Faith in Recovery Staff
The Faith in Recovery is headed by our National Director of Faith Services and Chaplain. The staff also consists of two master’s level therapists for client’s clinical needs. We also have a behavioral health technician and a very sensitive and loving therapy dog on staff.
Anthony Acampora, National Director of Faith Based Services & Chaplain
Anthony Acampora is the National Director of Faith-Based Services and Chaplain at Banyan Treatment Centers. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ministry, a Master’s degree in Ministry, and a Master’s diploma in Biblical Studies. Anthony is a published author of three Faith-based books, a national speaker, and writer with articles published in numerous international magazines. Most recently, Anthony was awarded the 2019 Professional of the Year by Broward National Recovery. In 2018, Anthony was selected as a Global Goodwill Ambassador representing the USA. In 2015, the National Alliance of Mental Illness, Broward County, awarded Anthony its Volunteer Recognition Award. In 2014, the National Association of Social Workers, Broward County, awarded Anthony as its Public Citizen of the Year.
He is a segment host on America’s Invisible Heroes Talk Show. Anthony is a former radio host of The Faith in Recovery Show. The radio show previously aired on Faith-Talk Atlanta, AM 970 and in the Orlando area on “The Word “94.9FM and AM 950. All Faith in Recovery Radio Shows can be heard by going to Faith In Recovery Radio Shows.
Malia Fenby, RMHCI, Primary Therapist
Another member of our Faith in Recovery rehab staff, Malia Fenby completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University. She is a Registered Intern with the State of Florida and is currently pursuing licensure. Malia has over five years of counseling experience across a variety of treatment settings which include, lay counseling, inpatient substance abuse, and community-based services. She has worked with diverse populations such as children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. Malia uses an integrated approach to counseling, blending Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Reality Based, and psycho-education as needed for each client. A holistic approach is also utilized by exploring with and educating clients about how mind, spirit and body are interconnected. Her theory is that when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, they then become free to experience change.
Dr. Tracy Messias
Dr. Tracy Messias was born and raised in New York, always proud of her Jamaican heritage. Dr. Messias has earned four degrees, each with a focus in Christian Counseling, Psychology and Ministry. She has served as a counselor for over 13 years, and Therapist for 4 out of those 13 years cultivating a deep passion for helping all people from various races, cultures, and ages to find their purpose and live it out healthily. Dr. Messias’ specializes in restoring the broken and hopeless, believing that the greatest purpose dwells under the layers of the most broken grounds. Her Christian counseling method incorporates Scripture, spiritual discernment, and discipline to provide healing. Due to a major downfall in Dr. Tracy’s life where she suffered greatly in her past life, by the great mercies of God, Dr. Tracy was given another chance at life. It is at that place of repentance, healing, and the journey towards wholeness where Dr. Tracy has made a vow to dig deeper with helping those struggling greatly to a place of healing and wholeness. Dr. Messias has experience working with people with mental health conditions, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse, domestic violence, marital challenges, children/youth in the juvenile justice system, correctional services for adults and trauma survivors. She aspires to be set apart in her counseling services and continue to make an impact through Molding Minds Christian Counseling Center. “Confess your faults one to another, pray for one another and you shall be healed.” James 5:16
Dianne Aviles, Behavioral Health Technician
Dianne Aviles was born in New York City and moved to Florida in 1981. She is a Behavioral Health Technician with thirty five years of experience in the mental health and addiction industry. She has been a part of the Banyan Treatment Centers team for six years and a member of the Faith in Recovery staff for over three years. Dianne has a heart for those suffering as a result of her brother's struggles and losing her boyfriend to addiction. Dianne works closely with the faith in recovery patients as well as the mental health and traditional program. In addition, she assists with the search process with incoming admissions and transports patients to off-site appointments. Dianne is a valued member of the Faith in Recovery team and has had a positive impact on many of the patients here at Banyan.
Luke, Faith in Recovery Therapy Dog
Another lovable member of the Faith in Recovery staff, Luke is a certified therapy dog who loves being around people. He provides an incredible source of unconditional love and affection to our clients and staff. He is sensitive to those who are in emotional pain and broken in spirit. It is rare that he is unable to put a smile on the faces of those who encounter him. Luke is a good boy.