Jeannie has been in the substance abuse and mental health field since 1982. She has been part of The Recovery Team since 2000. She presently runs the trauma track and facilitates Experiential Groups for our patients and leads the Family Weekend. Jeannie is a licensed mental health counselor who holds national certification. She is an approved continuing education provider by the Florida board of addiction professionals and an approved supervisor for registered mental health interns. Jeannie is trained in gestalt, trauma, completed her EMDR training and is a certified diplomat in clinical hypnotherapy. She has received national recognition from the New York Times and Vanity Fair magazine and was locally a recipient of the Peter Fairclogh memorial award for her contribution to the field of substance abuse and mental health.
Brad Berkos is originally from the Chicago Metropolitan area. Brad began his career in substance abuse counseling in 1995, while working for the Northern Illinois Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
Brad held various positions with NICASA until relocation to Florida in 2003. After working in other fields, Brad retuned to the treatment industry in 2010 and accepted a position as the Director of Client Services for The Recovery Team.
Brad received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and is a State of Florida Licensed Certified Addition Professional.
Zane Morris started his journey with The Recovery Team in May 2017. Zane received a bachelor’s degree, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Psychology. In 2005 he made the decision to pursue a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology/ Mental Health Counseling at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Zane graduated, completing the Mental Health, Substance abuse and Marriage and Family track. Zane is a highly dedicated, caring, and serious – minded, professional.
His demonstrated strengths include: sound leadership, highly effective communication skills, team player and compassion for others.
Zane started his career working with children and families, providing families with counseling, connecting them with the social resources available in the community. While in his career, he noticed there was a great need for providing social services for the homeless, especially homeless veterans. Needless to say, he began a career working with homeless veterans in Palm Beach County, connecting them to social services in the community, services at the VA. Zane also helped veterans with finding affordable housing. While working with the veteran community he noticed two of the biggest issues veterans struggled with were mental health and substance abuse. Zane eventually found himself working in the substance abuse arena. Now, 10 years later he still is working with people who suffer from the disease of addiction. Zane’s passion for his job stems from the negative impact substance abuse has had on himself and his family.
Diane began her career in substance abuse counseling with The Recovery Team in June 2002. During this time, she worked numerous aspect of the company including supervision of Behavioral Health Technician, DUI evaluator, and in 2005 became DUI Program Director. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University, Certified Addiction Professional and International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium from the Florida Certification Board. Currently, as a Primary Therapist, not only does she bring her expertise in counseling, but also her personal experiences with recovery. Diane uses many types of therapy, including employing compassion, mindfulness and empathy. Since her first day with the company, she has been a strong team player, dedicated to helping all clients recover from a hopeless state of mind and body.
Deborah joined The Recovery Team as a Primary Therapist in January 2017. Her passion and work in the addiction field began in 2011 at Willingway Hospital in Statesboro, Georgia. It was there that she gained incomparable experience working not only as an Inpatient Counselor, but also working directly in both an intensive women's long- term residence and the intensive outpatient setting. She holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Exceptional Student Education from Nova University and is a Certified Addiction Counselor Level II (CACII).
Prior to a career in substance abuse counseling, Deborah worked as a public school educator for The Palm Beach County School Board from 1987-2006. Her approach to therapy is Mindfulness, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing as modalities to help clients better understand their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Deborah credits her arts-focused education and years of classroom teaching for the creative therapeutic approach she brings to her position. An array of experience and an authentic desire to encourage others to embrace recovery and the healing gifts available to all who embrace it, is what is at the core of her valued therapeutic work.
Peter Spezia is a Primary Therapist at The Recovery Team. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida State University in 2013, where he majored in Psychology. He earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University in 2016. During that time, he worked and interned in the field of substance abuse, acting as a group facilitator and individual therapist. Peter has 4 years of experience working with individuals suffering from the disease of addiction. Peter has worked with individuals suffering from a wide range of mental disorders as well.
Working within the substance abuse population is Peter’s passion, and has strong ties to his own life. Peter is an ACOA (adult child of an alcoholic/addict), Peter has seen firsthand the devastation of the disease of addiction. Peter has experienced the joy, love, and closeness that happens when addicts receive the help they need and deserve. As a therapist at The Recovery Team, he constantly collaborates with clinicians, doctors, case managers, and behavioral health technicians to support clients and help them find recovery while also providing an environment of compassion, empathy, and healing.
Lauren Meyers is a Case Manager/ Admissions Coordinator for The Recovery Team. She has been with The Recovery Team since June 2016 and has worked in the field of substance abuse since 2011. Having personally experienced addiction and recovery she possesses a unique knowledge of how the recovery process works not only for the recovering addict but for the families as well. Lauren believes that with a positive clinical setting and a strong support network achieving long term sobriety is possible for anyone struggling with addiction. Lauren is originally from Pennsylvania and attended Temple University to pursue her B.A. She moved to Florida in 2010 to begin her new way of life in recovery. She is currently working towards her C.A.C. as well as her A.S.
Michelle Fyfe is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional, and Certified Recovery Residence Administrator. She has worked in the field of addictions and mental health since 1997. Michelle has held several position in private and Government sectors in which she was responsible for program development, management, admissions, utilization management, and supervision of clinical staff. Michelle has brought a wealth of knowledge to The Recovery Team and is experienced in working with several populations to include: alcoholic/addicts, individuals with mental illness, adults, juvenile delinquents, adolescents, individuals with HIV/AIDS and military families. Michelle uses her training and life experiences to help her clients. She sees therapy and recovery as a journey of self-discovery and self-realization. Michelle is compassionate, empathic, and supportive in engaging clients and assisting them. Michelle truly cares and is passionate.
Fred Pettersen, Co-founder of The Recovery Team, Inc. since 2012 brings over 25 years of experience in the addiction industry. Fred developed a successful adolescent program for 6 to 18 year olds in Seattle, WA. He brings extensive clinical experience in prevention, early intervention and treatment to The Recovery Team. His success with both young and old give him confidence that no alcoholic or addict is too hopeless to recover – this mission statement has contributed to Fred’s success as both an administrator and program developer. In 1995, Fred along with Bill Schrader opened Recovery Resources, Inc. which was a small outpatient clinic using the state-of- the-art treatment strategies and old fashioned 12-step tools. Their successes lead to numerous expansions over the years. In 2012 the company was restructured and renamed The Recovery Team. “Our mission from the beginning is simple: to help alcoholics and drug addicts get well – to recover from the bondage of addiction and live the life they were meant to lead, to guide them from the gates of hell to the road of recovery. It has been our life’s work and most gratifying journey.” -Founders, Bill Schrader and Fred Pettersen
James Samuels is dedicated to the operations of the company as well as the safety and well-being of all of the clients. James brings his impeccable work ethic and leadership skills to The Recovery Team. James main focus is to make sure that the level of care that the clients receive is never compromised. He works tirelessly with his staff of behavior health technicians to make sure that each and every client at The Recovery Team has a positive experience. James is a natural leader and uses his personal experience with recovery to ensure that all clients feel supported and comfortable as they embark on their new journey. He is an active member of his church and a proud husband and father to his one year old son, James junior.
Dr. Emilio Duboy has more than 25 years of experience in practicing psychiatry. He is Board Certified and has a special interest in addiction psychiatry. Dr. Duboy has extensive experience in treating co-occurring psychiatric disorders. He completed his psychiatric residency training at Cabrini Medical Center / New York Medical College in New York City. In addition, Dr. Duboy completed a fellowship with New York University at Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Duboy understands the disease model of alcoholism and addiction and treats all of his patients with dignity and
respect. It is of paramount importance to Dr. Duboy that all clients have a positive experience and that begins with great medical care.
Dr. Tomaselli graduated from the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997 and is a General Practitioner. Dr. Tomaselli is affiliated with Good Samaritan Medical Center, John F Kennedy Medical Center North Campus and Palms West Hospital all evidence of his extensive work in the field. He has been working with The Recovery Team for over 5 years as a general practitioner as well as performing history and physicals for all of the clients. Dr. Tomaselli is in recovery lending to his expertise and is dedicated to helping others recover.