Sergio is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Addiction Professional, and is trained in EMDR. He has worked in the field of substance use and mental health for over 17 years. Sergio graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a master’s degree in Education, specializing in mental health and rehabilitation counseling. He is also a member of the Golden Key Honor Society. Throughout his career, Sergio has received several recognitions, including Sierra Tucson’s “Gratitude for Giving, Compassion Award” in 2016; “Above & Beyond” Award from Elements Behavioral Health in 2015; “Employee of the Year” from Miami-Dade County in 2007; “Appreciation Award”, Lindsey Hopkins Education Center-School Advisory Council in 2010; and “Appreciation Award”, Miami-Dade County, Mayor and Board of County Commissioners in 2009.
His passion and vision include helping individuals and families that have been affected by the disease of addiction and mental health. Having served in previous roles as Executive VP of Clinical Services, Executive Director, Admissions Director, Assistant Clinical Director, Primary Therapist, Judicial Services Coordinator, Family Therapist, and BHT Supervisor, Sergio brings extensive experience to his position. He is also fluent in English and Spanish.