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.
While Dr. Nguyen has been a long time partner of Sunset House, he officially joined the Sunset Team as the Medical Director in 2022
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.
CAC, ICADC, CRRA
DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH AND ALUMNI SERVICES
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.
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.
MSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern
Angela is a Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about helping people. She was born in Ukraine and immigrated to the United States when she was eight years old. Having this experience provided her an understanding of cultural diversity and taught her to always consider and respect cultural dynamics. She specializes in the disease of addiction and mental health disorders and has experience working with individuals of various ages. She obtained both her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. Angela takes a compassionate approach with assisting individuals who are struggling with the disease of addiction, co-occurring disorders, and have trouble with continuous relapses. Angela believes in a holistic approach to health integrating all aspects of the individual in their treatment; mind, body and spirit. She is well versed in various therapeutic modalities that include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Exposure Therapy as well as others that gear toward helping each individual with exploring root causes of their co-occurring condition.
Angela seeks to explore family dynamics, environmental factors, and trauma while maintaining a client-centered approach. She has experience in facilitating various groups including, but are not limited to, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Emotional Regulation, Co-dependency, Boundaries, Identity, Family Dynamics, Process Groups and more. Angela also has experience with crisis stabilization and aggression control techniques. Angela strives to enrich the lives of individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues. She is committed to working with individuals struggling with addiction and co-occurring conditions and their families in an effort to ensure that each individual affected by addiction has a strong understanding of the disease and how to establish long-term recovery. For this reason, Angela believes that a client-centered approach to addiction treatment is paramount to providing individualized treatment to each client. This modality centers on educating individuals about their own addiction and how to effectively combat its negative effects. Angela is determined to inspire others to become the best version of themselves to succeed, set goals, and increase their ability to reach their full potential.