Meet The Life Changes Staff
Life Changes Addiction Treatment Center is considered one of the nation’s leading drug and alcohol treatment centers and our team of certified professionals is highly committed to our residents’ long-term recovery. We have certified counselors and an administrative team on staff to support you through every phase of the recovery process.
Our caring and compassionate personnel want nothing more than to provide treatment with the utmost care. At Life Changes, we bring years of experience to our addiction treatment programs, giving residents the tools they need to sustain lifelong sobriety.
What sets our facility apart is the attitude of our staff and the experiences that our team members bring to the program. We take an eclectic approach to treatment, combining a combination of proven techniques to guide residents on their journey to recovery.
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Dr. Scarlett Black
Dr. Black earned her Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology with a specialization in Child and Pain Management. She has extensive experience working in the field of Psychology with diverse populations in residential, inpatient and outpatient facilities across the United States. In addition, she has worked for nearly 10 years providing counseling services to individuals, group and families.
Dr. Black is continually pursuing growth and strongly believes that whatever the mind can perceive you can achieve. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and Association of Play Therapy. She strives to create a safe and supportive atmosphere for all clients to foster insight and positive change. Her theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapy. She has a diversity of skills which enable her to develop individualized treatment for the clients she serves.
Director of Admissions (COO)
Yusef Mobarak joined Life Changes when it opened September 2015 as the Director of Admissions. Supervising a team of Verification of Benefits Specialists and Admissions Coordinators, his efforts have made the admissions process efficient and comforting for the individuals seeking treatment. His hard work and dedication has been extremely valuable to Life Changes.
Mr. McKayle recently joined the team at Life Changes Treatment Center as a Case Manager. Calvin has worked in many different roles in the field of substance abuse treatment which allows him to draw from first-hand experience when helping individuals who are in the early stages of recovery. He demonstrates a passion for helping people find, and receive, the quality treatment they deserve. Calvin believes it is his responsibility to provide direction and support to those in recovery. He works to assess client needs and identify community resources and services to ensure client growth and advancement.
Registered Mental Health Counselor (Intern)
Mariela has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. She has been licensed since January 14, 2009 by the Board of Examiners of Psychologists of Puerto Rico. She practiced in Puerto Rico as a Psychologist for 6 years. Her work includes performing client assessments and evaluations, individual and group therapy with different diagnoses. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults with mental health and substance use issues and their families. Specializing in anxiety and depression, women’s emotional health, family therapy, trauma treatment, adolescent behavior issues, and substance abuse/dependence. Her focus as a therapist to help people to live a healthier, happier life.
Head Group Facilitator
Nickole graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ashford University and earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She has specialized training in relaxation and stress management with the use of hypnosis techniques. She completed her scholarly internship at Wellness Resource Center in Boca Raton, Florida. Her focus is on promoting self-discovery, self-acceptance, self-care, and self-love to form strength to cope with and navigate through life’s challenges, including addiction and mental health.