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.
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.
Brooke Mathias – Neuro Behavioral Tech, BS, Psychology
Brooke graduated from Indian River State College with her Associates in Arts degree prior to graduating high school. Her drive later led her to graduate from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. During her time at USF, she participated in research in two separate neurocognitive based labs on campus. In these labs, she gained experience in qEEG acquisition and artifacting while performing human based experiments. Populations of interest in mental health that Brooke has experience working with include individuals: struggling with substance abuse, military personnel, and survivors of domestic violence. She plans to further explore the implications of the underlying psychophysiological responses of trauma.
Paul Brancaleone – Neuro Behavioral Tech, BS, MS
I am a Neuro Tech at Behavioral Health Centers. As a Neuro Tech, I run clients through their daily neurofeedback sessions and break down the results with them after each session. This way, clients benefit from the neurofeedback session itself, as well as what we can learn from their daily brain activity and how it applies to their recent life experiences. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. I have been involved in psychological research in multiple research labs since 2015. I plan to pursue a PhD in Social Psychology, with a focus on studying the social neuroscience of person perception and prejudice. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games and D&D, and hanging out at coffee shops.
Christopher Warschauer – Neuro Behavioral Tech, BS, MS
Chris attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Neuroscience, with a research emphasis on cognitive performance testing. He then obtained his Masters at the University of New Haven in Educational Psychology. He enjoys playing racquetball and swimming.
Mark Ambert – Neuro Behavioral Tech, PhD, BS, MS
Mark received a Bachelor’s in Neuroscience from University of Rochester. His senior thesis was on novel treatments for opiate addiction. Mark received a Master’s in Pharmacology from the University of Miami where he focused on neuropharmacology. Mark completed a PhD in Neuroscience from Florida Atlantic University. Mark’s doctoral thesis was on neurogenesis in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s and he is published in this field. He is passionate about the idea that a better understanding of the brain can lead to new treatments for addiction and other mental diseases.
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 find hope and solution.
In her leisure Latasha loves spending quality time with her family and friends. Latasha also has a passion for Theater/Arts and is a Playwright “When Love Happens” and “Can’t You Hear Me Calling You?” She is a published author, “The Purpose of Loving You”. She is also a published singer/song writer “Latasha Shontel-Deeper”. Latasha also serves as Pastor of Worship at her local church.
Dr. Mark Hernandez – Medical Director, MD
Dr. Hernandez received his medical degree from the Instituto Technologico de Santo Domingo, in the Dominican republic in 1989, at the age of 24. In 1990 he came to the United States and worked his way up from crisis counselor to administrator at a community mental health center, supervising over 300 employees, while preparing for medical exams. After passing medical exams he completed his residency program in psychiatry at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami in 2002, and was Chief Resident in Psychiatry from 2001 to 2002.
Soon after graduation, Dr. Hernandez had three different private practices and gained much experience in diagnosing and treating adults as well as geriatrics with depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, psychotic disorders, and other psychiatric conditions. Dr. Hernandez also has vast experience in the field of substance abuse. He has been medical director at multiple programs since 2002; developing tremendous experience in dual diagnosis treatment of clients with substance abuse related disorders, including detoxification treatment for multiple substances.
Mohammad Wehbe – PA, PA-C
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.
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!