Jesse Reuter, Certified Addiction Professional
Jesse Reuter, a New Jersey native, received his undergraduate degree in Psychology at The College of New Jersey. Shortly after, he became a certified addiction professional. Jesse is currently pursuing a master’s degree in mental health and addiction counseling. He is a dynamic leader who has motivated countless adults, teens, children and families to first recognize the process of what is working in one’s life and then how to expand on that and maximize their abilities to achieve desired goals. Jesse’s own personal life experience has created a passion for breaking through the dauntless suffering that occurs from addiction and mental health illness, and believes that all people not only have the ability to change, but the right to have a life of purpose and fulfillment.
Alex Riley, CNDAI, Certified Addiction Interventionist
Director of Business Development/Co-Founder
Alex Riley is a certified interventionist from Jefferson Twp New Jersey. He is a respected man who has spent years as an interventionist dealing with the struggles of addiction. His specialty lies in helping the families of the struggling addict or alcoholic. Alex possess a creative and intuitive spirit with a passion for music and revolutionary therapeutic recovery processes. Alex has worked in the addiction treatment industry for years for some of the leading programs in the country. His passion lies in helping others to become whole and useful members of society, families, sons, brothers and friends. Alex’s personal experience in recreating himself has been his driving force for helping others to do the same.
Michael Kulick, M.S.W., MCAP, RCSWI
Chief Operating Officer
As the COO of Recreate Life Counseling Services, Michael understands the importance of comprehensive treatment services and excellence in clinical care for individuals with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Michael was born and raised in South Florida, where he completed his undergraduate and graduate education at FAU and Barry University, culminating in a Master’s Degree in Social Work, with Honors. Since accomplishing his academic goals, Michael has held a variety of clinical and administrative positions ranging from Primary Clinical Therapist, Clinical Coordinator, Program Director, Clinical Director, Director of Operations and Chief Executive Officer.
Michael began his clinical career at a well-respected and research driven Florida treatment center, where he remained for two and a half years. During this time, he started as a primary therapist and was quickly promoted to clinical coordinator. Here, he was responsible for assisting in development of an Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient Program (OP), together with transitional housing, which quickly grew to over 30 clients. From this experience, Michael was recruited to work as a Clinical and Program Director at 15 bed detox and residential center, which eventually grew to become an 800-bed national addiction treatment provider. It was here that Michael became Director of Operations and was directly responsible for operations of all locations. He became involved in all aspects of treatment development and operations, including licensing and accreditation for all detox and treatment facilities, hiring and supervision of medical, clinical and administrative employees, and successful completion of Joint Commission audits at all levels of care.
In 2016, and with his strong leadership experience, it quickly became apparent that Michael would be best suited for the position of Chief Executive Officer for another growing organization. Michael became responsible for the development of two new detox facilities in South Florida, as well as an Inpatient/Outpatient substance abuse treatment center in Philadelphia, PA. Through Michael’s dedication and skill, he brought the Philadelphia location successfully through Joint Commission accreditation within his first month of employment, and quickly paved the way to expand programming there to encompass all levels of care.
When he is not overseeing the growth and development of the organization, Michael enjoys spending quality time with his young son. He also appreciates spending time on the golf course, whenever he has a few rare, spare hours to spend on the green.
Amanda Timonere, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, MCAP
Amanda Timonere has served in the field of Addictions and Mental Health since 2010. Originally from New Rochelle, New York, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Forensic Psychology with a minor in Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and holds a Dual Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from Barry University. In addition to providing therapy at several treatment centers in South Florida, Amanda has experience as a Program Manager at a residential treatment center for adults with mental illness in New York and has been involved with a Community Mental Health Center in South Florida as a Forensic Case Manager with adults suffering from mental illness, criminal involvement and drug use. She is also a certified Reiki practitioner; gifted in the teaching of meditation. Amanda attempts to inspire clients to believe “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
Bridget Heady LMHC
Clinical Compliance Officer
Bridget Heady received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Bridget is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Qualified Supervisor for Registered Mental Health Counselor Interns. Bridget has a wide variety of professional experience in the field of behavioral health from a clinician, executive leadership, direct practice, clinical supervision and consultant. She understands both the clinical and administrative areas of creating quality organizations. Bridget is dedicated to the field of behavioral healthcare in order to provide exceptional treatment and safety to clients through working as a clinical and consultant for Joint Commission Accreditation over the past 8 years. She has extensive training on treating clients with trauma, depression and addiction. Bridget believes that the Recreate Life Counseling vision offers clients real hope in making a change in their life.
Sima Alavi is a Board Certified Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Business Owner. She began her career in 1995, after graduating from the University of Miami and continued on to earn her masters and Doctrine degree in the field of mental health with specialization in both children and adults. Her focus is in rehabilitation, detoxification, and recovery for both inpatient and outpatient treatment centers. Through evaluation and stabilization, she targets treatment for individuals experiencing a crisis situation and those who seek the need for immediate intervention. She works collaboratively with fellow psychiatric health practitioners to provide the best care for her patients.
Alicia Gard, MS
Alicia is currently a primary therapist at Recreate Life Counseling and has been a member of the Recreate family since November 2016. Alicia moved to south Florida from Massachusetts five years ago, where she had a career as a teacher and school director for 20 years. After spending many years working with children and families, Alicia decided to challenge herself in another field. She obtained her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 2016 and enjoys working in the field of substance abuse and mental illness. Alicia believes in helping clients identify their negative thought patterns and reframe these patterns through narrative therapy techniques and solution-focused therapy. Clients can discover self-acceptance and ultimately believe they are worthy of positivity and happiness. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama
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Recreate Life Counseling offers partial care and intensive outpatient treatment programs in Boynton Beach, Florida, designed to meet the individual needs of each client. We believe that by helping our clients recreate themselves, they are more likely to achieve and stay in recovery.