Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment, substance abuse treatment provider in Illinois, recently welcomed Patricia Ryding, Psy.D., as the Executive Director for its Lake Villa substance abuse treatment center. With more than 30 years of experience in the fields of mental health and drug addiction treatment, Ryding comes to Gateway Foundation from CRC Health Group's Sierra Tucson where she was previously the Executive Director.
As Executive Director, Ryding will work to ensure that the quality care and evidence-based programs at the Lake Villa center are continuously improving so adults, teens and young men have access to affordable, individualized substance abuse treatment and aftercare for lasting recovery. Along with managing a multi-million dollar renovation to the Lake Villa center, Ryding is also working to recruit new substance abuse professionals.
"I appreciate how Gateway Foundation uses an integrated approach, combining mental health care and substance abuse treatment to help individuals understand what caused their addiction and then develop coping skills to manage stress and triggers in a healthy way," says Ryding.