Jessica Nixon, M.S., LMHC, CAP, ICADC, NCC
Jessica is a knowledgeable professional with a caring approach to the field of addiction treatment having over 8 years of experience working in various capacities. She is licensed with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and has obtained NCC status through the National Board for Certified Counselors. She received her Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University in 2009 and her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling in 2014 from Nova Southeastern University. Early in 2015, Jessica became a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) with international reciprocity (ICADC). Having completed her internal practicum serving individuals with mental health issues in a hospital setting, Jessica also has experience with crisis stabilization and aggression control techniques. She has studied several other topics in the field of psychology such as developmental, social, cognitive, and abnormal psychology as well as topics in women’s studies, children’s mental health, and cultural competence. Jessica’s areas of specialty include substance use disorders and other co-occurring disorders. She believes in a holistic approach to health integrating all aspects of the individual in their treatment; mind, body and spirit. For this reason, Jessica believes that a client-centered approach to addiction treatment is paramount to providing individualized treatment to each client. This modality centers on educating individuals about their own addiction and how to effectively combat its negative effects. Jessica strives to enrich the lives of individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues. She is committed to working with addicts and their families in an effort to ensure that each individual affected by addiction has a strong understanding of the disease and how to establish long-term recovery.
Adam Siegel, CAC
Adam is a helping professional specializing in the disease of addiction. He has been an addiction professional for nearly a decade and obtained status as a CAC (Certified Addiction Counselor) through the Florida Certification Board in 2016. Since graduating with honors from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York in 2009 and receiving an Associate in Applied Science Degree, he began his pursuit as a CASAC-T (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, trainee). Adam majored in Chemical Dependency Counseling and gained a significant amount of experience after participating in two internships at a treatment center in upstate New York. Shortly following his internship, Adam was hired by the same treatment center where he worked with adolescents as well as adults enrolled in a detoxification program. Adam takes a compassionate approach to assisting individuals who are suffering with the disease of addiction and have trouble with continuous relapse. Adam also utilizes a therapeutic approach to assist each individual in exploring the root causes of addiction by exploring family dynamics, environmental factors, and trauma. Adam brings forth his own personal approach to addiction in an effort to better assist the individual in understanding mentality, emotionality, and spirituality along their path to recovery.
Angela Hosey, MSW, RCSWI
Angela is a Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about helping people. She was born in Ukraine and immigrated to the United States when she was eight years old. Having this experience provided her an understanding of cultural diversity and taught her to always consider and respect cultural dynamics. She specializes in the disease of addiction and mental health disorders and has experience working with individuals of various ages. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's Degree in Social Work, both from Florida Atlantic University. She gained significant experience while participating in two internships; one as an advocate at a State Agency which functions as a Public Law Firm and another at a Substance Abuse Treatment Center. As an intern at the Public Law Firm, Angela's role as a Forensic Social Worker was to advocate for women in dependency. As an intern at the Substance Abuse Treatment Center, her role was to provide individual and group therapy to civilians, First Responders and Veterans. Angela takes a compassionate approach to assisting individuals who are struggling with the disease of addiction, co-occurring disorders and have trouble with continuous relapse. She is well versed in various therapeutic modalities that include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy as well as others that gear to help each individual in exploring root causes of their co-occurring condition. Angela seeks to explore family dynamics, environmental factors, and trauma while maintaining a client-centered approach. Having many of her own life experiences, she strives to empower her clients to reach their treatment goals by assisting them in learning how to understand themselves and the cause of their disease. She has experience in facilitating various groups including, but are not limited to, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Emotional Regulation, Co-dependency, Boundaries, Identity, Family Dynamics. Angela is determined to inspire others to become the best version of themselves to succeed, set goals, and increase their ability to reach their full potential.
Director of Admissions
Nicholas is originally from East Haven, Connecticut. At the age of 22 he made the decision to move down to South Florida to take the first step in getting himself treated for his own personal battle with addiction. After achieving long term sobriety he decided he wanted to make a difference and started working in the recovery field as a behavioral health technician. Since then, he has gained extensive knowledge working in treatment programs such as detox, inpatient, and outpatient. Nicholas joined our team in 2016 and his passion and wondrous personality have made him an asset to us. Nicholas is currently our Director of Admissions and is often the initial contact for new members of the Peak Recovery community and is able to assist them and their families with a positive transition. Nicholas enjoys playing hockey, golf, and spending time with family and friends.
Director of Operations
Cortney is originally from Marlboro, New Jersey. She moved down to South Florida and battled with her addiction for a brief period of time before finally hit her emotional bottom. Once she developed a willingness, she sought help with her addiction through treatment and has been able to develop and maintain a clean and sober lifestyle. Through this life experience, she learned that she wanted to help others make a change. She started by simply giving back what was given to her and began to realize the positive changes in herself. Cortney believes that working in the field of substance abuse treatment is her true passion. Her career began when she became a behavioral health technician and from then on, over the years, she has worked in a variety of different positions and has gained knowledge and skill that allows her to provide exceptional service to our clients. Cortney joined the Peak Recovery team in the beginning of 2018 and is eager to assist in facilitating positive changes in each and every individual serves.
Patrick is a treatment professional with 7 years of experience in helping the addict through their most troubled times. He has a personal knowledge of addiction and has obtained multiple trainings and certifications over the years. Patrick's goal as a Case Manager is to ensure that all of the client's outside issues are handled while in treatment to make their stay as comfortable and focused as possible.
Director of Client Care