Recovery by the Sea employs a superb team of professionals from across the healthcare sector. Our committed staff consists of doctors, therapists, nurses, psychiatrists and behavioral health professionals working together to help shape a better future for our patients. Our entire staff, from the behavioral health technicians to clinical staff to upper management is carefully and meticulously selected and rigorously trained to truly provide an environment of care, compassion and well-being for our patients.

Dr. David Kramer

Medical Director

Dr. David Kramer is a board-certified, licensed psychiatrist who joined the Recovery In Tune team over 2 years ago as Medical Director. Dr. Kramer brings his deep knowledge and experience in the fields of Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry to provide all Recovery In Tune clients with direct, high-quality medical consultations including psychiatric assessments and follow-up sessions, and medication management.

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Kelsey Pearce

BHT Supervisor

Kelsey came to Port St Lucie in 2018. She came to go to treatment. She had been a drug addict for 10+ years, her life had spiraled out of control, and she had lost the trust and respect of her friends and family. Her mother never gave up hope, and she networked with every agency and resource possible, and found Kelsey a scholarship for treatment, and Kelsey accepted the offer. That, literally, was the first day of the rest of her life. Kelsey went to inpatient, then outpatient, then halfway, and then started her employment career in the recovery field. She has worked her way up in the industry, and is now employed here, as our BHT Supervisor. She loves this industry and really connects with people in recovery because she has been where they are now and wants to show them that anything is possible with recovery.

Kelsey has one daughter named Gia, and in her spare time, Kelsey enjoys spending time with friends and family, attending concerts, and going to the beach.

Zak Eisner

BHT Supervisor Harmony Treatment & Wellness

Hi, My name is Zak Eisner I’m from Boston Massachusetts. I’ve been working in the treatment world for about for 8 years. I’m a recovering alcoholic myself, what I learned in treatment that helped me get sober, I’d like to try and pass that along to the next person. It’s a very rewarding experience working in the treatment field because I get the opportunity to watch people grow and become who they’re meant to be.

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Nicole Hulen

BHT Lead

Nicole Hulen is a lead behavioral health technician at Recovery by the Sea with over 9 years of experience in the substance abuse field. She is a certified medication technician and is currently working towards obtaining her bachelors in nursing. Nicole has a passion for helping others and says what she enjoys most about her position is seeing clients learn to love life again and create goals to work towards in bettering their future. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to new places.

Alexandra Cunningham

Case Manager

Originally from New Jersey, Lexi currently lives in Port St. Lucie, FL and loves to travel! Prior to joining us, she worked as a Case Manager / Supervisor and Assistant to Executive Director at Amethyst Recovery Center. The ability to help others is what Lexi likes most about her job.

Michelle Gilbert

Group Facilitator & Therapist

Michelle comes to us all the way from Ohio and holds a Bachelor in Science in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She is currently in a Master of Science program for Psychology and is a Doctoral Candidate. In her free time, she enjoys reading and studying and spending time in nature. She feels fortunate to have the ability to utilize her heritage and spirituality to reach others who are still sick and suffering. Michelle has 2 daughters Shelby and Monica and a son-in-law Trea. She will be a first-time grandma in January. She has dedicated her life to helping others grow their spirituality. She utilizes prayer and meditation to help those struggling with mental health issues as well as those struggling with substance use disorder using cognitive behavioral therapy.

Sarah Edmonds

Group Facilitator

Sarah was born in Virginia Beach and raised right here in Martin County. Prior to joining us at Recovery By The Sea, she worked for 12 Keys Rehab as the Business Office Manager but wore many hats, including case management and group facilitation. Her experience and dedication to helping individuals heal and recover is what allows her to love her job and enjoy talking to clients about recovery. “I feel blessed that I have a job where I get to do what I love all day.” Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from IRSC and she is getting ready to start graduate school. In her free time, Sarah stays busy with her huge family and loves to be creative.

Matt Krogh

Group Facilitator

Matt is from Los Angeles, CA and comes with a very extensive background in treatment. Previously, he was the Operations Director at New Life Treatment Center, a BHT at Treasure Cost Recovery and also a Group Facilitator at Sunny Days. He also worked at CMHC and Chiron Recovery Center. In his time working I the field, Matt has come to really love interacting with people and seeing growth in others. If not at work, Matt can be found reding, lifting weights, playing basketball and spending time with his daughters.

Leigh Hollander, CAC

Group Facilitator

Leigh is uniquely positioned to help clients recover from the grip of substance abuse because he is a recovering addict himself. He has been in the substance abuse industry for 8 years. Leigh provides clients with a holistic, spiritual approach to a real, life-affirming recovery through the rediscovery of hope, love and inner peace.

Jake Arntson

Intake Coordinator

Coming all the way from Anoka, MN, Jake is a passionate BHT who enjoys not only doing a great job, but also watching clients change their lives for the better. He worked previously for Amethyst Recovery Center as a BHT Supervisor. In his free time, Jake enjoys kayaking, wake boarding, tattoos and skateboarding.

La’Reese Felix

Medical Assistant

La’Reese is originally from Jacksonville, FL and graduated from St. Lucie West Centennial High. She then attended Indian River State College with a focus on Business Management. She previously worked as an Administrative Assistant at Coastal Detox and spent 4 years with the company. In my free time I tend to my family and our 7 kids, who as true Floridians, all love spending time at the beach. I’m also a Zumba instructor and have been teaching dance fitness for over 10 years now.

Jessica Nelson

Primary Therapist

Jessica was born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL. She started her career in the healthcare field and transitioned to the substance abuse field in 2016. Jessica’s personal experience with substance abuse drives her passion to help each client that crosses her path. She loves working in this field because there is no greater reward than seeing a client getting their life back and overcoming their battle with addiction. She received her Bachelors Degree in Human Services: Addiction Studies from Indian River State College and is currently working towards her Masters Degree. In her free time, she can be found spending time with her family and her ‘zoo’ of animals.

Chelsea Mohammed MSW, RCSWI

Primary Therapist

Chelsea is from Coconut Creek, FL. Since she was a child, she wanted to make a difference in others’ lives. Chelsea started her career in mental health while attending college at FSU. She quickly got involved in internships that served the community. Chelsea ran groups at a mental health center in addition to volunteering at the local Boys and Girls club. She then traveled on closer to home to attend graduate school in Miami, at Barry University. Shortly after she received her MSW, she moved to Port Saint Lucie, and quickly registered for her license with the state. Chelsea’s most recent career was with a local mental health center in which she served plenty of individuals from the substance community. Chelsea has received wonderful feedback from clients and shown her dedication to individuals in need of support. In her free time, she can likely be found trying new food spots.