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Strong Ties Community Support

Strong Ties is an off-campus community-based outpatient program for the serious and persistently mentally ill patients focusing on schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses. Strong Ties operates from an illness management and recovery philosophy where treatment strongly emphasizes helping each client set and pursue personal goals and to implement action strategies in their everyday lives. Social Workers teach recovery strategies, provide psychoeducation about mental illness and how to build social supports, focus on reducing relapses and coping with stress, problems and symptoms, as well as getting one's needs met in the system. This is accomplished through a combination of group and individual treatments, as well as medication and case management. Social Workers function as primary therapists and assume the role of coordinating a comprehensive plan for the patient and ensuring treatment goals and objectives are met.

For further assistance, please contact Strong Ties at (585) 279-4900.

Where We're Located

2613 West Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623

Our Social Workers

Strong Ties Clinic

Social Worker    
Pam Geil LCSW-R Social Work Clinical Coordinator
Samantha Benwitz LMSW Young Adult Primary Therapist
Crystal Caselli LCSW-R Team Leader
Caroline Curran LMSW Young Adult Primary Therapist
Livia Damiano LMSW Crisis Therapist
Cara DiCola LMSW Primary Therapist
Michelle Gabbard LCSW Primary Therapist
Kasey Howard LCSW Primary Therapist
Carley Jagger LMSW Primary Therapist
Jacob Kidney BSW Social Worker Assistant
Jonathan Lau LMSW Primary Therapist
Sherilyn Leege LMSW Young Adult Primary Therapist
Matthew Pirro LCSW Young Adult Senior Social Worker
Tammie Raucci LCSW Access Coordinator
Courtney Richfield LMSW Primary Therapist
Nicole Rowland LMSW Primary Therapist
Christina Santiago BSW Social Worker Assistant
Kristen Soukup LCSW Crisis Team Leader
Robin Steron LCSW Team Leader


Project ACT

Social Worker    



Social Worker  
Abigail Myslivecek LMSW
Jacqueline West LCSW

More Information

Department of Psychiatry (585) 275-8575

Learn more about the Strong Ties Community Support Program.