Beachway Therapy Center is proud to have some of the most knowledgeable and experienced addiction treatment professionals. Our team of multidisciplinary treatment care providers has many years of addiction treatment experience and education. Providing patient-centered care of the highest quality is our number one priority. We are dedicated to helping our patients understand and heal from the disease of addiction.

Clinical & Medical Staff

Dr. Duy Nguyen, D.O., Medical Director

Education: Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kansas; Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences; completed general psychiatry training in South Florida at the Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education at University Hospital in Tamarac, FL

Dr. Duy Nguyen provides psychiatric care in a variety of settings, including residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient mental health, and also worked previously at the VA Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is committed to providing a high level of evidence-based psychiatric care in drug rehabilitation settings with a holistic focus on healing and recovery.

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Director of Nursing Jennifer Milstein

Jennifer Milstein RN, Director of Nursing

Education: Registered Nurse; Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jennifer joined Beachway Therapy Center in February 2021. She has over 13 years of experience in the medical field, specializing in Behavioral Health and Oncology. Jennifer oversees the medical staff’s day-to-day nursing responsibilities, participates in multidisciplinary staffing, and is the liaison between clients and Medical providers. Over the last 10 years, Jennifer has held many positions within the behavioral health field, including Detox Nurse, Admissions Nurse, Compliance, Director of Utilization Review, and Director of Nursing. Jennifer is born and raised in South Florida and prides herself on creating connections and showing support, not just with patients but also with the family and loved ones of those who struggle with Mental Health issues.

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Heather Baker-Carr, LMHC Staff

Heather Baker-Carr, Executive Director (MS, LMHC)

Education: Bachelor of Science from Cornell University; Master of Science from Lynn University, with an emphasis on clinical and counseling psychology

Heather specializes in treating trauma, addiction, and severe mental health. She has worked on overseeing substance abuse and mental health facilities at all levels of care. She utilizes evidenced based treatment modalities when working with individuals including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) She is inspired by helping individuals create meaningful lives through a greater understanding of themselves and the family system.

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Carrie Carlton, Clinical Director (LCSW)

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University; Master of Social Work from Barry University (Miami)

Carrie has worked for Beachway since 2014. Her understanding of cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and family systems guide her treatment of individuals struggling with addiction. Her patients thrive under her guidance because she has found the perfect balance of honesty, empathy, and compassion.

Carrie recognizes the severe impact of addiction on both the family and the patient. She believes that underlying emotional and cognitive core issues must be treated alongside addiction to increase the chances of a successful outcome. She believes that if these underlying issues are not addressed or explored in treatment, the patient remains at a higher risk of relapse.

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Dina Sagarese-Coleman, Family Therapist (LMFT)

Education: Masters Degree of Science from Nova South Eastern University

Medical Credentials: Family Therapist and Adjunct Professor at Nova South Eastern University

Professional Bio: Dina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida with over 20 years of experience that she brings to Beachway Therapy Center as the Family Therapist. Dina holds a Bachelors Degree from St. Joseph’s College in New York specializing in Early Education and a Masters Degree of Science from Nova South Eastern University; Marriage and Family Therapy. Upon graduating from St. Joseph’s college Dina relocated to South Florida. During her years as the owner of the Davie Play School Dina decided to obtain a Master’s Degree. This would enable her to transition her knowledge of human development/teaching into the field of therapy with a concentration in family systems, children/adolescents, and drug/ alcohol addiction. She has provided therapy in a range of different treatment settings over the past 18 years. Dina took a leap of faith and decided to once again be the leader in her own company and opened Breathe DSC LLC in 2016. Through Breathe DSC LLC she has been contracted to teach as an Adjunct Professor at Nova South Eastern University, teaching a course to all incoming freshmen called GPS for Life. In addition, her contract work has led her to assist those in the field of addiction, along with a thriving private practice. Dina’s passion is to reach groups of people through experiential practices and motivational speaking. Dina’s expertise, compassion, and dedication to making a difference in the lives of others have been an ongoing vision and passion. When Dina is not working she loves to spend time with her family; especially her nieces and nephews. She finds peace and serenity at the ocean side and traveling the world is on her bucket list.

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Therapist Deborah McNamara, MSW

Deborah McNamara, Counselor (CAC)

Education: Member of The Transformation and Rebirth Institute of Ft. Lauderdale

Deborah has more than 20 years of experience as an addiction professional. She has spent the last ten years studying the esoteric and metaphysics regarding the fundamental principles of enlightenment, self-healing, and recovery at The Transformation and Rebirth Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Because Deborah has witnessed the effects addiction can have on individuals and families, she has a passion for seeing eye to eye with those who are struggling. She also understands the importance of helping families to understand the true nature of addiction.

Supporting patients to make sure they feel safe and respected in addiction treatment is of the utmost importance to Deborah. As a counselor, she helps patients identify treatment goals, understand the nature of addiction, and comprehend the basic principles of the recovery process.

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ElizabethMcCann, Primary Therapist

Elizabeth McCann, Primary Therapist (LMHC)

Elizabeth is a Primary Therapist at Beachway. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Miami and an MS in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the state of Florida. With several years of experience, Elizabeth is passionate about working with individuals with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, with an ability to provide individualized care to those with whom she works.

She uses evidence-based approaches when treating individuals, including CBT, DBT, REBT, and Motivational Interviewing. Elizabeth is a firm believer in addressing underlying core issues to promote healing for patients while building self-love, acceptance, and positive thinking to nurture a secure recovery foundation.

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Brian McSwain, Primary Therapist

Brian McSwain, Lead Therapist, LMHC

Education: Master of Arts from Palm Beach Atlantic University 

Brian brings clients extensive experience in cognitive behavioral therapy and treating mental health problems. Brian is deeply compassionate to the needs of those struggling with addiction and guides his clients through a process of action, self-awareness, and accountability through the twelve-step program to the point of life-long sobriety. Brian also understands the impact of addiction on family members and works with the entire family to achieve sobriety and prevent relapse.

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Will Shlifer, Trauma Therapist, Primary Therapist (LCSW,CAP)

Education: Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland; Master of Social Work at Barry University

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, he integrates several different evidence-based therapeutic modalities to suit the needs of each individual, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, therapeutic confrontation, existential work, psychodrama, and inner child work. Will specializes in treating addiction and substance abuse with co-occurring depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.

Will has worked for several substance abuse treatment centers in the South Florida area, serving as a clinical director for multiple programs. Will has been mentored and certified for trauma counseling by Judy Crane and the Spirit to Spirit team of the most gifted, professionally informed, and knowledgeable therapists in the field of unresolved trauma and PTSD. Through his work in substance abuse and behavioral health, as a Certified Addiction Professional, Will understands that to truly move forward, an individual must free themselves from the past.

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Jerry Nolan, Therapist

Jerry Nolan, Primary Therapist (LMHC, CAP, CRRA)

EducationEd S in Counselor Education from Florida Atlantic University, MS in Therapeutic Recreation from Southern Connecticut State University

Jerry has been working in the mental health field for 20+ years and specifically in addiction treatment in South Florida for the last 9 years. He utilizes a variety of approaches in serving patients, including cognitive behavioral therapy, reality, and solution-focused therapy, and focusing on meeting patients where they are. Jerry also has a background in therapeutic recreation and leads the adventure therapy groups at Beachway. He places an emphasis on the importance of a holistic approach to treatment, incorporating physical outlets, nutrition, and mindfulness and essentially focusing on treating the whole person.

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Mark Fanali, Program Manager, CLC, CRC, CIP

Mark began working at Beachway in 2010. Now, as The Client Care Director, he specializes in helping clients achieve long-term sobriety. He has been sober since 2009 and is an active member of the local recovery community. Mark draws from his personal addiction recovery experience to empower his clients and show that recovery is possible. Mark uses a variety of different therapeutic techniques as well as a compassionate, client-centered approach to help his clients find serenity and happiness in their own journey and the 12 steps. Mark is currently working toward becoming a certified addiction counselor. He is also a Certified Interventionist Professional. Mark loves spending time with his family and enjoys golfing, traveling, and live music.

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Troy Chappell, Christian Track Facilitator

Pastor Troy is an ordained minister and has 15 plus years of experience in ministry with people in addiction and recovery. He is affiliated with LifeSpring Church in West Palm Beach and is the Founder and President of Freedom Recovery, Inc. Pastor Troy is a native Floridian and has deep family, ministry, and recovery roots here in Palm Beach County. Pas

As the Christian Track Facilitator, Pastor Troy will present interactive Bible Study Groups and Recovery Bible Groups. He is also available for individual spiritual counseling as requested.

Pastor Troy has an extensive background in recovery as he has facilitated small recovery groups, Bible study groups, large recovery events, church services, and one on one discipleship. Troy’s heart is for people in addiction to be set free and to walk in the plan, purpose, and destiny that God has for each and every individual.

Therapist Emily Pineyro

Emily Pineyro, LMHC

Education: Bachelor of Science from Lynn University; Master of Science in Applied Psychology from Lynn University.

Emily has a wealth of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health field for over a decade in various levels of care. She takes a supportive and collaborative approach to therapy and assists clients to find and explore insights into unproductive patterns of behaviors and cognitions hindering the recovery process. She takes an integrative approach by implementing various modalities such as EMDR, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapies to best meet the needs of individual client, their family, and to empower clients in their recovery.

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John Reardon, Admissions Dir.

John Reardon, Admissions Director

John was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. He came to South Florida in 2014 for a chance to better himself and improve his quality of life.  Through his successes, he is on his journey to doing just that.

In September of 2021, John was promoted to the Director of Admissions. He joined Beachway in 2017 as a Behavioral Health Tech and went on to be promoted to an Admission Specialist in 2018. As an Admissions Professional John has been the first point of contact for many of our patients. John believes in the positive outcome Beachway can provide for those in need.

Helana - Community Relations

Helana Cabral, Community Relations Manager

Helana Cabral joined the Beachway Therapy Center as Community Relations Manager. Helana comes to Beachway with extensive experience in substance abuse and mental health treatment. She is passionate about helping individuals stay on track in their recovery throughout the treatment and aftercare process. She maintains and establishes relationships with current patients, alumni, and fellow employees to promote a positive environment for Beachway while also engaging with community organizations, treatment centers and referral sources through raising awareness of the services available through Beachway Therapy Center.

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Leadership and Support Staff

Denis Holmes, Chief Executive Officer

Denis brings years of knowledge, understanding, and experience to meet the needs of patients at Beachway with a personal motto of “if you put recovery first, anything is possible.” He willingly goes to any lengths to assist individuals that suffer from substance abuse while understanding the impact that addiction can have on the entire family.

Denis has a unique understanding of the aftercare treatment clients require to maintain sobriety. He is involved with day-to-day operations at Beachway so that patients’ needs are met at the highest levels possible. Within the community, Denis has a high level of credibility because of his unwavering commitment to high clinical standards and ethics.

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Pamela Egan, Chief Operating Officer

Pamela brings more than ten years of invaluable experience in founding and running new businesses to Beachway. Her business expertise has been instrumental in building Beachway to the outstanding facility that it is today. She works tirelessly to create a safe and comfortable residential experience to support the recovery of Beachway’s patients.

Understanding the impact of addiction first-hand, Pamela is dedicated to Beachway’s mission of offering excellent clinical care to those seeking recovery. She enjoys getting to know each patient and making sure Beachway is not only meeting but exceeding expectations.

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Susan Myers, Director of Human Resources

In May 2019, Susan joined Beachway Therapy Center as the Director of Human Resources, providing HR management aspects for the organization. Susan has spent over 30 in the Healthcare Industry, with 25 of those years in the Addiction Field. She has held Director and Management positions in the addiction field, assisted living, and home healthcare/staffing agencies.

Throughout her career, Susan has played a significant role in Licensing and Accreditation within the positions that she has held. She takes pride in the contributions she has made in sustaining and achieving these vital credentials.

The success of a company is the staff who commits to doing remarkable work. Susan firmly believes that the Beachway Staff is among the most talented and committed staff in the recovery field.

Susan believes that her most important role has been being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoys time with her family, reading, and baking.

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Michele Tucker; Operations Manager

Michele joined the team at Beachway in 2015. She came to us with a variety of administrative and operational skills. Her background includes working in the non-profit sector for many years. She has been a part the recovery community for over 11 years and is dedicated to helping others find a better way of life. Michele’s favorite part of the job is watching clients become who they are meant to be and seeing them come back as Alumni and giving to others. She stated that “the family atmosphere here at Beachway makes it easier for our clients to let down their guard and start the true process of healing one’s mind, body and spirit”. When not at work, Michele enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and relaxing at her pool.

Michelle Axton, client care coordinator

Michele Axton, Residential Services Coordinator

Michele began working at Beachway in 2015 and has been working in the recovery field for more than 15 years. Her responsibilities include the overall supervision of environmental care and assisting with the physical facility by following fire, safety, health department standards, and inspections.

She is responsible for preparing each patient’s room before arrival and monitors every room daily to ensure patients have the necessary supplies and amenities. Additionally, Michele respectfully communicates rights, policies, procedures, and expectations regarding accommodations to patients.

Michele has remained clean and sober for 34 years, which provides her with the ability to understand the needs and expectations of patients when it comes to residing in a safe, clean, and positive environment. She believes in the importance of being a role model and leading by example. Michele takes great pride in being an employee at Beachway, as evidenced in her daily care and interactions.

Chef Rocky

Chef Rocky, Executive Chef

Rocky earned his food service management degree from New England Tech over twenty years ago. Having spent his life working in a variety of culinary settings, he brings a casual, healthy approach to the food that he prepares daily. He enjoys working with his team in Beachway’s state of the art kitchen, where he creates flavorful, healthy dishes that meet the dietary needs of our patients. On the rare occasion that he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family.


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