The success of any treatment program largely depends on the quality of their employees and their ability to perform their given responsibilities. At The Source, our professional and highly trained staff performs like a championship sports team. We all work together to benefit our clients, while at the same time remaining humble and compassionate. We all share in the joy of recovery and work every day to pass that joy on to our clients.
Meet our teammates right here!
We truly believe that each client is an individual with unique life circumstances.
We help the client recognize and correct the dysfunctional behavior patterns that have overtaken their existence and ultimately heal the pain of the past, so they can lead a healthy, addiction-free life.
I’ve been to a few treatment centers, and The Source is by far the best. I found out I was pregnant in detox, turns out I was 20 weeks along, I came here in April, and needless to say- my baby girl has everything she needs. The love and support I have been given, by staff & clients is amazing.
If it wasn’t for The Source, I don’t know where I would be in life today. I have hope! I wake up today, thankful & grateful. I am able to work on myself, AND take care of my daughter all while still in treatment. They are helping me complete things I will need for the future to make sure I am successfully. We never go without. Bill & Randy are family to me! I am able to work on my addiction, and parenting skills & complete my therapy sessions. I cannot thank them enough, my whole life has changed just in the 5 months I have been clean! All thanks to The Source , for believing in me when I couldn’t believe in myself. I highly recommend anyone who is struggling, to reach out and give it a shot! Mothers, mothers to be & any addict who is suffering.
Thank you The Source for saving my life & giving me a 2nd chance to be the mother I know I can be for my kids
My name is Sylvia and I would like to address the would be patients, the people on the fence. The people feeling confused and dont know where to go. The people that need trauma work. It’s you I would like to talk to and share my story with.
I was approaching my release date from the detox center and had plans to go to their sister facility when I was told I had a visitor. A man named Randy had come to pay a visit. He was from the Source. He shared his story. He shared about where he worked and the vision of the Source. As he shared you could just tell he was a man of God and he was full of conviction when be spoke of the quality of the trauma therapy, the staff. Above all I would be safe and loved…
Thank you for creating an environment to thrive in. Not only to get sober, but create an awesome life by clearing out the junk that caused me to use substances in the first place. There are many different therapies that this addiction treatment facility has to offer, as well as an array of therapists and facilitators that offer different outlets and perspectives. Everyone at this facility actually cares about you and puts your sobriety at the top of there list. They don’t just want you to get sober short term, but give you the tools to achieve long term sobriety for your real life. I am blessed I had the opportunity to go to the source, and learn from all of the source staff, or better put, the source family. Thanks again for another shot at an awesome life!!!
Thank god for the Source!!! Loved this place!! Very professional and they have a VERY well rounded program including one on one personal therapy, trauma therapy, family and group therapy. The team is great and they truly all feel like family!!! I love everyone there and couldn’t have picked a better place to go!! I am personally thankful to everyone there and forever will be a part of the family there!!!Charlie
This place has been a life saver!! My daughter has never been to a treatment center where she has felt so loved, respected, encouraged and supported with a multitude of therapies and counselors. Our family has been treated with the same care and concern as well as honest helpful advice. Every one on staff has been available and willing to answer questions, concerns or updates on our daughter through phone calls or emails expediently. I would recommend The Source for you or your loved one if you want to truly have addiction recovery!
I have spent the past 6 weeks @ the source & let me start by saying that you could not find a better place to recover from Addiction. It is one big family that truly care about you. I wanna give my favorite tech Caileigh a special thanks for being a friend to listen when i needed an ear. Also wanna mention Bill, the owner, goes above & beyond to get your needs met. Danny,Emily, Nurse Michelle, Jeanie, Helen, Erica, Chris, Karen, Susan, Julia, Cami, and anyone i forgot to mention i just wanna let you all know you made a huge impact on my life & i can not thank you enough. I love & will miss you all so much & I will forever be part of The Source family!
If you or a loved one are looking for help, STOP LOOKING! You’ve found it! The Source has helped me in ways I didn’t think were possible. Everyone that works there played a key role in my recovery. The therapy you will receive is some of the greatest therapy I’ve ever had in my life. The staff is warm and welcoming and all of them understand because they’ve all been where you are! I was at the lowest point in my life when I called Randy and he told me about Bill and the rest of the staff at The Source. And that call was the most important call I ever made. If you are struggling, stop waiting and pick up that phone, a beautiful life is waiting for you I promise!
Bill R. it wasn’t just my husband he saved! He saved my family- the source it’s just it... a source of caring, source of the right tools to give someone a chance to evolve and make their lives better- you came to my family’s aid- I can never thank you enough for that ❤️❤️❤️
I was so lost in my addiction. From the chaos to the constant lying to others and to myself ! I just wanted my addiction to stop before it killed me .The source was a life changing experience. The source saved my life . You have to want your sobriety ! So if you want your sobriety and you want to learn about why you are the way you are ? There is no place better then the source . Your addiction is paramount to everyone from Bill the owner to Elsa one of the therapists to Karen one of the group therapists to Matt one of the techs etc . To many to list . They have several treatments from brain-mapping to bio- beds to family therapy etc . To many to list . They find out about you . Then break you open and put you back together ! They give you tools and training for life . Helping you build better connections to maintain your sobriety. We are always going to be addicts . The source shows you how a healthy sober lifestyle is maintained. If you want that ?? Get yourself in to the source .
I cannot fully put into words how eternally grateful I am for The Source treatment center. I ended up at the exact right place at the exact right time to salvage what was left of my life. Randy spoke at a different PHP program that I was attending and I immediately knew what my next step would be. Bill and Mark run an amazing program. I was literally welcomed with open arms and made to feel like family instantly. The genuine care and love from this staff is something that you won’t find anywhere else. My therapist, Ann was the best. I’d never felt more comfortable opening up to one than I did with her. Michelle the Nurse was always around when I needed her and she would really advocate for my health needs. Susan the Art Therapy facilitator always brightened my day. Danny, Emilly, Camie. I could go on and on. Bottom line is that we do recover and this place and the people in it are miracle workers and I am one of the miracles to prove it!
I can honestly say that the source is by FAR the best treatment center I've ever been to. Why? Because they aren't all about the money like most rehabs and they genuinely care about each and every one of their clients. Its truly incredible. I came in after an unplanned pregnancy.. I was scared, and broken in every way possible.. I had burned every bridge with my loved ones and desperately needed help. What I found far exceeded my expectations.. I was greeted with love, compassion, and unending support. In addition to the beautiful housing, they took me to all my prenatal appointments, got me what I needed for my pregnancy when I had nothing, and best of all, gave me HOPE that change was possible. Here everything was different. I began to open up, and come out of my shell.. They helped me rebuild broken relationships with my family, for which I will be eternally grateful, and let go of bad habits that were taking me out. I come out today with nearly six months sober, something I never felt was possible. I also have a new sense of purpose, my family back in my life, and a newfound excitement for motherhood and future I never thought existed. Thank you all so much.
Greatest treatment experience ever. From the founder down to the much appreciated techs. I recommend this treatment center for anyone struggling with life terms and addiction. This place will get you right. 100% Satisfaction in my opinion. Thank you Bill and staff. I am truly grateful.
I am a parent of a loved one trying to understand and help my family member with recovery. Randy has educated me, helped me find a sober living community, and guided me every step of the way. He still continues to reach out to me, and is going to visit my son where he is currently living. I would highly recommend going to “ the source”, just for the reason that Randy is involved with this facility. His intentions are solely to help and it’s never been about the money 😊
I have been to a few treatment centers and am incredibly thankful to have ended up at The Source. Bill and Randy have far exceeded my expectations when it comes to making this feel like home. From the moment I reached out to them, they let me know that they are not like most treatment centers, that they are like a family. They really mean this! For the first time I haven’t been counting down days until program completion. I feel like the work I’m doing is actually helping me. The staff is incredible and kind. The therapists know how to get inside your head. The facilities are clean and accommodating. There are loads of activities to participate in. Overall the Source is a fantastic place to turn to when looking for recovery.
After many rehabs , my daughter finally “gets it” she feels so comfortable here and says they are the nicest people she’s ever met , they truly care! And that’s not easy to find! Randy and Bill are totally awesome guys that helped us and my daughter out tremendously ! Words can’t explain how much it’s meant to us!
I came into the source treatment center one year ago in November & I was a mess. I was a total broken and shattered person. It was my very first time in treatment after running since I was 15& i am now 25 I had no clue what I was getting myself into. I didn’t get it the first or Second time but this place never one time gave up on me. Never let me think there wasn’t any hope. My family was waiting to bury me and everyone just wanted it to end any way that it possibly could. Today I am sober, I have built a life I don’t want to destroy & I never thought I would ever be in this head space. I will be forever grateful for the source and everyone who helped save my life here. ❤️
I cant say enough to explain how great this center is. A genuine caring & family attitude is what you will experience. First I have to say that Randy Clark definitely saved my life. Randy came to visit me at the hospital after my wife inquired about the Source. I was in a really bad way and I was definitely hesitant about going into treatment thinking primarily about my career and feeling ashamed. Randy met with my wife and mother and gave them the guidance on how to get me in to a safe detox before I went to the Source. Randy was there for me when I was discharged from detox and has stayed in touch with me frequently. Randy shared his story with me and shot it straight with me on what work I needed to do. " You get out what you put in " Once I arrived at the Source I was introduced to a fair, kind and knowledgeable man named Bill Rodman. Bill is a very busy guy at the Source however he always makes you feel special. I don't want to leave anyone out however I would have to write a book to give everyone the credit they deserve. Bill stayed in touch with my wife and gave her support on how to help me avoid possible dangerous situations. No matter what may be your situation this family has experience on helping you, if you want your life back. I am Thankful this Thanksgiving and always for my recovery and that I am blessed to have The Source in my life.
Randy Clark was A tremendous help in my recovery. Even though I didn’t go to this treatment center in particular he helped me find the courage to go into treatment and help with the process from detox to IOP and sober living. In the first two months of my recovery I called him every day and he always answered the phone or got back to me right away. I could not have done this process without him. He even kept in contact with my dad who knew nothing about recovery and helped him with encouragement that I would be able to do this if I tried and put my all in it! I did exactly that and I’ve been seven months clean! He is truly my rock!
I love this place! They truly care about their clients..and that’s hard to find in the rehab world! They have a passion for helping people and it really shows! Ur not just another paycheck to them..they scholarshipped me so they’re making no money off of me!! They’re the best of the best..if u truly want recovery this is the place u need to go! Randy and bill are awesome too: they go above and beyond for their clients! I fully recommend the source!
On November 1, 2019 my mom and i decided to take a leap in faith and seek help for our love one. My sister n law had already provided her with this brochure regarding information about the source . From the looks of the brochure I immediately headed over to the center located off of Commercial. When we arrived there , no one was at the facility so i began researching and was able to get into contact with Randy. During this time Randy was having dinner and with out any hesitation Randy told me , give him 30 minutes. He could off simply heard my situation over a phone call or even a text but he made it his job to come meet with my mom and I. Randy shared with us his situation , meanwhile following after my mom and I began to explain to him exactly what was going on . From that moment on it was when I knew we were dealing with the right person.Just by the conversation alone which took place , reassured my mom and I that we have made a good decision. After leaving the source my heart felt so much better , I immediately began calling my siblings to let them know that Randy , will be able help guide us in the right direction My mom and i felt so relieved that night . Fast forward to right now currently Randy is still helping my family get through this and coaching us every step of the way. God couldn't have placed anyone else in our lives to help us .Thank you again were for ever gratefulTamara
I have to say how my experience with a team member from the source has impacted my family! We contacted “The Source “ and Randy Clark responded. He was extremely professional and knowledgeable about addiction, he knew exactly how to assist my family. What’s unique about the service we received from Randy is that after he confirmed we did NOT have the insurance to receive treatment from the source he promptly linked us to a treatment center that did accept our insurance. Randy helped us help our love one get into treatment. Randy knew the importance of time and that we needed to move quickly! He arranged transportation for our loved one to get to the treatment center and secured our love in treatment within 1 day of contacting him. Randy took ownership and really exercised compassion towards my family! He even assisted my family and coached us all along while we worked to get our love one in treatment. Although our love one is in not at “The Source” treatment center, I can only imagine how great of a team the source has and the excellent work they are doing! I am forever grateful for your help Randy!
I love this place! They truly care about their clients..and that’s hard to find in the rehab world! They have a passion for helping people and it really shows! Ur not just another paycheck to them..they scholarshipped me so they’re making no money off of me!! They’re the best of the best..if u truly want recovery this is the place u need to go!
Please take this as a real post. Due to my job I cannot put my name on here. I came to the source six months ago. When I first came they kept telling me it was a family and I would cringe. Six months later I agree; It is a family. The staff is compassionate and talented. The program is diverse with art therapy, music therapy, group therapy, and one on one counseling. The program is small enough so that you get to know all the other clients well And everyone treats each other with respect. I have nothing but good things to say about this place. It’s saved my life. I am so grateful that it helped me get back on my feet emotionally and physically
I came into treatment at The Source reluctant. My girlfriend was 6 mos pregnant and there were many promises made that I felt were too good to be true. I wasn’t fully ready but I knew I needed to find a place that would take a couple that is expecting which is extremely unlikely with treatment facilities. Randy delivered on every promise, Bill (owner) goes above and beyond, and even when I was teetering on possible relapse and not being myself, they never wavered. We are safe, healthy, and have the most consecutive time under our belts we’ve ever had. These people truly care and do whatever it takes for the welfare of their clients. Even on my most difficult days I can’t say anything negative about my experience with The Source. My baby’s almost here and we’re are excited to be the great, healthy, parents we know we can be thanks to the support of The Source.
My life was literally saved by the staff here. This past august through my addiction and actions over the last 38 years I was at my lowest point.I was mid cut through my right wrist (have the scar to prove it!). Something that I now know was God had me stop and post HELP on Facebook which I did. Only one out of my then hundreds of friends replied and said my friend Randy Clark from the SOURCE is going to call you in the next five minutes. It was an eternity waiting less than the minute it for him to call. He took hours out of his night trying to reach me and the next morning upon finding my Cigna card and giving him the information he needed, he ran it and said "that I was not in their network". That is where this story should have ended, so I thought. He proceeded unfazed and with nothing to gain for his center or so I thought and continued to fight for me! He got me into a another treatment center and even toured it on my behalf to make sure I would be safe and taken care of. He even helped me arrange transport and while in another detox and center was my only visitor and is still cheering me on and always available ANYTIME I need him. I owe my life to these people and Randy Clark and I am not even a client. I can speak to their authenticity and I did not even go there. This is a REAL review for anyone who has lost hope or as they say "is a long shot". I am so blessed to have them in my corner.
This place is by far the best treatment center I’ve ever been too great welcoming loving staff we’re all family here with all the Good things Randy told me about the source it felt like it was too good to be true but once getting here settling in it all came true and it’s turning my life around. Would recommend it to family and friends
This treatment center is by far the most caring and helpful place I have ever been to. I found a new family here at the Source, who I love. They truly want to help everyone get better and put them on the path for long term sobriety. I would recommend this place to my own family or friends if they needed help.
Even though my son's insurance would not cover treatment at The Source, their VP Randy has gone above and beyond what anyone else has done for us at any of the treatment facilities my son has been in over the past 5 years. He helped us find covered treatment facilities which he personally vetted, and helped me to stop killing my son with enabling. l can not say enough about the level of caring he extended to our family - these people get what a terrifying ordeal addiction is, for the entire family involved, and Randy has made me feel I am not alone, and helped me to finally embrace Al-Anon and put my trust in a higher power, to stop trying to fix things.
The outreach staff are very helpful, going beyond what would be expected. They are there to help even if you do not go to their treatment center. They helped our daughter, after being discharged to the street from a local hospital, find a safe place. Highly recommend them as our daughter responded to their help which surprised us! Thank you Randy!
As a mother all you want is for your child to have the life they deserve. My daughter has struggled with addiction for years, and she has been to more treatment facilities than I can count. She has not been a part of the family for some time. She has told me that this is the way she will always be, there is no hope. The source gave her a home when she had none. She referred to them as her family and being there felt like home. I am grateful that while our family relations were being restored she had a place to call home and people to call family. She is 6 months sober today... has a job and a life she can be proud of. Thank you to the Source for giving me my daughter back, I am forever grateful.
Everyone from the management to the therapist as well as clients really care about your well being. They will accommodate your individual needs to the fullest. The residence are roomy clean and safe.. Classes are to the point and Relevant. I would recommend The Source to my family s well anyone else with addiction.
This was an awesome place! When i literally had no where to go these guys picked me up and took care of me. They treat you like family here and if you ever need something done they will help you however way they can! They made me feel welcome and what they try to teach you is coping skills, relapse prevention, paws, and feeling awareness. Fantastic place
We truly believe that each client is an individual with unique life circumstances. We help the client recognize and correct the dysfunctional behavior patterns that have overtaken their existence and ultimately heal the pain of the past, so they can lead a healthy, addiction-free life.
Source Founder and CEO Mark Korcok has been a Fort Lauderdale resident for over 40 years. Earlier in his career Mr. Korcok was responsible for building several nationally recognized financial service companies. After being personally treated for addiction, Mark discovered his passion for helping other addicts and the idea for The Source was born.
Mark envisions The Source as a holistic, up-scale and exclusive Addiction Treatment Center where clients in recovery are treated with respect and dignity. His mission for The Source is to treat each client with a program that is compassionate, personalized and focused on the individual’s specific needs.
Director of Operations
When you arrive at The Source, one of the first people you will meet is co-founder and Director of Operations; Bill Rodman. Bill is one of those people that can’t help but put a smile on your face; but it wasn’t always that way.
Bill was born in California, and at the age of eight his father passed away. He moved to Mexico with his mother where grew up fatherless and ended up as part of the wrong crowd. As a result, he began his drinking and drugging at an early age. Fast forward 30 or so years and relocated back in Florida, Bill had been in and out of rehab several times in-between jobs. His last run on crack nearly killed him. Knowing that he would soon die if he didn’t make drastic life changes, Bill took one more attempt at rehab, AA, and actively working the 12 steps. He got a sponsor, went to countless meetings, eventually began sponsoring others, and in time he co-founded The Source.
So no one “gets it” better than Bill!
Bill’s passion and true desire is to help those who are sick and suffering. As Director of Operations at The Source, he gets to know each client personally and always takes the time to talk with, and help clients in need. His goal is to bring treatment professionals together to foster teamwork and growth within the industry. “Working for The Source does not feel like work. It’s like being a part of a family with one common goal,” says Bill.
Clinical Director and a founder of The Source, Joanna Painton-Hathaway, MS, IMH, MCAP, CRRA has been working in the field of recovery for over 10 years. Joanna earned an MS in Mental Health Counseling and holds many other certifications in the field of addiction treatment. She is a highly skilled and qualified therapist who takes the time to fully understand the intrinsic needs of the clients she works with. In addition to her work at The Source, she has developed workshops, programs, and curriculums that allow patients to participate in food and addiction recovery programs.
Ms. Painton-Hathaway brings with her an understanding and compassion to her clients that depends on effective communication and empathy to help them navigate through the most challenging periods in their lives. As a person in recovery herself, she knows firsthand how difficult it is to recover from substance abuse and the challenges that come along with addiction. She offers a personal perspective to help those who are also suffering from addiction.
Leticia is a self-proclaimed lifelong learner of all things that embrace the human psyche, spirit and connection to a higher power. As the Program Director at The Source, her spiritual mission is to assist clients in returning to their true selves. Among her many qualifications are a BA in Psychology and an MS in Mental Health Counseling.
As a grateful recovered alcoholic, Leticia uses her love for people and unique talents to foster healing. She strongly believes that through self-love and self-care, people find a way to reconnect to themselves, along with family and loved ones. She is an advocate for eradicating the stigma of addiction. “At the Source we believe everyone deserves a chance to recover. We love you until you can love yourself.”
Doctor Valdivia is an experienced psychiatrist with more than 35 years of experience. He completed four years of residency in general psychiatry with a subspecialty in geriatric psychiatry at the University of Miami. He earned a degree of licensure in medicine and surgery with excellence at University of Salamanca, Spain and he completed a Fellowship in General Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has been an honorary member of The International Foundation of Neurosciences since 1987. He has maintained his private practice in Miami Beach since 1984 combined with various roles as Medical Director and he has been very active in multiple research programs throughout Miami. His previous clinical positions include Medical Director of Broward Center for Mental Health and Medical Director at Continuum Partial Hospitalization Program.
L.P.N. Michelle Howard began her nursing career as a volunteer when she was just 17. Since then, her professional career has experience in several medical genres including hospice, geriatrics, med-surg, visiting nurse, labor and delivery, and finally addiction.
Michelle returned to school when she was 54 and earned a Degree and certification as an addiction and substance abuse counselor.
After moving to Florida in 2012, she worked at Ft Lauderdale Hospital. She considers herself privileged to have assisted in starting a new medically assisted detox program specifically for pregnant women.
VP of Business Development
As most Source Alumni will agree, it only takes a few minutes with Randy to understand him and feel his compassion and gratitude. He is very often the first person from The Source to speak with and meet clients. As Vice President of Outreach, Randy comes to the Source with more than 20 years of management experience.
But Randy is on his own journey of recovery, and he will openly say that “if I can recover from this disease, anyone can.” Randy is a Marine Corps combat vet and knows first-hand how damaging the effects of trauma and PTSD can be. This experience allows him to quickly build rapport with folks having a high level of stress and trauma. His own experiences with addiction and recovery have ignited his passion for helping sick and suffering addicts.
The foundation of Randy’s success in leading the outreach team, are in his core beliefs and The Source mission that states; “every client is to be treated as a family member, we will never over commit or exaggerate our resources and we will never sacrifice integrity to attract a client .
Randy believes that The Source must represent the needed changes required in the treatment industry. We seek to raise the overall level of integrity within the industry as a whole. Randy has earned his credentials as Nationally Certified Advanced Clinical Intervention Professional (NCAICP) and Nationally Certified Recovery Coach (NCRC). One of Randy’s favorite sayings is “gratitude fuels my day”.
Every business needs to rely on back office personnel for smooth operations. Jodi is our insurance guru and although she does not always meet every client; she assists every one of them! She has an enormous amount of experience in filing insurance claims and puts that experience to use every day at The Source.
Jodi has a Degree in Accounting and has been doing Revenue Cycle Management for 34 years. She started out Chiropractic and Holistic Medicine before switching to Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse about 12 years ago.
Utilization Review Coordinator
As the Utilization Review Coordinator, Shanika Jackson brings to The Source 10 years of experience in the UR, substance abuse / mental health industry. While the clinical team ensures that clients get the best level of care, Shanika focuses on advocating for clients to ensure that services rendered are deemed medically necessary ( by way of clinical review ), and covered by insurance.
Shanika ensures that each client’s treatment plan includes the maximum allotment of covered services. By so doing, the team can individualize a treatment plan for each client without the worry of time being a factor. She states that she is passionate about recovery because she has seen first-hand what life in recovery could look like when it’s done the right way and when the motivation is there.
Lia S. Brooks is a MSW and LCSW and a true asset to The Source. Lia received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. She comes to The Source with extensive experience providing a multitude of substance abuse therapies that include Relapse Prevention, CBT, Cognitive Remediation therapy, person focused therapy, psychoeducation, family intervention, social skills training and assertive community treatment to the severe and persistently ill population. Lia is well known and appreciated for her endless energy when working with clients to develop individualized treatment plans.
Susan Neece is an art therapist with over 25 years of experience providing clinical services to people of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds. Susan has provided individual psychotherapy and designed an art therapy program where she leads groups of those struggling with addiction and mental health issues in a variety of private and community settings. She earned an M.A. in Expressive Therapies from the University of Louisville.
Susan believes that art expression promotes insight into thoughts, feelings and actions thus opening doors into personal connections. Susan has a gift for helping her clients in awakening creativity, healing from trauma and understanding family dynamics. She is a lifelong learner and feels privileged to contribute to the recovery of the people she works with as a therapist.
Deborah (Cookie) Rosier
Group Facilitator Deborah Rosier brings 33 years in recovery and extensive experience as a therapist to The Source. Beginning her career as a therapist in 2015, she started out working in the field as a Group Facilitator at Helping Hands Recovery. Along with her work at The Source, she is also a Group Facilitator at St. Francis Community. Prior to entering the field of recovery, Deborah worked for the state, BCC, 23 years and left as a District Director of Bookstores, overseeing 5 campuses and 50+ employees.
Deborah states that she is client centered, creative, and uses solution focused therapies that include CBT, DBT, and 12 step modalities as needed. It is obvious that she enjoys her work as demonstrated by her focused, solution based interaction and rapport with clients.
Group Facilitator & Creativity Specialist
Multi-talented Karen Berk Barak is a Group Facilitator, Coactive Life Coach, Creativity and Recovery Specialist, classically trained pianist, composer, and author. She believes that creativity and music are the bridges that connect us all and can heal us. She is the creator of “Cultivate and Create”, a curriculum teaching collaborative lyric writing and mathematical music composition for the purposes of healing. In addition, as the daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, she undertook the study of epigenetics and Transgenerational Trauma Transmission. In additional to generational trauma, Karen is a survivor of childhood trauma and sexual abuse. As a result, Karen studied Family Dysfunction and Addiction, and she gained extensive knowledge of the etiology, effects and tools of recovery for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Post Traumatic Stress.
Karen is a Group Facilitator, as well as a Creativity and Recovery Specialist.
Karen is a master motivator with a remarkable ability to build rapport and has been a lifelong learner committed to studying, reading, practicing and imparting ways to overcome adversity and trauma. She uses her artistry to transform the legacy of loss and teaches this to others through group facilitation, personal coaching, workshops and public speaking. Her memoir, “ALLOW: The Gift of Trauma”, will be published later this year.
The Source is pleased to welcome Melissa Pollack to our growing team of Group Facilitators. Melissa is proud to be a native South Floridian who studied journalism and communications at the prestigious University of Florida (Go Gators!). After graduating from college and working in her chosen profession for over four years, Melissa entered her own addiction recovery program. The experience had a profound effect on her and motivated her to change professions and assist others as they struggle through recovery from drugs and alcohol. She celebrated 6 years clean on 11/1/20, and throughout the past 6 years she has worn many hats in the treatment industry from Alumni Coordinator to Quality Assurance Coordinator, and Group Facilitator. The latter she claims is by far, her most rewarding title.
Michelle, who is on her own recovery journey, has been working in the treatment field for over seven years. With the sole goal of helping others, she started out as a Tech before moving up to the position of Case Manager. During that time, she went back to school to become an addiction counselor. Now, as a Certified Addiction Counselor, Michelle is a Primary Therapist at The Source Treatment Center. Michelle also has extensive administrative duties as an Assistant to the Clinical Director.
“The Source has a passion for helping the addiction and alcoholic that suffers,” says Michelle. “The Source offers treatment at all levels and that sets it apart from other facilities.” Michelle came to The Source because she believes they empathize recovery and do not judge their clients. The staff treats clients like family. She feels at home, and that is why she loves working at The Source.
Stephanie Mann Starr
As a Family Therapist at The Source Treatment Center, Stephanie brings a broad range of experience in residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Her experience has included providing therapeutic services to patients suffering from substance abuse and dual diagnosis disorders.
Stephanie specializes in treating individuals and families using a Solution Focused approach, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), MI and Family Systems Theory. She is strength-based and considers the entire family system during her work with clients to optimize immediate and long-term successes. Stephanie has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1998 and a Qualified Clinical Supervisor, providing clinical supervision to therapists for licensure. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Florida and her Master of Social Work at Barry University.
Staisha’s multiple experiences and qualifications make her many things, including a Licensed PTA, CYT, Neurogenic Yoga and TRE provider, rehabilitative Pilates specialist, Medical Therapeutic Yoga practitioner, and a craniosacral therapist. Staisha is known as The Source’s body healer.
Staisha comes from an extensive “movement” background and has years of experience in a therapeutic setting working with people of all ages and physical capabilities. Her empathetic nature, relatable style, sense of humor, and vast knowledge of the body lends itself to safe and effective movement practices in a nurturing environment. Staisha integrates her personal investigation and experiences through movement with her education in mindfulness practices, modern treatment modalities, and various other somatically focused techniques, to help people reconnect with their body.
Over the past several years, Staisha has taught yoga to a wide variety of audiences throughout South Florida, including trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness practices in treatment centers for those in recovery from addiction. In 2018 she completed a year-long, intensive, certification process to become a Neurogenic Yoga™ and TRE™ provider, revolutionary techniques that help to release the deep chronic tension created in the body during a traumatic experience.
Christopher is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy therapist with the State of Florida. After graduating from Nova Southeastern University in 2014, he focused his studies on Trauma and completed a 24-week Certified Expert Trauma Professional curriculum with the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Chris is trained in Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Rapid Resolution Therapy (TIR) which lets him find the best fit for client’s when working through emotional distress.
Chris is passionate in the study of trauma; as it relates to therapy, treatment and recovery for individuals, couples, families and communities who have experienced traumatic events. His goal is to empower clients into learning how to utilize their trauma and lived experiences to overcome addiction and as a means of personal transformation, rather than a diagnosis of symptoms and heartache.
Chris brings over six years of working with individuals and families in the addiction and mental health field. He combines a holistic approach with therapeutic models to help clients facilitate change for themselves.
Certified Addiction Counselor
Evan Gore is a Certified Addiction Counselor who has worked in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health field for over seven years. Evan has been on his own recovery journey for over eleven years. Combining his formal training with his own recovery experience, Evan has a passion for helping his clients recover and regain their lives.
Evan lights up at the prospect of giving others hope for a bright and healthy future. He loves teaching and uses a direct approach to help motivate and inspire clients to change their lives. Whether he is counseling one on one or conducting group therapy sessions, Evan brings all of his skill and compassion to the table.
Elsa M. Lopez specializes in providing mental health services to adolescents and adults with a focus on LGBTQ issues, trauma, addiction and multi-cultural personal development. With a Master’s Degree in Social Work from NYU, Elsa serves as Vice President and Board Member of the Humanity Project where she volunteers providing mental health services primarily to the LGBTQ community and other minorities.
Elsa’s therapeutic style is eclectic and consists of combining her personal experiences with her education and professional training to provide a unique blend of clinical care primarily focused in psychodynamic relational / attachment-based and cognitive behavioral theories.
Case Manager Camie McGonigle first came to The Source as a client in July of 2018. Like most suffering from addiction, she had many hardships to face when she arrived, but she persevered, and made it though.
He experience at The Source was so impactful that she decided to dedicate her career to helping others recover from addiction. She began as a BHT, but quickly advanced to working in the Administration department. Camie’s passion and intelligence earned her another promotion to her current position as primary Case Manager. Her role is to connect clients with community resources. She also serves as a liaison between clients and their attorneys or employers.
Camie is currently attending Broward College and is majoring in Human Services. She is also working with the Florida Certification Board to become a Certified Recovery Residence Administrator.
BHT Supervisor Emilly Flynn is originally from New Hampshire. She found her way into recovery right here in South Florida and has never looked back. That was nearly four years ago and she brings her passion for recovery to all of the BHT staff here at The Source.
Like many who find recovery after a long struggle with drugs and alcohol, Emilly decided she wanted to focus her career helping others who are still sick and suffering. She says that the reason she is passionate about recovery is due to “The spark in someone’s eye when they go from hopeless to hopeful. Being in recovery makes me feel alive. I have made The Source my family.”
As a client advocate, Helen Cobb makes each client feel welcomed and is a nurturing figure for those in early recovery. Helen is on her own journey of recovery, and uses her experience with addiction to be a beacon of light to those that come to us in darkness. Helen often says, “I feel like I can always relate to the people I meet.”
Helen studied human services, was a personnel specialist in the Army, has raised 3 children and uses all of these experiences to help clients succeed in recovery.
With nearly two years in recovery, Keith is one of the newest members of the team here at The Source. Keith is another member of The Source team that discovered his passion for helping others after completing his own time in treatment. He has been working in treatment field for close to a year and is currently attending school to become a CAC (Certified Addiction Counselor) at the Academy for Addictive Disorders. He is also a manager at a local halfway house.
Keith says that he is passionate about helping others out in recovery and in life, and plans on working on a degree or degrees in psychology.
BHT/Resident Manager Julia Peiffer is another Source Alumni that loved it here so much that she didn’t want to leave. Currently with nearly three years in recovery, Julia earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Eastern University in St. David’s Pennsylvania. She has 8 years of experience in management and has also been a housing manager in treatment for over 3 years. Julia says that what makes her passionate about recovery is helping other people: “My thing is that I want people to become stable in all areas life so they can be successful when they enter their post recovery (treatment) lives and communities.”
Jeanmarie (Jeannie) Ryan is one of our newest Behavioral Health Techs (BHT) and we are lucky to have her. She has been working in the treatment field for the past 10 years. She says that “when I was a child, I didn’t think I would grow up to be a BHT, but I’m certainly happy it’s turned out this way. Although at times it is a challenge, I love being a BHT. One important thing that I always remember is that everyone deserves the same chance that I was given.”
“It’s especially rewarding when I receive a call from a person I know or I may not know asking if I can help them. I will always answer my phone, listen, then do my best to help the next sick & suffering person”.
David is one of the newest Behavioral Health Techs (BHT) here at The Source. David is proud to have been on his own sober journey since 12-16-12. He holds multiple BHT certifications and has been working in the treatment field since 2014.
David says “I love what I do. I get to help make a difference in young people’s sobriety – I am fortunate to have in depth conversations with many of our clients.
Whenever anything breaks at The Source, the first person we call is Randy Bresch; our Maintenance Guru Extraordinaire! Passionate about recovery, Randy says “I know what it’s like to struggle with addiction, and that’s why I enjoy helping others in recovery. Plus, it’s giving back what was so freely given to me”.
Randy has over 35 years of construction and handy man experience. He enjoys working with his hands, and finds it gratifying when a project comes out well. He says he loves his job because “The source is like the family I didn’t have. Working at The Source keeps me connected and plugged into the recovery field”.