Dana Hayes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from Marist College with a Bachelors in Psychology with minors in Social Work and Public Praxis, and then completed her Masters at Rutgers University with a clinical concentration in Aging and Health. Dana is committed to providing compassionate care to all patients as well as education about mental health and its impact on overall wellness. Dana’s previous professional experiences include hospice and palliative care social work, bereavement support, and private practice therapy.
Rick graduated from Virginia Tech with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy in 1999, and from Catholic University with his Masters of Social Work in 2002. Since then he was worked as a therapist, counselor, and case manager with various agencies in Virginia and Pennsylvania, and for the US Army for 10 years with active duty Soldiers and veterans. Along the way he has accrued skills to help people manage addictions, anxiety, depression, and PTSD among other issues. He is also aware of and interested in people’s spiritual journeys as it relates to their overall mental health. He has a passion for trying to lift up those people who most need support, and he came to Sadler specifically because he wanted to be more active in the community of his adopted hometown, Carlisle.
As one of Sadler’s Behavioral Health Specialists, Kristen Ruis focuses on depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief/loss, tobacco cessation, substance use and parenting.
Ruis has been practicing for almost 25 years. Before joining Sadler’s team, she worked in family preservation, Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS), private practice and was a contracted Employee Assistance Program counselor.
She received her Bachelor of Social Work from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, and Master of Social Work from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Outside of Sadler, she enjoys hiking, cooking and baking, traveling, theater, music, and spending time with her family.