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Our Mission

Behavioral Health Centers is a State of the Art comprehensive treatment center dedicated to treat adult patients with Drug and alcohol as well as co-occurring medical and mental health issues associated with the spectrum of addiction. Our “rehab rescue team” works around the clock to assess, triage, formulate and implement a holistic and science-based approach to a patient’s diagnosis with evidence-based and cutting edge medical and holistic therapies. 

Behavioral Health Centers offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP),Intensive Out Patient program (IOP) treatment and Outpatient treatment options for men and women who have completed a Detox and residential addiction or dual diagnosis treatment program, but who need a structured step-down level of treatment to help them make a successful transition home.

Dr. Roopa Crawford, Psy.D – Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Roopa Crawford is Chief Clinical Officer at Behavioral Health Centers. As an undergraduate at University of Central Florida, Dr. Crawford completed a BS in Psychology. She received her MA and Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. Dr. Crawford completed an internship and a postdoctoral residency at Palm Beach County Youth Affairs. Dr. Crawford has worked in the field of addictions for over a decade.

Dr. Crawford enjoys working in the clinical areas of her industry. Throughout the years, she has licensed and accredited numerous agencies as well as maintained Compliance departments. Dr. Crawford enjoys working with people of all ages, gender, and culture.

Dr. K. Dodge, PhD, MSPH, MSW – Executive Director of Neuro Behavioral Services

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.

Alan Stevens – CEO, MSW, LSW, ACSW

Alan Stevens has worked in Behavioral Health for 43 years. He started as a Mental Health Technician right out of college and worked his way up to CEO of Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. He has been licensed since 1989 when states first started to license social workers. He was part of the initial push by NASW to obtain licensure for social workers in the state of PA.
Alan has vast training and experience both clinically and in marketing. He successfully opened and ran Eugenia Day Treatment Center, a Mental Health PHP and licensed private school modeled after Mill Creek School of the University of Penn. He built one of the original call centers 20 years ago in Pennsylvania and also advocated for the task force in Florida to clean up the Addiction Industry. He has worked extensively in Psychiatric Hospitals and Dual diagnosis residential drug and alcohol treatment centers equally and interned at Horsham Clinic under the direction of a group of doctors trained at the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital.

Mohammad Wehbe – PA, PA-C Medical Provider

Mohammad (Mo) Wehbe is a highly motivated Certified Physician Assistant working in Detox/Rehab/Behavioral Medicine. Mo graduated cum laude from Florida Atlantic University with a BS in Sports Medicine in 2006 and from Keiser University with a Master of Science, Physician Assistant in 2012. Specializing in substance abuse detox, Mo’s objective is to work in collaboration with the Physician/Psychiatrist as an efficient and valuable asset to the patient and our company.

Alicia Gard LMHC – Primary Therapist

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 – Clinical Case Manager

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.

Insurance May Cover the Cost of Your Treatment

Navigating insurance coverage for substance abuse and behavioral health services can be dificult. Our goal is to ensure that you – or your loved one – receive the highest level of care with the lowest out-of-pocket cost possible. In many cases, our patients are fully covered for behavioral health services through their insurance provider!

Call us to Verify Your Coverage Today!

(772) 774-3872
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