Samuel Kesaris is originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland. He attended college at the University Of Coastal Carolina. He specializes in communications and management. Samuel is a licensed health insurance agent. He has experience working in the fields of health insurance, business management, and drug and alcohol treatment. Sam has been an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for over 5 years and has helped many young people struggling with addiction issues throughout our community. He is thrilled to be a part of Amethyst Recovery Center and looks forward to assisting many addicts on their journey to recovery!
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Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
With over 75 years of combined experience, our staff is uniquely qualified to guide you through the recovery journey. Instead of transitioning from one treatment facility to a separate intensive outpatient treatment center, clients will stay with Amethyst for the duration of their treatment. From the first day of treatment, clients will form bonds with staff and with each other that will last through sober living and beyond. This continuity of care allows for a deeper level of trust and understanding between clients and their therapy team.
Amethyst Recovery Center Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
- Individualized Treatment
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
- Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
- Holistic Therapy
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Amethyst Recovery Center has changed my life. I never thought I would truly be looking forward to being involved in long term forever recovery or be able to "get it". Something was always missing. While I was in Amethyst I was able to find what I was missing when I participated in the Alpha Series Program, which is a spiritual not religious based class taught by awesome real people who really love and care about our recovery. My whole perspective on recovery is now so positive it is amazing!!! The entire staff at Amethyst are very accommodating and they genuinely care about every clients well being and recovery they bend over backwards to try to save lives. Thank you for saving my life everyone at Amethyst clients included!June K.
This place is amazing.... The staff taught me so much and really helped me gain a life worth living.... Without out them I can honestly say I probably wouldn't be sober today! So grateful to all that they offer because it's more than just getting away you get to work through the hard things you've been through and have the hand to lead you through the darker times into a beautiful outcomeKeely R.
So grateful for the people at Amethyst. Grateful for their compassion for Moms, their professionalism, and their sincere willingness to serve in the trenches of addiction. Most grateful for the genuine love they have for the clients that come through their doors. Few people in this world will journey with those who are bound by addiction. Thank God they are doing their part to help set our sons and daughters free.Anonymous
Samuel Kesaris - Chief Financial Officer
Pamela Springer - Chief Operating Officer
Pamela Springer has been in the Healthcare field in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties for over 25 years. She has extensive experience in physician management and recruitment as well as mental health administration and marketing. Pamela has served on the Board of Directors for the Treasure Coast Advocates for Seniors, is a past President on the Board of the Council of Social Agencies in St. Lucie County, is a graduate of St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2011 and served on the Advisory Board of the Area Agency on Aging.
Pamela Stierwalt, LMHC - Program Director
Pamela is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and received her Master’s degree from Webster University in 2001. She has worked in the mental health and substance abuse treatment field for the last 18 years. Pamela’s experience includes individual, group and family therapy, as well as crisis intervention. Pamela is well-versed in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. She has worked as a therapist, program manager and clinical director and volunteers with the local Critical Incident Stress Management Team. Pamela is a Qualified Supervisor for mental health counseling licensure in the state of Florida as well as an adjunct professor at the local state college. Pamela has a passion for assisting others in working through co-occurring disorders while teaching family members and loved ones how to help in the recovery process.
How Our Helpline Works
For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the Recovery.org helpline is a private and convenient solution.
Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC).
We are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options. Our representatives work solely for AAC and will discuss whether an AAC facility may be an option for you.
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