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Dr. Allen McCormick, L.C.S.W., C.A.P., Ph.D.
Allen has worked as a clinician helping families who are struggling with addiction and related issues such as depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, and relational issues for over 30 years. He has been the Clinical Director of several inpatient substance abuse treatment programs such as Panda, a residential treatment program for women and Chief Operating Officer for a substance abuse and treatment system serving western Palm Beach county.
Dr. McCormick is experienced in setting up systems that foster best practices and provide needed resources for both patients and those providing the treatment. He is a strong proponent of evidence based solution-focused therapy. His programs are built on the foundation of having a compassionate, client centered approach to treatment. He brings a treatment perspective that empowers people to adopt healthy lifestyle changes that continue to build a strong foundation of recovery.
He is also well known for training practitioners to grow in their skill sets and flourish professionally. After successfully managing several treatment programs in South Florida, he has partnered with experienced clinicians to create Delray Beach IOP as a center that embraces a holistic approach to treating families and individuals suffering from the disease of addiction. Treatment is outcome based and grounded in strong recovery principles.
Dr. Edwin Hayes, M.D.
Edwin Hayes is an internal medicine doctor in Atlantis, Florida. He received his bachelor degrees in Psychology and English Literature from the University of Central Florida, where he also worked as an HIV counselor and sex educator. After pursuing a vocation in public health in Haiti and Peru he found his true calling in medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He practiced residency at the University of Miami Palm Beach Regional Campus program with a focus in infectious diseases and was honored as chief resident. After treating multiple cases of HIV, viral hepatitis, and infective endocarditis, he came to appreciate the importance of the patient as a whole, and the invaluable role of addiction recovery in preventing serious medical conditions. He now works to help educate and empower those in the drug rehab community.
Carrie Convers, L.M.H.C.
Director of Clinical Services and Utilization Review, Primary Therapist
Carrie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, minor in sociology, and a certificate in women’s studies. She continued her studies by graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling.
Carrie utilizes an integrative approach to therapy which incorporates cognitive behavioral interventions and experiential techniques to address a wide range of presenting concerns, including addiction, trauma and relational difficulties. She works closely with adolescents and adults who are coping with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues at partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. She has experience facilitating individual psychotherapy, family therapy, psycho-educational groups, and open process therapy groups focused on recovery. Carrie strives to develop genuine and collaborative therapeutic relationships with her clients that foster sobriety, personal growth and empowerment.
Director of Operations
Lorraine oversees the daily management of Delray Beach Intensive Outpatient Program. With 30+ years of experience in the corporate world she ensures that day-to-day business operations run efficiently while making sure all clients receive quality care.
Jessica Jarman-Hayes, M.Ed.
Jessica received a bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University. She is currently working towards certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
She has experience working as a therapist for individuals and families struggling with domestic violence, body image issues, sexual dysfunction, sexual violence, pregnancy, childhood trauma and sexual abuse, PTSD, and conflict resolution. She is a proud ally of the LGBTQ community. She has prior training on torture survivor psychology and sexual trafficking/prostitution assessment and therapy. Jessica has worked with a diverse group of clients ranging in ethnicity, gender, sexuality and socioeconomic status. She strives to provide client centered therapy with a focus on assisting her clients to identify and strengthen healthy coping skills by utilizing a variety of therapeutic approaches including: DBT, Pet Assisted Therapy, Mindfulness, Art Therapy Interventions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoeducation and Solution Focused Therapy. Jessica strives to create a genuine therapeutic relationship with her clients while promoting self awareness, expression of trauma, aiding communication and facilitating change that will allow her clients to achieve self-actualization and realize personal purpose and goals.
Meredith Chadeayne, L.C.S.W., EMDR
Meredith Chadeayne has been involved with addiction for over 19 years. She has her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University in New York City and has committed her life to helping families suffering from the illness of addiction. She brings to the center, strong clinical skills, and extensive experience in working with women in recovery. She has specialized in dual diagnosis and relates that she is passionate about helping others to live the life they deserve. She has spent the last 6 years in Florida and is well respected in the recovery community.
Patricia Diaz, M.Ed.
Patricia received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University with high honors. She is currently working toward her Ph.D. in Counseling at Florida Atlantic University.
She has experience working as a therapist for individuals struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health problems at the in-patient and partial hospitalization levels of care. Patricia also has also counseled clients who are diverse in terms of age, ethnicity, and socio-economic status and who were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, mood and anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and adjustment disorders. Patricia has worked at a local community counseling center providing therapy to individuals and families and lead counseling groups for underprivileged middle-school students, women, young children and elderly clients with Alzheimer’s disease.
She strives to provide individualized, client-centered, evidence-based psychotherapy to clients struggling with addiction utilizing a variety of counseling approaches. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution-Focused therapy. Patricia is dedicated to forming a supportive alliance with her clients while they navigate their journey towards sustained recovery and assisting them in gaining the skills they need to lead more meaningful lives.
Anthony Faggioli, L.M.H.C.
Anthony is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who utilizes a variety of therapeutic strategies to address co-occurring psychiatric and chemical dependency issues. Anthony’s approach includes mindfulness-based cognitive and expressive therapies to explore the emotional, behavioral and spiritual components of recovery. He guides clients by keeping their goals and values in mind. He also specializes in the treatment of grief/loss & trauma, and is certified in EMDR.
Corrie Thomas, MS, RD, CSO, LD/N
Corrie earned her Master’s of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University, and is a Board Certified Oncology Dietitian. Her background includes sports and exercise nutrition, nutrition group lectures, cooking demonstrations, consulting for drug and eating disorder rehabilitation facilities, coordinating home nutrition support for tube feeding patients, and teaching continuing education courses for medical professionals. Corrie has worked with people of all ages, from pediatric through geriatric care. She has a special interest in tailoring nutritional programs to help each patient achieve their individual goals.
Eric brings ten years of experience working directly with patients in recovery.
He works with various special needs groups such as women’s, men’s, teens, co-ed, pain management, and IOP groups.
Utilizing such mind, body, and spirit practices such as Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Yoga, meditation, exercise, self defense, aw well as multiple life skills, Eric has been able to successfully assist thousands of patients in recovery during the years of his commitment to this field.
Steffinita Smart, M.S.W.
Steffinita received a dual bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University in 2001, and went on to gain a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Florida International University in 2003.
Steffinita has past experience working as a parent educator for mothers who abuse substance while pregnant, working with families with Trauma related issues, co-occurring disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance dependence, depression, mood disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, and entitlement and enmeshment focusing on addiction and substance abuse issues. As a parent educator, family therapist, and individual therapist, Steffinita is committed to the recovery process in all aspects related to addiction, substance abuse and mental health.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Marianne has over 25 years of administrative experience working with adults and adolescents. She provides clerical support to the Delray Beach IOP team and their clients. She enjoys helping individuals achieve their goals in a safe and nurturing environment.
Claudette Gaynor, L.M.H.C.
Claudette has over 10 years of training and experience in substance dependence, working in inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient settings. Her professional training and experience includes mental health counseling specializing in addiction interactions, (substance, and process addictions) and mental health issues, in addition to management training and experience. Recent studies include training with IITAP to obtain certification in Sexual Addiction.
Claudette works as a Primary Therapist specializing in family dynamics in the addiction cycle, working with clients and families to establish healthy boundaries as the family moves through the recovery process. She works closely with our team of skilled therapists to ensure the best client care, and to help increase clients’ motivation for sustained recovery.
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