Donna Schuyler

Clinician, MSW, LSW

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Donna is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Bloomfield College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Donna came to social services later in life, due to feeling unfulfilled in corporate America and facing her own personal crises. Leaving Corporate America behind, in 2006 Donna began working with mentally ill adults as a clinical case manager in the non-profit sector. Donna’s professional experience comes from a myriad of treatment settings such as: supportive housing, homeless outreach, partial care, and crisis center programs. While working in these various settings, Donna learned much about addiction and recovery as many of her clients were not only mentally ill but also had substance abuse problems.

Understanding what it’s like to feel vulnerable, Donna has always worked hard to foster a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients by meeting them where they are at. Donna also uses a person-centered approach and motivational interviewing techniques to help her clients uncover natural abilities and hidden strengths. Finally, Donna understands that everyone is an individual and tailors her treatment approach to match each client’s individual needs.




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Yes, all information provided is kept confidential and once engaged in treatment; all aspects of treatment are confidential unless otherwise noted by a signed release of information.

We accept most major private insurances. If you do not have insurance, private pay options can be discussed.

At BlueCrest Recovery Center, you will receive a comprehensive multifaceted approach to treatment that includes both group therapy sessions and individual one-on-one therapy sessions based on your unique needs.

Yes, we offer both family support and education groups run by a licensed clinician as well as individual family sessions. Every family and every person is unique, our clinicians will work with you to determine the best approach to healing for yourself and your family.

BlueCrest Recovery Center will conduct an assessment, or level of care evaluation. The goal is to determine the appropriate level of care to meet the client’s individual needs and to provide a recommendation.

Yes, in fact clients with co-occurring illnesses tend to be very successful in our program. Every client that comes to BlueCrest receives a comprehensive psychological evaluation to determine what specific mental health needs they have. From there, a personalized treatment plan that addresses both the substance use and mental health concerns.

BlueCrest Recovery adheres to the highest treatment standards established by its accrediting agencies. BlueCrest is currently accredited by Joint Commission and   The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities also known as CARF. These governing agencies certify that our services are consistently meeting rigorous treatment standards and to ensure the highest quality of care is always being provided.

Group schedules for all treatment days are outlined by a clinical curriculum that integrates a multitude of the treatment modalities we offer. Our therapists will conduct weekly individual sessions with each client. These one-on-one sessions most often occurs during treatment hours in lieu of a group session. BlueCrest’s clinical schedule offers comprehensive and diverse therapeutic approaches including, among many others, process (discussion) group, 12-step education/didactic groups, yoga and meditation sessions and life skills training.

Transitioning from treatment to independent living is a common relapse trigger. BlueCrest’s multiple levels of care are intended to gradually “step-down” clinical structure as clients build independence and grow their 12-step program. Clinicians and our Case Manager will assist in making any necessary aftercare referrals for continued care including but not limited to psychiatrists, doctors and therapists.