Dr. Violette is a seasoned clinician with more than a few years of experience under her belt. She has specialized in addictions and mental health treatment for over twenty years. She works extensively with individuals, couples, parents and families concerned about a wide variety of issues, but especially those with addiction concerns, anxiety and depression. She is a member of the adjunct faculty of Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and is a frequent workshop facilitator at the Institute for Families, Rutgers University School of Social Work. Dr. Violette’s dissertation research focused on the relationship between tobacco dependence and substance abuse treatment outcomes. Her contributions to the addictions and mental health fields include her work as a researcher, curriculum specialist, professor, and clinician. She has advanced clinical training as a Gestalt therapist, and is a member of MINT, The Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.
Dr. Violette is the proud Mom of two wonderful daughters, and the joyful owner of a beautiful red brindle whippet named Naomi. She and her husband live in Highland Park, NJ and like to spend their free time roaming around Manhattan doing fun things.
- Therapist, alcohol counselor,| and addiction specialist for over 25 years
- Respected leader in addictions and mental health community
- Experienced treatment provider for anxiety and depression
- Expert counselor, coach, and ‘life navigator’
- Conducted university based research in addiction field
- Sought after public speaker
- Former full time Rutgers professor
- Serves as adjunct faculty at Fordham University
- Frequent workshop & seminar leader for universities, hospitals, and NJ-Department of Corrections
- Consultant for medical practice serving infertile couples
- Writer and editor
- Published author for professional journals & book chapters