Deb Lynskey-Lake, LCSW — HeadWaters’ Clinical Director
Since 1996, Deb has dedicated her entire career to the study and treatment of substance use and mental health issues affecting people of all ages. She is a certified addiction specialist who has worked as a crisis hotline volunteer, discharge planner, therapist, director of case management, and as a clinical supervisor. Deb received her Master’s in Social Work from Simmons College and trained at The Harvard School of Medicine’s Division on Addiction. Deb served as Substance Use Director at one of the largest behavioral health agencies in Florida before coming to Origins.
Rohi Custage, M.A., HHC, Reiki Master Teacher – Director of Somatic Therapies
Rohi Custage is the Director of Energy of Breath Institute, based in New York City and Florida. An experienced trauma healing and somatic practitioner, Rohi supports clients to recover energy that has been held in non-supportive lifestyle patterns and channel it in ways leading to a more fulfilling, passionate life. Her sessions incorporate BioDynamic Breathwork, GAMMA Breathwork, Somatic Experiencing and Reiki Energy Work in uniquely tailored sequences to support access to the deepest layers of the authentic self.
Rohi specializes in working with people recovering from addictions, particularly those who are highly successful in their fields and wishing to feel at peace and fulfilled in every area of their lives. She leads rainforest rejuvenation retreats in Central America, and she gives Breathwork Practitioner Trainings in China, USA, and at the OSHO International Meditation Resort in Pune, India.
Aaron Erickson – Director of Holistic Arts
Aaron Erickson is a fitness and healing arts expert, pioneer, and community leader. Aaron is well educated in his areas of expertise with 17 years of experience in his field. He has worked with over 14,000 people and taught countless more in hands-on group situations.
Aaron Erickson’s licenses, certificates, and diplomas include: NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association Recognized Personal Trainer and Coach); Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher; Supreme Science Qi Gong Certified Qi Gong Teacher; Siddha Yoga Trained Meditation and Internal Arts Teacher; and Associates of Science Degree in Natural Health. Aaron is also certified in both Neuromuscular Massage Therapy and Reiki. Additionally, the Vedic Conservatory recognizes Aaron as a top Vedic Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and Teacher. Aaron has worked alongside chiropractors, podiatrists, dentists, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, neurologists, and acupuncturists. Some of his clients have included politicians, professional athletes, top CEOs, and other VIPs.
Nicole Majerle, LCSW – Primary Therapist
Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of addiction, trauma, families, depression, anxiety and personality disorders. She uses mindfulness-based therapy approaches to achieve balance in mind, body and spirit for patients and their families. Nicole helps to build skills that support recovery, reduce and eliminate the fear and pain associated with traumatic life experiences, and promote change and growth. Nicole has a BA in Social Science from Metropolitan State University and an MSW in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University. She has advanced training and certification in EMDR therapy through EMDRIA. Nicole has training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness practices to cope with anxiety and depression. In motivating and teaching patients to change, Nicole uses a variety of treatment modalities to best fit individual needs, including Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy approaches.
Brian McGibbons – Chef de Cuisine
Growing up surrounded by different culinary ethnicities and with a mother who was a great cook, Chef Brian was introduced to the culinary world at a very young age. In the early 90s, he began his culinary career by working in several trendy Colorado ski towns, which led him to attend The Culinary Institute of America in New York. After graduation, Brian honed his skills within several fine dining restaurants, five-star hotels and platinum country clubs throughout Washington D.C. and the Florida cities of Jacksonville and Jupiter. Chef Brian is now using his extensive culinary knowledge and his understanding of addiction to help better the lives of others. Aside from food, Chef Brian’s passions outside of work include spending time with his wife, going to the beach, golfing, traveling, and fishing.
Dr. Megan Van Ella, Psy.D, – Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Primary Therapist
Dr. Megan Van Ella completed her doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in addiction and traumatic stress. She completed her training in diagnostics at the United States Navy in Great Lakes Illinois. Following her rotation at the Navy, she trained in various addiction treatment centers with an emphasis on therapy and diagnostics. Dr. Van Ella completed her post-doctoral residency at Cook County Jail in Chicago. She has served as an Expert Witness for Palm Beach County in her work as a forensic and clinical psychologist. Dr. Van Ella has both a personal and professional commitment to working with individuals who suffer from addiction. She works from a relational perspective and believes much personal healing can be done through healthy relationships. In her personal time, she enjoys running and spending time with her daughter.