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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 gender-specific 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, gender-specific 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

roz collins drug therapist

Rosalyn Collins

LMHC, CAP – Clinical Director

Rosalyn completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She has a long history of truly exceptional work in the substance abuse field, having interned at Growing Together before moving to the Drug Abuse Treatment Association. She then worked as a primary therapist for over fourteen years at Gratitude House. Rosalyn is a south Florida native who finds no greater joy than helping individuals struggling with addiction reclaim their lives. With a vast knowledge of all aspects of the clinical milieu, she knows how to help someone from newly sober to long-term recovery. Her clinical expertise, compassionate heart, years of experience, and lifelong dedication to helping others makes her a natural fit to lead Lighthouse Recovery Institute’s clinical team.

roz@lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com 561-381-0015 Ext 1013
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, RMHCI – Primary 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. 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

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
Erika Rome addiction counselor

Erika Rome

Family Therapist

Erika is the newest member of Lighthouse Recovery Institute team. She is joining our family services division and will be one of our group counselors. Erika brings a wealth of experience having worked in private practice, inpatient substance abuse treatment centers, and has done telehealth or online counseling with both patients and their family members. She holds clinical substance abuse licenses in both Texas and Wisconsin and is in the process of becoming a Certified Addiction Professional in Florida. Erika has a BA in Human Services and an Associate degree in Addiction Studies.

erika@lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com 561-381-0015
Amy drug counselor

Aimee E. Quinn

Trauma Informed / Trauma Healing Therapist

Aimee is currently finishing her CTP ( Certified Trauma Professional) as well as being in her final stages of receiving her Certified Addiction Counselor accreditation. 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
Joe Brooks

Joseph Brooks

Executive Vice President and CMO

As CMO at Lighthouse Recovery Institute, Joe’s responsible for linking the innovations of our clinical team to the client-focused operations of our business to build Lighthouse’s global brand, create and promote awareness and advocacy within the recovery community, and drive brand awareness through multiple channels every day. Joe oversees the universal management of Lighthouse’s brand, including client insights, digital marketing, creative development and admissions management, marketing effectiveness, social responsibility, sponsorship, media, and corporate communications. Through his decade of creative agency experience, servicing businesses from retail to health care, mixed with his personal success in long-term sobriety, he’s able to bring a strong client-centered focus to the Lighthouse’s creative strategy.

joe@lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com 561-381-0015 Ext 1002
Michael Faatz Director of Housing

Michael Faatz

Director of Housing

Michael brings years of military detail and personal addiction experience when overseeing our male property. Being in recovery himself, Mike can relate to our clients on both a professional and personal level. Mike’s dedication to sobriety and LRI’s client care is unparalleled. With years of experience in all levels of care he has gained much insight, and has proven to be a very effective and engaging staff member. Mike works hand in hand with the clinical team to provide and insure unmatched client care and overall safety.

mfaatz@lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com 561-693-1165
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
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.