant to all branches of the military.
Dr. Steve Kissinger, MD
Demetrice Way-Watts - BS
CADCII, Founder & CEO
Jean M. Sanders, LPC
Mrs. Demetrice Way-Watts was born in Atlanta, Georgia and continued her education in Charleston, SC. Although there has always been a passion for substance abuse; she has dedicated her life to helping others live a productive life of sobriety. Her youngest sister was killed in 2008 before surrendering to the disease of addiction. At that point she made a promise to be supportive to the addict who still suffers.
Mrs. Watts has been certified as a substance abuse counselor since July, 2011. Prior to certification she began working in the field of addictions in 1997 at My Sister's House in Atlanta, GA. She served as a Case Manager for Veterans at Mary Hall Freedom House as well as a Primary Counselor before implementing a new Permanent Supportive Housing Program for them. Mrs. Watts facilitated groups such as Codependency, WRAP, How It Works & Why and Balancing Recovery. She also served as the lead facilitator for After Care. Just when she thought she had covered all bases her experience was opened to Methadone Maintenance. She served as a counselor at Woodstock Treatment Center assisting opioid addicted patients manage their addiction with medication. Helping people has always been a passion especially with the focus on addictions and the criminal justice. Her experiences have covered a wide array of services from an officer for Department of Juvenile Justice to opening transitional housing for Katrina victims.
The vision of Center Beyond Solutions was encouraged by combining all the skills acquired through education and work experiences. As Mrs. Watts traveled her journey she began to identify the common themes that made recovery successful as well as the pitfalls. Center Beyond Solutions primary goal is to remove the barriers that go beyond substance abuse.
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