We Level Up Addiction Center - Clinical Team
JCAHO — Joint Commission National Quality Center Approval Gold Seal Recipient

Caring and Experienced Team

We employ truly attentive staff that really care for our client’s recovery success. Your trained team members work around the clock to ensure your safety, comfort, participation, and connection to both your peer community and treatment therapists. You’ll be cared for by Addiction Detox Rehab medical doctors, Clinical team (nurses, therapists, and techs.) Each trained specialist is dedicated to your recovery success. We employ continuous management and staff training to enhance the patient experience, driving for improved client satisfaction and recovery success.

Top-Notch Quality Care

With well over ten thousand successes, our industry-leading team applies evidence-based treatment coupled with insight and experience derived from treating thousands of both substance abuse and mental health cases.

Our teams have crafted well-integrated mental health and addiction recovery plans for mental health and drug and alcohol addiction recovery. You feel the compassion and professional care and excellence that goes into the therapies we provide. You’ll benefit from comprehensive and complete treatment modalities.

We Level Up Rehab Center is available in Florida and is coming to California and New Jersey.

Select We Level Up Lake Worth Treatment Center clinical and operations Team. Team members are subject to real-time changes and updates. Not all team members included.

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.  

Peter Smith
Lead Therapist - Lake Worth

Trauma-informed, Suicide Prevention, MCAP, ICADC certified Master’s Level Clinician specializing in substance abuse treatment. Pete graduated from Barry University with a Masters in Social Work and holds a Bachelor’s in Addiction Counseling.  Peter has worked in treatment for the last 7 years as a behavioral health technician, group facilitator, and now Lead Therapist. Pete utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy to help assist his clients in getting a better understanding of their disease and figuring out the steps towards leading a healthier and happier life. Pete specializes in working with all levels of trauma and the Veteran population that suffer from the disease of addiction and has a great knowledge of 12 Step fellowships. Pete hopes to help his clients gain the peace and serenity that comes along with achieving long term sobriety.

Sassia Hochberg
Family Therapist - Lake Worth

As a Family Therapist and Drama Therapist, she has more than twelve years of experience working with people of diverse populations including addictions, eating disorders, trauma, and dual diagnosis clients. Treating families, and all individuals, with compassionate care. Sassia uses experiential and evidence-based practices to support the whole person in body, mind, and spirit while creating a safe space for self expression and transformation.  Sassia W. Hochberg holds postgraduate degrees from Nova Southeastern University, Masters in Interdisciplinary Education with specialization in Drama Therapy and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Lauren Carbonell
Director Recreation
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.