We are running the center like a family…
CEO & Founder
Imelda founded Beachside on the premise that what recovering addict’s need, in addition to a strong therapy program and the opportunity to get sober, is to find peace. Beachside was inspired by the tranquil surroundings and calm atmosphere of North Hutchinson Island. Imelda has created an oasis of healing that reminds each client to find peace within.
Imelda works alongside the Program Director to ensure the clients receive a strong clinical program in addition to a program that addresses health, wellness, and spirituality. Imelda believes it is a holistic approach that will have the most resounding impact when overcoming the grip of addiction.
Having dealt with addiction within her own family and then working through her own recovery program of Al-Anon, Imelda is all too familiar with what it takes to get sober and stay sober. Imelda believes a strong family program is integral to helping client’s sobriety.
Dr. Barnell Phillips III
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 Beachside 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 Beachside.
Tabitha Grant LMFT, MCAP
Tabitha has her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. She also has an additional 3 year/6,000 hour specialization from the Florida Certification Board as a Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional and is a trained EMDR Therapist.
Tabitha has several years of experience working with a variety of clients from children to adults. She was a Child Therapist in Tampa, Fl primarily working with children and their families who were in the foster care system. She was also a Family Counselor for The Salvation Army providing therapy for abused and neglected children due to parental substance abuse. Tabitha also spent a large amount of her career providing Substance Abuse Recovery Counseling and Marriage and Family Counseling for individuals and couples effected by addiction.
Tabitha’s favorite quote is from Ella Baker, “Give light, and people will find their way.” Giving people light by offering support, unconditional love, and encouragement is her passion. “There’s nothing comparable to witnessing someone develop the courage and strength to walk through their past hurts and come out on the other side a new person who is free and ready to conquer the world.” Tabitha is a member if the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors. In her free time, Tabitha enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Christine Ross ARNP
Christine a native Floridian graduated from Palm Beach community college college with an Associates in nursing in 1993 has registered nursing professional experience included pediatrics to geriatrics and hospice. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2005 and in 2006 with her Master of Science in Nursing. Christine is Board certified by ANCC and has focused her practice in primary and urgent care, mental health and addiction, and hormone replacement. In addition she has been certified in Botox and Dermal fillers since 2007.
She’s a member of the American College of Nurse Practitioner and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau international honor society. Her community involvement includes volunteer to the Palm Beach County Schools, American Heart Association and Susan G Coleman “Race for the Cure” Christine’s hobbies include boating, fishing,golf, yoga, Pilates and Zumba She is recently married and has 2 children ages 20 and 18 and a King Charles cavalier.
Carlene-Collins Valentin RN BSN
Carlene comes to Beachside Rehab with over 30 years of nursing experience in various areas of nursing. A native from Staten Island, New York, Carlene started out as a graduate with her license in practical nursing from Curtis High School in 1981. She continued on to get her Rn from CUNY and St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in 1986. She continued her education to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing 2013 from South University in West Palm Beach. Nursing experience includes: Med/Surg, Geriatrics, Home and Community health, Neonatal ICU, Pediatrics, School health and Nurse Educator. She has participated in various charity events and committees throughout the years. Carlene’s hobbies include walks on the beach, music, cooking, dancing, and crocheting.
Stacey Howe MSW, CAP, RCSWI
Stacey is a native New Yorker who has resided in Florida for almost 20 years. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Barry University. Stacey is also a Certified Addictions Professional, and is currently a Florida State Registered Social Work Intern.
She has over 10 years of experience in the field of social services, working in the areas of: child welfare, mental health, substance abuse treatment, as well as providing in home counseling services to children involved in the juvenile justice system. Stacey is passionate about providing her clients with excellent care and educating them about mental health issues.
Timothy Murphy (LMHC)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Tim received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Alfred University, NY and spent a majority of his career as a financial manager for large corporate insurance companies. Tim discovered his love for helping others through encouragement and counseling and decided to change careers. He obtained his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University and has been working with individuals and families with substance abuse and mental health disorders since 2012. His work includes the Children’s Home Society, Solutions Recovery Center and most recently, Futures of Palm Beach.
Tim brings with him a plethora of knowledge and passion for helping client’s succeed.
Dmitry Dorofeev CAP
Dmitry has been working in the field of substance abuse treatment since 2007. He got his Bachelors degree in Psychology in New Jersey, resided in Philadelphia, PA for 5 years, where he met his beautiful wife and where his amazing daughter was born, and moved to Florida in 2013.
Dmitry is a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) who uses his experience of having worked with a wide range of clients from various backgrounds and his vast travel experience to take a nonjudgmental approach in working with recovering individuals. He believes physical fitness, healthy nutrition, spirituality, mindfulness, and education are all needed for a holistic, balanced approach to recovery.
Nikki Rodriguez MS, RMHCI
Nikki received her Master’s Degree in Counseling with a specialization in Mental Health from Nova Southeastern University. She attended the University of Central Florida and received her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies focusing on behavioral and social sciences, education, and received a minor in criminal justice. Nikki is currently working on obtaining her license in mental health counseling and completing the state requirements to become a Certified Addiction Professional. Nikki employs cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness meditation to assist her clients to restore their inner peace by rediscovering the power within.
Dr. Jaime Guerrero received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2011. His dissertation was titled ‘An Examination of Risk and Protective Factors that Predict Substance Use Among Subgroups of Hispanic Adolescents’. Additionally, Dr. G completed a 2-year post-doctoral internship under the guidance of renown psychologist Dr. Lukens at The Lukens Institute where he gained further experience and expertise working with individuals suffering from all forms of addiction. Outside of formal education and experience, Dr. G has trained in the classical form of Psychodrama and has been a Certified Psychodramatist since 2008. Dr. G has been able to successfully fuse his formal education and experience with his classical psychodrama training to produce a formidable tool against the growing epidemic of addiction.
Director of The Recovery Through Art Program / Psychodrama Facilitator
Michael’s dedication to the arts and to the clients at Beachside 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 Beachside are invaluable!
Chief Operating Officer and Program Director
As Program Director of Beachside, AnneMarie brings years of experience in addiction treatment, client care, program development, and staff organization. AnneMarie is passionate about creating a strong program for Beachside and incorporates therapy with wellness and recreation to help clients stay motivated.
AnneMarie holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (BA), a Master of Science in International Development (MSc) from the University of London, SOAS. Through not originally from here, AnneMarie considers herself a Florida native now enjoying the beach life with her husband, 3 boys and Australian shepherd.
Chief Financial Officer
Working with CEO’s vision, Olivia has implemented the business model for Beachside. Working with the local and wider community, Olivia has established business and marketing strategies and developed relationships that has expanded Beachside’s referral network. As such, Beachside now accommodates clients from all over the country.
Her professional approach balances the friendly atmosphere of a family business. Olivia is a true Floridian, she enjoys her down time at the beach, boating and outdoors getting in some exercise and sun.
Olivia holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in psychology from Florida Atlantic University with a minor in Business Administration. Olivia’s previous experience as CFO and founder of another successful treatment center contributes to the smooth operation of Beachside’s administration.
“Beachside Rehab was a life changing experience for me. I was so lost in life and my whole family had given up on me. Treatment was my last hope. I am so thankful I found Beachside. The therapy offices felt so comfortable and helped me calm down because I was so nervous."
“I loved Beachside! The staff, the facilities, and the program was amazing. So thankful I found this place! I highly recommend this treatment center!”
“I was treated on an individual basis. My treatment focused on my needs to get well. A beautiful setting and very caring staff members. I strongly believe that I have a support system I can depend on now and in my future! Thank you for giving me my life back!”
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