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We have made it a priority to employ highly skilled professionals to ensure the success of our clients. Our medical team consists of a board-certified psychiatrist with over 24 years of experience in the field of addiction psychiatrist, a medical director that is certified in addiction medicine and also board certified in OB/GYN and bariatric medicine., an ARNP certified in family medicine and psychiatric medicine and a full-time registered nurse. Our clinical team consists of master’s level clinicians that are either licensed in either mental health counseling or clinical social work. Some of our licensed clinicians have advanced training and certification in the treatment of Eating Disorders and certified in EMDR. An additional support to our clinical team is our case managers, peer specialist and vocational case managers who assist in supporting the health and wellness needs of Wayside House clients. Individual, group and family therapies are offered by our clinicians within a highly supportive and structured setting.
Chief Executive Officer
Lisa brings many years of experience in clinical and management positions to Wayside House. She served as administrator of The Cottages of the Palm Beaches, deputy director and director of programs at Treasure Coast Health Planning Council, executive director of COMPASS, and a contract manager at the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. She has a degree in criminal justice from Auburn University and master’s degree in counseling and psychology from Troy State University.
Chief Clinical/Operations Officer
Arianna merges the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of clients working toward overall well-being. She is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Florida that has been in private practice since 2010. Arianna come to us from Gracious Care Recovery where she was the program director and primary therapist. Prior to working in substance treatment, Arianna specialized in eating disorders at Milestones in Recovery for over five years. Her background in classical and modern dance gives her insight into treating eating disorders, body image distortions, self-esteem issues, and mood disorders. She counsels in both English and Spanish.
Arianna has attended several trainings with the Alliance for Eating Disorders and also attend the International Association for Eating Disorder Professional Annual Symposium in 2018. Arianna has completed advanced training in Eating Disorders for her Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Certification to assist clients with co-occurring eating disorders.
Arianna received a master’s in psychology from Carlos Albizu University and a bachelor’s in psychology from Florida International University.
Director of Admissions
Erin joined Wayside House with years of experience in behavioral health and addiction treatment facilities. She has provided a multitude of services from marketing and referral, to admissions and data management in Palm Beach County, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She served as senior business analyst for Sprout Health Group in New Jersey and at KIPU Systems in Miami. She was director of intake at Livengrin Foundation in Pennsylvania, and locally served as director of admissions at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches and manager of health information management at The Watershed.
She holds a BA in political science and women’s studies from Rutger’s University and a juris doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law.
Kristen Sanabria joined the Wayside House admissions team in 2020. Here, she assists with coordinating care for women seeking substance abuse treatment. She carefully guides potential Wayside House clients through the admissions process. Kristen has extensive experience in the addiction community, working in admissions, alumni coordination and as a behavioral health technician. She is knowledgeable about insurance plans and coverage pertaining to addiction treatment and is experienced in conducting assessments.
She is adept at crisis management, conflict resolution, and working within an interdisciplinary team.
Dr. Marc Schlosser has been a practicing physician for over 30 years in Palm Beach County. His advanced medical training includes board certification as an OB/GYN and Bariatrics as a specialist in Obesity Medicine. Dr. Schlosser holds a SAMHSA Buprenorphine Waiver and has completed a fellowship in Addiction Medicine and Bariatric Medicine (ASBP). Dr Schlosser is a Diplomate of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and the American Board of Obesity Medicine.Dr. Schlosser completed his medical training at the University of Miami Medical School, Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Boutrouille is a Diplomat Of The American Board Of Psychiatry & Neurology, Diplomat Of The American Board Of Addiction and Outpatient Detoxification Certified. For the past 24 years she has been dedicating her time to the field of Addiction. Over the the past six years she discovered a new passion, teaching substance abuse to young physicians during their residency. She is the owner and medical director for Addiction and Recovery Solutions, LLC in Tamarac, FL and is assistant professor for psychiatry and substance abuse at University Pavilion in Tamarac.
APRN advance practice registered nurse
Joan is dually certified as a family and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She completed her advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) at Florida Atlantic University in 2011 and has served as the ARNP to many well-known and respected substance abuse treatment centers and local hospital.
Assistant Clinical Director
Leah Parisian earned a Master of Social Work and a post-graduate certification in cognitive behavioral therapy from Florida Atlantic University. She was an intern at the Willow Place for Women in West Palm Beach where she facilitated individual client support, groups, and contributed to inter-professional teamwork. Leah also facilitated groups such as 12-steps and spirituality, sexuality, body image, interpersonal relationships, CBT, stress management, family systems, adventure therapy, and co-facilitated psychodrama/trauma and DBT skills.
Leah was also an intern at South County Mental Health Center’s Crisis Intervention Unit where she worked with those suffering from severe and persistent mental illnesses. She has working experience in motivational interviewing, solution focused brief therapy, mindfulness, and movement.
In addition to her affinity for working with clients suffering from addictions, she has a passion for working with those suffering from eating disorders. Leah has attended several trainings with the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, and attended the Renfrew conference in 2017, and the International Association for Eating Disorder Professional Annual Symposium in 2018. She has served on the outreach and education committee as well as the development committee for the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness in the past.
Leah is now working towards completing certification as a certified eating disorder specialist.
Registered Mental Health Intern, NCC Therapist
Priscilla has been working in the field of mental health counseling since 2011. She earned a specialist degree in education, master’s degree in mental health counseling, and bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida State University. Priscilla is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors. She has prior experience providing substance abuse counseling in detox level of care, and counseling to individuals and families. Priscilla mainly applies the Cognitive Behavioral approach to counseling, while incorporating aspects from other counseling approaches, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern Assessor/Therapist
Ashlee Lucarevski earned a Master of Social Work and a post-graduate certification in Cognitive Behavior Therapy from Florida Atlantic University. Before coming to Wayside House, she worked as an outpatient therapist for Chrysalis Health in Palm Beach County where she worked in schools and private homes. During that time, she provided individual and family mental health counseling services to children, teens and adults.
Ashlee facilitated individual and family therapy that encompassed interpersonal relationships, family systems, trauma, sexuality, and addictions. As an intern she worked at Palm Beach State College where she provided individual and group therapy to the students who matriculated there. She has working experience with CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. She is now working towards completing her Ph.D in Clinical Sexology with a focus on addictions.
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern/Therapist
Analilia Jimenez earned a Master’s of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. She worked as a therapist at Village For Change at Community Partners and provided individual, group and in-home therapy using cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, and DBT. She is a Registered Clinical Social Work intern at Wayside House where she facilitates therapeutic groups, as well as individual therapy sessions as a clinical outpatient therapist. Analilia has run groups on sexuality, interpersonal relationships, spirituality and was trained in psychodrama therapy.
Analilia has worked with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as an advocate for five years at Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse. During that time, Analilia worked in provided professional training to law enforcement on best practices when working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She also worked with survivors in safety planning, assistance with relocation, establishing safe housing and assistance in navigating the legal system regarding civil, criminal and immigration matters.
Before joining Wayside House, Amy served as a case manager at Dream Recovery International, adjunct therapist at The Watershed, therapist at the Drug Abuse Treatment Association, and interim youth program coordinator, Compass Inc. She received a Masters of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Florida Atlantic University.
Social Worker Intern
Alison first entered into human services quite by accident in 1988 when she came upon a sidewalk booth that was looking for volunteers for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York City. She signed up to be a pediatric buddy, and before long became employed in the field; working in multiple settings through 1994 as AIDS decimated a generation of men, women, and children. During this period, she enrolled in Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service, where she received her Master of Social Work in 1999. Since completion of her degree, Alison has worked with an array of populations in arenas such as child welfare, geriatric case management, end-of-life care, and community mental health with adults, teens and children.
In 2012, she sought out a new challenge in the substance abuse treatment field as a case manager. Following this role, Alison transitioned into a therapist position, offering individual, family and group therapy by drawing on techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing; as well as a working knowledge of 12-step principles and practices.
Alison sees her work in this field as a calling and feels fortunate to have walked beside so many on their journeys to recovery.
Claire Clarkin earned her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine. Before coming to Wayside House, she was a clinical intern at BayRidge Hospital Partial Hospitalization Program in Boston where she worked with adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. During that time, Claire facilitated psychotherapy groups grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and focused on self-esteem and skill-based interventions.
She also provided individual and family therapy to address trauma, family dynamics and the interconnections of clients’ mental health and addiction. Her work also included case management for clients involved in the justice system and public welfare programs.
As an intern at The Boston Center, Claire worked with children and adolescents across the sexuality and gender spectrum with mood and anxiety disorders. There, she provided psychoeducational groups in interpersonal relationships and communication, anger management, CBT, and self-esteem. She also has training in neuroscience-focused CBT, Mindfulness, and Behavioral Medicine Interventions.
Clinical Outreach Coordinator
April joined the Wayside House team with over a decade of experience. She has a vast knowledge and understanding of the various dimensions of various levels of care, treatment methods, clinical interventions, co-occurring disorders, high-risk factors, related diagnosis, programs of recovery, and effective coping skills. April’s expertise focuses around substance abuse, mental health issues, and trauma. She excels in networking, building relationships, ethical standards, accessing resources, and how to generate growth and development successfully.
Her career includes roles such as program supervisor, director of admissions, Case management, group facilitation, business development/marketing, and director of operations. April expertise includes working with diverse populations, business development/growth, maintaining a solution focused approach, ability to navigate complex situations/cases, creative & innovative techniques, crisis intervention, and implementing systems to create solutions to keep evolving. April’s experience professionally, as well as her personal journey in long-term recovery creates her passion and dedication in helping others, being part of providing quality care, and proof that recovery is possible.
April earned a Bachelor of Social Work from FAU and graduated with honors. Shel has also completed extensive training effective leadership & communication. She is a member of the Community Advocate Alliance, and volunteers her time to help with abuse victims. April also is a Certified Recovery Residence Administrator through the Florida Certification Board. She is currently working on a master’s degree.
Tina Gooden has been an integral part of the Wayside team since 2014. Tina has demonstrated the ability to take on multiple different roles in the organization to better serve Wayside clients. Tina has worked as a Client Advocate, Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant, and Admission Coordinator before becoming our Case Manager.
Tina graduated Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2013 and completed her CAP courses at The Academy for Addiction Professionals in 2018. Tina has a passion for helping clients struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues.
Medical Case Management/Peer Support
Cindy began her affiliation at Wayside House as a residential client, receiving treatment in 2014. She has maintained her sobriety and celebrated 6 years clean and sober in January 2020. Cindy was determined to give back and after working at Gratitude House, she joined the Wayside team in August 2018 as a Client Advocate and later received training in Peer Services. With a strong commitment to her recovery program, she now also conducts peer support sessions and facilitates onsite AA meetings, passing on her experience, strength, and hope to current clients.
Elizabeth Giglio came to Wayside House in October of 2018 with over two decades of professional experience in the fields of law, finance, and property management. She began her career at Wayside in the role of Social Enterprise Manager and since June 2020, has served as Case Manager.
Elizabeth is a proud alumni of Wayside House’s residential treatment program. In January 2020, she celebrated her third year of sobriety. Elizabeth strives to provide clients with the same high standard of compassionate care that she received while in treatment. She hopes to utilize her prior experiences with addiction towards assisting clients with rebuilding their lives and navigating a path towards a sustainable plan for recovery.
Julia has been working in mental health and substance abuse treatment since 2013. Prior to her role as group facilitator, she worked as an outpatient therapist for Wayside House and Family group facilitator. She earned her M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Qualified Supervisor in the state of Florida. Julia has a private practice in Boca Raton that specializes in empowering women by helping them heal from past trauma and she is the host of the Self-Care Solutions Podcast. Julia is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM), and Trauma-Focused
Certified Yoga Therapist & Instructor
Alexandra Pachter is a functional and Integrative Yoga Therapist at Wayside House. She has dedicated her life to the self-study and practice of the limbs of Yoga, as well as working within the community teaching yoga and healing.
Alexandra is a C-IAYT (Certified International Associate of Yoga Therapy) IYT1000 (Integrative Yoga Therapist 1000 Hours of Training) an E-RYT500 (Experienced Yoga Teacher of 500 Hours of Training), and a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider).
Alexandra began her yogic studies in 2012 at the Prem Yoga School, a Kripalu Yoga affiliated school. Alexandra is also a Reiki Master Healer, and studied under Scott Friedman at the Reiki For You School, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Alexandra also works with a wide range of individuals including others who are deep into their path of yoga, beginners of yoga, those who are suffering from chronic stress, those seeking healing/change, athletes, veterans, Alzheimer’s, individuals dealing with a wide range of addictions, and individuals dealing with PTSD.
Alexandra believes deeply in the healing aspects of yoga and the mind-body-spirit connection, and in a nourishing self-care regimen. She brings her knowledge and passion of yoga to Wayside House and stresses the importance of yoga in recovery.
Equine Therapist and Parenting Educator
Rhonda has spent the last 30 years devoted to assisting families and children on their journey of healing and recovery from addiction. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She is board certified through the State of Florida as a mental health professional. She earned her Parenting Educator Certification in 2000.
Rhonda’s passion, and desire to help children and parents led her to Wayside House in 1989. While volunteering at Wayside, Rhonda facilitated a support group for children of mothers in the treatment after care program. She became a Certified Parenting Educator and went on to design and implement the first parenting program for mothers struggling with addiction.
In 2013 Rhonda fulfilled a long-time goal and became a certified Equine Therapist through EAGALA.
Heather Silversmith RD, LD/N is a registered dietitian/nutritionist with over 20 years of experience. She graduated in 1995 from Miami University with a BS in nutrition and went on to Columbia University in New York City for graduate school. A large part of her career was spent working at the Renfrew Center, where she honed her specialty in eating disorder treatment work. After 18 years working in the residential setting, she went out on her own as a private practice/consultant dietitian. Her practice covers all facets of nutrition including chronic diseases, eating disorders and substance abuse. Heather loves working with the staff at Wayside House to offer the clients the very best in nutritional care.
Born in Aruba, Jessica moved to The United States. In Dec of 2015 got an opportunity to work at Wayside House as a Client Advocate, where she found her passion for helping clients struggling with addiction. In 2019 Jessica got promoted to Residential Supervisor. Jessica makes it a priority to create an environment that is safe and supportive for client growth in early recovery. Jessica also assist the Chief of Operations on maintaining the facility and organizing client and family events.
Originally from Connecticut, Janessa moved to Florida in November of 2019 in search of being able to make more of a difference. With a background in training and development Janessa offers the clients at Wayside House a step-by-step program to re-entering the work force.
Offering career assistance with programs such as one on one sessions, resume writing, as well as trainings in Microsoft programs, QuickBooks, and much more. Janessa has a passion to help others see the best version of themselves and achieve their dream job, and continues to follow up with them long after they have left Wayside.
“I have always supported Wayside House — I know women who have come through their program and support all they do. If you don’t know about this fabulous place I encourage you to become involved and find out more — they are an anchor in Delray Beach and their history speaks for itself.”
“I went through Wayside House & it was the first place that actually felt like home to me. The staff actually care about their clients and their sobriety. I worked through so much here without fear of being judged. I love wayside & it will always have a special place in my heart along with ALL the amazing women who work there.”
I so wish I could tell the girls how much Wayside saved my life, and after 31 years sober, it still is just “One Day at a Time” and “The Serenity Prayer.” I will always remember those first days of being at Wayside and how the girls , the counselors , and the House put me back on track to living a fulfilled and Sober life . I followed the AA steps, got a wonderful sponsor and have followed that path ever since. — Pamela R.
“Thank you Wayside for being there for her when she needed your help the most!!!” Woohoo!!!
Wayside taught me how to be a woman and live life clean & sober!
“Wayside is more than treatment. It is a home. I grew up emotionally in that little house. I was there for 9 months and they were the best 9 months of my life. To have time to learn about yourself and take the time to focus on yourself is such a blessing. The plants I planted are still there. I see them in the photos. Such a special place!!”
This is an excellent treatment facility and all women down in Delray Beach, FL. …if you have anything you can send to help these young/older women, believe me anything is appreciated. This place and God did wonders for my girl.
Wayside House is where i went to rehab & they are AMAZING!! Its a 90 day program & alot of the girls have absolutely nothing when they move into the house. If your feel generous, or just want to help, it’s a worthy cause!! Mandy W.
“What a rich heritage Wayside House has!”
“It was so nice to hear from Wayside House. I am still employed and I love my job!!! I will have 9 months on the 21st of October…..All thanks to Wayside and you ladies at the Posner Center!!!!🤗”
“Tonight’s Wayside House Anniversary meeting and listening to the journey’s with 1,2,6,22,29 and 33 years in sobriety empowered my heart! So happy for one of the girls I sent to Wayside House.”
“Wayside does such good work in our community.”
“I just wanted to thank you for how you and the team make the world a better place. I won’t claim to understand the things you sacrifice, but you are truly wonderful for doing so.“
“I highly recommend Wayside Women’s in Delray Beach. My daughter completed their wonderful program, she’ll have 2 years July 1st. They have an active alumni. I couldn’t say enough good things about them, they’ve been doing this since mid70’s.”
“ Thankful for my sobriety and for Wayside! “
“Wayside House was and is an amazing place to me. I am on a journey that is better than I could have ever imagined. The strength of the women that came before me, that are beside me, and those that are there now teach me how to live “.
“Wayside saved my life and I will never be able to repay them for everything they have done for me.”
“Wayside house saved my daughter’s life. She transformed into the beautiful woman I knew she could be. It’s only been a few months but one day at a time she and I are enjoying her recovery journey!!!”
“We appreciate all that you do to help individuals in recovery, demonstrating God’s love in our community. Your staff at Wayside House continue to help in so many ways, women and their families that need the love, care and support that you are able to provide. Thank you so much for all you do for them. May God continue to bless you, your staff and your volunteers each and every day for the light you provide for our community.”
“ Wayside is “the light”! Congratulations on the article in the Palm Beach Post
for all you do to make the commitment to help those in need.”
“I will always be grateful to Wayside for giving my daughter the tools and knowledge to live a sober life on the outside. You changed her life thank you thank you thank you, may all the people that pass through your wonderful cozy house succeed in sobriety as well.”
“I am sober and happy today thanks to Wayside.”
“Having the opportunity to go to Wayside was the best thing I’ve ever done. They lovingly deconstructed my life so I could put it back together. They are a serious program that gave me the ability to understand myself in a way I never thought was possible. They didn’t baby me and they taught me how to be beautifully authentic with myself and those around me. I really can’t thank them enough.”
“Please keep up your wonderful work; the kids of south Florida need you.”
“I am making this donation and thank you for all you do!”
“Celebrating 29 years 7/22/2016. Sponsoring, 3-5 meetings a week, and forever grateful to Wayside House!”
“I will be celebrating my 17th year clean and sober. PLEASE share with the celebrants that I am with them in spirit even though I can’t be with them. Wayside rocks! Remind them to stay until the magic happens.”
“I just want to give a shout out to the Wayside staff and alumni who organized and participated in the first annual gratitude dinner. The entire evening was absolutely devine! Wayside House saved my life and I am so very happy that you are at the helm.”
“Just walking down memory lane! I Love Wayside House! I went through twice!!
LOL!! Clean and sober today! Love to all the women! XOXO”
“Thank you to Marlies and the Posner Center because without your guidance I wouldn’t have been pushed to pursue what I love and want out of a job and school. You’re amazing!”
“Proud to be a donor supporter of your efforts.”
“Wayside House saved my life. It was a place that gave me a purpose to follow my dreams. And gave me a life that I never thought could be possible. It is a place where God lives in the lives of so many recovering women. Thank you.”
“So many miracles and beautiful souls are at Wayside. It’s a very special place.”
“What an incredible gift to have gone to Wayside House. Keep up the great work!”
“I’m so grateful to be a Wayside Winner 12/89 . One day at a Time.”
“I have to commend Wayside House. They are a 1st class treatment center.”
“I went through Wayside House in 1991 and have been clean and sober for 23 years. I have had four children, two grandchildren, and am happily married. The aftercare and parenting groups that Wayside had is something that helped me so very much as a new parent who was fairly new in recovery. I now have a Bachelor’s degree in social work and am working on a Master’s degree in counseling specializing in addictions counseling. If I had not been placed in Wayside House so many years ago I would have never been able to achieve the things that I have in my life. I am forever grateful for the blessing it has had in my life!”
“Wayside is the benchmark by which I hold other similar facilities too.”
“I know many women whose lives have been greatly impacted by the quality support they experienced while enrolled and residing in your program. My first hand knowledge dates back to 1980 and I can attest to Wayside’s long tradition of excellence.”
“Wayside House saved my sobriety at a critical time in my life. My HP knew I needed to be there and surrounded by strong women who believed in me. Thank you!”
“ My life has changed very deeply. I have been given the gift of life in sobriety and treating it like a present.”
“I hated God & tried not to believe in any higher power before getting sober. Now I know that each day is a gift and
that all things are possible through my spiritual connection. All of life is a miracle and for the ultimate good.”
“I just wanted to send my gratitude and thanks for all you have done for me and thousands of women out there recovering from addictions.”
“God bless your work at Wayside.”
“Thank you for all that you have done to make me experience Wayside and the true change in my life through this program. I am grateful.”
“To all of you fortunate enough to celebrate the holidays at Wayside, I hope you find peace and happiness.
My Christmas at Wayside was one of the best ever as I received the lasting gift of sobriety. God Bless you all!”
“ My children have been returned and I have found God.”
“Wayside House and God have given me a life I never thought I deserved.”
“Wayside House played a very big role in treating our daughter. We will be forever grateful for you and our blessings from the Lord.”
“ I have restored relationships with my family and learned how to love others. I am accountable, help and trust others and enjoy living life. I have peace and I don’t worry. I know that everything is going to be OK. I also attend three meetings a week and sponsor several women.”
“ By spending time with my awesome God every morning who saved me by touching my life while at Wayside. God continues to draw me close to him.”
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