Our Staff

Transformations Recovery’s dedicated staff includes medical professionals, licensed clinicians and certified drug and alcohol counselors, admissions, intake, and client support personnel.

Most staff member’s lives have been affected by addiction in one way or another. This experience and knowledge of addiction drives the absolute commitment our staff demonstrates to compassionate care for our clients.

Executive Director - LCSW, CAP

Sarah Sacks

A respected professional in the field of mental health and chemical dependency since 1996, Sarah specializes in dual-diagnosis treatment (which combines treating both addiction and co-occurring psychiatric conditions).

A respected professional in the field of mental health and chemical dependency since 1996, Sarah specializes in dual-diagnosis treatment (which combines treating both addiction and co-occurring psychiatric conditions.) Ms. Sacks received her Graduate Degree from Barry University in May of 1997, and she is well-known in the community for her integrity and commitment to her clients. Ms. Sacks is affiliated with the National Association of Social Work, and is a proud member of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) in which she served as President Elect in 2007.
Primary Therapist - MS, LMHC

Thomas Jones

Thomas “TJ” Jones is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner in Virginia, and a National Certified Counselor. He is also a Qualified Supervisor in both Florida.

Thomas “TJ” Jones is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner in Virginia, and a National Certified Counselor. He is also a Qualified Supervisor in both Florida. TJ earned his Master’s Degree in Community and Addictions Counseling from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology and Bachelors of Art from the University of Oklahoma. TJ has worked both inclient and outpatient treatment programs. He’s worked as a primary therapist for both a Young Adults Program and Professionals Program. In addition, he’s facilitated specialty groups in the areas of family dynamics, nicotine sobriety, relapse prevention, aftercare planning, and groups for active duty military members. TJ has also provided substance abuse treatment for first time offenders within the criminal justice system. TJ is a person in long term recovery. TJ was born and raised in Oklahoma. After graduating college, TJ was commissioned into the United States Army as an Infantry Officer. He retired from the Army in 2008. When he is not working TJ is an avid master’s Swimmer and enjoys spending time with his family in Jupiter, FL.
Psychiatrist - MD

Dr. Emilio Duboy

Emilio Duboy, MD, Psychiatrist, has been a practicing psychiatrist since 1990. Dr. Duboy focuses on treating the overall psychological well-being of clients, including the detection, evaluation, and management of various forms of mental illness and substance abuse.

Emilio Duboy, MD, Psychiatrist, has been a practicing psychiatrist since 1990. Dr. Duboy focuses on treating the overall psychological well-being of clients, including the detection, evaluation, and management of various forms of mental illness and substance abuse. Dr. Duboy has worked in several psychiatric settings, including hospitals and substance abuse treatment programs. Dr. Duboy’s specialties include the treatment of addiction and mood disorders.
Primary Therapist - RMHC-I

Diane Bethel

Diane is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern (RMHC-I), having served her community with extensive years of experience in the area of substance abuse, mental health related to anxiety, depression, self-worth/self-esteem, grief/loss and Trauma (PTSD).

Diane is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern (RMHC-I), having served her community with extensive years of experience in the area of substance abuse, mental health related to anxiety, depression, self-worth/self-esteem, grief/loss and Trauma (PTSD). Diane’s work in these areas extends to individuals and couples, adolescent to adult, men and women.

Her therapeutic approach is derived from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivation Interviewing and Strengths Based practices; with client’s story goals as the foundation for which sessions and treatment are guided. Diane holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Capella University, where she graduated with distinction.

Diane’s passion in serving the needs of others, while guiding, mentoring, and leading people to embrace their true authentic self is filled with hope, compassion and joy. These attributes are Diane’s professional identity since she began her career more than a decade ago. In her spare time of self-care, Diane enjoys art, photography, and/or listening to jazz, and classical music with a good book. Diane’s loves to travel and she can often be found at the Beach or sitting smack dab in the middle of a movie theater enjoying a tub of popcorn and ice freeze drink.

Director of Operations - CAC

Amanda Rutherford

Ms. Rutherford has over 16 years’ experience in the industry. She is well-versed in the administrative and clinical aspects of this field and gives the best possible service to our clients.

Ms. Rutherford has over 16 years’ experience in the industry. She is well-versed in the administrative and clinical aspects of this field and gives the best possible service to our clients. Amanda is a Certified Addictions Counselor and currently is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Rutherford also handles our Human Resources with hiring employees and their pre-screen requirements.
Primary Therapist - MSW

Sarah Deddens

Sarah Deddens was born and raised in Jupiter, Florida. She has dedicated the last decade to working with recovering men and women in the field of substance abuse. Sarah started her journey working as a behavioral health technician at Gratitude House for women in West Palm Beach.

Sarah Deddens was born and raised in Jupiter, Florida. She has dedicated the last decade to working with recovering men and women in the field of substance abuse. Sarah started her journey working as a behavioral health technician at Gratitude House for women in West Palm Beach. From there she worked facilitating groups at Recovery Resources in Juno Beach. This was an awakening for Sarah as she found the experience of group therapy inspirational and decided to pursue a degree which would support her new passion.

An alumnus of Florida Atlantic University's Advance Standing Social Work Program, Sarah completed her Masters degree and is currently working toward her licensure as a registered clinical social work intern. She social work journey initially focused on substance abuse, mental health, crisis intervention and advocacy for vulnerable communities. Motivated in discovering the underlying causes of a patient's ongoing challenges, she strives to stay current in the latest research and strategies capable of improving patient outcomes and recovery.

Sarah believes in a psychodynamic approach to counseling. Most recently she worked a part of a private practice where she treated individuals and couples.

Through this work, she incorporated DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to her existing psychodynamic perspective, all of which inform her work at Transformations.

Sarah is energized by substance abuse awareness campaigns and advocacy at the national level. In her downtime Sarah can be found spending time with her family two mostly well behaved pups.

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