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Dr. Kaplan is a member of the Affiliate Faculty as an Assistant Professor in Department of Psychiatry at the University of South Florida.
Dr. Kaplan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Forensic Medicine and the American Board of Disability Analysts.
He has a private practice in Lutz, Florida where he treats patients who suffer from a variety of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders. In addition, Dr. Kaplan provides psychiatric consultation at NeuLifeRehab (residential rehabilitation facility specializing in traumatic brian and spinal cord injuries). Previously, Dr. Kaplan was the Medical Director of Charter Hospital of Pasco, a mental health inpatient hospital.
Dr. Kaplan is the Chief Corporate Medical Officer for Lakeview Health, a company specializing in Addiction Residential and Outpatient Treatment.
He is a Forensic Psychiatrist providing the courts with expert opinions regarding a wide variety of criminal and civil issues.
Dr. Kaplan has participated in phase 3 and phase 4 research studies regarding psychiatric medications. He has published various articles in peer-reviewed journals. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Kaplan has lectured over 100,000 medical professionals, nationally and internationally.
Dr. Kaplan has consulted with various health and disability insurance companies during the past 25 years providing services including peer review, utilization review and quality of care issues. Dr. Kaplan was the Medical Director of Mental Health Services at Saint Augustine Health Care from 1995 to 2000, the first Medicaid HMO to provide carved-in Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Kaplan is currently a consultant for Consolidate Health Plans.
University of Miami School of Medicine
University of South Florida School of Medicine
• Field Of Study Psychiatry
Chief Operating Officer
Andrea has worked in the Behavioral Health field since 2007 when she served as a Social Worker for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. Andrea worked with families who were suffering from mental health and substance use disorders, domestic violence, environmental hazards, and neglect.
Relocating to Florida in 2009, Andrea joined the Florida Department of Children and Families as a Child Protective Investigator. Over the next 7 years, Andrea worked in various roles in the Child Welfare system, serving as a Dependency Case Manager, Mental Health Targeted Case Manager, Family Services Coordinator, and Parenting Instructor. In 2014, Andrea joined Centene Corporation as a Trainer II for the Child Welfare Specialty Plan offered by Sunshine Health. In this role, Andrea provided trainings on various Behavioral Health topics to Child Welfare Stakeholders and at conferences such as the Florida NASW (National Association of Social Workers) annual conference.
While working in these multiple Behavioral Health settings, Andrea earned her Master of Social Work degree and completed two internships: one at an inpatient hospice facility and the other with a primary substance use residential program. Andrea worked with the patients and families involved in the programs and provided treatment and support for their respective challenges.
In 2017, Andrea was offered a full, merit-based scholarship for the full-time, accelerated, Master of Business Administration program at the University of Florida. After earning her MBA in 2018, she joined the CEO Development Program with Universal Health Services, Inc. In this role, she served as the COO for free-standing, psychiatric hospitals. She helped open a brand-new 74-bed psychiatric hospital, Palm Point Behavioral Health, in Titusville, Florida, and oversaw multiple departments. After working with Palm Point for two years, Andrea moved to Central Florida Behavioral Hospital, a large psychiatric hospital in Orlando, Florida that offers inpatient, outpatient, and ECT services. Andrea joined Harmony Hills in August of 2021.
Stonehill College in Massachusetts, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and Sociology
Florida State University, Master of Social Work (MSW)
University of Florida, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
His education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University; and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Barry University.
He is a Licensed Psychotherapist in the State of Florida LCSW lic. # SW 12366, and qualified supervisor for other mental health professionals.
He is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified Addiction Professional, and an EMDR Certified Trauma Therapist Level 1&2.
He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP).
He has over 16 years of direct clinical experience in Mental and Behavioral health care. His experience includes working for the State of Florida as a substance abuse counselor in the forensic and correctional settings assisting residents suffering with major mental illness gain recovery skills and tools.He has worked for several years as a Primary Therapist in residential addiction(s) treatment.
Most recently Brian held the position of Deputy Chief Clinical Officer for the world renowned International addiction treatment group “The Cabin Chiang Mai” in Thailand. Where he oversaw all the clinical staff and services for the 120 bed residential program as well as the 6 intensive outpatient clinics located all over the globe.
His areas of specialty in addition to all forms of addiction (including sex addiction, cyber addiction) trauma informed therapies, family systems, codependency and enmeshment, partner betrayal trauma, and personality/ character disturbance.
Today, Brian serves as the Clinical Director of Harmony Hills behavioral health treatment center in Altoona, Florida.
Florida Atlantic University
• Degree Name Bachelor’s Degree
• Field Of Study Social Work
• Degree Name Master’s Degree
• Field Of Study Clinical Social Work
Licensed Psychotherapist in the State of Florida
• LCSW License #SW 12366
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified Addiction Professional, and an EMDR Certified Trauma Therapist Level 1&2
Director of Nursing
God, Family, Loyalty, Intelligence, and Humanity are some of Cassie’s core values which provide the groundwork for her actions, and decisions. Cassie believes in the effective evidence-based treatment that is offered at Harmony Hills Behavioral Health. Cassie knows that by combining a team of Certified Clinicians, Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners, along with a triple Board Certified Psychiatrist, the guests at Harmony Hills are receiving the highest possible level of quality care. Cassie feels focusing on individual care while utilizing today’s technology of Genesight DNA profiling, has accelerated guest healing and recovery and added to their success. Cassie’s goals are to help mend families back together by helping their loved ones heal and find the road to recovery.
Cassie has 10 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and has spent over 6 years gaining knowledge and experience by cross-training to work in Medical, Surgical, Cardiovascular, Skilled, Wound Care, Outpatient, ICU and ED, and Psychiatric Nursing. Cassie has spent the last 4 years working in Substance Abuse and Mental Health which she has strived to make her permanent and primary focus.
Cassie’s certifications are in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Cassie is also a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and is currently working on her SANE (sexual assault nurse examiners) certification.
Cassie is a 2010 graduate of West Virginia Northern Community College in West Virginia where she graduated with honors holding an Associate’s Degree in the Applied Science of Nursing.
West Virginia Northern Community College
• Degree Name Associate’s Degree
• Field Of Study Applied Science of Nursing
Certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support
A Member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and is Currently Working on Her SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) Certification
Clinical Quality Manager
At Harmony Hills
Cynthia is well known as an advocate in many recovery communities around Central Florida and has helped countless men and women reunite with their children and families. Cynthia has had the honor of helping write a program as well as, work as the assistant program manager for one of Florida’s only trauma-informed recovery programs that meet the unique needs of victims of sex trafficking.
Currently, Cynthia serves on the Board of Florida Recovery Schools for Central Florida. Cynthia holds several licenses and certifications in the State of Florida. Cynthia is a licensed mental health counselor intern, a certified addiction professional, a certified recovery residence administrator. Cynthia is EMDR trained, certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Prevention Intervention, Psychological First Aid, and Hope Focused Couples Counseling. n 2014, Cynthia was inducted into the Phi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology.
Cynthia currently holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rollins College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and received her Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College and Theological Seminary.
Grace College & Seminary
• Degree Name Master’s Degree
• Field Of Study Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• Dates attended or expected graduation 2015-2018
Florida Certification Board
• Degree Name Certified Addictions Professional
• Field Of Study CAP, Addictions Counseling
• Dates attended or expected graduation 2009 – 2015
• Degree Name Bachelor’s Degree
• Field Of Study Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
• Dates attended or expected graduation 2011 – 2014
• Degree Name Associate’s of Arts
• Field Of Study Organizational Leadership & Christian Studies
• Dates attended or expected graduation 2009 – 2011
• Field Of Study Addiction Counseling
• Dates attended or expected graduation 2008 – 2009
Summer has worked in forensics and mental health for over 10 yrs educating, training, and assisting sexual assault and mental health patients and representing patients as an expert witness in legal proceedings. Most recently serving as the Vice President of the International Association of Forensic Nursing and seeking certification in Integrative Mental Health Medicine. Summer is also board certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
Summer was the valedictorian of her nursing class at Breckinridge School of Nursing. She graduated from Western Governors University with a Master’s in Nursing Education degree with high honors and from Regis College with her post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with high honors.
Western Governors University
• Field Of Study Nursing Education
• Degree Name Post-Master’s Degree
• Field Of Study Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Board Certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Director of Admissions
Dannielle knows that choosing to begin a new way of life is a big decision and believes in ensuring a smooth process through arrival at Harmony Hills. She and her team bring honesty, expert knowledge, and compassionate guidance to the admissions process.
Dannielle began her career in mental health and substance abuse treatment in 2013, with experience in sober living, admissions, and intake. She studied Family Services at Montclair State University and Business Marketing Management at Palm Beach State College. She truly loves helping people find the help they need to begin a new way of life.
Montclair State University
• Degree Name Bachelor of Arts
• Field Of Study Family Science and Human Development
• Concentration Family Services
Palm Beach State College
• Field Of Study Business Marketing Management
Business Office Manager
Rachelle believes anyone can make a difference in someone else’s life and that being a part of someone getting their life back is very rewarding.
Rachelle has worked in the medical field for over 20 years and specifically the Behavioral Health field for 7 of those years.