Our Client Care Team
Dr. Barnell Phillips MD
Dr. Barnell Phillips is a board-certified psychiatrist and the medical director at Beachside Rehab. He is dedicated to the evidence-based treatment of psychiatric and substance use disorders.
“My training allows me to approach mental health problems in a unique and comprehensive way that is rooted in listening to a person’s life story,” says Dr. Phillips, who integrates this lifestyle approach with the assessment of how current circumstances, family history, and genetics impact a patient’s presentation. “This technique has allowed me to successfully help patients of all ages overcome mental health challenges.”
Tabitha Grant, LMFT, MCAP
Chief Clinical Officer
Tabitha Grant is the chief clinical officer at Beachside Rehab, previously serving as the clinical director. She helped develop Beachside Rehab’s respected clinical treatment program and continues to oversee its validity, effectiveness, and integration into every aspect of the facility. Tabitha’s mission is to offer patients empowering support and robust, evidence-based treatment.
“The right kind of encouragement and unconditional love is absolutely essential to patients’ finding the courage and strength to overcome their past hurts and achieve their personal goals,” says Tabitha. “When you mix authentic care for others with proven clinical techniques, change is inevitable.”
Stacey Howe, MSW, CAP
As Clinical Director at Beachside Rehab, Stacey works hard not only to provide clients with outstanding and compassionate care, but also to educate them about mental health issues. Patient education, she says, is integral to understanding and effective decision-making, and vital to encouraging self-management and overall recovery.
“Patient education is integral to understanding and effective decision-making and vital to encouraging self-management and overall recovery,” says Stacey.
Jacob Strachan RN
Director of Nursing
Jacob Strachan, a registered nurse at Beachside Rehab, is passionate about recovery and strives to bring the best nursing and medical care to every client alongside his team of nurses. With years of specialty nursing experience on his resume, Jacob’s philosophy is simple: “Caring is at the center of nursing practice and healing.”
Ali Tacket LCSW, MCAP
Alexandria Tackett is a primary therapist at Beachside Rehab. Her goal is to help clients learn to live healthily and see their full potential beyond addiction.
Ali specializes in increasing self-esteem, empowerment, and motivation for change. She focuses on helping clients find their self-worth even when they are at their lowest point.
Michael Bonnet MSEd CAP
Michael Bonnet is a primary therapist at Beachside Rehab. He has an eclectic counseling style and relies on a wide range of interventions to suit each individual client, including evidence-based mindfulness interventions, mindfulness-based trauma interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), 12-step recovery, Refuge Recovery, and SMART recovery.
Christine Kadin, MPS, LMHC, CAP, LPC, CCTP
A licensed psychotherapist, Christine Kadin serves as a primary therapist and trauma counselor at Beachside Rehab. She helps clients suffering from acute trauma, loss, abuse, neglect, and abandonment on their journey to sobriety. “I firmly believe that no one is intrinsically wrong or broken, and the ability to heal is available to everyone,” says Christine.
Utilizing Olfactory Gustatory Release Technique (OGRT), an EMDR-type technique she pioneered together with other rapid trauma reduction techniques, Christine seeks to facilitate clients’ healing and recovery from violence and abuse. Passionate about her work, Christine uses a therapeutic approach that incorporates core spiritual and mystical teachings to aid in the healing process.
Tara Festa RICSW
Tara Festa is a primary therapist and counselor at Beachside Rehab, who specializes in working with clients to build their self-esteem and help them find their self-worth.
“My goal is to help others who are struggling every day to find out what their true purpose is and to help clients see their full potential beyond their addiction,” says Tara, who has seen how addiction has affected multiple members of her family, including two of her brothers.
Chelsea Moulton MSW, CAP
Intensive Outpatient Program Counselor
Chelsea Moulton is an intensive outpatient program counselor at Beachside Rehab, where she works directly with clients who are seeking to restore their lives and achieve their fullest potential through intensive outpatient treatment.
“Outpatient treatment is the stepping stone to long-term recovery, and I love watching our clients grow throughout the process,” says Chelsea. “In working with individuals and families in treatment, I have come to experience the priceless value that recovery can bring to the lives of our clients and their loved ones.” Empowering clients to take steps toward change is a major component of the intensive outpatient program, which also helps build motivation and sustain the changes that have occurred throughout the treatment to ensure successful futures for all participants, she explains.
As the intake manager for Beachside Rehab, Tony Garcon is the first person a client meets upon arrival at our recovery center and believes that every journey—including the one to sobriety—starts with one step.
“I play a vital role in getting clients to commit and stay in treatment and identify with the hardships and emotional toll it takes to enter and stay in treatment,” says Tony. “Communication and transparency are the keys to growth and my unwavering passion for helping others supports our clients in reaching their goals and aspirations. Every day is a new opportunity to change someone’s life.”
Director of Admissions
Jennifer Molina is the admissions manager at Beachside Rehab. After working through many different facets of the treatment industry and substance abuse field, Jennifer found her passion as a valued member of the admissions department.
“As a woman who has been in recovery for over 10 years, I find it helpful to use my own personal experiences and the expertise of Beachside Rehab’s programs to help guide clients and families with making the best decisions for their treatment and ongoing recovery,” Jennifer says.
Michael "MJ" Jasnwieski
Discharge Planner, IOP Manager, and SMART Recovery Facilitator
Michael Jasnwieski wears a lot of hats at Beachside Rehab. He knows that there’s a lot that goes into getting and staying sober. For example, Michael understands that physical activity is an integral part of overcoming addiction. For example he could tell you about all the awesome places to swamp hike, cycle, and kayak in the state.
Diane Kingsley, RD, LDN
With a self-professed passion for helping others, Diane brings an easy-going, non-judgmental approach to her work as Beachside Rehab’s nutrition counselor. She practices medical nutrition therapy, and offers evidence-based nutrition counseling that ensures her recommendations are invariably supported by cutting-edge science. Diane’s commitment is not only to help clients learn about proper nutrition, but to guide them as they change unhealthy habits and behaviors.
Dr. Ross Gardner DC
Dr. Ross Gardner is a chiropractic physician at Beachside Rehab, where holistic treatment is the cornerstone of addiction recovery. “I am passionate about chiropractic medicine, well-being, nutrition, and helping others achieve their health goals,” says Dr. Gardner, who uses the latest chiropractic techniques and full-spine adjusting to improve health and wellness and help clients accelerate to a better quality of life.
Dr. Gardner is especially mindful of underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain. He focuses on treating the whole as opposed to just addressing the symptoms and creates personalized chiropractic and wellness plans to suit each patient’s individual needs.