Meet the Experts at Tikvah Lake Recovery

David Nesenoff, DD, MA | CEO

Dr. David Nesenoff has been a counselor for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families concerning a multitude of issues and disorders.

Dr. Nesenoff is an international motivational speaker who has inspired thousands with his clear call to action messages and poignant humor.

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Jeff Allen - Clinical Director at Tikvah Lake Recovery
Jeff Allen, PhD, CAP, CMHP | Clinical Director

Dr. Jeff Allen’s credentials along with his over two decades of experience managing large facilities, with proven results, certify his ability to truly help individuals struggling with a myriad of addictions as well as mental health issues. Along with his professional team,

“Dr. Jeff” has the unique ability to provide unprecedented compassionate daily attention to each individual.

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Dr. Edward Barias, MD | Psychiatrist

Dr. Barias specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry and Dual Diagnosis disorders. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and also the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.

Dr. Melody Clancy, DOM, AP
Acupuncturist, Health and Wellness Coach

Dr. Clancy is a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician in the state of Florida and a health and wellness coach.

Until 2015 she served as the Chair of the Board of Acupuncture for the state of Florida, (serving for 7 years) an appointment by the Governor of Florida.

She specializes in working with individuals suffering from PTSD, TBI and pain. She has been through challenging life experiencies which give her a unique perspective on many health situations. Her goal is to take a whole person approach, mind, body and spirit, in her work.

Byron Wickham, MA - Therapist at Tikvah Lake Recovery
Byron Wickham, MA | Therapist

Byron Wickham was a previous director of a co-occuring substance abuse facility. He is a noted innovator and developer of Anger Management programs specific to substance abuse.  He received grants to develop programming and facilitate mental health patients, including co-occuring diagnosis of trauma, grief, autism and addiction. Additionally, Byron’s extensive therapy management experience with correctional facilities provides him with a healthy balance of preparedness and comradery.

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Kimberly Bertoniere – House Manager at Tikvah Lake Recovery
Kimberly Bertoniere – House Manager

Kimberly likes to read and write – and she’s presently working on a novel. She also enjoys going to the beach, having fun and relaxing. Most of all when not at Tikvah Lake, she loves spending time with her family.

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Bruce Brown - Therapist at Tikvah Lake Recovery
Bruce Brown | Therapist

Amanda Lucero, APRN - Nurse at Tikvah Lake Recovery
Amanda Lucero, APRN | Nurse

Tami Boone - Personal Trainer at Tikvah Lake Recovery
Tami Boone – Personal Trainer

Charlene Nikolakakis – Massage Therapist at Tikvah Lake Recovery
Charlene Nikolakakis – Massage Therapist

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