Dr. Jamison assists clients in solving their self-limiting behavioral patterns using tried and true therapeutic methods that bring them closer to finding their more authentic selves. In addition, Dr. Jamison specializes in helping adolescents utilize their own emotional resources to enable them to make fulfilling life choices.
In May 2015, Genna graduated from FAU with a Master’s degree in Counselor Education, with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In June 2017, she received her License in Mental Health Counseling. Genna grew up in Utica, NY, but she has lived in South Florida for six years. She loves running, hiking, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
In addition to rapid resolution therapy and DBT, Amy is trained in EMDR, with is re-processing stuck memories through bi-lateral stimulation. Amy has a background working with kids and teens with trauma issues and loves using creative types of therapy like expressive art therapy.
When asked what she loves most about working with people in recovery, Amy says it feels amazing to see the clients grow and change before they begin to realize the change in themselves.
Coming to The Beachcomber with 25+ years of Sobriety and over thirty years of experience in this field, Michael serves as counselor for Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Questioning Clients (GLBTQ). He brings a much needed element into the field of recovery, with a specific program designed for the LGBTQ community. Michael facilitates both men’s and women’s groups, and conducts individual and family counseling.
Michael has served in many roles in the GLBTQ community, including Co-Chair of the Florida Roundup and President of Lambda North, the 12 Step Alternative Clubhouse for Recovery in Lake Worth Florida. In addition to working for the Beachcomber he has a business, Dream Wedding Ceremonies, and serves as a non-denominational Minister, officiating weddings throughout Florida.
In addition to being a Certified Addictions Professional, Juanita has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services with a concentration in Addictions Studies. With 21 years of recovery and 19 years of experience working in substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities, Juanita utilizes to her expertise to help our clients succeed.
Originally from Newark, NJ, Juanita has resided in South Florida for over 30 years. She is a guitarist and DJ, and enjoys spending time with her 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and her pit bull, Boomer.
After treatment for her own addictions in 1989, Shel worked in a variety of positions, including driver, mental health tech, counselor assistant and medical records clerk. Since receiving her degree, she has worked as a detox therapist, primary therapist, medical records coordinator for a multi-facility health services corporation, and for some years had a private practice in addiction therapy.
Sober for more than 25 years, Michele admired The Beachcomber as one of “The Best of the Best,” and says she is delighted and honored to be working here. Her experiences in the field and in her personal recovery make her a valuable asset to our programs and patients.
Aside from his career in the substance abuse field, Matthew was a professional musician for many years, working with the Woody Herman and Artie Shaw Orchestras, and appearing as a sideman on tours with Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, and many other musicians. He also appeared on albums with Boy George, Chaka Kahn, and Howard Jones.
Matthew has four incredible children that currently live in Boston, whom he describes as the light of his life.
Born and raised in NYC, Marcia Greene is ANCC board certified in psychiatry and mental health, working with mental health adult clients as a registered nurse since 1987, and in the South Florida area since 1989. Her wide experience covers both inpatient and outpatient care of persons with acute and chronic mental illnesses, substance abuse problems and those dually-diagnosed, and older adults in the Alzheimer’s Disease/Related Dementia realm. Marcia earned her certification as a Dementia Practitioner from the NCCDP, and trains other care providers in working with clients with cognitive and memory problems. Marcia has a special interest in the relationship between those with mental health and substance abuse issues and cognitive decline, as well as healthier aging of the brain.
Marcia received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at SUNY Albany and her registered nurse degree at Edison State College in NJ. Personal interests include fitness and nutrition, cooking, gardening and creating glass art.