Dr. Dodge is the Director of Neuro Rehabilitation Services at Behavioral Health Centers. She is also Research Faculty at the Charles E. Schmidt School of Science; Department of Complex Systems and Brain Sciences.
Dr. Dodge’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed Journals, most recently, Nature: Genetics. (2018), Journal of Addictive Disorders and their treatment (2017), Journal of Drug Issues (2012), Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment Prevention and Policy (2016), the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (2011), and John’s Hopkins Journal of Health for the Poor and Underserved (2009).
Dr. Dodge has conducted and published pioneering studies in the specific areas of The Effectiveness of Female-Sensitive Substance Abuse Treatment as compared to Traditional Mixed Gender Models. The impact of Therapist Client Congruence on Chemical Dependency Treatment Outcomes and Why HIV Women of Color Who are Substance Abusers and Aware of their HIV Status elect not to seek Primary Health Care or Substance Abuse Treatment. This work has yielded groundbreaking changes in the treatment delivery for chemically dependent females as evidenced by a local provider; The Orchids treatment procedures.
Commencing in 2012, Dr. Dodge was the Co-Principal investigator of a five-year study collaborating with the University of Miami, Scripts Research Institute and the University of New Mexico’s Mind Research Network to examine the interface between non-coding RNA’s and brain images (SPECT scans) to diagnosis addiction and develop novel therapeutics to address such diagnosis. Finally, these blood biomarkers and SPECT images are being explored as Prognosticative tools to predict relapse.
Alicia Gard received a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and serves as a primary therapist and group facilitator. Alicia is also currently pursuing certification in Rapid Resolution Therapy.
Alicia has over 6 years’ experience in the fields of co-occurring disorders, mental health disorders, trauma, and substance abuse treatment, providing therapy at all levels of care. She believes that building a foundation of trust and a therapeutic alliance is essential to help create an environment where clients feel supported in their counseling journey. Alicia focuses on identifying underlying false beliefs, which individuals have carried to the present day, often through identifying and healing their inner child and family dynamics. She believes in the necessity of connecting the mind, body, and spirit in order to become healthy, happy adults.
LaTasha S. Pierce currently serves as the Clinical Case Manager at Behavioral Health Center, located in Hobe Sound, FL. Latasha has worked in the Human Service/Social Service Industry for over 15 years, in various capacities ranging from Client Service Supervisor to Director of Human Resource to Clinical Case Manager. LaTasha is committed to providing top quality care and lives by the following motto: “Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” -Marvin J. Ashton
LaTasha is a graduate of Martin County High School and Indian River Community College (Patient Care-2000) and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. It is her passion to help those battling addiction and mental health crisis to find hope and solution.