Dr. Luis Jamil Bonilla
Dr. Luis Jamil Bonilla serves as the Medical Director and onsite physician at Las Olas Recovery Center. He is a formally trained surgeon and homeopathic doctor in addition to providing routine medical services and procedures. Dr. Bonilla has historically worked as an ER Doctor in La Paz, Mexico where he served as the lead physician treating detox patients. Throughout his 15 year-long medical career Dr. Bonilla has provided treatment for a variety of clientele, both in rural and formal medical settings. He has successfully used homeopathic treatments to serve detox patients as an adjunct to traditional medical interventions. Dr. Bonilla says that “healing others” is his goal related to serving the clientele of Las Olas Recovery Center. He believes in creating specialized, integrative treatments that address the health of the whole person. While under the care of Dr. Bonilla you will experience his compassionate and gentle bedside manner, and feel confident in his medical expertise.
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Lori Conte is a social services clinician with over 25 years of experience assisting people with addictions, mental health challenges, and social care needs. During Lori’s career with the Department of Human Services and various non-profit organizations she was a recognized program manager and direct care provider. Due to Lori’s wide array of social service skills she provides comprehensive and individualized care planning for each client along with daily adjunct clinical support. Lori says, “It is my goal to provide service the clients of Las Olas Recovery Center with compassion and empathy on their road to recovery”. You and your loved ones will experience Lori’s exceptional professional abilities throughout the treatment process. Her noteworthy presence is often recognized through regular phone consultations and comprehensive discharge planning. Throughout Mrs. Conte’s career, she has dedicated herself to acquiring the counseling skills needed to assist her clients with identifying and meeting their personal needs. Lori’s motivation in helping her clients succeed comes from personal family experience related to addictions.
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Alicia Garcia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA BBS LMFT #77774). Throughout Miss Garcia’s professional career, she has worked in a variety of settings and served clientele with alcohol and other drug addictions, dual diagnoses, trauma, and severe mental illness. Along with being a board licensed therapist, she holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from University of San Diego. Uniquely, Alicia provides validating and supportive therapy while simultaneously aiding you, or your loved one, with navigating the complex psychological and emotional components of addiction. While at Las Olas Recovery Center, you will experience Alicia’s kind hearted and patient therapeutic care. Alicia is highly skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems, and other evidence based treatment approaches. In addition, Alicia has clinical expertise in crisis management and collaborative care with medical providers. Alicia’s dedication to helping clients overcome their addictions stems from personal family addiction experience.
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With nearly a decade of instructional experience in the arts, Lauren has been a competitive figure skater, an NFL cheerleader, sculpture technician, dance teacher, film production & fine art gallery manager, as well as an instructor in the visual, performing and healing arts. She holds an M.F.A. in Sculpture & New Media from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and studied at the Rome, Italy Campus. Lauren has taught in primary & secondary schools, non-profits and hospitals, creating curriculum in two and three-dimensional foundations, including multimedia, video and stop animation. Via creative consulting, Lauren helps youth and adults dealing with depression / addiction by facilitating collaborative and creative project opportunities. She is a certified yoga instructor, and since 2012 has provided coaching services that help young athletes stay in sports longer and in better health.
Teddi Dean Bennett
Growing up in Southern California Teddi was deeply involved in the surf and skateboard culture. He competed extensively, skateboarding for such teams as Vans Tennis Shoes and Stacy Peraltas infamous Bones Brigade. From a very early age Teddi had a deep curiosity about many teachings on spirituality. It was this curiosity and his own recovery process that naturally lead him to yoga and the teachings of many spiritual modalities. Teddi has been involved in recovery for over a decade teaching yoga and mindfulness meditation to his participants. Teddi guides his students through simple nurturing somatic processes that allow the participant to develop a deep understanding of how the mind and body work in relation to the real world. Teddi did his yoga teachers training with Jason Crandell and has taken both the Bodhisattva vow and Yamataka initiation with the Dalai Lama. Teddi has been in recovery for 17 years.
Currently a Counselor and Life Coach, Emilie’s fundamental training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She has a degree in Sports and Exercise Psychology with a background in Institutional Environments within the Swedish justice system. Emelie has worked with male and female clients, supporting them during their incarceration as well as helping them adjust back to society and every day life. Emelie specialized her skills within mental illness and self-destructive patterns connected to trauma and/or addiction. Emelie has a gentle and warm approach, with a focus on both healing past wounds and creating a future that her clients would like to have and how to, in practical ways, they might reach those goals. Emelie has a personal spiritual practice and a grounded way to combine spirituality with clinical psychology to meet the individual needs of her clients.