Beachway Staff

BTC-Staff-Group-1-e1424733821513Beachway is proud to have on staff some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry. We hire only the best professionals with years of addiction treatment experience and education. Many have their own successful rehabilitation stories to inspire others. Rest assured: when you receive treatment at Beachway, you are getting first-class care from our unsurpassed staff who deeply cares for the health and success of their clients.

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We Have Some of the Most Qualified Staff in the Industry

Dr. Barnell Phillips III; Medical Director

Dr. Barnell Phillips (Board-Certified with an M.D. in Neuropsychiatry) is committed to the practice of evidence-based psychiatric treatment. His professional motto has guided his practice well: “In psychiatry, quality matters most.”

The clients at Beachway benefit from his long and successful medical career which began at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. In 2005, he finished his internship and residency in psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical System and Sheppard Pratt Hospital System in Baltimore. Two years later, he finished an adolescent and child fellowship at the same hospital. Other professional achievements include serving as a psychiatrist for the US Air Force, consulting for a collegiate mental health facility, and consulting for other hospitals. Dr. Phillips’ experience allows him to effectively assess and treat patients from all backgrounds here at Beachway.

Carrie Carlton; Lead Therapist / Primary Therapist
carrie-carltonCarrie is the lead therapist at Beachway and holds a BA in social work from Florida Atlantic University, a MA from Barry University (Miami), and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She also has a background in medical social work. Her understanding of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and family systems guides her treatment of addicts and families. Her clients thrive under her guidance because of her honesty, empathy, and compassion. Recognizing the severe impact of addictions on both the addict and the families, Carrie is dedicated to consistently serve her clients.

Brian Esposito; Certified Addiction Counselor

Brian-EspositoFor over three years, Brian has been a valued member of the Beachway staff, fulfilling several positions. Beginning as a behavioral health technician, he was quickly promoted to the position of supervisor over behavioral health because of his dedication and understanding of substance abuse. Following this, he gained the promotion of therapist, in which he continues to expand his education in social work and understanding of addictions. His keen understanding of family counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, and group dynamics makes him a invaluable member of the Beachway therapy team.

Aimee Jones; Primary Therapist

aimee-jonesAimee’s passion is to offer hope from addiction and a clear path to sobriety and wholeness for addicts and their families. She earned a MA in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University and is a clinical social worker specializing in addictions. Her understanding and experience with addictions, mental health issues, co-occurring disorders, and personality disorders is invaluable to her clients at Beachway. Some of the therapies she regularly integrates into her methodology include narrative therapy, behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and twelve-step principles. She is a member of a number of organizations: the National Association of Social Workers, the Phi-Alpha National Social Work Honor Society, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Matt Piecora; Intake Coordinator/ Music Counselor

matt-piecoraMatt fills several roles at Beachway. As a musician, he coordinates the music therapy program, implementing performance, team building, and songwriting. He serves as the intake coordinator and gives the bio-psycho-social assessment to each new client. Matt is working towards his CAC (Certified Addiction Counselor) license so he can continue to serve the clients of Beachway more effectively. As a recovering addict, Matt has a strong commitment to art and music therapy and the twelve-step program.

Jennifer Saad; Clinical Director

Jennifer-SaadAs a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Jennifer is an outstanding Clinical Director at Beachway. Her extensive background is in addictions, body image, co-occurring disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and mental health. Jennifer earned a BA in Sociology from Coastal Carolina University, and from Florida Atlantic University she earned a Masters in Social Work in clinical social work. Her previous experience includes providing group, family, and individual therapy to treat chemical addictions, substance abuse, and mood and personality disorders. Jennifer uniquely understands the challenges addicts in the early phases of recovery face. She has successfully implemented recovery programs for her patients and understands the importance of helping the families of addicts.

Elizabeth Ossip; Primary Therapist

elizabeth-ossipElizabeth’s educational qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University, a license in clinical social work (LCSW), and a Florida Qualified Supervisor. She successfully operated a private practice in Delray Beach (PBC Therapy) and served as a psychotherapist for a community mental health agency. Her 30 years of experience in twelve step programs, alcohol abuse and addiction treatment, codependency counseling, crisis and trauma intervention, and life transitions help the clients of Beachway find wellness and healing in their journeys. She specializes in a wide range of therapies including art, breath, experiential, behavioral, and equine therapies.

Brian McSwain; Primary Therapist

brian-mcswainBrian holds an MA from Palm Beach Atlantic University and is a Mental Health Counselor for Beachway. Brian brings extensive experience in cognitive behavioral therapy and treating mental health problems to his clients. Deeply compassionate to the needs of an addict, Brian guides his clients through a process of action, self-awareness, and accountability through the twelve-step program to a point of life-long sobriety. Brian also understands the impact of addictions on the addict’s family and works with the entire family to achieve sobriety and prevent relapse.

Jerry Nolan; Primary Therapist

Jerry-NolanJerry earned an undergraduate degree at Eastern Connecticut State University and a graduate degree from Southern Connecticut State University. Jerry brings a unique athletic perspective to his Beachway clients. As well as playing collegiate baseball and coaching high school baseball, he also earned a national certification by NASN to be a personal trainer. Furthermore, Jerry privately coaches college and high school pitchers. In serving his clients at Beachway, he begins with the foundational philosophies of the twelve-step program to energize and propel them to a productive sober recovery.

Michael Ferri; Director of “Healing Through The Arts” Program; Psychodrama Facilitator

Michael-FerriMichael’s dedication to the arts and to the clients at Beachway have resulted in a wonderful psychodrama program that enables addicts to unite to their “true self” through the creative process. Michel graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (New York City) and has four decades of experience in television, theater, and film. For nearly two decades, he taught improv and drama throughout Europe and the United States, where his visual art exhibitions have also appeared. His contribution to the art therapy programs at Beachway are invaluable!

Mark Henderson; Alumni Coordinator

mark-hendersonMark Henderson is originally from the Metropolitan Detroit Area. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Central Florida. He is also an alumni of Beachway Therapy Center with a strong belief in and experience with the 12-Step model of recovery. He has a passion for helping those who are new to recovery integrate themselves into a new life in South Florida.

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If you or a loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you may benefit from a sober living environment. Make the decision today to take care of your future and guarantee a successful, happy and sober life free of the confines of drugs or alcohol. The experts at Beachway Therapy Center are standing by now, waiting for your call. Call 800-208-9273 and start your new life today.