Beachway’s Addiction Professionals:
Beachway Therapy Center has a vast wealth of knowledge and many centuries worth of recovery time. Meet some of our staff.
Denis Holmes – CEO
Denis’ motto is “help the suffering alcoholic and addict” going the extra mile to lead them on their journey to sober living. Denis brings to Beachway Therapy Center a wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding in addressing client’s needs after they leave treatment. He has been involved in multiple aspects of aftercare for clients and has his hands directly on the pulse of sober living in Delray Beach Florida. There are no limits that Denis will take to assist clients while personally exhibiting years of credibility within the local community and when others speak of him it is always with a kind word relating to how he cares about the suffering alcoholic and addict.
Pamela Egan – COO
Pamela Egan is originally from Delaware County Pennsylvania. She has over 10 years of experience in managing and creating companies. Pamela has a Bachelor of Science from Lynn University located in Boca Raton, Florida. Her path has been similar to many of our clients, and because of this she is passionate and professional about creating a small comfortable “home-like” environment for our clients to recover in.
Dr. Shobha Gupta, M.D. – Medical Director
Dr. Eric Leon – Chiropractor
Dr. Eric Leon received his Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from FAU in 1997 and graduated Cum Laude from New York Chiropractic College in 2000. At NYCC he was also a member of the Phi Chi Omega honor society, which is based on scholastic performance. He has been in private practice in S. Florida since 2001. Dr. Leon is certified in Cervical and Lumbar spine rehabilitation and Drop Table adjusting through Chiropractic Biophysics, which is the most researched and documented chiropractic technique in existence. He has extensive practice dealing with chronic pain patients and has focused his practice on the addiction and chemical dependency treatment population.
Robyn Berman, LMHC, CAP – Clinical Director
Ms. Berman has a Masters in Counselor Education from Florida Atlantic University and a Masters in Secondary Education from New York University, is a Certified Addiction Professional and is a Qualified Supervisor for licensure. For nine years Robyn has worked as a Residential Therapist and the Family Coordinator for Wayside House. Robyn has been educating and assisting families and dually-diagnosed clients to better understand the effects of addiction on their lives and to support them in seeking their own 12 step program of recovery. She revitalized the Family Program as well as creating groups addressing Self-esteem and Eating Disorders which are core issues that have a strong correlation to relapse prevention. Robyn has worked extensively with clients and their family members; in a variety of therapeutic approaches. Robyn has experience with clients suffering from substance abuse disorders, mental health disorders, personality disorders, body image, trauma, and co-dependency. Robyn is passionate about her work; she is a native New Yorker, mother of three, and an active member of Alanon for the past 22 years.
Tammy Kapadia Espinosa, MSW – Primary Therapist
Tammy is originally from Miami, Florida and received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida International University. She continued her education at Barry University, earning her Masters of Clinical Social Work. Tammy has worked extensively in an inpatient psychiatric program, helping patients deal with drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, and crisis intervention. She also wrote, designed and produced a revised bio psychosocial evaluation for sickle cell services, this institutional change created a greater focus on “patient centered care.” Her ability to work with dual diagnosed patients involves patient evaluation, treatment, and familial support groups. Tammy incorporates various treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and The Family Systems Model. Tammy works from a competency-based practice perspective, which is a framework for practice that focuses on client strengths, resilience, and coping abilities, identifying social environmental supports.
Jennifer Saad, LCSW – Primary Therapist
Jennifer Saad, LCSW Intern, is a primary therapist who specializes in addiction interaction, co-occurring disorders, eating disorders, body image, mental health and trauma. She has worked extensively providing individual, family, and group therapy in the addiction treatment field. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Coastal Carolina University, Jen received her MSW in clinical social work from Florida Atlantic University and subsequently worked at a nationally renowned treatment center in South Florida, where she provided individual and group therapy to a diverse patient population suffering from substance abuse disorders, personality disorders and mood disorders and worked closely with patients’ families. Jen is well versed in the unique challenges faced by individuals in early recovery and believes that successful treatment of patients struggling with addiction requires a multi-faceted clinical approach that incorporates treatment of the individual and the family and an emphasis on an individual’s participation in a 12 step program.
Steven Sachs, CAC, CASAC NY – Primary Therapist
Steven is a Certified Addiction Counselor in the state of Florida. He has been License as an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor since 1992 in the state of New York. Steven has worked his way from counselor to Assistant Director of clinical services in a residential treatment facility. He remained a loyal employee at that facility for 22 years. Steven Comes to Beachway Therapy Center with a wide range of Skills. He specializes in relapse prevention, anger management, family and group dynamics and opiate detoxification. Steven possesses a deep understanding of the 12 step programs, with the philosophy that “treatment continues.” Do to his compassion, judgment and integrity; Steven is well respected in the field of addiction treatment.
Brian Esposito, CAC Inter – Primary Counselor – Group Facilitator
Brian has been working at Beachway/Grapevine for over three years. Brian has had numerous positions at our facilities. He began as behavioral health technician and was promoted to supervisor of the behavioral health technician based on his commitment, understanding and dedication to the substance abuser. Brian has been promoted to a therapist position and is currently furthering his education in both addiction studies and social work. Brian brings with him knowledge of 12 step programs as well as his personal compassion and commitment in helping all recover from addiction. Brian has experience and knowledge in cognitive behavioral therapy, group dynamics, family counseling as well as relapse prevention. Brian is intelligent, articulate and self motivated member of our team.
Megan Teutsch, Licensed Art Therapist, BA Psychology and Art History
Meagan is originally from Seattle and received her Bachelors Degree in Art History and Psychology of Art from Franklin College in Switzerland and Graduate Degree in Art Therapy from Ecole d’études sociales in Switzerland. She is an artist, Certified Transformational Breathworker, Certified in Behavioral Therapy, and a Licensed Acupressurist.
Meagan has worked in hospitals, schools, and adolescent group homes and with individuals, groups, and families. Currently she is pursuing a Masters in Social Work and Certification in Trauma Resolution and E.A.G.A.L.A. Meagan provides Art Therapy that combines psychotherapy and creativity for greater self-awareness, personal growth, problem solving, trauma resolution, interpersonal relationships, and strength building. Art offers an alternative means of communicating when words are not enough.
For clients facing addiction, mental illness, trauma, and grief, the process of creating art is an uncensored tangible expression of the subconscious. Megan specializes in addition to alcohol and substance abuse, eating disorders, codependency and SLAA issues.
Mike Ferri – Psychodrama Facilitator
Michael is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC and has worked in theatre, film and television since the 70’s. He has taught drama & improvisation workshops in Europe and the United States for nearly 20 years. He lived in Copenhagen, Denmark for ten years where he first incorporated creative experiential therapies in his drama and art workshops. He is also a self-taught visual artist with exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. Michael believes each of us is born with an attribute from our Creator enabling us to create and that the creative process is the catalyst through which an individual, when given the opportunity, unites with his/her “true self”. Michael’s artwork can be seen at: www.michaelferri.com
Olivia Holmes, BA Psychology – Director of Human Resources
Olivia Holmes is the director of human resources. She is a graduate from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. Olivia has extensive experience with employee relations and is the Director of human resources. Olivia provides a positive and personable environment for clients as well as employees.
Stephen Howley – Admissions Director
Stephen is a graduate of Edison State College. He has worked in the Substance Abuse field as a Director of Operations, Admissions Director, Admission Coordinator, Counselor and Group Facilitator. He has over 20 years of experience in management, logistics, and sales. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army.
Zanna Howley – Outreach Director
Zanna is a Christian in recovery and is dedicated to helping families in need of substance abuse treatment. Zanna has been working in the substance abuse field for six years and is continuing her education in business.