Our Therapy Team

Our licensed treatment team consists of Doctorate and Masters level, English and Spanish speaking professionals trained in the most effective interventions proven to facilitate recovery. We deliver these services in the most humane, compassionate and fun way! Every adolescent and family will be assigned a top notch therapist to guide them on their way to recovery!


Gerardo Alvarez

L.C.S.W., C.A.P.

Gerardo Alvarez is a psychotherapist and certified addictions practitioner. With has over ten years of experience effectively treating people who suffer from substance abuse and mental health issues, he incorporates music into his therapeutic repertoire. His passion for young people and healing is reflected in his original compositions.

Gerardo specializes in the treatment of adolescents with substance abuse and mental health challenges and has been practicing therapy in English and Spanish for over ten years. He attended Florida State University where he received his undergraduate degree and earned his masters with honors at Florida International University.


Vanessa Gonzales MHC


Vanessa is psychotherapist who has provided mental health and substance abuse counseling to a range of diverse clients, including children, adolescents and adults. Her specialty is in the treatment of children and adolescents and provides psychotherapeutic services in English and Spanish. She received a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization certificate in Child and Adolescents studies from St. Thomas University. She completed her graduate work with honors and she is an active member of Psi Chi –The National Honor Society in Psychology. She is member of Chi Sigma Iota – Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International as well as a member of the American Counseling Association.


Nathan Fears


Nathan Fears is the CEO of  Wellness Recovery Consultants LLC

A highly qualified professional with 30 years of experience in psychiatric and behavioral care, extraordinary strengths in organization, development and supervision. Excellent skills in training/staffing, budgeting cost control, media/speaking and marketing. A dependable, thorough and well organized planner who communicates effectively. Currently providing local and national interventions, placement services, aftercare and home contracts for adults and adolescents.

CEO 2005—Present Nathan Fears & Associates, Divine Intervention Care LLC

2012—Present Wellington Retreat Counseling Services (Adolescent program) marketing, consulting, placement

2007—2014 COO and Program Development Inspirations for Youth and Families and Good Future Teen Rehab

2003 — 2004 National Director of Program Development Adolescent Services for CRC Health, San Jose CA   Oversee adolescent programs at  facilities owned and operated by Comprehensive Recovery Centers.     Programs included chemical dependency, mental health, sexually          aggressive males and eating disorders

2002—2003 COO/Marketing Specialist for The Family Behavioral Health Hospital, Sunrise Florida  Supervised all day to day operations of 100 bed chemical dependency and psychiatric hospital

1994-2002 COO/Program Development Woodside Hospital, LLC, Newport News, VA  Overall management of 66 bed residential facility, preparation and successful completion of JCAHO survey and State Accreditation   survey, provided clinical training for all department heads and front line clinical staff, developed yearly budgets and implemented  pertinent policy and procedures

Piedmont Behavioral Health Center, Leesburg PA  Restructured and implemented adolescent behavioral health program  servicing severe oppositional defiant and dual diagnosis adolescents. Direct training to all       divisions of patient care. Marketed new program to local, state, national and government contracts. Provided in-depth training to therapists in cultural




Managing Partner of Medex Plus, Inc. medical billing company. Also employed by Treatment Solutions of South Florida dba First Step Behavioral Health. I assisted with company implementation in 2004 and handled payables, receivables, payroll, employee management, office management daily operations and decision making. The company reached a capacity of 50 employees by 2006 at which time we hired an experienced HR director to take over those areas of the company.

I was with company as the controller until August of 2010. I am currently still employed and act as a consultant for the management team.

AS Degree in medical billing and coding, skilled in medical terminology, medical office management, anatomy and physiology, keyboarding and word processing, computer applications to facilitate claims processing and electronic health records, medical coding, collections and accounting processes.

Experienced with the CPT-4, ICD-9CM, ICD-10, HCPCS, Moss Practice Management Program, Scheduling and the CMS-1500 and UB-04 claim forms. I have worked with Medisoft and Office Ally software. Experienced with contract negotiation for both private insurance payors and PPO networks. Certified Professional Coder.

Managing Partner of Divine Interventions, LLC. Handle company administration and finance. Assist with female interventions and transports.

Wellness Recovery Consultants, LLC consults and implements programs committed to both adult and adolescent substance abuse and mental health issues. Advises in areas of licensing with DCF, city licensing/zoning, detox, PHP, IOP and OP program development, billing and credentialing, marketing and web site development


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