Clinical Leadership

INSIGHT, HOPE, ACTION:
A PERSONALIZED PATH TO RECOVERY

Dr. Chantelle Thomas

Executive Clinical Director

Chantelle Thomas, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in addiction treatment, trauma and health psychology. Dr. Thomas’s work in the field of substance abuse treatment has focused on the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders in complex co-occurring medical and mental health disorders. Her background in research-supported treatment modalities informs her ability to ensure that the most effective interventions are incorporated into The Manor’s holistic program. As Executive Clinical Director at The Manor, Dr. Thomas provides daily guidance to the clinical team in addition to the individual time she spends with guests and their families.

Dr. Thomas began her career as a Program Director for a dual-diagnosis addiction and trauma treatment center in Malibu, CA. After receiving her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, she completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Health and Rehabilitation Psychology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. There, she gained specialized expertise in medical-surgical consultation, trauma-informed therapy and chronic pain treatment. She then joined Access Community Health Center, through the University of Wisconsin School of Family Medicine, as a behavioral health consultant to primary care physicians where she innovated the development of a substance use disorder consultation clinic embedded within primary care. She has also served as a consultant to The Wisconsin Primary Care Health Association in developing innovative strategies to mitigate the harms associated with opioid use disorder.

In addition to her role as Executive Clinical Director at The Manor, Dr. Thomas also serves as the primary psychological consultant to the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Health Enhancement System Studies in several addiction focused clinical research trials and to Access Community Health Care Centers in the expansion of their substance abuse treatment services.

Ryan Schneider, LCSW, CSAC

Program Director

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin’s Social Work program and receiving the Helen Carey Award in Behavioral Health in the Master’s program, Ryan has worked in mental health, substance abuse and intoxicated driver diversion programs in residential, partial hospitalization and outpatient settings. His areas of expertise include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based relapse prevention and group experiential therapy. As The Manor’s Program Director and Therapist, Ryan  focuses on building experiential and wilderness-based activities into the treatment experience to facilitate the healing and recovery process. He has also been an invited speaker in schools throughout southeast Wisconsin related to substance abuse education and prevention.

Before joining The Manor, Ryan was the primary therapist at Aurora Health Care’s Opiate Recovery Program.