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Deciding to get help for yourself, a loved one, or your client is the most challenging, yet rewarding, thing one could ever do. Trusting a provider to take care of your loved one is scary, confusing and challenging. We understand the pain that addiction and mental health disorders can have on the individual themselves, and the community around them.
Our compassionate treatment team at Lucida promises to meet you where you are. We are here to offer hope and our hope is that you reach out to talk through what the treatment experience at Lucida looks like. We are here to help provide a safe, comfortable place to start your healing journey.
“Our approach has to be very individualized in order to work with each individual situation. I think our culture really is looking at the person, not labeling ‘substance’ not labeling ‘suicidal,’ it’s just your mental health and what’s going on with you. That way, we can breakthrough on a different level. That’s our culture — who are you? And how can we help.”
– Lucida Leadership
Dr. Deckard is passionate about creating evidence-based programming that allows patients to heal and flourish during treatment. She enjoys building and managing professional teams and seeing the growth from the first day people come to the facility until the day they leave. Her specialties include trauma, EMDR, psychological testing and forensics.
In almost 20 years as a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Deckard has served as executive director of a Hilton Head treatment center, a psychologist for the U.S. Department of Defense, a nursing home administrator, in private practice working with TBI and dementia, and creating programming for the severely mentally ill. She received her Doctorate of Psychology from Argosy University-Tampa campus, where she had a focus on clinical psychology and forensics. Outside of work, Dr. Deckard loves to travel and exercise her creative muscles through painting and writing. She also enjoys a good game of darts and spending time with her family.
Dr. Laurie Deckard
Regional Clinical Director
Dr. Kahane has been a physician for two decades. He is devoted to helping those who are suffering with mental illness and addiction. He is board certified in psychiatry and is a licensed provider for medication-assisted therapy for opioid addiction. He is glad to work closely with a multidisciplinary team that is devoted to helping people reclaim their lives.
Dr. Kahane received a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, New York State/American Program of Tel Aviv University. He served his residency in New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital. His prior positions include working in mental health and recovery treatment centers and private practice. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and basketball.
Levi Kahane, MD
Heidi has over 20 years of human resources and management experience that spans start-ups, nonprofits, hospitals and corporate headquarters. She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives such as policy design, compensation, performance management, recruiting, compliance reporting, training and development, and benefits administration. Heidi holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is happy to be part of an organization devoted to helping individuals, families and the community.
Heidi Dixon, MS
Human Resources Manager
Danielle has been with the Lucida team intermittently since 2005. Born in Dallas and raised in South New Jersey, Danielle holds a Bachelor’s in Biology from Virginia Tech and a Master’s from Walden University. She is currently enrolled in Walden for her Master’s in Healthcare Administration. She has extensive experience in the behavioral health field, beginning her career as a behavioral health tech then moving into an admissions director role and at one point was a primary therapist before coming into her current role as a utilization review coordinator. Danielle understands recovery from her own personal experience with it and understands how it can give you back the foundations for life. She knows that, no matter where you are in life, that you can always find help. Danielle spends most of her free time chasing her toddler and enjoying football with her husband.
Manager of Utilization Review and Compliance
For the last five years, Beth has been committed to welcoming clients to Lucida with open arms. Beginning her career there as a behavioral health tech, she went on to case management then to residential manager and finally settled into the role of Case Manager. Born and raised near Philadelphia, she received her Associate’s degree in Applied Science for Addiction Counseling. She later went on to receive her certification as an Addiction Counselor and as a Recovery Residence Administrator. Beth loves to give clients hope when they feel hopeless. To Beth, everyone is fixable and taking the time to take a break to become your most healthy self is worth it. In her free time, Beth loves cycle and rides 30-40 miles per week.
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Behavioral Health Technician
Born and raised in Staten Island, New York, Ann received her education at Mercy College. She has an extensive background in Human Services and loves helpings others achieve their personal success. She believes that every day is a new day, especially for those on the journey towards recovery. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her sons and going to the beach.
Director of Admissions
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For the last five years, Marsha has played a vital role as the food services representative with Lucida. Born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Marsha holds her CPI, CPR and Food Protection Management certifications and a bachelor’s in Education from Sam Sharpe Teachers College and Hocking Technical College. She has a background in education and hotel and restaurant management. Marsha prides herself on her organizational skills and uses this skill in the kitchen daily. She understands that recovery takes work and dedication from each clients that seeks a sober, healthy life. In her free time, Marsha attends soccer games.
Melina joined the Lucida team in April 2018. Originally from Brazil, she has been in the United States since 1998. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, holds accreditation as an addiction professional and is a certified EMDR practitioner. Melina speaks three languages, Portuguese, English and Spanish, and holds a law degree in Brazil from Mackenzie University. She also studied at Sao Paulo in Brazil and Saint Thomas University in Miami, Florida. Melina has extensive training in addiction, trauma, the LGBTQ population and family issues and has worked with a multitude of behavioral health organizations such as Caron Renaissance, CARP and South County Mental Health. Melina believes that recovery is about finding personal freedom. Her favorite quote by Jean Paul Sartre, “Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you”, embodies this idea. Melina loves to travel the world and learn about different cultures. She loves to snorkel when she travels to tropical destinations.
Sandra Lynch-Larmond was born in Jamaica and migrated to the U.S. with her family as a young adult. She currently resides in Florida in the West Palm Beach area. Sandra graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management. From there, she furthered her education and earned her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Sandra is currently a Primary Therapist, Registered Intern working with Lucida Treatment Center and has been with the team for the past 10 months. She carries over six years’ experience working in the addiction and mental health field. It is her great passion to bring healing to people who have been going through traumatic, stressful experiences. Sandra hopes to help clients to find healthy perceptions of themselves so they may know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe individuals. As for herself, Sandra also believes in absolute self-care. In her free time, she loves to travel and visit other countries and experience different cultures.
In his three years with Lucida, Sean has made it his mission to be a part of each clients’ journey. Originally from New Jersey, Sean received his education from Palm Beach State College and holds an Associate’s degree in Art. In his free time, Sean loves to live life and watch basketball.
Senior Lead Behavioral Health Technician
Susan was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and received her undergraduate degree (BS) in Psychology and Business Management from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette. Susan continued her education at U.L.L., receiving her Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Education in addition to completing entire core curriculum in mental health counseling. In these early years, Susan gained work experience in the areas of disabilities, mental health and addiction.
After graduating, Susan relocated to Florida were she began her career as a therapist. She soon took on leadership positions and was highly promoted and recruited within the behavioral health and addictive disorders field in C-Suite positions. From there, Susan pursued licensures in rehabilitation counseling, mental health counseling and addictive disorders therapy. She utilized her education, trainings and mentoring opportunities in these areas to continually expand her knowledge base of comprehensive treatment and was highly recruited for her leadership qualities and abilities to help organizations from the top down understand, engage and implement strategies to achieve and practice commitment to the highest level of care and as result, achieve phenomenal outcomes.
Susan went on to work in a leadership role in a juvenile facility in Louisiana in 2009, where she was able to offer highly successful strategic turn around and lend her expertise to for the betterment of the programming and the organization as a whole. From there, she open her own private practice where she offered conventional therapeutic services in addition to serving as a parent coordinator in the 15th judicial circuit. Finally, Susan returned to Florida in 2015 where she was recruited by a corporation to once again provide leadership and assist in reorganization of quality programming. In 2017 to 2018, she continued working with behavioral health organizations until she decided to exit the corporate domain and concentrate on her private practice. In September 2020, Susan joined the Lucida team as their Clinical Director. It is here that she plans to utilize her extensive experience along with her passion, drive and determination to help make long-term changes in people’s lives.
Susan Shirley, M.S.
Clinical Director of Lucida