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Patrick Murphy

President

A native of Memphis, Patrick now calls South Florida home. As a man in long-term recovery, an avid professional sport fisherman, and an accomplished musician, it’s safe to say he’s a well-rounded southern gentleman and an accomplished treatment professional.

Having been on both sides of the recovery process, he believes in the power of pursuing passion and having fun in sobriety. In his words, “Recovery takes work, but it’s not all about work – growing, learning, and changing can be enjoyable as well as challenging.” With 7 years of experience in all areas of the treatment field, Patrick brings his own dynamic personal and professional touch to the Good Life.

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(844) 921-3846 Ext. 203

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Michael Rappa

Co-Founder & CEO

A native Floridian, Michael “Mike” Rappa co-founded The Good Life Treatment Center after 8 years of dedicated work in the addiction recovery field. After facing his own demons at a young age and developing a solid foundation for his recovery, Mike was compelled to give back and help those struggling with the disease of addiction. Since then, he’s held management positions ranging from the clinical and administrative side to crisis interventions and outreach.

A passionate fisherman and avid boater, Mike finds his spirituality outdoors. He states, “The Good Life is all about finding what you love again. Recovering the passions that were drowned by addiction. We would be doing a great disservice to our clients if we didn’t push them to find their passions again and have fun without drugs and alcohol. If we can show them how enjoyable life can be without drugs, they have a much better chance of staying clean.”

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(844) 921-3846 Ext. 204

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Kelly Pitts

Chief Operating Officer

As a woman in long-term recovery and lifelong resident of South Florida, Kelly knows the community and its people which allows her to relate to anyone who walks through our doors. Kelly has multiple years of experience in the Addiction Treatment field, Program Development and specializes in implementing extraordinary visions, she maintains compliance with industry, state, and licensing standards. She is a leader with a strong background in operations management. Kelly also passionately invests her time into community outreach to help anyone suffering from addiction.

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Alice McDonald, MSW, LMFT

Clinical Director

Alice received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Mary Washington College. Alice is a Florida licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Qualified Supervisor for Registered Mental Health, Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy Interns. Alice has more than 30 years of professional experience working in the behavioral health and addictions field serving in positions of executive leadership, senior management, program development, quality improvement, clinical supervision and direct practice. Alice has extensive experience in the provision of evidence-based treatments including but not limited to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy. Alice is also trained in the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS), which is a well-researched quality improvement strategy that improves clinical outcomes and is designated by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as an evidence-based practice. Alice has dedicated her career to operating quality treatment programs that yield positive clinical outcomes and helping individuals and families to live happier, more fulfilling and healthier lives.

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Dr. Pamela Tambini

Chief Medical Director

Dr. Pamela Tambini is the Chief Medical Director for A Good life Recovery Treatment Center, and she is a board-certified Medical Internist. In addition to her role as our Chief Medical Director, Dr. Tambini continues to practice Internal Medicine at a prestigious hospital.

Dr. Tambini graduated at the top of her class on the Dean’s List from Medical School. Upon graduation she was admitted into the highly selected, nationally renowned residency program at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center.

Since 2013, Dr. Tambini has successfully helped patients from all over the world to optimize their health through better primary and preventive medicine. Dr. Tambini focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic. Her specialization in anti-aging, prevention of the onset of disease, management of sports injuries, and optimal physical health and performance has been a great asset to A Good Life Treatment Center.

Dr. Tambini maintains an active lifestyle, Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Tambini studied pre-med and psychology. She received a full scholarship to play Division I basketball while in college and continues to be an avid crossfit participant.

Sigga Irizarry

Therapist

Sigga is a therapist passionate about helping people to escape the grip of addiction and to become the person they are purposed to be. She has been working as a substance abuse therapist for the past 6 years, working with both adolescents and adults. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University and is currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida. She offers individual and group counseling addressing various topics including, but not limited to, relapse prevention, depression, anxiety, communication skills, codependency, relational issues, and spirituality. She looks forward to continuing to work closely with The Good Life Treatment Center to offer the community a place where hope and healing are available.

Jamie

Jamie discovered her passion for experiential learning working as a camp counselor for children with disabilities and as a volunteer with the Veteran’s Administration. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation and studio art from Temple University before earning her national certifications in recreation therapy and yoga. She spent several years serving active duty military-service members in psychiatric and substance use settings before earning her masters degree in clinical mental health counseling from Prescott College where she specialized in addictions. Jamie has completed training for her Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing certification from EMDRIA and is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the state of Florida. Additionally, she is trained to facilitate a wide variety of therapeutic modalities including tai-chi, qigong, reiki, Yoga for 12 Step Recovery, and aquatics. She has specialized experience treating behavioral addictions (such as codependency and eating disorders) and believes in including families in the treatment process. She enjoys implementing the adventure program where she records and analyzes outcome data of nature-based, cultural, arts, and community service initiatives.