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Our Team


Frederick E. Kahn, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Kahn has over 30 years of experience in psychiatry, psychopharmacology, addiction medicine, and psychoanalysis. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BA in History, and received his M.D. at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Kahn completed his psychiatric residency at Columbia University School of Medicine/St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, where he was Chief Resident and an attending physician. Dr. Kahn is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is a member of the AMA and NJSAM (New Jersey Society of Addiction Medicine). He also is a certified psychoanalyst, having completed his training at the William Alanson White Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in 1989. Dr. Kahn has worked in variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, and inpatient rehabilitation settings. He received a DATA 2000 waiver for the use of Buprenorphine in treatment by SAMHSA in 2009. Dr. Kahn has practiced in New Jersey since 1990 and has been chosen as a Top Doctor in Bergen County by Bergen Magazine.

Cheryl Fitts, PA, MSPT

Cheryl Fitts graduated from Penn State University with a degree in physiology. She then earned her Master of Sciene in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. After practicing physical therapy for seven years Ms. Fitts obtained her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Franklin Pierce University. Prior to joining Forest Recovery and Psychiatric Group, Ms. Fitts practiced family medicine in New England. Ms. Fitts enjoys treating a wide spectrum of mental health issues focusing on the young adult and adult population.

John Veliky, LCSW

Clinical Director

John Veliky is a licensed clinical social worker who received his MSW from New York University in 1999 after completing undergraduate degrees at William Paterson College and State University of New York – FIT. He has worked with individuals, groups, and families in a variety of settings. Anxiety, relationship issues, grief, loss, anger, addictions, and depression are the areas of his expertise. His training and experience allow him to develop working relationships in a caring, supportive, and non-judgmental environment.

Allegra Schorr


Ms. Schorr has over twenty-five years of experience in delivering high quality, value-oriented healthcare and substance use disorder treatment services. Ms. Schorr is an owner and Vice President of West Midtown Medical Group, an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP), chemical dependence outpatient and Article 28 comprehensive primary care facility located in Midtown Manhattan. All three co-located and fully integrated programs meet the rigorous national accreditation standards of the Joint Commission. Through her efforts, West Midtown Medical Group became the first opioid treatment program to dispense Buprenorphine in an OTP setting in New York State. Ms. Schorr serves as President of the Coalition of Medication Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates (COMPA), New York State’s OTP/MAT provider association. Ms. Schorr represents New York State on the National Board of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD). Ms. Schorr is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and has a Masters of Science in Healthcare Management at Rutgers University-School of Health Professionals.

Catherine Spohn MS, MFT

Catherine earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Villanova University and received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mercy College. At Forest Psychiatric Associates, Catherine works with individuals, couples, families and groups to assist clients with variety of issues including substance dependence and addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship stress and other mental health and family concerns. She takes pride in creating an open, accepting environment with clients and uses a warm, calm approach to therapy that encourages emotional growth and healthier relationships. She is committed to helping her clients improve their well-being.

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