The best drug addiction counselors can be found at JC’s Recovery Center. We pride ourselves in having an elite team of substance abuse counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists along with a highly experienced administrative staff that knows exactly what it takes to achieve permanent sobriety. We not only draw from proven medical treatment for substance abuse, but from personal experience as many of our staff members are recovered from drug and alcohol addiction.
We have designed a treatment program with a strong spiritual component because it is proven, through our years of experience in recovery, to have lasting results. We have in-house spiritual counselors and spiritual advisors who guide our clients through the most important aspect of recovery- a relationship with God.
We understand that alcoholism and drug addiction is an illness that hinders our ability to fulfill God’s will for us. For this reason our program’s mission, led by our Clinical Director Wendy Cabrera and Spiritual Director Brother Stevie B., is to help our clients stay sober in order to find their purpose. Her psychological expertise and his ministry have enabled our clients to do more than just stay clean. They have discovered their true potential and the courage to take action to realize what God has put on their hearts. In short, they have learned how to live fuller and more joyous lives without any need for a mood-altering substance.
Meet The Staff
Stephen “Stevie B.” Boyarsky has bachelor’s degree of science, in business, a certified Recovery Coach, a licensed Interventionist and has an extensive background in Biblical studies. Stevie B. is considered an expert in Faith-Based recovery and speaks internationally on this subject. Stevie B. is the Founder and Director of the Recovery Bible Study of Ft. Lauderdale. (recoverybiblestudy.org) and believes he is blessed to be the Ministry Leader of Celebrate Recovery, in Dania, Fl.
John Charos grew up in Queens, New York John struggled with drug addiction for many years. Now with over 20 years in the South Florida recovery community, John has devoted a large part of his life helping young men overcome the same addictions he struggled with for so long. John keeps recovery and his relationship with God first in his life and is eager to help patients reach a happy and joyous recovery.
Dr. Dolin was born and raised in Chicago with artist mom and United States Air Force dentist dad and 2 younger sisters. Dr. Dolin attended Chicago Medical School, Internal Medicine Residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital on Lake Michigan in Chicago. After Dr. Dolin’s residency she moved to South Florida to be near her parents.
Dr. Dolin has worked at three hospitals doing Internal Medicine then veered into the Psych and Substance world doing Internal Medicine as consultant and not Primary Care. All of Dr. Dolin’s patients have psychiatric, substance abuse, and/or eating disorders.
Dr. Dolin loves what she does, and it shows!
Eliana Azarian, LMHC, Ed.S graduated from Florida State University with a dual master’s degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling. Eliana has dedicated her life to helping those with addiction and mental health issues. As a clinician, Eliana considers herself a cognitive behavioral therapist, with a specialty in trauma and addiction. Eliana believes recovery from addiction comes by addressing all spokes on our wheels, mental health, physical health, spirituality, faith, and our family system. As a clinical director, Eliana has an extensive background achieving ways to maintain the highest quality of care for our clients and families with the end goal of health and wellness and a life free from suffering from addiction and mental illness.
Brandon Hammer is an individual who has found purpose in helping those who are struggling with addiction. He’s a unique blend of passion, expertise, and compassion that has helped countless individuals overcome their obstacles and achieve lasting recovery.
As the Admissions Director of JC’s Recovery Center, an interventionist and a certified spiritual, recovery, and relationship coach, Brandon is devoted to helping individuals build a fulfilling life beyond addiction. His approach is grounded in spirituality, but he also understands the practical steps necessary for long-term sobriety.
Brandon’s dedication to helping others is evident in his mentoring and coaching methods. He uses a faith based and holistic approach that addresses the mind, body, and spirit. He firmly believes that a combination of spiritual and practical solutions is necessary for individuals to achieve lasting recovery.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Brandon is a family man who finds joy in spending time with his wife, Nicole and three children. He believes that family is an integral part of the recovery process, and he encourages his clients to establish meaningful connections with their loved ones.
In all aspects of his life, Brandon is a compassionate and committed individual who genuinely cares about the well-being of others. He has made it his life’s work to help those who are struggling with addiction to find their way back to a life of purpose, joy, and sobriety.
With many years of sobriety and experience, Brandon is aware that addiction is not a one-size-fits-all problem. He tailors his approach to meet the specific needs of each individual. Whether it’s connecting them with resources for housing, employment, addressing underlying mental health issues, or advocating through the court system, Brandon is committed to helping his mentees build the tools they need to achieve lasting recovery.
In all his work, Brandon encourages others and helps individuals to see the value they possess. Brandon seeks to embody and promote the principles of faith, love, service, and humility. He believes that living these principles is necessary for building a successful and fulfilling life beyond addiction.
Overall, Brandon Hammer’s commitment to helping others is inspiring, and his unique approach to recovery is making a real difference in the lives of countless individuals and their families. Whether you’re struggling with addiction or looking for ways to support someone who is, our mentoring program provides a safe and supportive community that can help individuals achieve greater success in their recovery journey.
JC’s Recovery Center focuses on building a community of support and accountability. Through group sessions and one-on-one therapy, individuals are encouraged to share their struggles and experiences openly. This creates a sense of connection and helps individuals develop a support system that is essential for successful recovery.
Jaime is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, Certified Addiction Counselor, Master’s Level Addiction Counselor, and a Certified Human Trafficking Provider. Jaime is a graduate of Trinity International University and currently is a doctoral student with a specialization in trauma at Liberty University. Jaime has over 10 years’ experience working with the addiction population starting as a Behavioral Health Tech and working her way up to a Primary Therapist. Jaime has worked with diverse populations starting with at risk youth, juvenile delinquents, and sex trafficking victims (teens and adults). Jaime has worked as a Primary Therapist and Case Manager at various treatment and community mental health centers.
Jaime uses motivational interviewing, solution focused, and person-centered approach when working with clients. Jaime utilizes personal knowledge from being in recovery herself to connect with clients. Jaime’s passion is to work with her client’s past trauma experiences. Jaime plans on becoming EMDR certified this summer.
Jaime credits her survival to her spiritual path which enables her to help those that God has called in her path . To date, Jaime is encouraged by the success stories of the men and women that she helps.
Elizabeth is a compassionate and dedicated mental health counselor with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University – Florida, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, Minor in Psychology from Hunter College – New York City, New York.
She recently joined the team at JC’s Recovery Center as a therapist after completing her internship. Elizabeth has a special interest in addiction and childhood trauma (Adult Survivors) and works with individuals with various mental health symptoms.
She is passionate about improving the quality of life for individuals struggling with addiction, childhood trauma, and mental illness and provides a safe and non-judgmental space for her clients. Elizabeth utilizes various modalities such as ACT, CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing to help her clients overcome their challenges and achieve their goals.
Elizabeth is driven by her Christian faith and desire to help those who want to be helped, to make a difference in the lives of those who need God’s love, grace, and biblical hope to facilitate healing and transformation.
Chris is our dedicated and talented Operations Manager. Chris has fought and overcome addiction himself through finding God and working the steps. Just as faith has guided Chris, Chris guides and leads our amazing team of Behavioral Health Technicians. Chris has an extensive history in the medical field and strong organizational and leadership skills. Chris believes in direction, discipline, and structure.
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