ASAP is here to guide your family from your first phone call, through treatment, and into the future. Each staff member is trained to compassionately help families with teens.
Director of Clinical Services
David Baum, Psy.D., LICDC holds dual licensure as a Clinical Psychologist (Ohio – #7686) and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (Ohio – #161351). Dr. Baum is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan and received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Xavier University. Dr. Baum has been trained to provide general psychological services, while specializing in substance use, trauma-related, and mood disorders.
Dr. Baum is the founder and president of Adolescent Substance Abuse Programs, Inc. In 2008 he saw a critical need to design an outpatient treatment program that would not only address adolescent substance use disorders, but also include a developmental framework where the treatment process is tailored to the adolescent and his or her family. ASAP with its unique strategy is consistently evolving to enhance treatment strategies and improve outcomes.
PSYCHOLOGIST, CLINICAL STAFF
Dr. Sehra Polad graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from North Carolina State University in 2011 and received her Doctor of Psychology degree from Xavier University in 2016. Dr. Polad specializes in working with children and adolescents (ages 6-18). She works primarily from a cognitive behavioral perspective and has training in different evidence-based approaches including DBT, trauma-focused CBT, motivational interviewing, and parent management training.
After completing her undergraduate work at West Virginia University, Dr. Hannah Lubman moved to Cincinnati to pursue her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Xavier University with a focus on adolescents and families.She also has training and experience providing mental health treatment for trauma-related and mood disorders utilizing a variety of treatment modalities including individual, family, and group therapy.
Stan Reid brings over 25 years clinical experience to ASAP, having worked in several treatment facilities throughout the Tri-State. He has been a certified substance abuse counselor assistant since 1997. In addition to his work with ASAP, Stan is a guest speaker on substance abuse and recovery at Prospect House and New Directions. his unique approach to treatment combines knowledge, experience, humor, and insight, while always placing the client’s recovery and well-being as the first priority.
After completing her undergraduate work at Ohio University, Essence moved to Cincinnati to pursue her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Xavier University. In addition to her work at ASAP, Essence has worked at various mental health care facilities including Hillcrest Academy and Xavier’s Psychological Services Center.
Troy earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Xavier University. In addition working at ASAP, Troy has worked at facilities including Xavier’s Psychological Services Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Troy enjoys working with adolescents and young adults and strives to provide evidence-based treatments allowing his clients to reach their full potential.