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CLINICAL TEAM

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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, 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.


Lauren Barry
LMFT, MCAP, Executive Director Clinical Director
As Clinical Director, Lauren is responsible for overseeing and directing all clinical departments, including oversight of Master’s level Primary Therapists, Case Manager, and Bachelor’s level Group Facilitators. Lauren coordinates therapeutic care, chart auditing, and ensures the safe and appropriate clinical treatment of our clients. Lauren is responsible for developing and overseeing group schedules, coordination of aftercare, and discharge planning. In addition, Lauren also conducts daily staff meetings and provides weekly supervision for clinicians to help strengthen and hone their skills. Her primary role as Clinical Director is management of her clinical team, facilitating groups, as well as holding a small caseload of clients. Holding a Master’s from Nova Southeastern, Lauren is a licensed marriage and family therapist and Master’s level CAP(Certified Addiction Professional). Having worked in the treatment field since 2014 providing individual, group and family therapy, and having been with our company since 2018, Lauren has a strong passion for helping those and the families of those suffering from addiction.
Dr. Thania Quesada
MD, Medical Director

Dr. Quesada is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, the American Board of Preventive Medicine/Addiction Medicine, a former Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and in the Department of Psychiatry as a Consultation-Liaison at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Currently, Dr. Quesada has her private office in Weston, Florida, and is Medical Director for Level Up Treatment Centers. As the former Medical Director at The Renfrew Center of Florida, Dr. Quesada treated patients with substance abuse, eating disorders, and comorbidity. Dr. Quesada has also served as the medical director at Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options, which works with teens with mental health and substance abuse issues, all the while concentrating on family preservation. As the medical director at Smith Community Mental Health, Dr. Quesada dedicated herself to the treatment of adults and teens with mental health and substance abuse issues. Dr. Quesada was awarded the Gratitude for Giving Compassion Award from Sierra Tucson, given to the medical doctor that contributed the most to the wellness of clients. Dr. Quesada was also the recipient of The Gold Doc award for putting “care” back into healthcare and the Upjohn Award for research excellence. Dr. Quesada has a vast wealth of experience as well as the recognition from her colleagues in her field for her caring and compassionate service in the areas of substance abuse and mental health.

Mo Wehbe
PA, Physician Assistant

Mohammad Wehbe, PA is a Physician Assistant in our FL addiction and mental health treatment center. Mohammad Wehbe, PA is a board certified physician assistant in Palm Beach Florida. He is affiliated with Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Certifications & Licensure
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Certified Physician Assistant
Mr. Mohammad A Wehbe, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant specialist in Boca Raton, Florida. He graduated in 2012, having over 9 years of diverse experience, especially in Physician Assistant. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Jupiter Medical Center. Mr. Mohammad A Wehbe also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including Jupiter Medical Center Physicians Group Inc.
Hospital Affiliations
Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Decatur, Georgia
A physician assistant is a person who has successfully completed an accredited education program for physician assistant, is licensed by the state and is practicing within the scope of that license. Physician assistants are formally trained to perform many of the routine, time-consuming tasks a physician can do. In some states, they may prescribe medications. They take medical histories, perform physical exams, order lab tests and x-rays, and give inoculations. Most states require that they work under the supervision of a physician.
Education and Training
Mr. Mohammad A Wehbe graduated in 2012.

Rachel Callister
LMHC, NCC, QS, EMDR, Clinical Director - Lake Worth

Rachel Callister is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor and is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained. She specializes in treating individuals and families coping with mental health issues, behavioral problems, and substance abuse. Her years working as a licensed therapist have paid off as her ultimate goal is helping others heal.

Rachel is the Clinical Director for Level Up Lake Worth and for over a decade Rachel has worked at the clinical level of some of Florida’s most successful dual-diagnosis treatment centers. Rachel leads the clinical and case management team at our treatment center and works directly with other departments to help the facility flow appropriately. Throughout her career as a licensed therapist, she has adopted a proven way of treating individuals while providing a balanced level of compassion and accountability. Her experience in treating trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse has given her the essential skills to treat those who are struggling with a wide range of different mental health issues and substance abuse.

Rachel is a Florida native and attended UCF and FAU for undergraduate work and attended Lewis & Clark College receiving her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. She has worked with diverse populations from incarcerated individuals, treatment center clientele to people wanting to learn how to cope with life stressors and helping those suffering from trauma and PTSD. Rachel prides herself on offering a nonjudgmental comfortable environment for self-expression for her staff and clients alike.

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.

Ziona Weiss
LMHC, Primary Therapist - Lake Worth

Ziona has been working for the past 25 years with all age groups in many settings, including dual diagnosed population, at-risk youth, family and mental health settings, including psychiatric acute care.  She worked in the Mobile Crisis Unit, a service at a psychiatric hospital covering several counties in Southern Florida. As a specialist in individualized care, Ziona is always exploring additional approaches. Ziona believes in approaching therapy from a strength-based perspective paying specific attention to the effects of macro, mezzo and micro factors that contribute to mental health issues and addiction and then joining with clients to develop a strong meaningful therapeutic alliance. Working as an addiction therapist she conducts group therapy and individual therapy.  Holding a Master’s degree from Touro College, Ziona is a licensed mental health counselor.  Ziona has a strong passion for helping those affected by addiction.

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.

Sophia Baurkot
MSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker, Primary Therapist - Lake Worth

Sophia is a CBT certified Master’s Level Clinician specializing in substance abuse treatment. Sophia graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Masters in Social Work and Associates degree in Sociology.  Sophia has worked in treatment for the last 5 years as a behavioral health technician, case manager, director of operations and now primary therapist. Sophia utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to help assist her clients in getting a better understanding of their disease and figuring out the steps towards leading a healthier and happier life. Sophia specializes in dealing with the younger population that suffer from the disease of addiction and has a great knowledge of 12 Step fellowships. Sophia hopes to help her clients gain the peace and serenity that comes along with achieving long term sobriety. 

Jenny Levesque
MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor, Primary Therapist - Lake Worth

As a primary therapist, Jenny is responsible for a client’s therapeutic process through detox and residential stay for her caseload with Level Up Lake worth. Jenny graduated from Springfield College with her Master’s in Human Services with a concentration in mental health counseling. Jenny is currently a registered mental health counselor intern with the state of Florida. Jenny uses CBT to help clients understand the interaction of thoughts, feelings and behaviors as it relates to substance use. Jenny has worked in the mental health/addiction field for over 6 years and is passionate about helping clients maintain long term sobriety. 

Dennis Burke
ICADC, CAC, CRPS, Primary Therapist - Lake Worth

As Clinical Therapist and 12 years of personal recovery, Dennis is responsible for proving clinical therapy, facilitating psychoeducational groups and ensuring the safe and appropriate clinical treatment of our clients. Having worked in the treatment field since 2009 in Florida, Costa Rica and the state of Washington as a CEO, COO, Executive Director, and Therapist and having been with our company since 2021, Dennis has a strong passion for helping those and the families of those suffering from addiction.

Brittany Bernhard
Case Manager - Lake Worth

Graduating from FAU, Brittany has devoted her time and energy to chemical dependency and mental health for the last 4 years.  Brittany’s responsibilities encompass providing comprehensive case management services to dual-diagnosis patients.  She offers ongoing assistance to clients according to their problems or needs. Brittany provides detailed documentation and support in each step of the process.  Brittany thrives when working with her case management team. Brittany shows up each day in hopes that she can help someone live a happier and healthier life. 

Samantha Camaerei
Case Manager - Lake Worth

As a Case Manager, and working in the treatment industry since 2005, Samantha is responsible for assisting clients with their initial intake processes, client advocacy, legal documentation, and medical disability necessities for outside client occupational integrity.  Having graduated from Lock Haven University and currently studying for her CAP from Academy for Addiction Professionals, Samantha is committed to continuing her education to best help her clients.

Nicole Muscarella
Case Manager - Lake Worth

As a Case Manager, Nicole assesses, plans, implements, monitors and evaluates actions required to meet the clients’ treatment needs while assisting in bridging the gap between priorities and engagements outside of the inpatient facility.  Nicole is responsible for client advocacy, legal documentation, bill pay and medical/disability protocol for occupational purposes. Nicole also facilitates gender groups, with a passion for the 12-steps and the power of making connections through shared experiences, leading with compassion and understanding.  Graduating from Pennsylvania State University but electing to do an internship at South County Mental Health Center in Delray Beach, FL, Nicole has worked with numerous resources in Palm Beach County and has launched her career locally.  Nicole is motivated to help others overcome personal obstacles to help individuals to strive to find their purpose in life.

Kelsey Gunning
Case Manager - Lake Worth

As Case Manager, Kelsey is responsible for assisting clients with their initial intake processes, client support, legal documentation and medical disability necessities for outside client occupational integrity. Kelsey clinically assists clients on a daily basis, with empathy, kindness, and compassion. Kelsey is currently in school pursuing a degree in Social Work at FAU.  Kelsey has a passion to help others prevail over personal obstacles with substance abuse and mental illness to improve their overall well-being and encourage them to a live happy and healthy life.