The Manor Announces New Executive Clinical Director

KETTLE MORAINE, Wis., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Manor (, an exclusive residential addiction treatment center in Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine Forest, is honored to announce the appointment of Chantelle Thomas, Ph.D. as Executive Clinical Director.

With a distinguished career in clinical psychology, academic research, addiction treatment, trauma care and health psychology, Dr. Thomas is uniquely positioned to lead The Manor in its delivery of a truly holistic and individualized experience for each client. Since joining The Manor in May as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Thomas has made a tremendous impact with her expertise in complex diagnostic assessment. In August, Dr. Thomas assumed the role of Executive Clinical Director and has already succeeded in raising the level of clinical excellence with her daily guidance of the treatment team.

Dr. Thomas’s experience has focused on the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders for those with complex co-occurring medical and mental health disorders. Her background in research-supported treatment modalities directly informs her ability to ensure that the most effective interventions are incorporated into The Manor’s holistic program.
“At The Manor,” noted Dr. Thomas, “we understand the vital importance of respectfully nurturing our clients as they rediscover their self-worth. While our serene natural environment inherently sets the tone for healing, mutual respect and authenticity are at the core of the work we do with our clients.”

“There is nothing more meaningful or powerful,” Dr. Thomas continued, “than having the opportunity to support the seismic internal shifts and personal transformations made possible during residential treatment. What distinguishes The Manor is that we are deeply attuned to recognizing that every client interaction holds the capacity to be a meaningful and corrective experience.”
In addition to being a clinical health psychologist, Dr. Thomas is also a certified bio-feedback practitioner. Her biofeedback expertise gives clients at The Manor an added dimension of insight and discovery on their journey to lasting recovery, helping them better regulate and understand the physiological impact of stress and chronic trauma. With her experience and expertise in trauma work, Dr. Thomas guides the team in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of each client.

“Dr. Thomas’s vast expertise, coupled with her respect and admiration for each client’s personal journey, blends perfectly with the individualized and nurturing environment The Manor provides,” said Founder and Chief Executive Officer Aber Hollander.

About Dr. Chantelle Thomas
Dr. Thomas began her career as a Program Director for 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 training in working within multidisciplinary medical teams, and specific expertise in medical-surgical consultation, trauma informed therapy, and chronic pain treatment. She then joined Access Community Health Center, through the UW School of Family Medicine, 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 Center for Health Enhancement System Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison for several addiction-focused clinical research trials.

About The Manor
The Manor, an exclusive addiction treatment center nestled in Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine Forest, offers a genuinely residential program where guests live and receive treatment within a comfortable and confidential setting. As an independently owned treatment center, The Manor has the freedom to ensure that guests’ clinical needs always come first. From the holistic and personalized treatment plans to the private suites, each detail is designed to nurture, respect and guide guests on their unique journey to lasting recovery. Conveniently located in the Midwest near Chicago and Milwaukee, The Manor is easily accessible from two international airports.

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