MICHAEL A. GORDON
Michael has been with Sunset House since 2000, and was the guiding force behind the transition from halfway house to state-licensed residential treatment facility that occurred in 2001.
Since that time, he has overseen numerous improvements to the Sunset House program that include increased fundraising efforts, expansion of clinical services, and facility upgrades.
Michael maintains contact with supporters, donors, and alumni both in the local area and throughout the country to continually improve the Sunset House Program.
With a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, Bridget’s primary focus is on overseeing, supervising and supporting the clinical team, ensuring the highest standard of care for all Sunset House clients. In collaboration with our leadership team, Bridget helps to optimize the integrity of our program structure and organization. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Bridget is passionate about seeing men succeed in finding lasting recovery from substance use and mental health disorders.
Over the last decade she has worked as a consultant to help behavioral healthcare organizations achieve the highest possible accreditation for safety and quality of care. When she’s not spending her days supporting our clients and mentoring our clinicians, Bridget uses her time to read, travel, and enjoy her family.
Dr Duy NGUYEN
Dr. Duy Nguyen graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed residency training at Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education in South Florida.
Dr. Nguyen is Board-Certified in Psychiatry and has experience working with in a variety of settings including inpatient detox/residential substance and alcohol rehabilitation as well as mental health treatment.
Patrick began his medical career working as a registered nurse, primarily in emergency departments and trauma centers in 2008. After 7 years of seeing firsthand the devastation of addiction (overdoses, suicide attempts, traumatic motor vehicle accidents), he transitioned to working in substance abuse. He returned to school in 2015, and graduated from FAU with a Master’s of Science in Nursing as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in 2018. Since graduating, he has tirelessly worked in the field of substance abuse, and has a strong passion for assisting clients with recovering from their addictions.
He works closely with our Medical Director and staff in assessing, diagnosing, and treating clients, both medically and psychiatrically. He assists with medication management, continued evaluation, and referrals for after treatment is completed, to provide a healthy and safe continuum of care for each client
CASAC, CAP, CRADC, ICADC, NCAC II, SAP
Frank started his career in 2003 at the Phoenix House Career Academy in Brooklyn, New York. Frank developed expertise in group therapy, individual therapy, quality assurance, clinical supervision and administration at Bridge Back To Life in Brooklyn, New York between 2004 and 2009. After moving to Florida in 2009, Frank served as the Assistant Clinical Director at Treatment Alternatives in Boca Raton, Florida.
Beginning in 2011, Frank developed and implemented the clinical philosophy, developed the intensive outpatient and outpatient programs at New Beginnings Recovery Center. Throughout his 5 years at New Beginnings, Frank progressed from the position of Program Director and ultimately was promoted to CEO in February 2016. Beginning in July 2016, Frank developed the clinical philosophy and supervised clinical staff as Program Director of Pax Campus in Lake Worth, Florida.
In March 2018, Frank was promoted to Chief Clinical Officer of Pax Behavioral Health and was responsible for clinical program development, clinical supervision and compliance at both Campus Recovery and Pax Memphis Recovery.
Jeffrey is tasked with the role of maintaining the integrity of the Sunset House program, on behalf of all of our clients, and he is an invaluable member of the team. His work on the day-to-day helps client navigate their personal journey through recovery in a real world setting. His support of our clients helps to maintain the overall strength of our current client population.
A key to Jeffrey’s insight in support of the men of Sunset House is his involvement in causes and activities outside the recovery community. As a former commercial diver and professional fisherman, Jeffrey has participated in and won multiple fishing tournaments, even appearing on a few television programs related to fishing and diving! He has helped run a food bank for the local homeless population, and he is dedicated to furthering his education: he is currently in pursuit of his BS in Psychology.
Jeffrey is passionate about helping men find lasting recovery from substance use disorders through affordable and accessible treatment.
MSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern
Matthew has dedicated his time to our client's at Sunset House in developing useful tools for long term sobriety. Matthew has extensive background in substance abuse counseling and family therapy. He brings a unique skillset to his role as a primary therapist.
Matthew is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Intern with the Board of Mental Health and is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Matthew is currently a board member for professional development at FAU Phyllis & Harvey Sandler School of Social Work.
As a primary therapist, Matthew spends his time working closely with our men and their families, helping men find healing through action, and generally trying to lead by example. He is passionate about helping men and women achieve long-term sobriety. Matthew utilizes out of the box treatment modalities to address substance abuse issues, which include; sand-tray therapy, experiential therapies, and evidence based practices.
LMHC, M.Ed, MCAP
Mark Torre holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Master Certified Addiction Professional in the state of Florida.
Prior to joining Sunset House, Mark was the primary therapist for an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Jupiter beginning in 2015, working with adults of all ages, couples, and families. He specializes in adult substance and alcohol related disorders and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. Mark has held positions as a behavioral health technician, group counselor and primary therapist at various treatment facilities in Palm Beach County while he was working toward earning his master’s degree.
Originally from the Northeast, Mark earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Performance and Sound Recording Technology from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. He had a successful career in the music business, working in several of New York City’s most legendary recording studios and running his own audio/video installation business for many years. He is an accomplished musician and he continues to play guitar, although no matter how much time he gets to spend with his guitar these days, it’s never enough.
LMHC, MCAP, ICADC, NCC, MBA, CSAT (in training)
Veronica started her career in 2001 as a chemical dependency technician working with adults in detox and residential treatment. Since then, Veronica has worked at all levels of care including detox, residential, PHP, IOP, and the private practice setting. Veronica’s strengths include having the ability to develop a rapport with resistant clients to treat both chemical dependency and mental health issues. Veronica has developed expertise in group therapy, individual/couples therapy, complex trauma, crisis intervention, clinical supervision, dual diagnosis, and other addictive disorders. Veronica is currently in the process of becoming a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT).
Veronica also has extensive experience working with adolescents/young adults who are struggling with symptoms related to conduct disorder, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, abuse, human trafficking, and complex family issues.
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Veronica’s primary focus is on helping clients to attain lasting sobriety and reintegrate back into the community as productive adults.
When Veronica is not supporting clients with their recovery, she spends her time enjoying her exotic animals or engaging in outdoor activities.
Erin is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University and holds a BS in Mathematics. Anyone who walks into our office will be greeted by Erin’s friendly face. In addition to being the first point of contact for the folks who visit us, Erin supports the day-to-day operations of Sunset House, and as our Executive Administrator she is the right-hand of our leadership team.
Dr BRIDGETte hamptom
Dr. Bridgette Hampton, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Palm Beach Gardens who has nearly 30 years of experience in the medical field.
Dr. Hampton received her medical degree from University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine. She did her undergraduate training at University of Oklahoma in Norman Oklahoma where she graduated with Honors in Microbiology. Dr. Hampton completed her Internship and residency in Internal Medicine at University Of Missouri at Kansas City in 1995 and has since practiced here in Palm Beach County.
Over the years she has integrated some holistic modes of treatment with the traditional allopathic methods. She believes the doctor should help guide the patient to best treatment options and looks forward of being of service to her patients.