Deacon Farrelly has dedicated his life to helping others, backed by more than three decades of experience with behavioral health and nonprofit work. As a clinician, he specialized in individual, couples’ and family therapy as well as career advising. He also served as a clinical supervisor for adolescent residential treatment. As a leader of both nonprofits and for-profits, he has proven success in building diverse teams and strategic project management. In 2018, Deacon brought his expertise and dedication to Gateway Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the NAMI St. Louis Board of Directors, an organization that strives to improve the quality of life for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and their families. He is inspired every day by patients’ commitment to overcoming their challenges to improve their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
Deacon earned his bachelor’s and master’s in social work from the University of Kansas.
Hetal Amin, MD
Dr. Hetal Amin has more than 20 years of practice experience and specializes in psychiatry and neurology. Dr. Amin joined Gateway Foundation in 2007 as a consulting psychiatrist before becoming the medical director.
Dr. Amin finished his addiction psychiatry fellowship at the University of Connecticut, and during the fellowship, he participated in research on Campral and Vivitrol. Prior to joining Gateway Foundation, he worked as medical director at different community mental health centers in Southern Illinois. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Amin has worked with patients with severe co-occurring disorders. Dr. Amin actively participates in local charity clubs and provides volunteer services.
He earned his medical degree from Baroda Medical College.
Gateway Foundation Swansea’s highly trained addiction specialists educate and develop relapse prevention goals for patients with substance use disorders. All of Swansea’s counselors are masters-prepared and many of them hold licenses in either social work or counseling. The team is caring and passionate about ensuring that patients receive the best care and leave treatment feeling prepared to use their skills to maintain a sober lifestyle. From an Intensive Outpatient Program to Addiction Therapy Services, you can count on our staff to help you maintain sobriety. For more information, contact Gateway Foundation Swansea today at 618.234.9002.