Our treatment team is made up of experienced specially trained therapists, case managers, nursing staff and behavioral health technicians, all of whom have the necessary skills, diversity and qualifications to guide you and your family through the healing process.
Dr. Kahane brings over 20 years of experience treating psychiatric and substance use disorders to Lucida Treatment Center. Dr. Kahane graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Doctor of Medicine from Tel Aviv University in 1994 and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where he was chief resident from 1997 to 1998. Dr. Kahane has experience treating clients in both residential and outpatient settings and in private practice. Prior to joining Lucida’s treatment team, he worked as lead psychiatrist at a large behavioral health care organization providing psychiatric assessments, medication management and therapy for people with addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders.
James Snow, LMHC, CAP
Jim is a licensed mental health counselor, certified addictions professional and an EMDR practitioner with 30 years of experience treating people with substance abuse and mental illness. He holds a Master of Counselor Education degree from Pennsylvania State University. Having previously served as therapist, program director, clinical director, executive director and adjunct professor, Jim brings a wealth of clinical, administrative and academic experience to Lucida. His passion, however, is clinical work.</p><p>Jim takes an integrated, evidenced-based approach to treatment that includes such modalities as motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, Seeking Safety, Gestalt, reality therapy and EMDR. Skilled at addressing complex problems, Jim specializes in the treatment of trauma and related issues. Jim’s empowering strategies promote a clear understanding of issues and provide real and sustainable healing.
Marlene brings over 20 years of experience in business operations to her role as operations manager at Lucida Treatment Center. Her diverse background also includes positions as an adjunct professor, small business owner, Fortune 500 team leader and executive chef. Marlene’s strengths are operations, finance, leadership and hospitality, however her most valuable asset is her willingness to get involved and help. During your stay at Lucida you will see a ‘hands on’ Marlene, ‘out and about’ with her contagious smile, working diligently to ensure that your stay is a positive one. Marlene says, ‘I have great respect for our clients and their needs, and will always go the extra mile to make all feel welcome and safe.
Bonnie holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania and graduated with a master’s degree in nursing from Drexel University in Philadelphia, where she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau’s International Honor Society of Nursing. She brings 30 years of experience as a psychiatric nurse, working with clients with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. She has both clinical and management experience working in inpatient, outpatient, research and home health settings delivering professional, quality nursing care to achieve desired health outcomes.
Margaret Joseph, LPN
Wendy Edwards, LPN
Eugenia Welch, LPN
June Smith, LPN
Laura Ward, LMHC, CAP
Laura has been working in the field of substance abuse and mental health for over a decade and has helped develop women’s and trauma programming. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and completed her master’s degree in counseling psychology at Naropa University. Laura has trained in transpersonal and Gestalt transpersonal psychology, experiential therapies, psychodrama, and holistic breath work. She is passionate about helping people struggling with addiction, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, and mental health disorders.
Megan Czodli, MS, RMHC
Meg graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and earned a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Meg has experience working in dual diagnosis and substance abuse treatment as well as the community mental health setting, and providing psychoeducational and trauma/grief groups in the West Palm Beach school district.</p><p>Meg believes in each individual client’s ability to utilize their own unique set of strengths and tools on their journey of growth and healing. She works with clients from a strengths-based, person-centered and CBT-focused perspective and has experience working with individuals with substance abuse and mental health disorders.
Wendy Doran, MD
Dr. Doran received her medical degree from the University of Miami, Leonard M Miller School of Medicine and completed her residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. She is board certified in psychiatry and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Beth Miskiewicz, CAC, CRRA
Beth is a Certified Addiction Counselor and Certified Recovery Residence Administrator for the state of Florida. She moved to South Florida from New Jersey in 2014 and started working at Lucida soon after as a client care coordinator. She currently works in case management, compassionately guiding clients from the admission process through discharge. Beth holds an associate’s degree in addiction counseling and is currently working on a bachelor’s degree. She is an avid lover of animals and volunteers for a non-profit animal outreach program.
Jorge has a professional background in both luxury hospitality and residential treatment admissions. He has extensive experience working with complicated clinical cases and is accustomed to working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Jorge earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. Prior to his current position, he worked as an admissions counselor at Lucida. Jorge is bilingual in Spanish and English. He is committed to upholding the highest standards in customer service and clinical care during his daily interactions with clients and constantly strives to exceed clients’ expectations.
Haydee “Gigi” Cabrera, LMHC,CAP,CST
Gigi is a licensed mental health counselor, certified addiction professional and certified sex therapist. She is also Florida Supreme Court certified for family mediation and is SASSI certified. For the past 15 years, Gigi has worked with clients who have dual diagnosis with trauma issues. She helps clients challenge distorted thinking, reduce impulsivity and learn to cope with emotional pain. By developing mindfulness and awareness they are able to improve the quality of their relationships and lives. Gigi is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Monica Lombardo, RMHCI
Tim Roberto, CAC
Tim has worked in addiction treatment for 11 years. He is a certified addiction counselor with the Florida Certification Board, an organization dedicated to defending the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Florida by monitoring certified professionals through knowledge or education and compliance. Tim is currently working toward his degree in addiction psychology. He continuously puts his clients first to help them fight this devastating illness.
Alexander Kay, MSW, LCSW
Utilization Review Manager
Alexander is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida with 12 years of experience in acute mental illness and addiction. In his clinical practice, he specializes in dual diagnosis, trauma work and crisis stabilization, using various modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and mindfulness based cognitive therapy, as well as EMDR. He earned a Master’s in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. After serving for over five years at the Institute for Mental Health at St. Mary’s Medical Center in the roles of mental health therapist, intake specialist, Baker Act coordinator and discharge planner, Alexander transitioned to managed care, working for the Centene Corporation as utilization review manager. Alexander is committed to advocating on behalf of every client at Lucida in order to obtain insurance payments from all major payers in the managed care industry.