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Mendi Baron, LCSW, is the founder/CEO of several treatment centers including Ignite Teen Treatment, Elemental Treatment, Eden Center for Eating Disorders, and Hope Street. Clinically trained, Mendi has extensive experience as a therapist in both individual and group counseling programs for children, adolescents, teens, young adults, adults, and families in various settings.
Having worked at several treatment centers including the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development, the Carroll County Youth Services Bureau, Chabad Crisis Centers, and the Center for Discovery and Adolescent Change, Mendi knew instinctively that he could create therapeutic programs that offer a unique approach to the treatment of those struggling with a variety of emotional and behavioral disorders and substance abuse issues. In 2009, he set out to do just that and has since conceived and built, from the ground up, multiple successful, high-end adolescent residential and outpatient programs in Las Vegas, New Jersey, New York, and Southern California. Whether he’s sharing his expert insight in a blog, being interviewed on TV, or looking at blueprints for a new treatment program, Mendi instills a rare blend of energy, creativity, experience, and positivity to everything that lands on his entrepreneurial plate.
A well-known expert spokesperson in the field of mental health and addiction, Mendi appeared on The Dr. Phil Show and is a frequent guest expert on local Las Vegas news programs such as KSNV, KVCW, KTNV, KVVU, and KLAS as well as on countless radio programs and podcasts nationwide, including NPR. Mendi is often cited in print and online outlets such as Asbury Park Press, Bustle, EcoWatch, Eat This, Not That!, In Recovery, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mishpacha magazine, Nevada Business, Pasadena Now, The Jerusalem Post, The Jewish Press, and The Wrap.com among other publications. He blogs for Psychology Today and has contributed to USA Today, Keys to Recovery, In Recovery Magazine, Paradigm, Step 12 Magazine, The Sober World, and Valley Scene Magazine. He is a sought-after speaker at national mental health and addiction conferences, public and private schools, as well as business and corporate events.
Mendi earned a BA with honors in psychology and social work at The University of Maryland and an MSW at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. The son of a Rabbi, eldest of 11 children, he is a part-time rock musician, boxer, cantor, and father of four.