Principal Members:

Psychiatrist: Muhannad Kassawat, MD
Michael Potesta, MD
Nurse Practitioners: Four on Staff
Clinical Supervisor: Hiedi Konsol MSW, LISW-S, MHO

Serenity Center of Youngstown, LLC. (SCOY) is a private, for profit corporation that was established in 2015. SCOY  provides a comprehensive continuum of outpatient behavioral health and substance abuse services under the direction of Owner and Medical Director, Muhannad Kassawat MD who is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Addictionologist.

About Our Personalized Care

Dr. Muhannad Kassawat, MD

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91 Americans die daily from an opioid overdose. Patients face significant challenges in maintaining sobriety.  At Serenity Center we provide a comprehensive treatment plan where we work with patients’ families and support groups to insure the success and well being of our patients.

Who Do We Help

Muhannad Kassawat received his Medical Degree from the Superior Institute of Medical Sciences in Havana Cuba in 1992. He then went on to earn his Master's Degree in Biology from Youngstown State University in 2001, and his PHd in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Kent State University in 2006. He completed his psychiatric residency at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. in 2010. Since that time he has functioned as a Psychiatrist at the West Virginia State Hospital in Weston, WV, and as a Psychiatrist & Medical Director at the United States Air Force Base in Eglin, FL. January 2009 he has functioned in the role of staff psychiatrist for children and adolescents at Belmont Pines Hospital in Youngstown, OH. Dr. Kassawat joined Comprehensive Psychiatry Group in June of 2013. He began Serenity Center of Youngstown LLC in 2015. It is here he treats adolescents and adults with a wide variety of presenting mental health and substance abuse problems. Dr. Kassawat is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. He is also Board Certified in Addiction Medicine. He currently serves as the Chief of Psychiatry at Mercy Health providing inpatient treatment to adults and geriatric patients. His primary service goal is to provide the highest quality of outpatient treatment by utilizing a continuum of care treatment approach.

Psychiatrist: Dr. Muhannad Kassawat, MD

Recipients of these comprehensive services will be individuals and families residing in the Mahoning, Columbiana, Trumbull counties and surrounding NE Ohio and Western Pa. communities. Target populations for services will include children, adolescents, adults and seniors in these respective locations. Currently, Serenity Center provides direct services at 3 separate locations in these communities. Poverty and unemployment have well-established relationships with stressors and high-risk behaviors. Increases in poverty and unemployment predictably lead to increases in our community’s behavioral health needs, including a wide range of substance abuse and mental health problems. These problems can impact the community at large.


Management and Education
Goal and Treatment
​Counseling Services
Services to Special
​​Alcohol and Drug Education
Psychotherapy Groups

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