As Director of Outpatient Services at the Outreach Recovery Center (ORC) at Pilgrim State in Brentwood, Long Island – a position she was appointed to in January 2020 – Courtney McDermott oversees daily operations, programming, compliance and quality assurance of the outpatient treatment program that serves individuals living in ORC’s community residence, as well as a specialty service track for active and discharged military veterans.
McDermott began her career at Outreach as an intern while working on her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, and joined the team officially as a case manager in the Women’s Day Rehabilitation Program at Outreach in Bellport in 2013. She later held increasingly responsible clinical posts and in April 2019 transitioned to the role of Clinical Coordinator of Outpatient Services at the Outreach Recovery Center. McDermott credits Outreach with instilling in her values from the beginning of her career that have helped her deliver quality care with a goal toward promoting optimal success for clients.
Before joining Outreach, McDermott was a residential counselor for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, where she assisted adolescent residents in meeting social and academic treatment goals and objectives, facilitating and monitoring daily activities in a structured residential setting.
McDermott received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Queens College of the City University of New York and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, College at Florham.