Pedro D. Sam, LMHC – Clinical Director
Pedro D. Sam earned his Master’s Degree at Nova Southeastern University in Mental Health Counseling after completing his Bachelors in psychology also at Nova Southeastern University. Pedro also holds a minor in Forensic Psychology, is a Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counselor interns, and a CEU Provider under the Florida Certification Board. Pedro specializes in treating clients with a wide array of mood disorders, psychotic disorders, substance abuse and behavioral issues. Prior to joining the team at Recovery in the Light Pedro worked as the Program Manager with Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services (ARTS program) located in Oakland Park, Florida. Additionally, Pedro functioned as the Lead counselor at Chrysalis Health in Fort Lauderdale. Pedro also worked at three other major treatment centers prior to this. Pedro’s experience, both in the mental health and substance abuse field along with his passion to work with and assist people work towards recovery make him a valued member of our team here at Recovery in the Light, LLC.
Bradley Wysocki – CEO
Bradley has a passion for helping others find a life of recovery and really enjoys helping people achieve their dreams. His passion stems from personal beliefs in the power of addiction treatment, therapy, and the 12-step model. Brad serves as both the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Recovery in the Light. Bradley studied at LCCC in Nanticoke Pennsylvania and following much personal success was driven to help individuals and families find freedom from alcoholism and drug addiction. Brad’s vision is to empower Recovery in the Light clients using diverse methods such as relationship building, addiction counseling, stress and anger management, and most importantly help clients discover what their assets are. Brad comes to Recovery in the Light after Co-founding and serving as Chief Operations Officer of The Rx Helper, a prescription advocacy group. He also served as co-founder and Executive Vice President of Healthcare Access Group, a national health and life insurance agency. His dream has become a reality with Recovery in the Light, to provide a safe and comfortable environment for anyone suffering from the horrors of addiction and alcoholism find freedom.
Michael Silberman – Operations Manager
Michael Silberman is the Co-Founder of The RX Helper LLC, a prescription advocacy group. Mr. Silberman’s marketing arm stretches internationally, as he has secured affiliate contracts with companies based in the Philippines, Panama, India, and Canada. In less than two years, Michael brought a simple idea to fruition, and in 2013 the company’s annual receivables exceeded 2.5 million dollars. Mr. Silberman served as the Director of Marketing at Healthcare Access Group, LLC., and maintains a Health, Life and Annuity license in over 40 states. Michael established marketing campaigns which allowed the company to advertise on television, radio, print, and the Internet. Michael also worked diligently with iCan Benefit Group to establish and recruit a team of 25 licensed insurance agents and increase revenue by 63% in less than seven months. Michael’s attention to detail and commendable work ethic is second only to his passion for recovery and the desire to help individuals find and maintain a new way of life.
Matthew Dore – Co-Operations Manager
Matthew Dore has held a position for nearly seven years with Destination Hope, LLC. Matthew’s experience in the substance abuse treatment field ranges from intake coordination, utilization review, and supervising a team of employees as Director of Case Management. Mr. Dore assisted Destination Hope, LLC. with three Department of Children & Family audits and has fostered and maintained valuable relationships with marketers, members of the Palm Beach court systems, treatment centers, detox facilities, and various nonprofit organizations like Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation. Matthew brings with him a multitude of skills in each facet of treatment and at all levels of care.
Michael Cascone – Director Of Admissions
Michael’s passion for recovery began while he attended Kean University where he studied psychology and occupational therapy. Michael comes to Recovery In The Light with an extensive background in addiction treatment and worked in the field for many years. He was an intern at North Bound Treatment Services , LLC in Ridgewood, New Jersey where he developed a strong clinical overview of treatment planning and client de-escalation tactic. After relocating to Florida, Michael became a behavioral health technician at Wellington Retreat, LLC. Drawing off of his own personal experience, Michael was able to connect with clients on undoubtedly found his place in the recovery field. Soon after taking the position, Michael found that he was in charge of managing the transitional living program that reached up to forty five patients. Since then, Michael has been successful in creating working relationships with detoxification programs, mental health programs, residential treatment programs, and intensive outpatient programs up and down the entire east coast. Michael is a testament to clients going through treatment and is proof that recovery can work even at the youngest of age.
Millie Huser, CAC, CRADC, Therapist
Millicent has been working in the substance use and prevention field since 2004. Her passion for helping people with addictions get recovery goes beyond her work as a counselor, prevention specialist, and program director. Several years ago, she was invited into a study in organizational development. During this three year study, she was given tool and mentor ship in continually improve the quality of services provided through effective leadership and communication. The concept of purpose, steadfastness, and connection as the foundation of success, whether in personal, recovery, or organizational goals was developed then. This new found approach to making a change in the addiction field was helpful in giving Millicent professional growth. In 2014, she began noticing that these concepts would benefit many. This coupled with the rapid increase in overdoses of people leaving treatment centers pushed her to put urgency into her mission. The final component was her personal development through Transformational Training to set the ball in motion for creating conscious programming. Millicent Huser, graduated from Maryville University, St Louis, MO with a Dual Bachelor in Psychology and Sociology. She has spent the most of the last eleven years working in substance abuse treatment with five years of supervising programs. Millicent is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, with additional certifications in Co-Occurring Disorders, Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program Qualified Professional, and Medication Assisted Treatments. Millicent specializes in treatment highly resistant clients and people with Co-Occurring Disorders.
Mary Brooks, LCSW- Primary Therapist
Mary Brooks is a licensed clinical social worker with Recovery in the Light, LLC. Mary was born in Washington, DC. She moved to Mississippi to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Forensic and Child Psychology from Mississippi State University. Upon completion of her Bachelor’s degree she started her Master of Social Work, Clinical at Barry University in Florida. Mary Brooks is both diligent in her practice and committed to the profession. She has served the community as a Mental Health Therapist and Dual Diagnosis Therapist in the South Florida area in a variety of clinical settings including substance abuse, eating disorders, child dependency cases, and federal offender programs. Mary specializes in treating a wide array of mood disorders, psychotic disorders, substance abuse and behavioral issues. Mary’s passion is to help empower and support clients through their recovery process. Mary has been committed to working in the field for the past 3 years and strives to instill hope and values into each client that she comes in contact with.
Nicole Leos, LMFT – Primary Therapist
Nicole Leos earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University in Orange County, CA and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Texas. Nicole began her work in the counseling field in 2006; and has worked as a therapist and in supervisor roles with dual-diagnosis populations in multiple cultural counseling settings. She has helped others through minor to major life adjustments, such as with addressing symptoms associated with substance abuse and mental health issues; relationship changes, foster care experiences, issues associated with incarcerations and working through symptoms of trauma, including supporting survivors of domestic violence and childhood abuse. Nicole expresses through her work, the importance of value and growth in the counseling setting and is passionate about planting seeds for long-term development.
Erica Schneer, CAC – Primary Therapist
Erica earned her CAC from the Academy for addiction professionals in Delray Beach FL. Erica provides counseling and treatment planning to individuals
concerning the use and effects of alcohol and drugs; as well as psychoeducation on coping skills to implement in order to remain sober and manage triggers;
provide group and family counseling; provide community education and support. Erica has been committed to working in the substance abuse field since
Haley Rizor, BA- Case Manager
Haley earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where was also born and raised. She is currently completing
her internship for her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida. Haley believes in strength-based
practices and a solution-focused case management approach. She empowers clients to become proactive players in their own lives and meets them where
they are and both, mentally and emotionally. Haley has been committed to the substance abuse and mental health field since 2015 and is enthusiastic about
working with clients who are making strides to reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction.
James Younis, BS- Behavioral Health Technician Supervisor
James graduated from Westfield State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education in December 2012 and former Elementary School Teacher. James
has a working knowledge of the disease of addiction as well as over a year experience in the treatment field. He is dedicated to providing the highest quality
of substance abuse treatment, in order to empower those who suffer from the disease of addiction to begin a life of recovery.
Desiree Nevadomski- Admissions