Dr. Harris Stratyner, PHD New York, NY

"We can't treat people with rubber stamp treatment. And too many treatment agencies do that. They treat everybody as if they're a nail, because the only tool they use is a hammer." 

Dr. Stratyner is the Vice President Caron Treatment Centers/New York Regional Clinical Director. He is internationally known for developing and implementing the groundbreaking clinical model of “Carefrontation,” a treatment approach that doesn’t shame or blame the patient, but recognizes addiction as a disease and stresses each individual’s responsibility to work with healthcare providers to reach the goal of complete abstinence. He currently serves as Vice President of Caron Treatment Center. His additional experience in the addiction field includes serving for over seven years as the Division Director for Addiction/Recovery Services at Payne Whitney Westchester where he was an Assistant Professor of Psychology.

He also played an integral role in developing the internationally acclaimed Retreat at Westchester, a cutting edge rehabilitation center. Dr. Stratyner went on to become an Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and was appointed Clinical Division Director of Addiction Medicine, and started the Madison East Program for executives with mood disorders and addiction.  After leaving Mount Sinai he remained Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, and teaches the addiction fellows at the medical school. He has been interviewed on numerous occasions by major media outlets, including the New York Times, the Daily News, Self magazine, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN National Public Radio, just to name a few.