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Dr. Robert Wenger Heads Mental Health Services for Life of Purpose Addiction Treatment

Dr. Robert Wenger Heads Mental Health Services for Life of Purpose Addiction Treatment

PHILADELPHIA, PA / Jan. 25, 2019 / — Life of Purpose Addiction Treatment Centers announced it has hired Dr. Robert E. Wenger to serve as head of its mental health services.

For his entire distinguished professional career, spanning five decades, Dr. Wenger has pioneered and excelled in treating clients and their families suffering from mental health and behavioral health disorders, while in private practice as well as working with renowned addiction treatment centers, several located in the greater Philadelphia area.  Wenger received his psychiatric medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, and his undergraduate degree from The University of Pennsylvania.  He holds several faculty appointments with University of PennsylvaniaTemple University, as well as Drexel University.

According to Life of Purpose Executive Director, Bethany Kassar, MSW, LCSW, “As our Life of Purpose client base continues to expand, and our clients continue to present with more sophisticated behavioral health and mental health issues, it was evident we needed someone of Dr. Wenger’s sophistication to lead our mental health services.  I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Wenger when he previously served as Head of Mental Health Services for Summit Behavioral Health. Having Dr. Wenger join our team, and having him partner with our medical director, Dr. Tracy Blatt, solidifies Life of Purpose is providing the most comprehensive medical and mental health modalities our clients and their families need and deserve.”

Wenger’s has been treating clients with psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and psychotherapy for his entire professional practice.  He has received numerous awards and honors, as well as having been published in multiple professional and scientific journals. He is a published author in “Contemporary Psychiatry” on the topic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and co-author of the monograph, “Helping Students Adapt to Graduate School:  Making the Grade” published by The Haworth Press, N.Y.

With the hiring of Drs. Wenger and Blatt, Life of Purpose is excited to announce the expansion of their Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and medical services.  As a client of Life of Purpose, one can now obtain an induction and be maintained on their prescribed medication such as suboxone or Vivitrol. For those clients who have struggled with medication management and compliance, Life of Purpose is now offering pharmacogenetic testing.  These additional services add to the quality care accessible to clients and their loved ones.

Life of Purpose has clinical outpatient locations in Fort Washington and Bala Cynwyd with both day and evening treatment services to accommodate the life engagements and requirements of its clients and their families. Contact us today for more information.

Life of Purpose Addiction Treatment is owned by and part of the City Line Behavioral Healthcare treatment continuum.

About Life of Purpose

Life of Purpose Addiction Treatment Centers, founded in 2013, is owned and operated as part of the family of treatment centers of City Line Behavioral Healthcare.  Life of Purpose offers a full continuum of care centered on reality-based treatment, helping clients ages 14 and up, and their families heal from the chaos of addiction.

Contact: Missy Orlando, Media and Public Relations Director for Life of Purpose Addiction Treatment  


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