Brian holds an MA from Palm Beach Atlantic University and is a Mental Health Counselor for Beachway. Brian brings extensive experience in cognitive behavioral therapy and treating mental health problems to his clients. Deeply compassionate to the needs of an addict, Brian guides his clients through a process of action, self-awareness, and accountability through the twelve-step program to a point of life-long sobriety.
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Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Beachway Therapy Center, as a dual diagnosis facility, believes that in order to treat addiction successfully each person must address their own deeper emotional issues. By providing a comfortable and serene space our highly trained therapists and medical staff are fully equipped to design a treatment plan based on each client’s individual needs. We believe in meeting the addict where they are, recognizing their unique circumstances and providing the support and therapy necessary to lay the groundwork for a lasting, sustainable recovery. Each client, upon arrival, will be assigned a primary therapist who will work carefully to customize a treatment plan that will serve as the foundation of their recovery. Through counseling, group therapy, and individual therapy sessions, each client will learn the basic tools to regain control of their lives. We treat each and every client with respect and compassion so that they can learn to heal and grow.
Beachway Therapy 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
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
- Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. After successful treatment with EMDR therapy, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced.
- Medical Detoxification
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a therapy designed to help people suffering from mood disorders as well as those who need to change patterns of behavior that are not helpful, such as self-harm, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse.
Before I went to Beachway I had lost my job, the respect of my friends and family. Now I am working again and taking 2 classes at night. I have some amazing new friends in my life and my family is back in my life. I have been home for 3 months now and my life just keeps getting better. Everyday isn’t easy but I do it one day at a time. I still call Matthew from time to time to get advice. He is always there for me and takes the time to talk to me. All I can say is thank you. Beachway and everyone who works there is awesome.Tom P.
Everyone was so caring and kind. I was really scared before I went there but now I'm living my new life and I'm so grateful to Beachway for everything I learned.Leslie G.
Beachway Therapy Center is a nice facility. The techs and therapists are awesome. My therapist, Bryan, is one of the coolest guys I've ever met therapist-wise. He made me feel really comfortable so that I told him everything that I wasn't comfortable saying. This is my third time there but the other times I wasn't ready or willing and open-minded. They informed me about my addiction and gave me all the tools that I need for my post-treatment. It was very helpful.Joseph
Beachway saved my life. It was a beautiful, wonderful and amazing experience. I was bottomed out and they brought my life back to me. I went through calling treatment centers and trying to get some help for my cocaine addiction and they reached out. The owner, Miss Pam, and the therapists, little Brian and big Brian, all of them, were loving, caring, great and wonderful people. When I first got there, I wanted to leave but my therapist talked to me. I made a 360-degree turnaround along with the staff and it was the best move. They really care about my recovery. I'm now doing great and wonderful.Marktel
Brian McSwain - Primary Therapist
Carrie Carlton - Primary Therapist
Carrie is the lead therapist at Beachway and holds a BA in social work from Florida Atlantic University, a MA from Barry University (Miami), and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She also has a background in medical social work. Her understanding of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and family systems guides her treatment of addicts and families. Her clients thrive under her guidance because of her honesty, empathy, and compassion.
Dr. Daphne Dorce - Medical Director
Dr. Daphne Dorce is a board certified psychiatrist in general psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and addiction medicine. She brings 17 years of clinical expertise evaluating and treating patients with mental health disorders including substance use disorders. Dr. Dorce has provided psychiatric care in various settings including: community mental health; rural health; corrections; inpatient psychiatric hospitals; inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient clinics and private practice. Her educational background consists of a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, general psychiatry training at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, child and adolescent psychiatry training at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine and forensic psychiatry training at the Columbia/Cornell Psychiatry and Law Program. Dr. Dorce works diligently with her patients, empowering them to take control of their lives through the management of their mental health. Her background comes by way of extensive psychodynamic and pharmacological training. Presently, Dr. Dorce is committed to enhancing mental health awareness, providing psychiatric services in an inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation setting.
Maggie Votteler, MS Clinical Psychology - Program Director
Maggie has been in South Florida since 2000 and brings a unique blend of experience that includes therapeutically working with groups and individuals who are dealing with substance abuse, mental health and thought disorders, as well as contract management and program specialization for a county-wide system of care. Her research interests have included mindfulness, the benefits of mindful behaviors to alleviate a variety of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. She believes the power of health and healing is within each individual and is grateful for the opportunity to work with those in need of treatment.