Pamela Hand, LCSW, CAP, ICADC, CTT
- Chief Executive Officer Director of Program and Clinical Services
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Certified Addiction Professional
- International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium
- Certified Trauma Therapist
- Master in Science Social Work
- Bachelor in Science Social Work
- Associates in Science major Criminal Justice
- Certified Prevention Specialist
- Certified Psychiatric Case Manager/Outreach Provider
- Recipient of 100 Most Outstanding Women of Broward County, 2011 and 2012
Practicing in the field of substance abuse and mental health for over 26 years, Pamela is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Addictions Professional. She specializes in the treatment of Co-occurring Diagnoses, Trauma Therapy and Family Systems. Her professional career began by working with the street–bound homeless severe persistent mentally ill, where she provided clinical services to the most resistant–to–treatment individuals while working at an “alternative to prison” facility. Over the past 20 years, Pamela has been providing clinical services and supervision to guests and their families – helping them cope with substance dependence, mental health and trauma issues. She focuses on both the needs of the client as well as the family. By providing information, education, support and guidance to both client and family, Pamela, along with her team, affords the greatest potential for healing.
She has a track record of successfully developing programs and overseeing facilities management, clinical operations, as well as admissions and administrative teams at several large treatment centers throughout the state. Her strength as a leader lies in her ability to foster an environment that promotes healing, understanding, and growth for staff and guests alike.
“My philosophy is to meet the patient where they are and to find solutions that work for them and their – family.” Our focus is giving hope to others – something that has truly become Pamela’s life work and destiny. “I’m grateful each day for the opportunity to continue to help others see that their life can be changed and, most important, hope heals.”
Heidi Collins, MS, AP
- Primary Therapist
- Christian Therapist
- Lead therapist of Christian Program
- Addiction Professional Diploma
- Master of Science
- Bachelor of Science
- Theophostic Prayer Ministry Facilitator
- Awarded: Outstanding Graduate Student from 1998-1999 by the University of Florida
Heidi has been practicing in the field of substance abuse for the past four years. After recovering from her own personal battle with addiction, Heidi was led to dedicate her life to helping others overcome addictions. She received her Addiction Professional Diploma in June, 2014. She specializes in the treatment of chemical addictions and eating disorders. Heidi is the lead therapist of the Christian Program where she utilizes a unique type of trauma healing called Theophostic Prayer Ministry (TPM). Through TPM the clients false beliefs resulting from a traumatic event are exposed which allows healing to take place. The term theophostic comes from the Greek theo (God) and phostic (light) which literally means bringing God’s light into the trauma, and shining His healing truth onto the wound. TPM allows emotionally wounded people to identify the source of their pain and find lifelong peace as the result of receiving truth directly from the Lord. Heidi has recently moved to Mount Dora from Palm Beach County, FL where she was an active volunteer in the Christian recovery community. Her volunteer activities include serving at Night of Freedom, and Recovery Church both located in Lake Worth, Florida. She also volunteered at several food kitchens, homeless outreach events, and was a deacon at her local church.
Since relocating to Mount Dora Heidi has become an active member at Northland Church, and a leader at Celebrate Recovery. She is also currently enrolled at Charis Bible College to further her knowledge in Biblical studies and Biblical psychology. In her free time, Heidi enjoys spending time with her best friend and boxer mix Zoey. She and Zoey do a lot of hiking and exploring around the local parks, trails, and beaches.
Heidi follows Biblical principles to help clients and their families find healing through hope, faith, and love. Heidi’s favorite quote is “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still,” by Corrie ten Boom. She has derived her own philosophy that “God is greater than any addiction, mental illness, or hurt, and He can restore the broken to glory.”
To provide excellence in therapeutic services using Day Treatment and Outpatient programs to individuals with Substance Use Disorders, Addictive Disorders and Dual diagnosed individuals in order to assist in developing and internalizing a recovery identity.
At Recovery Solutions Of Central Florida, we are a group of professionals who have dedicated our lives to helping and healing others. We have witnessed the horrors of addiction and recovery from it. We have found that our purpose was to dedicate ourselves to others who have experienced the devastation of addiction and reach out and foster healing and to uplift our fellow brothers and sisters who are struggling with all sorts of life challenges. We are travelers on the road of life. We have found the way out and we are here to share with you and your loved ones the way to reach freedom and success. We Are Your Recovery Solution.
Recovery Solutions believes in each individual’s resiliency. With encouragement, support, and guidance, this resiliency can be tapped into and utilized to establish a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle for any and all who choose to incorporate change. We believe we can be an instrument leading this transformation.