Raymond Estefania is a drug and alcohol counselor and therapeutic consultant in South Miami, Florida (FL) and has over 20 years of experience treating addiction and other mental health issues. Raymond Estefania is a psychotherapist who works with adolescents, adults and families and specializes in evaluation, intervention and treatment of those suffering from addiction, mental health and behavioral disorders. Raymond Estefania has been the Director of two very well known hospital based chemical dependency programs including South Miami Hospital's Adolescent Addiction Treatment Program.
In addition to his private practice, Raymond is very active in the community, offering his expertise and advice as a drug and alcohol counselor in South Miami, Florida (FL). He has been a guest on both radio and television on topics related to addiction, recovery, parenting and intervention. Raymond Estefania is a frequent speaker to schools, parent groups and other community organizations. Raymond Estefania has helped thousands of patients and their families break free from the dangerous cycle of addiction and other self destructive behaviors. Raymond Estefania has also consulted for many schools and parent organizations on the problem of substance abuse in adolescents and young adults.
Raymond Estefania is a Professional Member of the American Counseling Association, Individual Member of The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs and on the Board of Directors of the Therapeutic Consulting Association.
PracticeRaymond S. Estefania, MS, LMHC, CAP, CIP, ICADC
EducationB.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida.
M.S. Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.
Mr. Estefania has received extensive training and supervision at the University of Miami's Center for Treatment Research in Adolescent Drug Abuse (CTRADA) in the Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy approach to adolescent substance abuse.
AffiliationsMr. Estefania is a member of the American Counseling Association, the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs the Network of Independent Interventionists and the Therapeutic Consulting Association. He is also a former member of the Board of DIrectors for Informed Families, The Florida Family Partnership and a member of the Advisory Board for The Health Information Project, an organization which improves access to healthcare for students.
CertificationLicensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida - MH #8639.
Certified Addiction Professional in Florida - CAP #2051.
Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor - ICRC.
Certified Intervention Professional - Pennsylvania Board
ServicesRaymond Estefania practices as a drug and alcohol counselor in South Miami, Florida (FL) and provides counseling and psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. His practice focuses on evaluation, intervention and placement of individuals who suffer from problems related to substance abuse or other mental health disorders. Mr. Estefania also provides recovery coaching and monitoring services, crisis and case management, parent effectiveness training, stress reduction and life coaching. In addition, Mr. Estefania provides expert witness testimony in cases related to substance abuse and chemical dependency. Raymond will spend time with each patient in need of a drug and alcohol counselor in South Miami, Florida (FL) and offer the extra support and guidance needed to become healthier and happier. Please Call drug and alcohol counselor, Raymond Estefania today. Additional ServicesInterventions/Therapeutic Consultant/Addiction Professional
I am grateful to be joining the chorus of parents who have written to laud Ray Estefania with the praise he deserves for saving my son’s life. My son was referred to Ray and Family Recovery Specialists by his psychiatrist who believed he was addicted to pain killers, legally prescribed for a chronic, painful condition. The complicated nature of the chronic medical condition and the drug abuse, intertwined with emotional, psychological and educational issues made helping my son immensely difficult. Despite our best efforts, the various medical and mental health professionals in our life were not able to understand what our son needed or where to begin treating him.
When our son first met Ray he was 23 years old and not optimistic that Ray’s plan would work. However, the team of professionals that Ray assembled followed by placement in a Transitional Living Program handpicked by Ray, has given our son the best months of his life since he became ill.
Wishes do come true, prayers are answered and there is hope, no matter what. For my family, Ray Estefania was the one who was able to tease out the issues and deal with each one head on, placing our son on a path of health and happiness.
I came to Ray Estefania at a time of extreme fear for my son’s well being and safety; a true crisis for a parent. My thoughts were scattered at best: I was emotionally and physically depleted as a mother. My son’s situation had quickly gone from gridlock to deadlock. All my loving efforts and contingency plans had failed which is what often happens without professional guidance and proper intervention. Ray’s counsel and expertise took over as he guided me with clarity and confidence. His approach, at least initially, was very “no nonsense,” which was long overdue and desperately needed. He was quickly able to assess my son and make determinations that I could no longer make. The problems/ addictions may be similar but each child is unique. Their personality, co-morbid diagnosis, the family dynamics, medical history…that is all deeply personal and extremely specific . Clearly Ray’s professional credentials speak for themselves, more letters, degrees after his name then anyone I know, but beyond that lies Ray’s very individual approach. A combination of his diagnostic skills, wisdom gained thru years in practice and a very keen instinct... I feel fortunate to be a client. Hopeful again.
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