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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
Founder
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Joshua Scott,
Founder

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 Guardian Recovery Network, 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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Tommy Mcgee
Clinical Director
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Tommy Mcgee,
Clinical Director

Tommy has more than 16 years of experience in the mental health and addictions field, working in supportive, clinical, and administrative roles. He has experience working with clients from various ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. He has worked with clients with co-occurring disorders, both adult and adolescent persons, Native American groups, and in programs with a focus on treating clients of ultra high net worth. He also has worked as an educator with the Palm Beach State College – teaching both in class and online, general psychology, and crisis Intervention. Tommy has facilitated courses for professionals seeking certification with the state of Florida in addictions as an instructor for The Academy for Addiction Professionals. He has taught treatment planning, psychopharmacology, and clinical evaluation. Tommy holds a Bachelor of Science (Ministry) and Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology (with a specialization in mental health and marriage of family) from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addictions Professional.

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Michael Herbert
Director of Family Services
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Michael Herbert,
Director of Family Services

Michael is an addiction professional with 25 years of experience, ranging from intervention to aftercare. Michael also practices professional coaching, working with individuals in group, with families, and one on one. Michael is a Certified Structured Family Counselor, working with families in facilitating their process of recovery. In his 14-year tenure at the Caron Foundation in Florida, Michael has served as a primary therapist, family therapist, and clinical director.  He has also worked as the Director of Program Development at the Delray Recovery Center. Michael is a Certified Intervention Professional, who is nationally and internationally known as an addiction counselor.  Michael’s international work includes teaching addiction counseling at Behman Hospital in Cairo, Egypt. He is also a consultant for the Cairo American College and the Maadi Psychological Center. Michael develops and facilitates self-help groups in North Africa and prevention work in Cape Town, South Africa, along with working with the Spirit of Bermuda on their Charlotte Sail.  Domestically, Michael has developed programming for the NY Theological Seminary for Children at Risk, The Dance Theater of Harlem, The New York City Police Department Members Assistance Program (MAP), and served as the Program Director of Inter-Care LTD in New York City. Michael has also been a consultant with Columbia Tri-Star television. Aside from his intellectual and scholarly accomplishments, Michael is a Crossfit enthusiast, and at the age of 51 completed an  ultra-marathon which was 155 miles across the Sahara desert. He is also a world traveler, visiting over 30 countries, and a proud graduate of the Hoffman process. Michael is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

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Michael Freundlich
Program Director
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Michael Freundlich,
Program Director

Mike is originally from Westfield, New Jersey, where he attended grade school as well as Springfield College. Mike ended up moving to Florida, and graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Mike was enthusiastic about athletics while growing up, and achieved All American Status in a Division 1 college athletic program. Mike joined the Guardian Recovery Network team in 2017, where he became the Program Director of Guardian Intensive Outpatient Program. He is currently enrolled in a masters program specializing in Healthcare Administration.

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Matt Navratil
Primary Therapist
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Matt Navratil,
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 share 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, anxiety, and life stressors.

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Gina Metrano
Case Manager
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Gina Metrano,
Case Manager

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

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Amanda Eilola
Primary Therapist
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Amanda Eilola,
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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Faye Ann Karasick
Primary Therapist
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Faye Ann Karasick,
Primary Therapist

Faye Ann originally comes from British Columbia, 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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Justin Williams,
CFO

Justin is responsible for the design and implementation of business strategies, plans, and procedures to meet objectives for company growth. Justin earned degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of Maryland RH Smith School of Business. He adds 10 years of business operations expertise to the executive team, with experience in the Public Accounting, IT, Legal, and Health Care industries. Justin also serves as the Financial Controller for Guardian Recovery Network, Boca Detox Center, and Immersion Recovery Center.

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