Our Staff

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Our Experienced Addiction Treatment Staff

Meet below a few individuals in our team of experienced and caring physicians, psychiatrists, nursing professionals, licensed social workers, mental health counselors, addiction specialists, medical massage therapist, yoga instructor, personal trainer, nutritionist and a gourmet chef..

Our multi-disciplinary group-practice enlists the full collaboration of a team of medical specialists that includes Cardiologists, Obstetricians, Physical Therapists and Emergency Care Providers who are actively involved in the treatment of our clients, with individualized treatment plan on a case-by-case basis.

FCR mandatory training program requires our staff to be certified for: CPR/AED, Infection Control, Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Operating Procedures, Abuse and Incident Reporting, Sentinel Events and Diversity in the Workplace.


Dr. Balta, MD

Medical Director/Psychiatrist


Deborah Hession, LCSW, MCAP

Clinical Director

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Director of Nursing



Andrea Blumstein, LMHC

Primary Counselor


Christopher Dickerson, LCSW

Primary Counselor


Michael M.

Primary Counselor


Marcia Schick, LCSW

Primary Counselor


Vanessa Abinader, MS

Support Counselor


Heather Leisen, BA

Support Counselor


Angel Spicer, CAP

Support Counselor



Dr. Connelly

Founder of Rapid Resolution Therapy®

Dr. Connelly has over 30 years of experience working with individuals struggling with acute trauma. He holds board certification in psychotherapy, sex therapy, hypnotherapy, behavioral medicine, clinical social work and chemical dependency counseling. He is the founder and the developer of Rapid Resolution Therapy®, a revolutionary therapeutic approach to the treatment of emotional & behavioral disorders, specially utilized in the treatment of PTSD, depression, anxiety and substance abuse. He is the author of "Life Changing Conversations - The Power of Transformational Communication", which demonstrates that dramatic therapeutic breakthroughs can be facilitated in a single psychotherapy session.


Troy Thom

Director of Admissions


Jim Amend

Outreach Coordinator

Jose Ortiz

Outreach Coordinator


Ricki Mann

Outreach Coordinator



Shawn Hamilton



Shaye M. Slayne


Elizabeth Slayne



Joseph Brady

Accounts Manager

Marissa Ortiz

Medical Records Clerk

Angela Simmons

Human Resources


For more information on our addiction treatment programs and therapeutic approaches, call toll free at: 800-960-5041. Florida Center for Recovery offers residential drug and alcohol rehab treatment through 12-Step and Non 12-Step Programs.

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Many of our patients fly in for treatment. Our "fly-in patient" protocol, ensures complete care and a comfortable, pleasant experience. RECOVERY. IT'S WORTH FIGHTING FOR..

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