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Jennifer Benaim

Jennifer Benaim

Jennifer Benaim is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (L.M.H.C.) and a Certified Addiction Professional (C.A.P.). She is an experienced therapist interested in helping families and individuals find…

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Frederick W. Presciti

Frederick W. Presciti

Frederick W. Presciti is a seasoned clinician and psychotherapist with experience in the mental health field as well as addiction. He is trained in many diverse treatment modalities, but with emphasis…

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Natalie Ruggiero

Natalie Ruggiero

Natalie Ruggiero joined Best Life Counseling in 2016 and is the office manager. She has been in the medical field for over 20 years. Natalie is compassionate, understanding, and good-natured.

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Milagros Soto

Milagros Soto

Milagros Soto joined Best Life Counseling in 2019 as our front desk receptionist. Milagros recently relocated to Palm Beach Gardens and is Best Life Counseling’s bilingual receptionist.

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Mary Beth Stern

Mary Beth Stern

Mary Beth Stern is a Florida Board Certified Addictions counselor, and a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, trained and certified by the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Medical School and recognized…

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Patricia Thomas

Patricia Thomas

Patricia Thomas, has extensive training in various areas of Social Services and a passion to empower individuals throughout life. "My personal mission and motto is, better self, better family & healthier…

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Felix Espinal

Felix Espinal

Born in the Dominican Republic and studied medicine to work in the helping professions. He describes himself as a caring and passionate person in the world to help…

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Andrea Sheldon

Andrea Sheldon

Andrea joined Best Life Counseling in 2017 as one our front desk staff receptionists. Andrea previously had a 30-year career in Palm Beach County’s legal system providing probation and house arrest…

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Mark E. Torre

Mark E. Torre

Mark joined Best Life Counseling in 2015 and he is the Primary Therapist for the Intensive Outpatient Program. Mark has worked with adults, adolescents, couples and families, and he specializes in adult…

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Michael Gans

Michael Gans

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/ Psychotherapist, presently completing his Ph.D. studies, Michael’s course of study has focused on addiction, sexuality, trauma, the transmission of transgenerational…

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