Footprints to Recovery in Hamilton Township, NJ offers an unrivaled variety of therapies and approaches so clients can find what best supports their recovery. Our New Jersey addiction treatment center team is committed to providing an individualized program of care that meets the unique needs of each client.
Through a transitional model of care that provides a selection of structured environments, clients are able to seamlessly transition from higher levels of care to independence. Our clinical program includes traditional therapies like individual, group, and family therapy as well as alternative approaches such as EMDR, massage therapy, yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic services, psychodrama, and fitness.
Footprints to Recovery in Hamilton Township, NJ provides evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Through a transitional model that provides a selection of structured environments, clients are able to seamlessly transition from higher levels of care to independence. In addition to offering a partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), and outpatient (OP) program, we will arrange for medical detox and sober living as needed.
Our New Jersey addiction treatment center offers an unrivaled variety of therapies and approaches so clients can find what best supports their recovery. Our clinical program includes traditional therapies like individual, group, and family therapy as well as alternative approaches such as EMDR, massage therapy, yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic services, psychodrama, and fitness. We have certified clinical trauma professionals (CCPTs) as well as clinicians trained in EMDR.
Levels of care at our New Jersey addiction treatment center include:
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Clients in our partial hospitalization program attend treatment 4 to 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. Programming includes individual therapy sessions, group therapy, experiential approaches, and addiction education. Our PHP program provides structure and support while giving clients the ability to live at home or in a sober living residence.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
Our IOP in New Jersey provides clients with 9 to 15 hours of addiction treatment per week. Clients attend groups and participate in individual therapy. IOP can serve as a step down from an inpatient or PHP program, or it can be a good option for clients who don’t require a higher level of care.
Clients in our outpatient addiction program attend treatment 3 hours per day, 1 to 2 days per week. This program eases the transition back into everyday life, providing a safe space to talk about real-world triggers and maintain accountability and support in recovery.
Director of Mental Health Services & Executive Director
David Szarka, Executive Director, is responsible for all operations at our New Jersey location, including staff, clients, and the overall environment of care. David earned a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Rider University. He is a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC). Having been with Footprints to Recovery since 2016, David began as a primary counselor before transitioning into the executive director role. Prior to joining Footprints, he worked as a primary counselor for New Hope Foundation.
In joining the field of substance use disorder treatment, David transitioned from a long career in finance to behavioral health work in 2014. After being personally affected by addiction, he was drawn to the role as a way to help others. David says watching clients grow and seeing that “light” back in their eyes is what he finds most fulfilling about his work. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, seeing live music, and reading.
Director of Clinical Services
Lindsay Hutchison, Director of Clinical Services, brings over 15 years of behavioral health experience to her role at Footprints to Recovery. She has held various positions in the field — from counseling youth in court-mandated residential care and coordinating clinical programming in the K-12 school system, to working with adults with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and providing outpatient and in-home counseling to clients. Having earned a master’s degree in professional counseling from Monmouth University, Lindsay holds an LPC and LCADC for the state of New Jersey, and is trained in EMDR, the Nurtured Heart Approach, and Theraplay.
In her role as Director of Clinical Services, Lindsay heads the clinical program at Footprints to Recovery in New Jersey, helping to develop group curriculum, training, and managing staff, providing crisis intervention, and signing off on all clients’ clinical documentation. She plays an integral role in accreditation requirements and ensuring clients’ insurance providers have proper documentation.
Lindsay has always wanted to be a “helper,” and can’t imagine any other career. Her clients inspire her every day as she witnesses them grow, change, and reclaim their lives. Lindsay enjoys painting, exercising, yoga, hiking, and beach time, as well as spending time with family, friends, and her sons, Tristan and Gavin.
“Footprints cares!!! Their family support group has changed my relationship with my daughter in beautiful ways that allow us to support one another without giving up our own sanity. Addiction tears at the fibers of the family. There’s no magic wand, but it’s encouraging to know that my daughter will always have her Footprints people; and I will, too!”
– PAM D.