Family Recovery Specialists hosts grand opening

Ray Estefania, Sarai Estefania and Sharon Leichtenberg from Life Skills of South Florida

Family Recovery Specialists (FRS) recently hosted a grand opening celebration at their new facility located at 9350 Sunset Drive. Health professionals, colleagues, and friends were on hand to tour the facility and network.

Family Recovery Specialists provides substance abuse treatment, counseling and consulting to adolescents and young adults. As the name implies, it is the organization’s mission to treat both the person in need and provide support to the families of substance abuse clients.

Susan Rodriguez (left) from South Miami Hospital, Jane Ash from estminster School and Ana Moreno

“We help both the client and their families move to a healthier place in their lives,” said founder and clinical director, Raymond S. Estefania, MS, LMHC, CAP.

The facility provides concierge-style case management – an intensive outpatient addiction and consultation service that stresses the need for family involvement in the recovery of the client, while emphasizing the dignity of the individual. Services at Family Recovery Specialists include evaluations, treatment, intervention and many other addiction and recovery related approaches to begin the process of recovery.

David Vittoria from South Miami Hospital, Marian Bach from Transitions ecovery Program and Eloy Paez

Eloy Paez (left), Ana Moreno, Hugh Humphrey, MD and Ray Estefani

The facility’s outpatient rehabilitation employs cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing within a Stages of Change model and a family-based approach to the treatment of chemical dependency. Family involvement is integral to the recovery process.

“We team together with you through the journey from intervention to aftercare services in order to restore families and empower the individual in recovery,” said Mr. Estefania.

Mr. Estefania has been an addiction counselor for more than 17 years, working extensively as a drug and alcohol counselor, interventionist and family therapist. His colleagues at FRS include Ana Moreno, MA, LMHC, and Dr. Hugh Humphery. Ms. Moreno is a psychotherapist and cofounder of FRS. She has worked in the field of substance abuse for more than 11 years, focusing on adolescents, young adults and family members. Dr. Humphery specializes in psychiatry and substance abuse disorders and he joined FRS in 2011.

Family Recovery Specialists’ services are available locally, nationally and internationally. For more information, call 305-595-7378.

Dr. Omar Mejia

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1 Comment on "Family Recovery Specialists hosts grand opening"

  1. Gregg L. Friedman MD | October 25, 2016 at 4:44 pm | Reply

    Great story. Thanks for publishing it. By Gregg L. Friedman MD

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