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Our programs are designed and conducted by a multidisciplinary staff of professionals with years of experience in the field of substance abuse and mental health.

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Joshua Scott, CNDAI, CAC,
CEO

Joshua Scott is an experienced healthcare executive who has a proven record of designing and implementing intervention and treatment strategies for individuals suffering from alcohol and drug dependence, as well as eating disorders. Joshua is the founder of Boca Detox Center and is an active member of the Delray Beach Drug Task Force. Joshua has assembled a dynamic team of therapists, clinicians, and medical professionals to help addicts and alcoholics through all phases of the recovery process. Residing in South Florida with his wife and three children, he travels and works throughout the United States.

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Mike Hendren
Director of Intake
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Mike Hendren,
Director of Intake
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Justin Williams
Controller
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Justin Williams,
Controller
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Sean Ryan, CAP, LCSW
Clinical Director
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Sean Ryan, CAP, LCSW,
Clinical Director

Sean Ryan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addiction Professional who has practiced in the State of Florida for over 9 years. He received his Master’s Degree from Barry University. Sean believes that the therapeutic relationship is the most critical aspect of care and believes that therapists should always see the patient before the pathology. Sean is a client centered therapist who utilizes Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Sean was formerly the clinical director of The Center for Modern Adult Recovery at Hanley in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Faye Ann Karasick
Assistant Clinical Director
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Faye Ann Karasick,
Assistant Clinical Director

Faye Ann originally comes from British Columbia in Canada and brings with her a plethora of knowledge, skills and experience in the field of addictions and mental health. She has lived in the United States for about 12 years and held a CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor) certificate in Nevada before moving to Florida. Faye Ann also brings with her a therapy dog named Little Boy Boo who works with our clients on a regular basis. She holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology and has undergone advanced training in a number of clinical areas including Problem Gambling Levels 1 and 2, Catching Our Breath Facilitator Training (a program about change for women who smoke), Advanced Systematic Brief Therapy Training (Virginia Satir) and Marriage and Family Therapy (Virginia Satir) to name just a few. She also has had the opportunity to conceptualize, develop, coordinate, facilitate and manage two different programs, a day treatment program specifically designed for women with substance dependence/other related issues and a supported housing program designed to enable people with severe mental illnesses to live independently in the community.

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Gina Metrano, BA
Director of Client Support Services
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Gina Metrano, BA,
Director of Client Support Services

Gina has a BA from Loyola University, New Orleans.  She started working at Guardian Recovery Network right around the time it opened.  She started as a Mental Health tech.  She has since been promoted to Director of Support Services.  In this role, she coordinates all the Patients needs per their Treatment Plan and is the direct link between the Patients and clinical staff.

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Allen Thomas
Client Services
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Allen Thomas, Client Services
Client Services

Allen is from Chattanooga, TN. He attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He currently coordinates case monitoring, client services, and aftercare groups. In his free time, he is an avid golfer and a runner. He is currently completing his CAP Certification in Delray Beach to become a primary therapist.

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Dupless Duplessy
Client Services
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Dupless Duplessy,
Client Services
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Danielle Poll, MS
Intake Coordinator
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Danielle Poll, MS,
Intake Coordinator
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Amanda Eilola, LCSW
Primary Therapist
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Amanda Eilola, LCSW,
Primary Therapist

As a Primary Therapist, Amanda brings 10 years of experience working with substance abuse and mental health issues. Amanda holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and a Qualified Supervisor of clinical social work interns. Throughout her career, Amanda has worked with diverse populations both in the private and non-profit sectors. Amanda has a direct yet compassionate rapport with her clients and is dedicated to a person-centered approach in treatment. Amanda is grateful to have the opportunity to help clients achieve recovery and realize their potential to lead productive, healthy, and happy lives.

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Patrick Balsley
Primary Therapist
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Patrick Balsley,
Primary Therapist

Patrick has several years of experience in the field of Addiction Treatment at multiple levels of care. He specializes in teaching 12-Step application, meditation and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention. Patrick studied at North Carolina State University and is currently continuing his education at Florida Atlantic University and The Academy of Addiction Professionals. 

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Matthew E. Navratil, LCSW
Primary Therapist
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Matthew E. Navratil, LCSW,
Primary Therapist

Matthew E. Navratil received his BS in Criminal Justice from George Washington University and a Masters in Social Work from Barry University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and brings over 10 years of experience in the field of substance abuse both personally and professionally.  Matthew’s own struggles with addiction have afforded him the opportunity to give the hope and practical tools provided to him, with his clients who struggle with the disease of addiction.

Matthew provides counseling to individuals and families with psychiatric and co-occurring disorders. His extensive experience includes working with individuals with a myriad of behavioral health and other life issues, including but not limited to substance use, depression, and anxiety as well as life stressors. Matt utilizes a blend of cognitive

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Caitlin Gavin
Group Facilitator
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Caitlin Gavin,
Group Facilitator

Caitlin has been working in the addiction field for the past two years. She has an undergraduate degree in Biology and is studying to become a Certified Addiction Professional. Caitlin is also a 200 hr. RYT-certified yoga instructor and integrates yoga and meditation into the recovery process.

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Jessica Moretti
Administrative Assistant
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Jessica Moretti,
Administrative Assistant

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