Meet the Team of Into Action Treatment
Our team of highly dedicated and credentialed professionals has familiarity with substance use disorders and complicating factors, such as trauma, mood disorders, and family dynamics. Extensive personal experience in combination with education provide the catalyst for psychic change.
Andrey Rossin, CAC
Tel. 561 336 2162 ex 203
“The only limitations we have are those created by our own mind”
Andrey is no stranger to drug and alcohol addiction. After fully recovering more than nine years ago, he has dedicated his life to seeing others recover and start living their dreams. The treatment center has been a strong vision in his mind since the days of recovery, and his ultimate goal is to see all the addicts that go through the program liberated from the disease.
Finance director, Company vice president
Gennady was born and raised in the Far East of Russia. Not a stranger to the disease of addiction, Gennady worked in the automobile import business for the most of his life until he met Andrey and saw the dream of Into Action. Gennady loved the idea of helping others and jumped in with both feet. He is an important part of our team!
Andrea Hall, LCSW
Andrea is the founder and owner of Path 2 Progress, a service which offers families and individuals a safe place to seek support, and gain tools necessary to be successful in taking the first steps towards a positive change. She graduated from Alabama A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in social work. With a passion for people, and a desire to specialize in therapy, she continued her education by pursuing a master’s degree in clinical social work at Barry University. Following the completion of those degrees, she has eleven years of experience providing therapy and intervention to individuals, families, couples, and groups on a professional level. In addition to providing therapy, she has worked for many non-profit organizations in the South Florida region, and developed multiple children, family prevention, and juvenile delinquency programs, including one that is tracked and studied by the State Legislature.
Her experiences have given her the opportunity to continuously develop through providing training and clinical supervision to clinicians, presenting to and collaborating with the local and state stakeholders, teaching at a well-known University, and providing on-site supervision for student interns. This, partnered with her roots in providing in-home therapy, and her high end substance abuse treatment experience, has instilled in her a keen understanding and knowledge that addiction, emotional turmoil, family conflict, stress, and relationship challenges are often a familiar part of the human experience.
She believes strongly in empowering people to engage in self-discovery and connect with the answers that lie within themselves.
Bruce Berman, MD, ABFP
After years of frustration, treating only symptoms of dis-ease with toxic pharmaceutical drugs, Dr Berman has, for the last ten years, been exclusively practicing functional and integrative medicine in regards to general and addiction medicine, with its’ emphasis on addressing causes.
While practicing for almost twenty years within the allopathic, symptom based model, he realized that, even though at times their symptoms were controlled, very few patients actually were cured.
Due to the recent advances in addiction medicine including intravenous treatments and natural supplements, Dr. Berman has seen an increase in positive outcomes
Dr. Berman believes in body, mind and spirit healing as one, and helps his patients learn how to help their bodies heal naturally and to stop relying on so many harmful prescription medications.
He has been including addiction medicine in his practice since 1990 and gets great satisfaction out of clients achieving recovery
He also addresses thyroid deficiencies, which can contribute to depression and that are so common in our country and go undiagnosed with the “normal blood tests” but can be discovered by other sensitive tests.
Dr. Berman founded Palm Beach Holistic Health Center to address and treat all phases of his patients’ wellness and health. In addition to Dr. Berman’s practice he utilizes acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, yoga, deep tissue and light touch massage, cranial sacral therapy, intravenous vitamin and chelation therapy, therapeutic laser treatments, ozone treatments, a pharmaceutical grade supplement center, Pulsed Electro Magnetic Frequency therapy and energy treatments such as Reiki and Theta healing.
Josh Simon MSW
Josh is a psychotherapist who earned his BSW from Barry University, and MSW from Arizona State University. He has practiced psychotherapy with individuals, groups, and families for many years. He has extensive experience in working with clients from diverse populations struggling with chemical dependency. Providing my clients with a non-judgmental and safe atmosphere is the foundation for self-discovery. With a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and supportive counseling we will together help you achieve your goals. I look forward to working with you on your path to recovery.
Tami Oommen, LMHC
A licensed mental health counselor with a passion for helping others, Tami earned her Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2007 after which she began working as a primary therapist in several drug and alcohol treatment centers with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Tami has also worked in private practice facilitating groups and workshops for men and women with eating disorders and body image issues.
Peter D. Covert MS
Peter D. Covert Is an International practicing psychotherapist, who earned his MS in counseling psychology from Nova Southeastern University. He has practiced psychotherapy with groups and individuals since 1997. He has extensive experience in the treatment of drug and alcohol dependency amongst adults, and most recently worked as a bereavement/grief counselor with Hospice in the USA.
A Christian Peter has made both a study and a practice of world faiths. He has written comparative articles relating to the Psychspiritual in the teachings of Islam, Hindi and Buddhism; as well as these faiths influence, in the therapeutic relationship.
Peter’s interests in people and their process to creatively making solutions to the problems of mankind, stem from his formal and twelve year participation training as a director/therapist in psychodrama. A worldwide psychotherapeutic modality and social theory, Peter fully embraces with enthusiasm, the basic belief of psychodrama’s founder: “A truly therapeutic procedure cannot have less and objective than the whole of mankind.” – J.L Moren, M.D (1889-1974)
Kerry Debay, ATR-BC, LMHC, CTS
Art Therapist LMHC
Kerry is a Board-Certified, Registered Art Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Certified Trauma Specialist. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and her graduate degree in Expressive Therapies from LesleyUniversity in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Kerry has been working with children and families in Palm BeachCounty for over 19 years with a significant focus on grief & loss education and support. She is the author of The Grief Bubble, a workbook for children designed to assist in the understanding and expression of grief inresponse to a loss through death.
Director of Operations
Tel. 561 336 2162 ex 209
Lawson Duckworth Has spent four years in the United States Marine Corps; two of which were on the 8th engineers boxing team. After leaving the Marines, he spent seventeen years as a high school wrestling coach. He started a youth league wrestling program while also working as a CNC machinist for Volvo powertrain.
After many years of struggling with addiction myself, I found Into Action Treatment Center and was finally able to find a life of happiness after addiction. I now work as the B.H.T supervisor, responsible for daily operations and client care. I also oversee the two halfway houses we have at Into Action. I am also the alumni coordinator, working with all our alumni and bringing the fellowship of our alumni and the Into Action Family together for meetings and social gatherings. There is nothing I love more than the work I do here at Into Action Treatment.
Kelly A LaLima
Director of Case Management
I used to think that I was worthless, that I’d be better off dead…Into Action showed me that I was worth everything and gave me the tools I needed to start believing in myself…..nothing has been able to stop me since! Click here to read the rest of my bio …
Tel. 561 336 2162 ex 216
Alison has been with Into Action Treatment as an Office Manager/Bookkeeper for 2 years. She comes with 25 years of accounting & management experience. She is responsible for the daily management of the facility, and oversees all financial aspects of the company.
Dr. Joseph Taylor was born and raised in South Florida. He attended Palm Beach Lakes High School in West Palm Beach. Following high school, he attended The University of Florida in Gainesville Florida. While earning his Bachelors of Science degree in Zoology, he competed as a hurdler for the UF Track & Field Team. It was his long history with athletics and personal injuries while competing on the collegiate level that led him to Chiropractic. Upon graduating in 2008 from The University of Florida he enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange Florida. He graduated Cum Laude with his Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine in 2011. After graduating, he put his skills to work by joining the team at Hope Health & Wellness in West Palm Beach.
Dr. Taylor believes in treating every patient with a “whole body” approach as opposed to focusing simply on their symptoms. He uses treatment techniques that include but are not limited to Diversified Adjusting techniques, Graston Technique, End Range Loading, Flexion Extension, Function Assessment and Treatment, Active Rehabilitation, Myofascial Release Techniques.
Hi, my name is Diane Perez. I’m 28 years old. I’m a very passionate person.
I’m a Yoga, Zumba & Pilates Instructor. But the title doesn’t end there.
I’m also a mom, wife, friend, student, an artist. But the best title is when I get to striped off all the layers and I get to be myself. Usually that happens on my mat.
I took my first yoga class 5 years ago, and ever since then my life hasn’t being the same, it change me as a person, and help me to achieve my goals in life, that’s when I decide it that I want it to become a yoga instructor to help other do the same. I successfully completed a 250 hour Yoga training with Aura Wellness Center, specializing on Vinyasa Flow, with a strong concentration on Pranayama, Meditation and relaxation.
I’m very crazy about the fitness world, especially with my yoga practice, it always takes me in to a peaceful place.
I love to dance, and the sunsets in the sky. My weakness is sweets, My strength is God, My light is my Son, My husband my anchor, My life is the story behind my eyes. And now I can share it with you.
My best tip: Never underestimate the power you can create when you believe in yourself.