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. John Giordano is an expert in the treatment of addiction, mental health, and the founder of The National Institute For Holistic Addiction Studies (NIFHAS). He is the author of “Proven Holistic Treatment For Addiction & Chronic Relapse”, “How To Beat Your Addictions And Live A Quality Life”, and his most recent book is the acclaimed: “The Kid From The South Bronx Who Never Gave Up,” and is the co-author of “Molecular Neurobiology of Addiction Recovery: The 12 Steps Program and Fellowship.”
Over twenty years ago Giordano founded the prestigious G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Center in North Miami Beach, Florida — a 62 bed in-patient/out-patient JCAHO accredited addiction treatment facility which he started for $300 and then sold in 2012 for $45,000,000.
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.
Frank Slocum was born in Danbury, CT and raised in the vibrant surroundings of South Florida, specifically Port St. Lucie. Coming from a dynamic background, Frank has overcome personal challenges and emerged as a beacon of hope and inspiration in the field of addiction recovery.
With a sobriety date of 2/12/2015, Frank has been on an unwavering journey of personal growth and transformation. Wholeheartedly embracing the principles and practices of recovery, Frank has found solace and strength within the program.
Before embarking on his remarkable path to recovery, Frank served his country with honor and dedication. Enlisting at the young age of 17, he bravely deployed to Iraq on two occasions. Unfortunately, during his second deployment, he sustained an injury that led to his medical retirement on 10/30/2011. This experience shaped Frank’s resilience and fortified his commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others facing adversity.
With a passion for helping others and a drive to continuously learn and grow, Frank entered the treatment industry in 2015. Starting as an overnight tech, Frank demonstrated exceptional dedication and quickly ascended through the ranks. From Operations Director to National Operations Manager and ultimately to the esteemed position of Executive Director, Frank has consistently displayed exemplary leadership and a tireless work ethic.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Frank cherishes spending quality time with his family during his well-deserved downtime. Frank has a zest for life and enjoy engaging in various activities such as visiting shooting ranges, exploring beautiful beaches, and embarking on exciting trips. A true adventurer at heart, Frank aspires to set foot on every continent and explore the diverse landscapes of every state.
Frank is a shining example of resilience, personal growth, and unwavering dedication to the recovery journey. Frank’s unique life experiences, combined with his professional expertise, make him a valued asset to our team at JC’s Recovery Center. Franks unwavering commitment and genuine care for the well-being of others make him an exceptional advocate for those seeking a path to lasting recovery.
We are privileged to have Frank as an integral part of our team, and his presence is a testament to our shared mission of providing compassionate care and support to individuals on their path to 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!
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 was recently certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as another way to treat trauma and addiction.
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 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.
You are a person of faith, accomplished and socially connected, yet here you are feeling lost and unsure. You keep adding to your to-do list, but hardly anything gets crossed out. Wonder why you miss out on such wisdom? My favorite proverb (Prov. 4:6 – 7 NIV) starts with “Do not forsake wisdom.”, and I am here to help you find yours.My name is Deborah Valverde. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I work with clients who have goals in specific areas in their lives, or are interested in working on themselves. Depending on your needs, we determine whether therapy or coaching is the best course of action for you.
I believe in connecting with clients through my experiences. I enriched my experiences through living in different countries including my home country Brazil as well as UK, Wales and Canada. I deepened my knowledge in Christian Counseling and CBT and Psychoanalysis practices over the years. My clients describe me as non-judgmental, very understanding.
I feel most accomplished when I witness my clients start using the guidance achieving their career and financial goals. I believe you have the strength not just to survive, but to truly thrive. Please visit my website to get more information about my services, or give me a call for a free consultation today to let us start working on relieving the burden.
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.
Donna a dedicated Case Manager with over five years of experience in the dual diagnosis field.I have developed a deep understanding of the challenges faced by individuals in vulnerable situations. My background as a Behavioral Health Technician, Medication Technician and my passion for helping others have equipped me with the skills necessary to provide compassionate and effective support.
My name is Ziona Weiss, and I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have over 20 years of experience working as a mental health therapist in various settings and diverse populations, including dual-diagnosed individuals and addiction issues. I also provide clinical intervention to reduce suffering and struggles and enable growth and progress. I use various evidence-based and empathetic approaches while simultaneously building my clients up.
Caitlin Moody, a dedicated counseling graduate from Pembroke Pines, FL, is on a mission to bring empathy and understanding to those in need. Currently pursuing a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, she combines faith-based principles with a strong psychology background. With a commitment to personal and spiritual growth, some of her personal interests include reading, working with her church’s youth ministry, and growing in her faith as a Christian.
Certified in First Aid and on the path to a Professional Counseling License, Caitlin blends creativity, empathy, and connection to make a meaningful impact as an intern. Her focus on mental health is evident in her experiences, showcasing her dedication to helping others navigate challenges and achieve emotional well-being.
Some of Caitlin’s interests include reading, working with her church’s youth ministry and growing her faith as a Christian.
With an illustrious career spanning three decades in the public school system, Mrs. Machado has been a beacon of inspiration for both gifted and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students. A seasoned educator, Machado dedicated years to nurturing the intellectual and social emotional potential of diverse learners, leaving an indelible mark on countless young minds.
As Myriam “China” Machado transitioned into a new chapter, she emerged as a compassionate life coach specializing in supporting families grappling with mental health conditions, drug, and alcohol abuse. Leveraging her wealth of experience and understanding, China provides invaluable guidance to family members navigating the complexities of these challenging situations.
Machado has become a driving force in professional development, sharing her expertise in healing families affected by mental health issues and substance abuse. Through workshops and coaching sessions, she empowers individuals with practical tools and strategies to navigate these hardships, fostering resilience and unity within families.
With a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of others, China continues to inspire and uplift, seamlessly transitioning from the classroom to the broader realm of family support and healing. She stands as a testament to the enduring power of education and compassion in transforming lives.