George’s strong experience in business development, organizational leadership, human resource development, operations, project management, marketing and customer service are invaluable as the CEO of Agape Treatment Center vision and mission. George is working diligently to change the paradigm in what we expect in a rehabilitation center and improving the overall quality of life with clients by truly taking a human interest in each individual client. George is a seasoned business leader with the unique ability to lead, motivate and inspire excellence in multiple facets of business & life. His specialty lies in overseeing operations by delegating tasks efficiently & effectively to partners & co-workers. His proven success with revitalizing multiple businesses & spearheading start-up ventures has made him a highly regarded entrepreneur in the hospitality, real estate and marketing sectors for more than 15 years. George graduated from Lynn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration & Finance and a Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing. George’s passion for serving others and aiding them through education and opportunities to achieve success for themselves is what sets him apart as a leader in the community.
Stephanie Catalano has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Florida State University and a Master of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Motivational Speaker, and Published Author. She serves at Agape Wellness as Clinical Director, Therapist, and Group Facilitator. Stephanie has over 5 years’ experience providing care in substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment, this includes providing therapy at all levels of care. In addition, she has worked with children and families in the Dependency System and at-risk youth. Stephanie believes the most effective way to help an individual is through building a strong therapeutic alliance. She is committed to providing the best quality of care and prefers to focus on strengths and solutions to assist the individuals she has an opportunity to work with through their journey of healing and recovery. She believes in the power of love and connection and has a strong passion and desire to empower individuals as they work towards becoming aligned mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Shilo M Georg, CAC, ICRC-ADC, CCTP Member IATP (International Association of Trauma Professionals) Shilo currently is a Certified Addiction Professional, Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She holds a BA in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Hodges University. She plans to acquire her LMHC after completing her degree. Shilo has been working in the addiction field since 2011 and has held various positions in all different departments giving her an in-depth knowledge of the treatment industry. As a person in recovery, Shilo understand the struggles of addiction and is able to use both her education and personal experience to help clients in their journey to sobriety.
Primary Therapist Alicia Gard received a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and serves as a primary therapist and group facilitator. Alicia has over 5 years experience in the fields of co-occurring disorders, trauma, and substance abuse treatment, providing therapy at all levels of care. She believes that building a foundation of trust and a therapeutic alliance is essential to help create an environment where clients feel supported in their counseling journey. Alicia focuses on identifying underlying false beliefs which individuals have carried to the present day, often through identifying and healing their inner child and family dynamics. She believes in the necessity of connecting the mind, body, and spirit in order to become healthy, happy adults.