Richard B. Seely, M.D.
Dr. Richard B. Seely, Medical Director, has been practicing psychiatry since 1980 and addiction medicine since 1989. Educated at Princeton University, Jefferson Medical College, and University of Miami School of Medicine residency in psychiatry, Dr. Seely is Board-certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is also certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He serves as an evaluator to all of Florida’s Impaired Professionals Programs and to professional sports teams.
In long-term recovery from addiction himself, Dr. Seely’s greatest asset perhaps is his ability to empathize with his patients and provide clear, consistent, and compassionate guidance in their early recovery efforts. A brilliant and humorous educator, Dr. Seely is able to impart his knowledge in a manner consistent with humility and dedication to spreading the message of recovery and rehabilitation. He has had the privilege of assessing and treating over 80,000 individuals suffering from the disease of addiction.
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 the 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.
Dr. Harry Henshaw, Ed.D., LMHC
Dr. Harry Henshaw, Ed.D., LMHC has been providing mental health and substance abuse counseling for over 35 years and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He obtained a Doctoral degree in Human Development and Counseling from Boston University. He’s trained in hypnosis and Neuro-linguistic Programming. Previously he’s been an Executive Director of a mental health agency, program director, and clinical director at several substance abuse programs, a consultant to a substance abuse agency in Miami-Dade while also operating a private practice.
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 of medication compliance and overall wellness, as well as her enthusiastic belief that even though the past cannot be changed; the best of our patient’s future is yet to come.
Marian Bach, LMHC, CAP
Marian Bach, our director, is an 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, an 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, MCAP, ICADC
Tanya is a marriage and family therapist working towards licensure. She is currently registered as a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern 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 Southeastern 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.
Roselyn McGowan, RN
Chief Executive Officer
Roselyn McGowan RN, is the CEO and Co-Founder of Transitions Recovery Program in North Miami Beach, Florida. Roselyn has been an RN since 1976. In 1985, Roselyn and her late husband, Charlie McGowan, conceptualized and pioneered the first “Reality-Based” residential model of treatment in the State of Florida. This model emulates “real-world” living into the residential program to incorporate life and coping skills, helping to make the “transition” from residential treatment to real life less traumatic. This model gave inspiration to the company that she and her husband opened in the same year, Transitions Recovery Program, which has helped thousands of people overcome addiction, incorporate life and coping skills and move on to more productive, sober lives. At the same time, they opened a sober social clubhouse in North Miami Beach to allow 12 step meetings, education, and social events to take place in a safe sober environment. She served as chairperson of this non-profit facility for 10 years. Roselyn’s many accomplishments also include serving as Director of Nursing at several medical facilities and certified cardiac care nurse working in ICUs. For the state of New Hampshire, she developed and implemented the first social detox program which saved the local and state governments money and improved treatment outcomes.
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.
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.
Julian F. Rodriguez, Ed.S, M.Ed., BA., MCAP, LMHCI, ICADC, CCJAP, CPS, NCAC-II, CCTS-I
Chief Compliance Officer – CCO
Julian is a passionate leader and team player, He is our Chief Compliance Officer and a Clinical Psychotherapist…, He adapts well to any professional endeavor. He has extensive expertise in running multi-level; medical, mental health, addiction treatment facilities. He has specialized in adult, adolescent, families & children.
He has extensive knowledge and expertise as a consultant with accrediting agencies e.g. Joint Commission, CARF, and other accreditation bodies. He is a proud member of NAADAC © – National Association for Addictions Professionals, American Counseling Association, and The American Psychological Association © He’s extremely client centered but has many years of business development, client/patient retention, and clinical treatment. Having 22 years of experience working withco-occurring disorders, criminal offenders, families affected by Addiction and Mental Health.Hes Currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Internist with the Department of Health Florida. A Board-Certified Master’s Level Addiction Professional, Internationally Board Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (IC&RC),Board Certified Mental Health Professional,Nationally Certified Addiction Counselor-II (NAADAC), Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional, with the Florida Certification Board of Addiction Professionals.
Information Technology Director
Amber Landfield, BA, CAP
Clinical Liaison, Primary Therapist
CRRA Billing Specialist Administrator
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