Overlooking a beautiful waterfront location in Miramar, Florida, the Evoke Wellness facility spans over 17,000 sq. ft. of space. The facility, containing 40 inpatient beds, isstructured to support those taking their first steps in recovery.
Located close to both Fort Lauderdale International and Miami International airports,clients flying in for treatment will be greeted by an Evoke Wellness reception teammember and escorted to the facility.
THE EVOKE WELLNESS TEAM
EXPERIENCED, WELL-TRAINED AND LICENSED PROFESSIONALS
At Evoke Wellness, our entire team is dedicated our patients and our primary mission is to evoke healing and wellness through proven therapy for you or your loved one going through detox.
The Evoke team is centric to our licensed physicians and nurses, however, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Our team consists of a wide range of behavioral health professionals to pave the road to recover. Psychiatrists, therapists, counselors and other medical professionals have come together to set the course for recovery. Many of our staff have gone through recovery themselves personally, and as a result, they have devoted themselves to helping you on your journey.
Dr. Richard B. Seely, M.D
Richard B. Seely, M.D. has been practicing psychiatry since 1980 and addiction medicine since 1989. Educated at Princeton University, Jefferson Medical College, and University of Miami residency in psychiatry, Dr. Seely is board certified in Psychiatry and in Addiction Psychiatry, ASAM-certified in Addiction Medicine, board certified in Forensic Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He serves as a consultant to all of Florida’s Impaired Professionals Programs and to professional sports teams.
In long-term recovery from addiction himself, Dr. Seely’s greatest asset perhaps is his ability to empathize with his patients and provide clear, consistent, and compassionate guidance in their early recovery efforts. A brilliant and humorous educator, Dr. Seely is able to impart his knowledge in a manner consistent with humility and dedication to spreading the message of recovery and rehabilitation.
Jennifer Reckley, LMHC
Chief Clinical Officer
Jennifer Reckley is a licensed mental health counselor with over a decade of experience in the behavioral health arena. She has an extensive background in working with individuals struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. She has worked in substance abuse inpatient settings in addition to PHP and IOP. She has served populations to include adults, children, and families. Jennifer believes in a client centered approach to treatment believing in ensuring that the clients needs are continuously met in order to foster growth. Jennifer is a team player and always willing to jump in and assist her team through clinical interventions and individual support.
Based on her personal experiences, Jennifer found the desire to go into the helping profession at a young age. She obtained a bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida and furthered her education by earning a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida International University. To expand her knowledge and professional development she worked in the fields of community mental health, inpatient substance abuse, inpatient behavioral health and social services. In addition to serving those struggling with mental illness and substance abuse she also finds it important that behavioral health professionals receive ongoing support, supervision, and education; therefore she became a qualified supervisor where she would be able to ensure the continuing education and support for other counseling professionals. Jennifer is a compassionate leader who believes in the success of each individual she serves.
Tamara Lockhart, ARNP, FNP
Director of Nursing
Tamara Lockhart, ARNP, FNP, C graduated from South University with a Master’s degree in nursing in 2014. Tamara received her family medicine certification from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has completed extensive clinical hours across all ages from newborns to geriatrics. She also received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in nursing at South University in 2005. She has practiced as a Registered Nurse in trauma and Emergency care medicine from 2005-2015. It was at this intersection in her career path that she was intrigued by the terrible disease of substance abuse and addiction. She has previously worked in the detox level of care and residential recovery programs. She has a passion for this field and her goal is to merge the medical aspect of care in aiding in the recovery and sobriety of our clients.
Director of Operations
Born and raised in Tampa, Fl. After serving four years in the armed forces he relocated to south Florida to start his path in the addiction community. He found his calling in Helping others and became very passionate about helping people change their lives. Being able to Help people has become a passion in my life that I truly enjoy.
Now, as Director of Operations at Evoke Wellness, Kurt, oversees and maintains the day to day operations, making sure that every person that walks through the door is getting the support they need. He is dedicated to encouraging and supporting those taking their first steps in recovery. His Dedication, drive, and organizational skills combined with his leadership skills, ensures the high standards of client care at Evoke Wellness.
MICHELLE MITCHELL, MBA
Director of Human Resources
Meet Michelle Mitchelle, the Director of Human Resources here at Evoke Wellness LLC. She holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration and Finance from Brooklyn College N.Y., and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University in FL. Michelle has worked in a managerial capacity for the following United Nations entities: UNDP, BDP, OIST and UNFCU. As the Director of Human Resources her duties are inclusive of the implementation of strategies, policies, and procedures compliant to Evoke Wellness.
Corporate Director of Admissions
Jacob Forrest was born and raised in Columbus Ohio. After struggling with addiction for many years, Jacob sought help and moved to South Florida where he has been clean, and sober since July 2014.
Jacob soon found his calling working in the treatment center field. Dedicating his time, and effort to help people the same way people help him overcome the disease of addiction.
As Corporate Director of Admissions at Evoke Wellness LLC., Jacob oversees the Admissions Department to guarantee that “all” clients receive the warmest welcome, when they walk through Evoke’s door. Jacob also strives to ensure that every client made the right decision, coming to Evoke.
TRUDY-ANN POWELL, MSW, MCAP, ICADC
Trudy-Ann Powell has over 10 years’ experience in the Mental Health and Addiction field with varying levels of care. She has studied at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan where she completed her Master’s degree in Social Work and a proud inductee in the Phi Alpha Honors Society. She also holds her Certified Masters Addiction Professional (MCAP) in the state of Florida. She also holds Certification from the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium( ICADC) Additionally Trudy loves her work of helping persons to recover and refocus their lives and in this regards she attended numerous supervisory skill training workshops and seminars, all aimed at sharpening her therapy skills. She is also trained in various modalities in treating co-occurring disorders in which she specializes in DBT, CBT, 12 Steps, solution focused and motivational interviewing. She has served at different capacities in treatment to include Therapist, Interventionist, Crisis/AMA blocking, Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Coordinator. She strongly believes that recovery can only be truly attained when there is acceptance, honesty and forgiveness of one’s self and family support. Trudy is also a LCSW registered intern who will be sitting her state board exam soon.