Richard B. Seely, M.D.
Referrals to our drug rehab program and alcohol abuse treatment are often made by employers, Employee Assistance Professionals, union membership professionals, mental health counselors, physicians, professional regulatory organizations, managed care organizations, insurers, and individuals seeking addiction treatment for a loved one.
Dr. Ari Kedem, Ph.D.
Dr. Ari Kedem, PhD comes to TRP to run various types of groups each week. He runs age specific psychodramatic groups which include his expertise in Cognitive Reframing Therapy, Family therapy, Psychopathology, Anger Management, Addictions Counseling. Dr. Kedem has received a B.A. from St.Thomas University, A M.A. from University of Miami, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He is a registered Drama Therapist and a certified Hypnotherapist. He has been practicing for the past 33 years.
Danielle Collins, RN, BSN
Danielle Collins is our Director of Nursing and has been at Transitions since December 2000. Danielle has worked in the field of addictions and dual diagnosis disorders for over 20 years bringing a wealth of experience to our patients. Danielle is currently enrolled for her master’s degree at Nova Southeastern University for (APRN) Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and she is a key member of our treatment team. Danielle works closely with our Patients, the Psychiatrist, and the Medical Director; to ensure all aspects of our patient’s care are thoroughly integrated. Danielle stresses the importance for medication compliance and overall wellness, as well as her enthusiastic belief that even though the past cannot be changed; the best of our patients future is yet to come.
Marian Bach, LMHC, CAP
Marian Bach, our director, is a LMHC and a CAP. She has been chosen as a Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association. Marian has been working in the field of addictions, and the problems that arise with that disease, since 1996 when she came to work at TRP. Marian is a Primary Therapist as well as the clinical and program team leader. Marian holds special certifications in various types of therapy used to treat PTSD, and she runs the nutrition/food program at TRP. This includes teaching clients in recovery how to eat appropriately, as well as helping those with eating issues overcome them. Marian has been with TRP for 17 years. Marian holds a B.Ed. from the University of Miami, a M.S. in Addictions and Mental Health counseling from Nova University, and is a State of Fl. Supervisor for students studying in the fields of Marian’s expertise.
Renee Sumner, B.S.
Renee Sumner is the Director of our Out Patient and Day/Night programs. She is also a Primary Counselor and treats clients in all levels of care. She specializes in solution focused therapy as well as female empowerment, disease concept and education about the 12 Steps. She has been in the field of addictions for 20 years, 17 of them at TRP. Renee graduated from Barry University with a B.S.
Tanya Parnes, M.S.
Tanya is a marriage and family therapist working towards licensure. She is currently registered as a Marriage and Family Therapy Intem and Mental Health Counseling Intern with the state of Florida. She has earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Florida, followed by two Master of Science degrees in Conﬂict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastem University and a dual specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from Barry University. Tanya has worked extensively with a wide range of client populations in both inpatient residential and hospital settings. Tanya works as a Primary Therapist at Transitions Recovery Program, specializing in solution focused therapy with her clients. She facilitates family groups weekly helping clients and loved ones understand the impact of addiction upon the family/relational system and work towards creating change.
Maria King has been the Director of Communications at Transitions Recovery Program since 1996. Maria greets everyone with her warm and inviting smile, while providing emotional and spiritual support to all family members and clients that have come to the program. Maria has been a loyal and dedicated employee for over 17 years and is very well respected in the recovery community. We are happy to have her as a part of our team.
Chief Executive Officer
Florida State University B.S. M.S.
Program Director South Miami Hospital
Program Director New Life Recovery
Transitions Recovery Administrator 34 Years
Former Miami Dade County Police Officer
Benson brings over 5 years of experience working with mental health, substance abuse as well as trauma. Benson holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Master’s degree in mental health and is currently working towards his license in mental health counseling. His passion for helping and serving has afforded him the opportunity and experience to work alongside and learn from a number of professionals in the field. His greatest desire and gift is to walk his clients through their process of recovery. His goal at the end of each day is to ensure that every client that he comes into contact with has gotten a step closer to greater awareness and happiness.
Eudely Ruiz has been working in addiction and recovery since 2001, bringing both personal and professional experience. Eudely obtained a BLS from Barry University and a Masters of Addiction Counseling from Capella University. Eudely also holds a MCAP from Florida Certification Board and Substance Abuse Professional from National Association for Addiction Professionals.
Eudely has significant experience working in the field of addiction and recovery in residential rehab and outpatient settings, providing therapeutic services to adolescents, adults, families and groups.
Eudely applies a wide variety of experience to help clients seek to achieve their goals by integrating his knowledge and experience of drug/alcohol addiction with Motivational Interview, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focus, Reality Therapy and 12 steps Model.
This integration helps Eudely to work with clients focuses on recognizing the underlying causes and conditions for substance use, viewing their use as a symptom, rather than the sole cause of their suffering. Eudely believes that the core of recovery is in creating a life that you want to live and works with clients to help them identify what brings them great joy, and how to eliminate the barriers to those experiences of joy and fulfillment. His work is collaborative, meeting individual clients where they are, and allowing both for sadness and laughter.
Outreach Coordinator/ Utilization Review Administrator
Tim has been a part of the Transitions family since 2011, beginning his journey as a patient struggling with addiction. Tim began his employment at Transitions Recovery in 2013. He started as a Program Assistant, leading to his position now as Outreach Coordinator/ Utilization Review, through sheer hard work and dedication to the company. Tim has been able to incorporate his personal experience with the disease of addiction as well as everything that he’s learned working in the industry. Transitions Recovery Program couldn’t be happier with the choices Tim has made that led him to us and the countless recovering addicts and alcoholics he has helped along the way.
Information Technology Director
Counselor Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology
Outreach Director and Court Liaison
Amber Landfield, BA,CAP
Clinical Liaison, Admissions Director