MISSION

The mission of SOAP MAT, LLC is to provide a high quality outpatient opiate treatment program (OTP) that promotes health and well-being to an underserved opiate dependent population. The objective of the program will be to provide affordable, medically assisted treatment (MAT) utilizing the harm reduction model, focusing on each patient as an individual. The goal of treatment will therefore be to enable the community to function at a higher level, yielding a decrease in crime rates, high risk behaviors and deaths. To that end, SOAP MAT, LLC will promote sobriety, as evidenced by an absence of abusing illicit opioids.

ABOUT SOAP MAT

SOAP MAT LLC provides counseling, case management, social work, referrals to community resources, educational programs, work eligibility, vocational rehabilitation and nutritional counseling. SOAP MAT LLC also complies with governmental regulatory agencies. These agencies include the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration / Center of Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA/CSAT), the Council on Accreditation (COA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and California Department of Health Care Services.

Founders of SOAP MAT

Founders:

Dr. Bart Rossi PhD.
Dr. Rossi is NJ Licensed Psychologist and the author of The New-New American Life Style: Post September 11, 2001, A Psychologist’s Perspective (Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Dec 2003), The Effect of Word Anagrams High and Low in Association Value on Solution Times (The Journal of General Psychology, 1976, 94, 125-128), and Mediation Effects in Originality, Creativity, and Letter Frequency Hierarchy (Psychological Reports, 1975, 37).

He began his career providing psychological care to a wide-range of clientele — through private practice, medical centers and other organizations, state-wide. From 1977 to 2013 he oversaw 50 licensed psychologists as C.E.O. of the Rossi Psychological Group, P.A., Somerville, New Jersey.

He has served as co-Director of the Independent Child Study Teams, Inc. in Jersey City, and also as Director of the Adolescent Counseling Center of Somerset County. In 1977 he founded the Rossi Psychological Group, P.A, where — as CEO — he oversaw a group comprised of over 50 licensed psychologists and medical professionals possessing expertise in specialized clinical areas. Throughout the years he has worked with the New Jersey Parole Board conducting psychological evaluations of inmates, the New Jersey Department of Corrections [for the specialized training of 6,000+ Corrections Officers], the Hudson County Employee Assistance Program, and has been a Keynote speaker for the American Psychological Association Annual Practice Directorate Meeting [with representatives from all 50 states.]

Dr. Rossi received his B.A. in psychology at Parson’s College, (Iowa), M.A., in clinical psychology at the University of Dayton (Ohio), M.A. in General-Theoretical psychology at Fordham University, (NY) and his Ph.D. in General-Theoretical Psychology at Fordham University (NY). He is a member of the American Psychological Association, New Jersey Psychological Association (former board member), and the New Jersey Association for the Advancement of Psychology (former chairperson).

Dr. Laura Rossi
Dr. Laura Rossi is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist who has worked with high risk populations for 15 years. She has a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Her undergraduate degree was completed at Miami of Ohio. Dr. Rossi has always had an interest in working in the forensic psychology arena and high risk environments. Her internships throughout graduate school emphasized diagnostic work both on the streets with patients and also within the criminal justice system. Dr. Rossi began her career working within the prison system and conducted forensic psychological evaluations for various agencies. She has testified in court as an expert witness and has assessed many high risk youth and adults both living on the streets and behind bars. Dr. Rossi shifted her focus in 2005 when she began working at an opioid treatment program. She has been an outspoken advocate for medication assisted treatment for over a decade. She enjoys implementing both the patient focused and harm reduction models to her patient population. Dr. Rossi believes in focusing on each patient as an individual as well as treating each patient with dignity and respect. Dr. Rossi is a member of the following: Department of Health Care Services NTP Advisory Board, California Psychological Association, Democratic Club of Oceanside and Carlsbad, CA, Council on Accreditation, COMP Member, and Prescription Drug Task Force of San Diego.

“My immense appreciation and gratitude to every staff member who touched upon my life while under your care and tending.”
Jordy