Sydney Torres, MS, LMHC, SMART Recovery® Certified
Sidney Torres has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Universidad del Este in Carolina, Puerto Rico and he has a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Carlos Albizú University in Doral, Florida. He is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern, a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and Smart Recovery® Certified. Sidney’s involvement with addiction recovery started during his practicum year in the mental health master’s program. The experience working in a dual-diagnosis setting has broadened his understanding of addictive behaviors. He believes in the clinically proven behavioral and cognitive interventions as a way to help treat addiction as well as other mental health diagnoses that clients could be dealing with.
Sidney Torres relies on his 17 years of extensive experience in business and customer care, employee training, and management skills to provide a personalized experience to each client at Cornerstone. He is able to customize his treatment of each person according to their individual needs and addiction recovery objectives. Sidney’s role at Cornerstone Recovery Center is to provide clients with the behavioral and cognitive insight that will help them understand their irrational thought processes which led to substance abuse and could lead to relapse if not corrected. He chose to work at Cornerstone Recovery Center because, “Cornerstone offers an alternative perspective and philosophy to treatment, which allows for the use of multiple disciplines in the recovery process.” His favorite famous quote is from Abraham Lincoln: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years”.