MEET OUR
Team of Experts

MEET OUR
Team of Experts

Dr Timothy Anderson

Dr. Timothy Anderson

Medical Director

Dr. Timothy Anderson is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He practiced general medicine for 25 years. Dr. Anderson did a second career residency in Public Health and Preventive Medicine from 2000-2002 earning his Masters in Public Health. His interest in Addiction Medicine has brought him into the addiction field. He has been Medical Director of the Hanley Center and is currently the Medical Director for Sunrise Detox in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Anderson comes on to the team as Medical Director of The Gardens at Lake Worth and is excited to treat the clients to pave them on their path to recovery.

- Medical Director -

Dr. Timothy Anderson

Meredith Turnbull

Director of Marketing

Meredith Turnbull has committed her career to helping provide the best addiction and mental health treatment to patients and their families. Her experience with client services, case management, admissions and alumni affairs has given her the opportunity to develop knowledgeable working relationships with behavioral health professionals nationwide. As Director of Marketing, she is devoted to working with the best in the business to ensure every client's specific needs are met.

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Meredith Turnbull

Bianca Spiak, LMHC CAP

Clinical Director

Bianca has a wide-ranging education background in counseling, receiving a Bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts - at Amherst in Psychology and Master's degree from South University - West Palm Beach in Mental Health Counseling. She is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and a certified addictions professional (CAP) and works as a mental health professional in the field within inpatient, group and outpatient/individual levels. She is passionate for many concerns facing adolescents and adults including, but not limited to, phase of life issues, stress management, self-esteem, mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, coping skills, effective communication skills, gender specific issues, family systems, body image, relapse prevention, chemical dependency, gambling issues, and anger management. She has continued professional experience working in the counseling field since 2009 and uses an eclectic approach, meeting clients where they are at, incorporating approaches such as cognitive behavioral, person centered, and motivational interviewing to name a few. She is passionate towards working in-depth with clients to help them change in ways that will allow them to embrace a healthy and productive lifestyle or to just to lend an ear when someone needs to vent about everyday stressors and is committed to maintaining a client centered approach throughout all areas of treatment at The Gardens. She is also a registered qualified supervisor through the state for intern counselors working towards mental health licensure.

- Clinical Director -

Bianca Spiak, LMHC CAP

Andromada Brooks, RMHCI

Primary Therapist

Andromada Brooks was born in West Palm Beach. Andromada received her associates degree and bachelor's degree in the field of criminal justice at Keiser University. She received her Master's degree in counseling psychology in May of 2015 from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is a registered mental health counselor intern with the state of Florida. Andromada has 10 years of experience working in the field of domestic violence. She has volunteered with victim services of Palm Beach County, Children's home society, Home safe ( safety net), Domestic violence peace project and mothers against murders. Andromada also has 3 years of experience working in the field of substance abuse. She is currently studying to receive her certified addiction professional certification . She has experience working in IOP , Residential and PHP level of care as well as a dual diagnoses facility. Andromada utilizes DBT therapy, Person centered and other evidence based therapy approaches that will aide her clients on their journey to long term sobriety. Andromada believes she is a guide that will walk a client through their struggles while facing their fears. Andromada’s favorite part of her job includes helping clients to change behaviors, learn skills and embrace their new beginning in sobriety and recovery.

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Andromada Brooks

Teresa Tseng, RMHCI

Primary Therapist

Teresa graduated from Florida State University with her Bachelors in Psychology and received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from South University shortly afterward. Her experience with addiction began at a personal level and expanded professionally in 2011 when she became an Office Manager at a substance abuse treatment facility. She then extended her experience to the clinical department in 2013, when she became a primary therapist at another treatment facility. Teresa uses an eclectic therapy style, including techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems, and Psychoanalytical Therapy.

- Primary Therapist -

Teresa Tseng

Shannon Hammond

Operations Supervisor

Shannon has been working for the Gardens at Lake Worth for almost 3 years, and is currently the Operations Supervisor. Her number one priority is the safety and proper care of our clients. She started as a behavioral health tech and knew immediately that this was her calling. She was promoted to lead tech shortly after starting, and then to Operations Supervisor. Along with doing operations, Shannon has been able to further her passion and experience by doing case management. Shannon is currently working on her CAC, and her goal is to continue her education and complete her degree in nursing to be an RN. Shannon truly has a passion for what she does and her goal is to spread strength, and hope to those that are struggling .Shannon loves working with our clients and getting to know them and their needs so that she can help them the best that she can with their stay here and for their discharge planning.

- Operations Supervisor -

Shannon Hammond

April Strong

Facility Administrator

April has embraced her mission in the recovery field since 2012. She started out assisting efforts in both Admissions and Marketing departments. Her natural abilities to foster teamwork, build relationships and promote process improvement has culminated to her position of Facility Administrator with The Gardens At Lake Worth Treatment Center. April now oversees everything from recruitment and staffing, benefits, classification and compensation, talent development, employee relations, and payroll. She has lead the Human Resources and Clinical information systems that support our programs and operations.  

- Facility Administrator -

April Strong

Nathalie Jean-Baptiste, LPN

Nursing Staff

Nathalie Jean-Baptiste was born and raised in New York and moved to Florida in 2005. She graduated from Southeastern College in 2009 as Licensed Practical Nurse and then graduated from the Academy of Nursing & TechniPro Nursing institute in 2015 as a Registered nurse. Prior to becoming a nurse, Nathalie worked as a Healthcare administrator for several years. Nathalie has over 8 years of experience within the health care industry and over 5 years of drug rehabilitation nursing work experience. Nursing is her passion and her goal is continue her education so she can better assist towards improving the quality of life for people struggling with addiction.

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Nathalie Jean-Baptist

McKinley Forgues, B.S

Case Manager

McKinley Forgues came to The Gardens in October 2014. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Florida International University. His passion and specialty is in coordinating client-centered care that is safe, timely, effective and efficient. He takes a holistic approach to handling clients’ situations as well as that of their support system. His primary goal is focused on improving clients’ clinical, functional, emotional and psychosocial wellness. He provides education and added supervision over treatment plans as well as ongoing care across multiple organizations where necessary.

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Nathalie Jean-Baptist

Dr Timothy Anderson

Dr. Timothy Anderson

Medical Director

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Meredith Turnbull

Director of Marketing

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BIANCA SPIAK, LMHC CAP

Clinical Director

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Andromada Brooks, RMHCI

Primary Therapist

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Teresa Tseng, RMHCI

Primary Therapist

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Shannon Hammond

Operations Supervisor

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April Strong

Facility Administrator

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Nathalie Jean-Baptiste, LPN

Nursing Staff

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McKinley Forgues, B.S.

Case Manager

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