New Dawn’s multidisciplinary staff collaborates on every treatment plan, and at every level of care. This holistic approach not only provides recovery tools from many different perspectives, but also ensures that the recovery process is a stable and consistent one. Please see the list of our staff categorized by either program or leadership.
Summer Nipomnick, PhD.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PSY24956
Clinical Director, PHP/IOP Eating Disorder Sausalito
Summer Nipomnick, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been involved in the treatment of eating disorders for over a decade. She returns to New Dawn Treatment Centers after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where she was actively engaged in the Body Image Therapy and Research Program. Dr. Nipomnick earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from John F. Kennedy University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of California Davis Medical Center and received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University.
Dr. Nipomnick’s experience includes individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy with pediatric, adolescent and adult inpatients and outpatients. She worked as a therapist with the Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders in San Francisco, CA where she helped develop and implement a low-fee outpatient therapy clinic for adults and adolescents with eating disorders. Dr. Nipomnick helped launch La Ventana Eating Disorder Programs San Francisco-based partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment programs. She formerly worked at New Dawn Treatment Centers in their intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization and residential treatment programs.
Dr. Nipomnick has extensive training in the eating disorder field, as well as crisis intervention, and work with patients who have co-morbid medical and psychiatric conditions. Her research has focused on psychological control and recovery from anorexia nervosa along with body image and behavioral health interventions and outcomes. She has presented research at national and international conferences and has published articles in these fields. She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Steve Sugden, Psychiatrist
Medical Director for Chemical Dependency Treatment Programs
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Dr. Susan Garcia-Swain, Board Certified Addictionologist
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