The Retreat Behavioral Health inpatient treatment center in New Haven was founded to provide a serene, peaceful, and therapeutic experience where patients can receive genuine holistic treatment. As one of the leading rehabilitation treatment centers in CT, we’ve been helping individuals overcome addiction for years, with a trained staff of professionals on board that can help our patients forge a better life for themselves, regardless of where they are in the recovery process.
Retreat Behavioral Health uses best practices and holds full accountability for adhering to the highest standards in treating drug and alcohol addiction. Our professional staff of medical and mental health care providers work with patients every step of the way to ensure they are receiving the best course of care, with completely tailored treatment programs that are designed to support recovery in the most effective way possible.
At our inpatient rehab center in CT patients can expect best practices and full accountability for adhering to the highest standards in treating drug and alcohol addiction.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Jarel Gallman, LMSW
Jarel Gallman is the Executive Director at Retreat Behavioral Health’s New Haven, CT site. Jarel's clinical background has emphasized cognitive behavioral therapy throughout the course of his career, which began at a children's mental health center where he started as a social worker and rose to become director of the site. He joined Retreat in 2015, first as a therapist in our outpatient division and in a brief three years was promoted to his current supervisory position. "What makes Retreat special is our focus on families as much as we focus on our patients," Jarel says. "We know that the family is an integral part of the healing process, so we do our best to include them in their loved one's journey as much as we can."
Roger Ayres, MD RPH
Dr. Roger Ayres has been an integral member of Retreat Behavioral Health since the inception of the New Haven, CT location in March of 2020. A graduate of the Saba University School of Medicine, earning his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. Following his education, he began to train with the Yale-New Haven Hospital in Adult Psychiatry before joining the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center to specialize in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Today, Dr. Ayres is currently board certified in Addiction Medicine in addition to Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry. He holds over 15 years of private practice experience as well as complete knowledge of utilization management through his experience working with Retreat insurance partner Magellan Healthcare.
Ryan Guterl, LPC
Ryan Guterl is the Clinical Director at Retreat Behavioral Health's New Haven, CT site. Ryan graduated from Caldwell University in New Jersey with a Master's in Mental Health Counseling. Ryan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and also Certified as a Nationally Approved Clinical Supervisor. His clinical background includes working with adolescents, the aging and disabled, co-occurring individuals, couples, and families. Ryan's theoretical approach to therapy stems from person-centered and existentialism, while being proficient in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy. Prior to joining Retreat Ryan worked as a Regional Executive Director in New Jersey and has transferred his wealth of experience to the Retreat Program. Ryan played soccer at the collegiate level and brings that same commitment, passion, and leadership to the Retreat Family.
Director of Nursing
Monica Starr, PMHNP
Monica Starr, PMHNP has been an integral member of Retreat Behavioral Health in Connecticut since its inception in January 2020. Beginning as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Starr now holds the position of Director of Nursing. Monica received her B.S. in Nursing from Seattle University and M.S. in Nursing from Fairfield University. As an Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and certified consultant and facilitator, Monica's focus as a PMHNP has been routed in trauma-informed care with PTSD patients. She also actively works with pregnant women with mental health disorders and intellectually disabled adults. Monica lives in New Haven, CT with her family and serves as adjunct faculty at Fairfield University.