Faith in Recovery is headed by a Christian Program Director and Chaplain. We also have two master-level, primary therapists on staff for our PHP level clients and one primary therapist for our IOP level clients who are responsible for clients clinical and recovery treatment plans, individual sessions, groups, discharge planning and the overall clinical needs of their assigned clients.
Faith in Recovery also has two behavioral health technicians on staff who assists, redirect, monitor, encourage and provide spiritual support for our clients on a daily basis.
Anthony Acampora, Faith in Recovery Program Director & Chaplain
Anthony is an Ordained Minister (Non-Denominational) and published Christian Author, his Ministry experience includes Chaplain Community Liaison, Director of Ministries, Director of Community Outreach, and Biblical Counselor. He has successfully completed specialized training at The Ministry Training Institute and International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC). He is the Director of the Faith-Net Programs with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI).
Anthony oversees the program, community outreach, facilitates our faith groups and individual Biblical counseling sessions with our clients. He also manages the special events, guest speaker aspect of the programming. He has a heart for those who suffer with mental illness, addictions and the broken in spirit. He has ministered to over 7,000 individuals suffering with addictions, mental health issues, the homeless, youths and inmates. In 2015, the National Alliance of Mental Illness, Broward Country awarded Anthony its volunteer Recognition Award. In 2014, the National Association of Social Workers, Broward County awarded Anthony its Public Citizen of the Year.
Anthony is also the host of The Faith in Recovery Radio Show:
The Faith in Recovery Radio Show with Anthony Acampora airs on Saturdays at 9:30am in the Atlanta area on “FaithTalk Atlanta “AM 970 / listen online at www.faithtalkatlanta.com. Also on Saturday’s and Sunday’s at 1:30pm in the Orlando area on “The Word “94.9FM & AM 950. Listen online at www.thewordorlando.com.
Previous Faith in Recovery Radio Shows can be heard on here.
Alexandra Louis, MS Therapist
Alexandra graduated from University Of Massachusetts-Boston with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has worked with different patient populations from geriatrics to adolescents. She is passionate about incorporating cultural diversity and awareness in counseling clients who come from disenfranchised backgrounds.
Priya Narine, LCSW Therapist
Priya graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Master’s degree in Social Work. She has worked with different patient populations from veterans to juvenile adolescents. Priya has a deep compassion for empowering her clients to advocate for themselves in order to inspire change.
Jadus Burgess, Behavioral Health Technician
Jadus has over ten years of mental health and addiction treatment experience. He has worked at a plethora of treatment centers in the recovery industry. Jadus has grown in his faith and belief as a Man of God which has given him the essence and skillset to allow him to encourage, motivate and lead by example to those in the Faith in Recovery program.
Laura Lyons, Behavioral Health Technician
Laura joined the Faith in Recovery team well before she was employed by the company. She is also a Banyan Treatment Center Alumni and has been sober since 2014. She has a passion for helping others suffering with mental health and substance abuse disorders due to her own personal struggles with addiction.
Laura graduated from the University of Maryland in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is currently in the process of obtaining her Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) license. She looks forward to utilizing this certification to grow within Faith in Recovery and Banyan Treatment Center.
Luke Wollet, Outreach Representative
Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Luke excelled in all sports growing up. Especially football. He played college football at Kent State University, where he won the conference’s Vern Smith Award for Leadership, before having the opportunity to play for the New Orleans Saints in 2014! In 2011 Luke needed a simple surgery on his ankle which introduced him to pain medications. Over the next five years Luke slowly watched everything he worked so hard for slip away. He lost everything financially, emotionally, and mentally in the process. Drinking, drugs, and gambling became a vicious cycle Luke could not escape from. Finally he sought help from a treatment facility in Richmond, where a therapist spoke of the bible, leading Luke back to God. A month later he ended up in Florida where he got a fresh start on life. Over the next few years Luke’s journey working in the field of recovery flourished where he had to opportunity to work as a Behavioral Health Technician, Case Manager, Group Facilitator, and now Banyan Treatment Center’s Faith in Recovery Outreach Representative. Luke takes pride in being able to change even one life in this field, and wants to help all who need it.
Luke, Faith in Recovery Therapy Dog
Luke 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. He very rarely is unable to put a smile on the faces of those who encounter him.