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We believe that by supporting our team in their efforts, along with contributing to their growth in their personal and professional development, they will be able to provide our clients with the best possible service.
Several members of our team know firsthand what is involved in treatment for substance abuse. As addicts themselves they were able to take a stance and change their lives to now live successful lives in sobriety. This also includes members of our leadership team.
At our rehab center in South Florida, we understand all aspects of addiction and use this knowledge to tailor our treatment programs, and truly make a difference in the lives of our clients. Get to know our leadership team here!
Melissa is the Executive Administrator at Rock Recovery Center. Her exceptional organizational and communication skills help the team navigate the complex world of recovery services. She has been an integral part of the Rock team since the inception of Rock Recovery in the Spring of 2014. She has taken on the role of office management with ease due to her expertise in administration, accounting, finance, and human resources. Melissa’s background in business and real estate have equipped her for the role she currently maintains. She is known for her professional manner, caring heart, and love for the field of recovery. She has been an invaluable asset to clients, families, and staff at Rock as she keeps the day to day, seen and unseen, processes of the office effectively running.
Melissa was born and raised in Virginia; she’s called Florida home now for over two decades. In her personal time, Melissa can be found enjoying quality time with her family, volunteering at her home church, and traveling. She is motivated in life by her desire to see lives transformed and for others to know that there is life after addiction. There is hope. Melissa believes showing grace and instilling hope are two necessary ingredients for life transformation in the field of recovery.
Nick serves as our Director of Operations which includes overseeing all clients, our Behavioral Health Technician staff, and our housing on a daily basis. Above all else, Nick strives to get to know each client on an individual and personal level, while enforcing qualities such as accountability, responsibility, and positive thinking. Nick is from Pittsburgh, PA, and as a recovering addict himself, he knows first hand what it takes to drastically change a lifestyle that was killing himself, his friends, and his family. Nick takes pride in the fact that he is available at all hours of the day, and is committed to helping our clients see that achieving and maintaining sobriety, though not easy, is well worth the daily efforts and promises to bring an extremely rewarding future.
Nick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Clarion University, PA. Nick has a passion for indoor cycling and is a certified instructor, as he believes that staying physically fit is an important factor in improving one’s mental and emotional well being. Nick also enjoys cooking, mountain biking, and is a “die-hard” fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Ben Bueno is an individual who works with addicts and alcoholics by promoting inspiration. When it comes to recovery, Ben believes in using the power of connection to help others accomplish sobriety and attain the deliverance of miracles. Ben is an Addiction Studies graduate from Palm Beach State University and Certified Recovery Residence Administrator who has been working in the substance abuse field since early 2013. Ben is well versed and has attained licensing/credentialing in all best-practices as sanctioned by the Joint Commission, Florida Association of Recovery Residences and Department of Children & Families. Ben’s expertise in communicating with clients and residents is catapulted by his education, training, volunteer service work, and personal sobriety since late 2010. Ben utilizes many methods for teaching recovery and facilitating groups. These methods include spirituality, strengths-based, 12 steps, and adventure-based practices. Ben utilizes some of his favorite hobbies such as fitness and surfing to connect with his clients. For Ben, recovery is not a job, but a lifestyle that follows him twenty-four hours a day.
Tom is the Chief Business Development Officer and Co-Owner who works with addicts and alcoholics to break free from the chains of addiction. Tom believes that in order to get and maintain sobriety, there needs to be a purpose and people need to enjoy being sober.
Tom has managed to break free from his own addictions and now makes it a priority to share his experiences with others through Rock Recovery Center.
Tom has been a Certified Addiction’s Counselor since 2013 and finds great enjoyment helping others through adventure and outdoor activities. Tom has built a life beyond belief since getting sober himself. He is married, has 2 beautiful children and re-kindled his love for archery. Tom takes pride in his wins and loves showing others how they can do the same.
Matthew Kingrey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Master Certified Addiction Professional. Matthew graduated magna cum laude with his Master of Social Work degree from Florida Atlantic University. He has worked in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health field since 2012 and has experience across a variety of treatment settings that include detox, inpatient, outpatient, and community-based services. Matthew uses several therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Systems Theory. Matthew is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a therapy utilized to address negative experiences such as unresolved trauma and PTSD. Matthew continues seeking opportunities to increase his skills and knowledge base, and plays an active role in the educational development of future professionals as he supervises students seeking degrees in the mental health field.
At Rock Recovery Center, we have developed our treatment programs to give our clients the best chance of breaking free from their addiction. We provide them with the tools and support to help them maintain a positive life in sobriety.
Watch the videos below of some of our previous clients telling their personal stories about addiction, and how our recovery center Florida program guided them on their journey.View all testimonials
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