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.
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. His goal is to complete his MS in Psychology and become Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).
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.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
The work of a primary therapist in a level IV treatment facility needs to be tuned in and responsive to a client’s ever-evolving needs as he prepares for his re-entry to independent living. Lindsey has great intuition when it comes to counseling and advising our clients with their substance use and and underlying issues. She helps me establish treatment goals and milestones, and provides them with the support they need to meet those goals. She also works closely with families, providing education on substance use issues and working to resolve conflicts as they arise between men and their families of origin.
Lindsey obtained a Masters in Mental Health Counseling, and was in the top 10% of her class at from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to joining the Sunset House team, Lindsey was a group facilitator of expressive art at a variety of treatment centers.
Lindsey enjoys art and artistic expression, and spends much of her free time painting with a variety of mediums, or capturing the world through the lens of her camera, and she enjoys traveling. Lindsey hopes to complete her PsyD in Clinical Psychology, and every day strives to be someone who leads through example, challenging her clients to be their best selves and achieve more than they ever thought possible.
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.
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.