Raymond S. Estefania, MS, LMHC, CAP, CIP, ICADC
Mr. Ray Estefania is the former Director of South Miami Hospital’s Adolescent Addiction Treatment Program. His current role is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Family Recovery Specialists (Miami, FL), an intensive outpatient program for adolescents and young adults that also provides concierge crisis/case management and intervention services for all ages. Mr. Estefania has been working as an addiction counselor for nearly 20 years and was formerly the Adolescent Program Supervisor at Suburban Hospital’s Addiction Treatment Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He has worked extensively as drug abuse counselor and alcohol abuse counselor, interventionist and as a family therapist in the field of addiction treatment. Mr. Estefania is a considered an expert in the field and frequently provides education and training to physicians, nurses, other mental health professionals, teachers and school administrators on topics related to addiction and recovery.
Mr. Estefania earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and his graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Addiction Professional in the state of Florida, an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Intervention Professional. In addition, he has received intensive training and supervision at the University of Miami’s Center for Treatment Research on Adolescents Drug Abuse (CTRADA). Mr. Estefania also has extensive education and experience working with many other mental health issues. He has specific experience working as an adolescent counselor but is also comfortable working with adults as well. Ray is also very culturally sensitive and is accustomed to working with individuals and families from very diverse backgrounds.
Over the span of his career, Mr. Estefania has also been very involved in the prevention of substance abuse in children. He has organized and implemented numerous substance abuse prevention programs in both public and private schools in the Washington D.C. and South Florida regions. He has acted as a consultant to numerous independent schools to address the issue of student alcohol and substance abuse. He has coached thousands of parents on ways to prevent substance abuse in children. Mr. Estefania is also in private practice in the South Miami area providing psychotherapy, recovery coaching, parent effectiveness training, as well as intervention and placement services to adults, adolescents and families.
He is a member in good standing of the American Counseling Association, the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) and a former member of the Network of Independent Interventionists. He was selected to be a member of the City of South Miami’s Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking and Drug Use as well as a member of the Board of Directors for Informed Families, The Florida Family Partnership. Ray is also a member of the Advisory Board for The Health Information Project, a school based health education program which increases awareness and access to healthcare for students in Miami Dade County schools. Mr. Estefania is a frequent speaker to schools, parent groups and community organizations and has been a guest on both radio and television programs on various topics including prevention, parenting, addiction and recovery.
Here is a link to a presentation Mr. Estefania did for Belen Jesuit Preparatory School for Red Ribbon Week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRvWv_d_E64
Ana M. Moreno, MS, LMHC, CAP
Ana Moreno is psychotherapist working in South Miami, Florida and Co-Founder of Family Recovery Specialists, a program that provides addiction treatment and consulting services. She had been working in the field of substance abuse for over 11 years in a hospital based program where she served as a senior adolescent counselor and supervisor of the program. Ana has worked extensively with adolescents, young adults, and family members who have been affected by the disease of alcohol and drug addiction. Ms. Moreno also has vast experience in working with the parents of addicted teenagers and young adults. Ms. Moreno earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Florida International University and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from St. Thomas University. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional and a Qualified Clinical Supervisor in the state of Florida. Ms. Moreno is a frequent speaker at public and private middle and high schools. Ms. Moreno has been an expert guest on radio and television dealing with the topics of adolescent substance abuse and addiction. Ana is fully bilingual and has vast experience working with families from diverse, multicultural backgrounds and often travels to Latin America to provide education to professionals, community organizations and parent groups. She is a member in good standing of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
Ms. Moreno contributed to a study titled Synthetic Cannabinoid Use: A Case Series of Adolescents. This article was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health in October of 2011. To read the article please click:
Ms. Moreno was interviewed by WSVN in a news story about the dangers in our own homes. There has been an increase in the abuse of prescription medications and over the counter medications by teens and young adults. To learn more please click:
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Hugh Humphery, MD
Dr. Hugh Humphery completed residency training in Adult Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry also under the auspices of Duke University Medical Center, where he served as a Chief Resident. Dr. Humphery earned his medical degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to attending medical school he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees from Lawrence University and from Florida International University. Dr. Humphery is an alumnae of Markham College in Lima, Peru.
Upon completing his training at Duke, Dr. Humphery relocated to Miami where he joined the faculty of the department of psychiatry at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine as Assistant Professor. Dr. Humphery is a clinical researcher at FIU’s Center for Children and Families. He also established a private psychiatry practice in 2011 where he sees children, adolescents, and young adults. A billingual practitioner (English/Spanish), Dr. Humphery’s areas of research and interest include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, Consult Liaison (CL) psychiatry, and sleep medicine.
Dr. Humphery joined Family Recovery Specialists as Medical Director in 2011.
Teresita Martinez, LMHC
Teresita Martinez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the state of Florida and has been working in the addiction field in Miami for the past five years. She is a primary therapist at FRS and primarily works in our adolescent and young adult program. She has dedicated her time toward working in the field of substance abuse, primarily focusing on at-risk youth and young adults and she also has experience working with older adults. While working with this population, Ms. Martinez has served individuals that are suffering with an array of mental health issues, including those struggling with serious mental illness and trauma. Ms. Martinez has also worked with chemically dependent adults, pre-adolescent children in the foster care system, and children whose parents are in treatment and early recovery. Ms. Martinez is bilingual (English/Spanish) and has provided treatment and support services to families from very diverse cultural backgrounds. Ms. Martinez obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Miami and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida International University. She is certified by the National Drug Court Institute in Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MET/CBT 5) therapist level training. She has volunteered as a guest speaker at several Miami-Dade county public schools to assist in addressing the issue of substance abuse among students. Ms. Martinez is a very caring, compassionate and capable therapist who understands the unique challenges parents and families face when dealing with a loved one who is abusing or addicted to substances. Teresita joined Family Recovery Specialists as a Primary Therapist in 2012.