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Drema Carpenter, PsyD

Dr. Drema Carpenter, PsyD. is a passionate scholar-practitioner in the field of clinical psychology. She is a Doctor of Psychology and has a Master of Counseling Psychology, receiving her degrees from [...]

2020-08-12T20:29:29+00:00August 12th, 2020|

Sergio Muriel

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 [...]

2020-07-09T11:38:58+00:00July 9th, 2020|

Christopher Costanzo

Christopher Costanzo lifeskills south florida staffAfter graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a BA in Public Safety Administration, Chris joined the field of mental health and substance abuse in hopes of [...]

2020-07-09T15:13:22+00:00July 1st, 2020|

Daniel Thacker

Daniel Thacker lifeskills south florida staffDaniel came to Lifeskills South Florida in January 2010, with over 40 years of experience in the field of mental health and substance abuse. He has [...]

2020-07-09T11:32:07+00:00July 1st, 2020|

Bill Kovach

As the Daytime Residential Supervisor, Bill utilizes his training in DBT interventions and crisis prevention while working one on one with clients fighting through adversity, resolving interpersonal conflicts that arise in [...]

2020-07-09T11:32:21+00:00July 1st, 2020|

John Mills

John is experienced in working with adults with severe traumatic brain injury, substance use disorder, and dual diagnosis. He began his career in the substance use/ mental health in 1989 in [...]

2020-07-09T11:32:34+00:00July 1st, 2020|

Ted Monticello, BS

As the Osceola House Manager, Ted focuses on assisting clients in developing a lifestyle of wellness and independence. He has over 22 years of experience and is well versed in multiple [...]

2020-07-09T11:32:43+00:00July 1st, 2020|

Andrew Kosow, MS

Andrew is a Family Therapist with vast experience in the mental health field. Focusing on solutions rather than problems in his therapeutic approach, he utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Family [...]

2020-07-09T11:34:59+00:00July 1st, 2020|

Sandra Bernstein, LCSW, REBT-Trained

With over 15 years of mental health and addiction experience, Sandra is a primary therapist providing individual, and group therapy utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), MI, and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) [...]

2020-07-09T11:36:41+00:00July 1st, 2020|

Arthur Chen, PsyD, CCTP

Dr. Arthur Chen, Psy.D is a Licensed Psychologist in Florida. He has a Master of Applied Psychology with a specialization in Counseling and a Master of Clinical Psychology and a Doctor [...]

2020-07-09T11:37:03+00:00July 1st, 2020|

Dovid Kirzner, PsyD, DBT-Intensively Trained

As a Primary Therapist, Dr. Kirzner is passionate about empowering his clients and providing a safe, supportive atmosphere for personal growth. He has extensive experience treating interpersonal problems, adjustment issues, behavioral [...]

2020-07-09T11:37:13+00:00July 1st, 2020|

Krista Valz, PsyD

Dr. Valz is a licensed clinical psychologist and earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Her training has included individual and group work in a variety of settings [...]

2020-07-09T11:37:59+00:00July 1st, 2020|

Bo Varga, MS

During Boglarka’s (Bo) year-long internship with Lifeskills in the Family Department, she served as a co-facilitator for the Intensive Family Weekend Workshop. Her experience also includes working with court-ordered cases, clients [...]

2020-07-09T11:38:36+00:00July 1st, 2020|

Sandra Prevost

Sandra comes to Lifeskills with over 15 years of experience in the field. Most recently, Sandra led the Human Resources function for a South Florida treatment center, supporting more than 500 [...]

2020-07-09T11:39:08+00:00July 1st, 2020|

Karen Gauci, MPH, RD, LD

Karen is the owner and president of 2001 Nutrition Services, Inc., a company with a philosophy of providing education and counseling in all areas related to nutrition. Karen is a licensed [...]

2020-07-09T11:34:19+00:00June 19th, 2019|

Heather Wright, ISSA

Heather has worked in the fitness industry for over 28 years and has been a nationally certified personal trainer for the past 17 years. She specializes in weight management, endurance, strength, [...]

2020-07-09T11:33:36+00:00June 19th, 2019|

David Duquette, PsyD

Dr. Duquette, Director of Quality Improvement and Utilization Review at Lifeskills South Florida, earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Carlos Albizu University and completed his pre-doctoral internship at South Florida [...]

2020-07-09T11:37:36+00:00June 19th, 2019|
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