Part of receiving the best care for a substance use disorder is finding a reputable program with a quality staff.
When you choose Family Recovery Specialists (FRS), you receive the highest level of evidence-based care from a team of compassionate, experienced and ethical professionals who are committed to helping clients and their families attain freedom from substance use disorders. Our combined more than 50 years of diverse experience and expertise allow us to provide support and direction to those suffering from complex substance use and mental health conditions. We have intimate knowledge and understanding of the unique needs of our clients and work together to meet you wherever you are in the addiction recovery process.
Read on to learn more about our carefully selected staff – and click here to meet the FRS team.
Ray Estefania, MS, LMHC, CAP, CIP, ICADC, is the co-founder and Executive Director of FRS. Mr. Estefania has more than 20 years of experience in the field of addiction treatment and specializes in evaluations, drug and alcohol counseling, educational and therapeutic consulting, intervention and placement services. A prominent psychotherapist and addiction professional, Mr. Estefania frequently trains physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, teachers and school administrators on addiction and recovery. He has organized and implemented numerous substance abuse prevention programs in both public and private schools in the Washington D.C. and South Florida regions.
Ana Moreno, MS, LMHC, MCAP, ICADC, CIP, CDWF, is the co-founder and Clinical Director of FRS. Ms. Moreno has been working in the mental health field for more than 14 years and specializes in working with the families of those in recovery. Ms. Moreno often provides consulting services and performs interventions in both English and Spanish. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), a Daring Way Certified Facilitator and a certified SMART Recovery Facilitator.
Carlos Larocca, MD, a specialist in the fields of addiction and family medicine, is Medical Director at FRS. He has cared for patients struggling with alcohol and drug addiction for more than a decade and has maintained a private family practice for more than 25 years, where he has also treated substance use disorders. Dr. Larocca is board certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is a member of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine. Much of Dr. Larocca’s focus has been working with the Hispanic population.
Kenny Perez, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist with extensive training at some of the world’s leading medical institutions, including the University Of Pennsylvania where he trained under world-renowned experts in psychotherapy, addiction treatment, adult ADHD, depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders. Dr. Perez is licensed in the state of Florida to provide general psychiatry services and to administer buprenorphine treatment to opiate addicted individuals. He is also bilingual and prides himself on working with individuals and families from very diverse cultural backgrounds.
Let Us Help You!
Licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families and members of several professional organizations that hold us to very high standards of competency and ethics, FRS is available to help you or someone you love get on the road to recovery. Please take the time to review our credentials and experience and put yourself in the hands of professionals that have a proven track record of helping people with addiction and mental health issues. To learn more about our staff and our programs, call today: 305-595-7378.