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Each discipline within the Headwaters team works in tandem with one another. There is constant communication between clinical, medical and spiritual professionals concerning each patient.

We adhere to established codes of ethics and standards. We promote and protect patients’ rights by strictly upholding federal, state and agency regulations regarding addiction treatment and health care privacy.

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Dr. John Dyben

DHSC, MCAP, CMHP – CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER

In his role as Chief Clinical Officer, John provides supervisory and clinical oversight to all of Origins Behavioral HealthCare’s programs. John continually builds upon his academic expertise through research and nationwide speaking engagements on addiction, spirituality, and related topics.

John’s academic training includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Conflict Management, a Master of Science in Management, a Doctor of Health Science, and postgraduate studies in psychology, philosophy, and religion. John is a Master Certified Addictions Professional and a Certified Mental Health Professional in the State of Florida. He is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Substance Abuse Professional meeting all Federal DOT qualifications. John is a musician, writer, and a private pilot, and he enjoys spending time with his family.

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Dr. Kaisha A. Thomas

Ph.D., LMFT, LHMC, QS, NCC, CCMHC, SAP – Clinical Director

Dr. Thomas’ extensive clinical and teaching experience spans more than sixteen years, and her numerous professional certifications and licensures reflect her expertise in the field of addiction. After obtaining her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from The Julliard School in 1987 and her Master of Science in dance/movement therapy from the Hunter College of the City University of New York in 1991, she earned a post-master’s certificate in mental health and aging. Five years later, she obtained both a Master of Science in mental health counseling. This was followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in marriage and family therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2010.
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Dr. Raju Mangrola

M.D. – Chief Psychiatrist

Dr. Mangrola is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who has been in private practice for more than 25 years. He is board certified in General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine, and is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Mangrola has worked in various prestigious programs as medical director where he served the needs of individuals with addiction and various psychiatric issues. Through his extensive work with addictive and co-occurring disorders, he brings a wealth of knowledge in evaluation and treatment. He has also been active in speaking forums addressing the issues related to addiction and the opiate crisis.

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Dr. Stacy Grossman

Psy.D. – Director of Center for Brain Recovery

Prior to joining Origins in 2013, Stacy earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, and an M.S. in Clinical Psychology and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She is also a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Florida. Her experience in the substance use disorder arena is vast and includes mental health, substance abuse treatment, and psychological testing; private practice providing mental health and testing services to adults and kids; and outpatient adult mental health clinic, teaching and training professionals in the following areas: addiction treatment in the LGBTQ+ community, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, and psychopathology. Her personal philosophy and that of Headwaters were perfectly aligned with the belief that the whole person must be treated—mind, body, spirit—using resources and tools that are evidenced-based and accessible to all people.

Stacy says that the bright spot of each patient relationship at Headwaters is, “Seeing them make improvements in their lives and see the light in their eyes sparkle again.” Her outside interests range from recent journeys to Jamaica and England; to eight concerts in 2018 alone ranging from Celine Dion to Niall Horan; to watching Marvel movies with her loyal canine and feline companions.

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Vanessa Brenner

LMHC, QS – Director of Family Services

Vanessa has worked in the treatment industry since 2011 and says with certainty that this is the best team she has worked alongside. As a valuable part of the Hanley family since October 2016, she is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Qualified Supervisor (QS). Prior to her current role as Director of Family Services, she was Program Director for the Center for Men’s Recovery. In her current role, she implements programming that helps patients and their loved ones improve healthy communication and mutual understanding. She facilitates the week-long Family Education Program, which allows her to serve family members and patients throughout Hanley Center and Headwaters. Vanessa earned her bachelor’s at Florida State University and her Master’s of Science in Psychology at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

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Stephen R. Honaker

LMHC – Family Counselor

Stephen’s educational background includes a B.A. in Education, a B.S. in Accounting and a M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling. Additionally, he is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor and is trained in EMDR. Before joining Headwaters in the summer of 2017, Stephen served as an executive director, program director and clinical director of several programs, and also created and facilitated self-created and developed family programs for numerous treatment programs on a contract basis throughout Florida. He facilitates the week-long Family Education Program which allows him to serve not only family members but also patients throughout Headwaters.

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Tara Paparo

CAC, ICADC – Director of Alumni

Tara is a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC). Tara came to Origins in 2008 as a volunteer with a passion for helping people and their families recover from substance use disorders. Tara became an employee and worked in many departments over the years, such as Admissions, Continuing Care, Human Resources, Family Program, and Executive Assistant to our Executives and Clinical Director. She assists each person with tailored continuing care plans and personally stays in contact with our alum as the Director of Alumni for Headwaters. Tara loves spending time with her family, husband, children, grandchildren, and dogs.

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Lori Klein Freer

Wellness Coordinator

Lori joined Headwaters in January 2019. Before that, she was the director of fitness and nutrition and a therapeutic recreation assistant at two large South Florida senior living communities. In addition, she was a past health and wellness educator at a local university and a professional fitness instructor and personal trainer. Lori has a bachelor’s in psychology from Rutgers University and a master’s in creative arts/dance therapy from Hahnemann Medical School. In 2015, Lori became a holistic health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her interactive therapy style encourages participation, while her diverse education and certification in fitness, dance, yoga, and breathwork provide an effective approach to wellness. She is a registered dance therapist and certified in Yoga for 12-Step Recovery and Yoga for Cancer Survivors.

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J. Brad Williams

Director of Recovery Care

Brad’s professional expertise throughout his journey to sobriety has been extensive and varied, showcasing his many talents. Before joining the Origins family early in 2019 after getting sober, Brad spent 15 years in professional services as a technology expert, helping clients in massive litigation, regulatory, and fraud matters. As a partner at two global consulting firms, he managed teams servicing clients worldwide from New York, Boston, and Chicago. Brad graduated with honors from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s in business administration, focusing on management information systems.

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Meghan Brooks

Director of Admissions

Meghan started working with Origins in 2016 as an Admissions Specialist, seven years after beginning her own personal journey as a Hanley Center patient. With a firsthand understanding of the unique struggles that patients and their families endure prior to reaching out for help, Meghan knows that the initial phone call can potentially shape an individual’s outlook and willingness to seek and sustain treatment. Meghan received her bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Central Florida. She loves working in the recovery community, especially when she can assist other women to get the expert help they need. She is grateful for the opportunity to lead a talented Origins team that is on the front lines of healing in a company fully dedicated to advancements in treatment.

Our admissions team is available 24/7. Call us at 561.270.1753.

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West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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