Dr. Deena Manion,
PsyD, LCSW, Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Deena Manion is a Doctor of Psychology (Psy. D) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 1993. Prior to coming on board at Alo, she worked as a Clinical Director at a prominent Malibu treatment center since 2000. Prior to that, she worked as a psychotherapist in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, homeless clinics, and public and private schools in California and New York.
At Alo House, Dr. Deena oversees all of the clinical aspects of the program including meeting with all of the clients personally to create an individualized treatment plan, staff training and overall clinical management.
Dr. Deena has extensive experience in addiction and mental health treatment. As a therapist at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center for many years, she worked with children, adolescents, individuals and families.
Dr. Deena audited the prestigious psychiatry residency program and was involved in clinical training and research with Dr. Otto Kernberg, Dr. Cynthia Pfeffier and Dr. Michael Selzer amongst other leaders in the mental health field. Dr. Deena was the youngest senior clinical social worker at the time to be in charge of her unit, an acute dual diagnosis unit. Dr. Deena was also in charge of the Child Protection Committee for the entire hospital and lectured to various departments on child safety, domestic violence and self-harm behavior.
In addition to getting her Masters degree in clinical social work from Columbia University and her Doctorate in Psychology from Ryokan in Los Angeles, Dr. Deena did post-graduate work at Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy and The Post Graduate Center for Mental Health, both in New York City.
Dr. Deena has appeared as an expert on Dr. Phil for the past fifteen years, Dr. Drew’s Life Changers, Ricki Lake, and Intervention on A&E. Dr. Deena’s ultimate goal has always been to bring her clinical expertise to a broader audience.
We are so honored to have Dr. Deena Manion bring her personable, direct, and overall unique approach to the Alo House Recovery Center family!