Sergio is an EMDR-trained licensed mental health counselor and certified addiction professional in the state of Florida, as well as an internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor. His passion and vision are in helping individuals and families that have been affected by the disease of addiction and mental health disorders. He has had success in creating strong, cohesive and collaborative teams and facilities. Sergio graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a master’s degree in education, specializing in mental health and rehabilitation counseling. He is also a member of the Golden Key Honor Society.
Sergio has over 15 years of experience treating mental illness, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders in all levels of care. Throughout his career, he has received several recognitions, including Sierra Tucson “Gratitude for Giving, Compassion Award” in 2016; “Above & Beyond” Award from Elements Behavioral Health in 2015; “Employee of the Year” from Miami-Dade County in 2007; “Appreciation Award,” Lindsey Hopkins Education Center-School Advisory Council in 2010; and “Appreciation Award,” Miami-Dade County, Mayor and Board of County Commissioners in 2009. He is also fluent in English and Spanish.