Meet Our Mental Health Professionals
Our mental health services are provided by compassionate providers who are dedicated to ensuring that all of our patients get the individual care they need. If you’re searching for “mental health providers near me” you won’t find a more involved, caring staff than the team at Retreat Synergy.
President & CEO
Upon finishing college at the University of Utah in 1979, Peter Schorr accepted an entry-level position at a methadone clinic in New York City, where he diligently worked his way up to become CEO of West Midtown Medical Group, an addiction and infectious diseases treatment facility serving 1,000 patients every day.
Over the course of his career, Peter has held positions in all areas of the treatment industry, recognizing the urgent need for high-quality residential services for substance abuse and mental health. In 2008, Peter took over the reigns at a struggling Pennsylvania substance abuse facility, turning it around to become an advanced, reputable provider once again.
This success inspired Peter to open his own facility — Retreat at Lancaster County, PA — in 2011, a 120-bed residential drug and alcohol treatment center providing all levels of care.
The revolutionary Retreat model gave rise to a large national network of facilities, starting with the single Pennsylvania site and growing into a family of locations in Florida and Connecticut, as well.
When he isn’t working, Peter enjoys recreational time with family and a number of outdoor sports, including skiing, snowboarding with his son, and riding motorcycles. He is also a dedicated musician with a passion for singing, songwriting, and playing guitar.
KENNETH KOSZA, MA
Chief Operating Officer
Ken Kosza, MA, BA, is the Chief Operating Officer for Retreat Behavioral Health. A longtime senior executive in the behavioral healthcare industry, Ken began his career as a mental health counselor, before quickly rising through the ranks at healthcare providers throughout the Northeast.
In 2009, Ken became a drug and alcohol counselor and eventually a site director for outpatient provider Rehab After Work. In this role, he quickly grew to assume leadership responsibilities as Executive Director for Rehab After Work and, subsequently, as Vice President of the organization’s parent company, Onward Behavioral Health.
In 2013, Ken was invited to join Retreat at Lancaster County, before being elevated to COO across the entire organization in 2015. In this capacity, he has been instrumental in the company’s 2019 relaunch as Retreat Behavioral Health, moving it toward its current community-centric provider model specializing in both substance abuse and mental health care.
Not only has Ken worked directly with patients throughout his career, but he is intricately familiar with the nuances of the behavioral healthcare arena and has successfully managed corporate operations for the past decade — including overseeing multimillion budgets, hundreds of employees, and dozens of treatment sites.
Ken received his Master of Arts in Psychology from La Salle University in Philadelphia in 2009. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Springfield College in 2005.
CHRISSY GARIANO, MA
Chief Clinical Officer
Chrissy Gariano, MA, BA, is the Chief Clinical Officer at Retreat Behavioral Health. She is based at the company’s original, and largest, facility in Lancaster County, PA.
In this capacity, Chrissy oversees all clinical activities at Retreat’s inpatient and outpatient facilities in Pennsylvania and Florida. Her oversight reaches hundreds of staffers, from clinical therapists to medical and nursing practitioners.
Chrissy commands formidable experience treating mental health and substance abuse disorders. She began her career in 2000 as a counselor at the Malvern Institute, a treatment center in Pennsylvania. In the brief span of just eight years, she was promoted to the facility’s Executive Director, entrusted with complete oversight of its personnel and operations.
In 2011, Chrissy became a founding member of Retreat at Lancaster County. Most recently, she helped manage Retreat’s transition to a fully licensed behavioral health treatment provider, supervising the development of new mental health-oriented curriculum and treatment tracks for patients with a variety of cognitive disorders.
Chrissy received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Bloomsburg University; and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University, where she graduated Summa cum Laude with the highest academic honors.
Dr. Letitia Covaci
Dr. Letitia Covaci, MD, is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist who has more than 20 years of experience in psychiatry and addiction medicine. A graduate of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania, Dr. Covaci holds membership in the American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, and the Geriatric American Psychiatric Association. After completing her residency at the Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Covaci went on to hold a number of senior psychiatry unit roles, including Medical Director of the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at Lancaster General Hospital.
Dr. Berman, PsyD
Dr. Berman is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in acceptance and mindfulness-based treatments. He has written for Sober World Magazine and the 12 Step Gazette. He is principle investigator of an IRB approved research study and owner Cognitive Behavioral Counseling LLC. He earned a Doctorate of Psychology at La Salle University and holds Master’s Degrees in clinical psychology from La Salle University and West Chester University.
Aldo Morales MD, DFASAM
Dr. Aldo Morales is the Medical Director of RETREAT at Palm Beach. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He is an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton.
Dr. Morales takes a holistic view of patients presenting with addiction, simultaneously addressing their medical as well as psychiatric/psychological needs.