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Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services

Next Step Staff

At Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, our treatment staff are known for their leadership and expertise in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of addictive diseases and psychological disorders. Learn more about the background and experience of each Next Step staff member by clicking on their image below:

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Issac L. Boose, M.Ed, LPC-S, LMFT, ICAADC

Issac L. Boose is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He presently works as the director of Pine Grove Next Step and has been a part of the Next Step team since December 2004. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland European Division and a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Mississippi. He is an active member of the Mississippi Association of Addiction Professional. His experience in the counseling profession includes working with school-aged children as a school based counselor, counseling senior citizens in a hospital setting, community mental health counseling and residential alcohol and drug counseling. While working within these settings he has provided couples, family, group and individual therapy.

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Peter Kamp, MD

Dr. Kamp is a graduate of University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed the residency program at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. in 1990 and a Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship in 1991. Dr. Kamp is board certified is a member of the American Medical Association. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He joined the Pine Grove staff in 1991 and currently sees patients in an outpatient setting for assessment and medication management and serves as a Consultation Liaison Psychiatrist at Forrest General Hospital.

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Vanessa Cox, MSW, LCSW, CSAT

Vanessa Cox is a Licensed Certified Social Worker and Supervisor, and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Social Work and her Master of Social Work Degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently working on her EMDR certification. She is the Clinical Director of Pine Grove Next Step and has been a part of the Pine Grove team since October 2005. She worked as a Clinical Therapist at Next Step until 2008 and as Clinical Director of Pine Grove Women Center before returning to Next Step in 2014. Before joining the Pine Grove team, Vanessa worked in the fields of addiction and mental health as House Manager, Counselor Associate, Counselor, and Clinical Director from 1990 to 2005. During that time she provided therapy for individuals, groups, including dual diagnosis and aftercare, families, and facilitated intensive workshops.

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Susan Davidson, MS, LMFT

Susan Davidson earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she majored in Psychology and graduated with the Highest Honors. She also earned her Master's degree from Southern Miss in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is trained in Cognitive Therapy, and is currently training for a certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, known as EMDR, which is a recognized form of trauma treatment.

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Michael Rieger, LMFT, CTTS

Michael Rieger earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi where he majored in Psychology and graduated with honors. While in his undergraduate he participated in a research lab focusing on social cognition and attitude. Rieger earned his Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and is trained in multiple systemic forms of therapy. Rieger has experience working with children and families as well as providing couples therapy. He also has training in advanced alcohol and drug counseling and is certified as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

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Morton Shenker, Jr., MFT

Morton Shenker, Jr. is a Clinical Therapist at Pine Grove Next Step. Shenker earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University where he majored in Administration of Justice. He also earned a Master of Science in Elementary Education and a dual Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from Barry University.

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LD Magee

Lejejuande “LD” Magee is a Counselor at Pine Grove Next Step. She is a Licensed Social Worker and she received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from University of Southern Mississippi. LD joined the Pine Grove team in 2002 and has worked with different populations while in the Pine Grove system to broaden her scope of practice. While at Pine Grove, LD has worked at Pine Grove’s Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Program and Women's Center before coming to Next Step. She provides therapy for individuals, families, groups, and provides aftercare planning support for Next Step patients.

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Roland Johnson

Roland Johnson has worked for Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services since 1993. He currently serves as the Outreach Coordinator for Pine Grove’s REACH Program, which stands for Realistic Experiences and Challenging Horizons. REACH is an experiential therapy ropes course for Pine Grove’s residential patients. Each participant accomplishes key goals by pushing themselves past their personal comfort levels. This experience enhances the patients’ self confidence, communication skills, and self esteem while increasing their teamwork and trust building skills. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Coaching and Sports Administration, Johnson completed his certification as a ropes course facilitator and trainer. In 2012, Johnson received the "We C.A.R.E. Award" presented by Forrest General Hospital. This award recognizes staff members who make a positive impact on the patient’s experience.

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David Sellers, M.Div.

David Sellers served as associate pastor at Parkway Heights from 2005 to 2011. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, a member of the Order of St. Luke and part of SDI (Spiritual Directors International). He has over 20 years of experience in ministry as a youth director, retreat leader, hospital chaplain and church pastor. He received his M.Div. from Emory University with emphasis in Spiritual Formation. David facilitates group and one-on-one spiritual direction across all programs at Pine Grove.

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  Issac Boose Peter Kamp Vanessa Cox Susan Davidson
  Issac Boose
Director
Peter Kamp
Psychiatrist
Vanessa Cox
Clinical Director
Susan Davidson
Clinical Therapist
         
  Michael Rieger Morton Shenker LD Magee Roland Johnson
  Michael Rieger
Clinical Therapist
Morton Shenker
Clinical Therapist
LD Magee
Counselor
Roland Johnson
Experiential Therapy
         
  David Sellers      
  David Sellers
Spirituality Coordinator
     
         

Psychology Internship Program

Pine Grove has an excellent internship program that offers a wide range of training activities on two rotations. We are able to offer interns opportunities for training in residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings working with adults presenting with a ride range of diagnoses. We are APA accredited as a single entity pre-doctoral psychology internship program under the name of Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology (PG-DIPP). Please visit our Psychology Internship Program home page for more information.

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