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Wellness Resource Center

Editor Dan Schimmel, LCSW, CAP
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wellness-resource-centerWellness Resource Center (WRC) is located in Boca Raton, Florida, only a couple miles from the “Recovery Capital of the World”, Delray Beach. WRC is an independent-living rehab that specializes in dual-diagnosis conditions, treating both men and women for over 16 years. Patients check into WRC not only for Alcohol programs, but for problems with illicit and prescription drugs, as well as treatment of co-occurring mental health issues ranging from general anxiety to PTSD.

WRC Residence and Food

Each person staying at Wellness Resource Center will stay in a small two-bedroom apartment with 4 people to each unit, which they are responsible for cleaning. WRC residence is described to look like a beachy, coral-colored Florida condo community. The residence area is gated and monitored, and has a courtyard swimming pool. A mile from the residence is where group and one-on-one therapy sessions take place.

WRC residence do not have to go through the standardized daily lunch room meals. They are encouraged to cook for themselves. Each week, residents are given a $75 gift card to a local grocery store where they purchase all of their own groceries. Many residents will create potluck dinners to celebrate major holidays together.

WRC’s Team

  • Michelle L. Maloney, MS, LPC, CAADC, CAP. Executive Director
  • Raju Mangrola, MD, PA. Medical Director, Psychiatrist
  • Sandra Betancourt, PhD, CAP, CMHP, ICADC. Clinical Director
  • Kasey Stark, MSW, CAP. Marketing Director
  • Miriam Flynn, MSW, MS. Primary Therapist
  • Marina Oksengorn, MS, LMHC. Primary Therapist
  • Dustin Kebre, MA, MFTi, CAP. Primary Therapist
  • Mark Sacchetti, BA. Primary Therapist
  • Sean Mattos. Clinical Tech Supervisor
  • Haydee A. Cabrera, LMHC, CAP, CST, LCSW. DBT Therapist
  • Carol Sherman, RD. Eating Disorder Group Therapist
  • Wendy Lax, CAC. Billing Specialist
  • Donald “Donny” Shope, BA, CAP, CADC, ICADC. Primary Therapist
  • Tiija Berquist, MSW. Primary Therapist
  • Ryan Sterling. Intensive Case Manager

A Friendly, Diverse Group

wellness-resource-center-reviewWRC has a mildly diverse group of individuals receiving treatment. Roughly 60% of the population consists of people in their twenties, while 30’s and 40’s make up the other two 20 percentages. There is a mixture of races and sexual orientation at WRC. Residents come together to build support for one another, offering friendship and understanding throughout the treatment process.

12-Step Based Treatment

Using a 12-step based treatment program, patients take part in 6 hours of group and one-on-one counseling sessions each day. WRC programs are semi-confrontational and always individualized. Patients are encouraged to connect with a higher power and take part in a spiritual journey throughout the treatment process. Truly religious patients are allowed to attend church on Sunday or dinner on the Sabbath if they wish.

Free Time and Outings

During the mornings and evenings residents are able to attend the gym or off site yoga classes, they were allowed to swim in the WRC pool during certain times. Residents can relax in front of the TV until 11pm each night. There is NO internet access for residents. The weekends is when residents at WRC are able to get out and enjoy themselves, taking beach trips, bowling, laser tag and even baseball games in place of therapy. After a few weeks at WRC, residents are allowed two 5 minute phone calls each day, one of which must be to their NA or AA sponsor.

Cost and Insurance

Wellness Resource Center costs $14,250 for 30 days. They offer both lending options as well as insurance acceptance. WRC has partnered with American Healthcare Lending, making it possible for everyone in need to get the help with financial assistance. Wellness Resource Center is also in network with several insurance providers, including:

  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options
  • Cigna
  • United Behavioral Health
  • Group Health Inc.
  • MultiPlan
  • Medica
  • BlueCross BlueShield Association
  • MHN A Health Net Company

WRC can also work on an out-of-network basis for many other services.

Contact Information

Wellness Resource Center

7940 North Federal Highway

Boca Raton, FL 33487

(866) 549-5032

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