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, along with adjunct clinical support. Lori says, “It is my goal to provide services and care with compassion and empathy to assist clients on their road to recovery”. 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 Wheyland
Alicia Garcia Wheyland is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA BBS LMFT #77774). Throughout Ms. Wheyland’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 navigating the complex psychological and emotional components of addiction. 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.
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.
Kara Marie Kreizenbeck
Kara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW 33383) and a Therapist with EMDR Certification. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Gonzaga University and has a Master of Social Work degree from Boise State. As a welcome addition to the Las Olas Recovery Team, Kara interviews clients and completes initial individualized diagnostics/assessments and assists clients in identifying goals for treatment. She builds relationships and provides individual therapy for clients from varying backgrounds with grief, loss, anxiety, and mood disorders. Her treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focus, Identification of Skills and Capacities and various Calming Techniques. It is Kara’s hope to support individuals as they experience and recover from dysfunction in their lives.
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