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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. 561-381-0015 Ext 1005


Jessica Bonayentura addiction counselor

Jessica Bonaventura

MS, LMHC, MCAP – Clinical Director

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. 561-381-0015 Ext 1012



Tabitha Bush

MSW, B.A – Primary Therapist

Tabitha has been working in substance abuse treatment in South Florida since 2013. Her previous work experience was primarily focused on the areas of providing clinical support for caseloads under a primary therapist and auditing charts for accrediting bodies. Her passion and dedication to helping others realize their true potential in times of adversity started at a young age and continues to show through her therapeutic work with patients today. Tabitha understands the impact of trauma and addiction on the individual. She strives to empower her patients’ recovery by displaying unconditional positive regard and providing truly individualized care with each patient. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University in 2014. Following graduation, she completed two years in the FAU Mental Health Counseling graduate program. After determining that it better reflected her personal and professional goals, Tabitha shifted her educational focus and enrolled in the Master of Social Work curriculum. Tabitha graduated from FAU with her MSW in 2018 and is actively pursuing her licensure. In addition to her work in substance abuse treatment, Tabitha completed one of her master’s level internships in a facility providing counseling for individuals with disabilities who were been victims of various forms of crime and violence. Tabitha brings a diverse background and a passion for empowering patients, and we are excited to have her as aprimary therapist at Lighthouse Recovery Institute. 561-381-0015 Ext 1013

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. 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. 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. 561-381-0015

Zoey - Emotional Support Animal


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.