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 and other 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
We attended a community event that focused on mental health issues seeking an additional frame of reference on resources available in our community and information on mental health issues that could h elp our family better manage our son's substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. Raymond Estefania was an expert panelist that evening and his views and comments resonated the overwhelming similarities of the issues are family was dealing with.
Over the years we relied on the guidance of mainstream mental health professionals and were at a loss with the treatment options. My husband and I reached out to Ray for guidance. What we found in Ray was an engaged, thoughtful professional who has thoroughly researched substance abuse and mental health providers, to help us find the right fit for our son and coordinate an intervention. The intervention unfolded in somewhat unusual circumstances and every step of the way, Ray was available to provide us guidance on next steps and coordinated resources to expedite the treatment that was a good match for our son. We are very grateful for Ray's expertise, kindness and no-nonsense manner to develop the right approach in handling this very overwhelming and devastating family crisis. We highly recommend Ray and continue to value his knowledge and guidance.
My history with Ray Estefania is a curious one that has come full circle... I started working with Ray over 4 years ago as I desperately searched for someone to help my son... At a time when I was dev astated and paralyzed with fear and pain, he was able to guide me through the most heart wrenching and difficult decisions a parent must make with compassion, certainty and a firm and honest hand when necessary....His counsel, expertise and excellent treatment recommendations helped my son recover from a lifestyle that would have undoubtedly landed him in jail or taken his life. He helped me to save my son's life for which I will be forever greatful....
But Ray's work doesn't end with the intervention and treatment of the patient, his services provide help for the entire family by providing counseling, education, after care and coaching. It was during this process where I slowly started to come to grips with the reality that my husband had a substance abuse and alcohol addiction. It took me 1-1/2 years after my sons treatment to deal with my own denial, guilt and anger toward my husband... Truthfully, I minimized the severity of the problem all along because somewhere deep inside, I knew I certainly had something to do with this... This brought me to the next phase in my life where we worked with Ray. Once again, he successfully led us through another difficult and painful journey of recovery. His recommendations of different programs at different stages of my husband's recovery were right on every time.
At the same time that he provided me with incredible support and guidance while my husband was away in treatment, he began to address a central issue in all individuals who live with any type of addictive behavior: codependency, namely, me!! After 30 years of care taking, enabling and rescuing (due to many circumstances in my life), Ray somehow made me comprehend that I too needed help, that I too was "addicted." This was probably one of the most difficult things for me to admit and accept throughout this whole process, but after so many years I was finally ready. For the third time now, Ray helped me to successfully make the best choices for treatment and support that fit my needs and circumstances.
I truly believe one of Ray's "knacks" is how he is able to fit a program with each person's individual needs and personality. His knowledge of addiction and mental health coupled with his familiarity and liaisons with programs across the world, allow him to successfully pair that individual's or family's needs with the precise treatment type and program. What started out as my son's individual journey turned into the 4 year journey of an entire family... Ray helped us to navigate through experiences and circumstances that would tear most families apart. It has been a long, hard, painful process which continues everyday, but the results have been liberating and healing.Today I am blessed to live in a home where there is sobriety, respect, honesty and so much more peace and unity amongst its family members. Thank you Ray, for helping me save my son, my husband and helping me to face my own demons... God did hear my prayers!
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