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Brittany Ringersen drug counselor

Brittany Ringersen

CAP, President and CEO

As CEO, Brittany has built a high quality, ethical, and cutting edge addiction treatment facility. As a native Floridian, and graduate of Florida Atlantic University, it was important to Brittany that the knowledge she’s gained through her many years in recovery be used to create a cost effective option for those in need of treatment in Florida. Her unique approach to recovery seamlessly blends compassion, motivation, and accountability. Brittany believes that addiction doesn’t affect only the addict, but rather, the entire family. She’s molded a clinical modality that engages both patient and family to truly facilitate long-term recovery. Her passion is helping men and women engage with the underlying issues that drove them to drugs and alcohol in the first place. Keeping this in mind, Brittany set out to create a clinically driven, comprehensive, addiction treatment center. It’s safe to say that her passion and unrelenting drive to help those still struggling with addiction has helped Brittany to make Lighthouse Recovery Institute a truly one of a kind and highly effective treatment center.
brittany@lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com 561-381-0015 Ext 1005

Aimee Jones Clinical Director

Aimee Jones

Clinical Director, LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Aimee is passionate about offering hope to individuals and families struggling with addiction issues, and about providing them with clear pathways toward recovery. After obtaining her Bachelors degree in Communication, she earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University as a clinical social worker specializing in addiction. Aimee has worked in all levels of addiction care since 2012. She currently owns her own private practice, Aimee Jones Therapy, LLC. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida and an active member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Aimee possesses superior understanding of addiction, mental health issues, co-occurring disorders, and personality disorders. Her experience in these areas is invaluable to her patients. Utilizing such therapeutic modalities as narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) techniques, Aimee is able to offer unique individualized care for each client.
ajones@lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com 561-381-0015 ext 1007

Andrea Szebeni Licensed Nutritionist and Dietitian image 01

Andrea Szebeni

Licensed Nutritionist and Dietitian, MS, RD, LD/N

Andrea is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition. She specializes in eating disorder treatment, wellness development, and individual health and fitness. At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, Andrea helps each client to incorporate healthy behavior by adopting new habits, and avoiding old ones. Andrea’s personal experience, education, and passion, make her one of the areas most dynamic and effective eating disorder professionals.

andszebeni@lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com 561-381-0015
Mitchell Roth addiction counselor

Mitchell Roth

MS, LMHC – Group Facilitator and Emotional Transformation Therapist

As a co-founder, trainer, and group leader at the Men’s Center of Los Angeles, Mitchell brings to Lighthouse over 25 years of experience working with men of diverse backgrounds on issues related to substance abuse, dual diagnosis, family crisis, and personal growth. Since coming to south Florida, Mitchell has provided his empathic care to both men and women at a dual diagnosis PHP/IOP program. He’s firmly rooted in the principles of 12-Step Recovery and SMART recovery. Mitchell enjoys teaching as an Adjunct Professor in the graduate Psychology Department at Lynn University. Mitchell, uniquely in the State of Florida, has completed 4 of 5 levels of training in Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT ™) and is quickly progressing toward his Master Level Certification. His decades of experience make Mitchell an invaluable addition to the Lighthouse Recovery Institute team.

mitchell@lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com 561-381-0015
Jessica Bonayentura addiction counselor

Jessica Bonaventura

MCAP, MS, RMHCI – Primary Therapist

After graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, Jessica completed two separate Master’s Programs at Nova Southeastern University. She has an MS in both Investigative Forensic Technology & Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health Counseling. Following her extensive education, Jessica worked at Coral Springs Elementary School, Passport Preschool, the Florida Department of Children and Families, and Broward Youth Treatment Center. To say she has a passion for helping at-risk individuals is an understatement. Her dedication to contributing to the education of others, whether in an academic or treatment setting, is unmatched. Also being committed to health, wellness, and nutritional counseling services, it is plain to see Jessica is one of the most well-rounded, innovative therapists in south Florida and a true asset to Lighthouse’s clinical team.

Jessica@lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com 561-381-0015 Ext 1012
Amy drug counselor

Aimee E. Quinn

CAC – Certified Addiction Counselor / Trauma Professional

Aimee is a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) as well as a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC). She has spent several years working in many facets of substance use treatment here at Lighthouse including as a counselor assistant and clinical case manager before transitioning to a primary therapist; Aimee has found a passion in helping others work through their trauma and the stigma of addiction. Her unique ability to incorporate family dynamics into programming and her unparalleled level of commitment to personalized care makes her an asset to the clinical team.

aimee@lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com 561-381-0015 Ext 1008
Clinical-Case-Manager

David Cohen

Clinical Case Manager

David received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Florida Atlantic University and is currently striving to complete his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, also at Florida Atlantic University. As the Clinical Case Manager for Lighthouse Recovery Institute he is often the initial point of contact for new clients. David works directly with the directors and primary therapists in order to provide the best support and resources for our clients. David is truly passionate about helping others, which is proven time-and-time-again with his level of commitment. Before becoming a clinical case manager, David worked as a Certified Behavioral Health Technician for three years. As a CBHT, David was able to accumulate a lot of hands on experience in the substance abuse field.

davidc@lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com 561-381-0015 Ext 1009
executive assistant to the CEO and Directors

Rachael Bass

Executive Assistant to the CEO & Directors

Rachael Bass is the executive assistant to the CEO and Directors of Lighthouse Recovery Institute. She assists in the facilitation and execution of administrative responsibilities throughout Lighthouse Recovery Institute. Rachael joined the Lighthouse Recovery Institute in 2015 bringing with her extensive experience in customer service, administrative, and operational procedures. Rachael is proficient in Microsoft Office. She holds an associate’s degree in business and is an Intuit Quick Books adviser.

rbass@lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com 561-381-0015 Ext 1011
Administrative Assistant to the Directors and Staff

Nety Avila

Administrative Assistant to the Directors and Staff

Nety is the first voice you hear when you call Lighthouse Recovery Institute. She has been working in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field since 2014. Nety carries with her several years of Customer Service Experience and has vast knowledge in Administration. She is Bilingual to English and Spanish and likes helping people. On her spare time Nety enjoys being with family and friends, loves animals, music and the beach.

nety@lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com 561-381-0015
Randy Miller Mental Health Nurse Liaison, Family Program Liaison/Adviser

Randy Miller

Mental Health Nurse Liaison, Family Program Liaison/Adviser

With over 30 years as a Mental Health Registered Nurse, Randy brings extensive experience to the Lighthouse Recovery Institute’s clinical team. She served as a Nurse Manager for both a Detox Program and for inpatient Mental Health Units for Adults, Adolescents and Children. Randy is also certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse. In addition, she is a respected educator for professionals, community members, and families. Areas of knowledge that Randy specializes in include Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Awareness, Addiction and the Family, and Parenting. Aside from Randy’s strong clinical background, she is also the mom of a young adult with Substance Use Disorder who has been in long term recovery for over 6 years. Randy is especially passionate about supporting other families on this difficult journey. She is very comfortable sharing her experience, strength, and hope with family members of patients in our care. Randy truly understands the critical importance of a parallel recovery program for family members.

randy@lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com 561-381-0015
Zoey - Emotional Support Animal

Zoey

Emotional Support Animal

Zoey, a young and ambitious Golden Retriever, is Lighthouse’s official emotional support animal. She has been a great asset to the team since her birth in December of 2015. Since then she has been bringing smiles to everyone that walks through the door. She is officially house broken and is currently working on her doggy bone management certification.