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Level Up Lake Worth Florida Rehab

Your recovery success is our mission. Get your life and future back! 

While we make our best efforts to keep our team’s page updated, please know staffing at each facility is subject to change. Level Up members may include executive or senior management or others that while not located in a particular local center, help shape, manage or oversee, or design treatment strategies, best practices, procedures, processes, and other clinical treatment programs. Training, management reviews, quality control or related and other work may be provided by staff across multiple locations.

Braulio Mariano-Mejia
MD, Medical Director

Dr. Braulio Mariano Mejia has more than 10 years specializing in Addiction Medicine, most recently in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Mariano-Mejia is board-certified in internal medicine and Addiction Medicine.  As Medical Director, Dr. Mariano-Mejia manages client evaluations and individualized substance abuse treatment plans for clients based on individual needs.  Dr. Mariano-Meija has dedicated himself to the treatment of individuals suffering from the disease of Addiction.  

Stacy Linn
LMHC, MCAP, ICADC, Clinical Director

My name is Stacy Linn and I hold a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. I have been working within the field of counseling since 2013 with a focus on substance use and mental health. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Master's Certified Addiction Professional, and International Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Throughout my career, I have worked in various roles ranging from therapist to clinical/program director, with an emphasis on client care, program content, and family communication. I have worked with a diverse array of client populations from adolescence to adults, including couples and family therapy.My responsibility as a clinician is to help clients gain insight and promote change so that they can act on their own behalf and find peace within their lives and interpersonal relationships. It is my goal to help clients increase the quality of their lives in times of heightened stress and the need for personal growth by implementing consistent change in their maladaptive thought processes so that they can understand the impact of their cognitive processes, cultural impact, family dynamics, mental health, and underlying core beliefs so that clients can utilize their own power to change their perceptions, choices, and actions in events beyond their control.Treatment modalities that I utilize to improve quality of life and promote long-term sobriety are based on the individual needs of each person ranging from CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Existential, Solution-Focused, and more. All of these modalities are individually tailored to address core issues ranging from emotion regulation, mental health, eating disorders/disordered eating, self-harm, generational/cultural trauma, sexuality, family dynamics, marital conflict, unresolved grief, lack of life skills / poor balance, compulsive behaviors, addiction, caregiver burnout, and suboptimal coping skills.

Ala Kabuka
Director of Nursing

Ala Kabuka is the Director of Nursing at We Level up Lake Worth Facility. As the director of Nursing, she oversees the site to ensure the facility meets certain standards. As a substance abuse director of nursing, she ensures that our program/facility is adhering to SAMHSA/JCAHO standards and regulations. Additionally, as director of nursing she is responsible for hiring and overseeing nursing staff, medication management, conducting staff meetings, and performing additional various tasks. 

Ala Kabuka is a Florida native, born and raised in Miami., FL. Ala attended University of Miami and Miami Dade College. Ala comes with OR experience from St Mary's Hospital level I trauma center.  

Ala began her career with We Level up Detox in West Palm Beach, FL as a floor nurse. When she began her career at We Level Up Detox she found her passion for helping others in the struggle of addiction, especially those with dual diagnosis. She was then promoted to nurse manager, and later was transferred to the Lake Worth Facility as Director of Nursing. She has built a dynamic structured nursing department with nurses from various medical backgrounds, from the ER, Substance abuse, to Mental Health specialties in order to offer our clients the most caring and knowledgeable nursing staff possible. 

Ala is currently pursuing a master’s degree in nursing and plans on becoming a Nurse Practitioner. 

Farah Gutierrez
Operations Manager
Lauren Carbonell
Recreation Specialist
As director of recreation, Lauren Carbonell engages with clients daily conducting recreational activities to improve recovery outcomes. The position's unique skills and abilities focus on using fun activities to enhance client communications. And help foster client changing focus on being happy happying while gaining socialization skills interacting with peers and staff. Sponsoring improved mental health and recovery progress. Expertise required for the role includes knowledge of the concepts, methods, routines and equipment used in recreational therapy. That extends to outdoor games, arts and crafts and both sporting and social group recreational activities. Recreational therapy goals include teaching and improving client interrelationship with their ongoing treatment programs. Improving negative behavior and providing positive behavior modification techniques helping clients express their emotions through safe recreational activities. Lauren supervises and plans various types of recreational activities. Her role requires she maintain effective working relationships with clients and co-workers. So to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to exercise initiative and independent judgment; and to work with substance abuse and mentally sick clients.