• DLC Receives Grant for Veterans Services Program from Naples Woman’s Club

    April 16th, 2021

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, received at $15,000 grant to provide incidental funding to assist Veterans with emergency housing and food costs as part of DLC’s new Veterans Services Program. The Veterans Services Program assists Veterans suffering […]

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  • DLC Receives Communications and Crisis Response Grants from Community Foundation of Collier County Your Passion. Your Collier. Campaign

    April 14th, 2021

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health treatment center serving children, adults and families, has received two grants from the Community Foundation of Collier County (CFCC) to help address the increasing mental health and addiction crisis plaguing Collier residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants […]

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  • DLC Now Provides Cognitive Processing Therapy for Local Veterans in Partnership with Home Base SWFL

    April 8th, 2021

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, will expand access to evidence-based trauma therapy for local Veterans through a partnership with Home Base SWFL. Through a grant provided by the Community Foundation of Collier County, Home Base SWFL, a […]

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  • DLC Receives Grant from Truist for Hope Home Recovery Residence

    March 22nd, 2021

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, received a $3,835 grant from Truist. Truist, now the sixth largest U.S. bank holding company, was recently formed from the historic merger of BB&T and SunTrust. The funds will be applied to […]

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  • DLC and Wounded Warriors of Collier County Provide Veterans Increased Access to Behavioral Health Services

    March 1st, 2021

    Naples, Fl – Through a new collaboration with Wounded Warriors of Collier County (WWCC), David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, will establish a new Veterans Services Program designed to build meaningful partnerships with Veterans and their families to help them function […]

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  • Media’s Influence on Mental Health

    February 10th, 2021

    By DLC Children’s Outreach Specialist, Jessica Liria, M.S. In today’s world, the power of the media is more apparent than ever. Whether it is TV, music, social media sites, news articles, advertisements, or other forms of information exchange, each and every one of us is inundated with their influence. While we can’t always be sure […]

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  • DLC Names Nursing Supervisor Tammy Seyler as 2020 Employee of Year

    January 21st, 2021

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, has named Acute Care Nursing Supervisor Tammy Seyler as 2020 Employee of the Year. Tammy joined DLC in 2016 as a Registered Nurse. She was promoted to Registered Nurse Coordinator in 2019 […]

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  • Actor, Director and Mental Health Advocate Sean Astin to Headline DLC’s Virtual Sound Minds™ Fundraiser in March

    January 11th, 2021

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, will host actor, director and mental health advocate, Sean Astin, as the keynote speaker of its virtual Sound Minds™ signature fundraiser on March 5, 2021 from 12 – 1pm. Astin, best known […]

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  • DLC Received a $5,000 Grant from Bank of America For Hope Home

    December 10th, 2020

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, received a $5,000 grant from Bank of America. The funds will be applied to the capital expenses needed to purchase and renovate DLC’s first certified recovery residence: Hope Home. Hope Home is […]

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  • Florida Behavioral Health Association Names DLC Clinical Leaders Statewide Award Winners

    November 23rd, 2020

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, announced that Acute Care Psychiatrist, Edwin Gomez, MD, and Nursing Supervisor, Ashley Valvano, RN, were named statewide award winners by the Florida Behavioral Health Association (FBHA) through their annual Awards of Excellence […]

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  • Collier County Awarded $500,000 Federal Grant to Enhance Drug Court Program, Combat Opioid Epidemic

    November 17th, 2020

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, announced that through a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) three-year federal grant, Collier County Community and Human Services received $500,000 for the Collier County Drug Court program. The funds were made possible […]

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  • Tips to Stay Positive this Holiday Season

    November 16th, 2020

    -By DLC Children’s Outreach Specialist Jessica Liria, M.S. The holiday season is quickly approaching, and many of us have mixed emotions about it. There is no doubt that our celebrations of joy and gratitude will look different this year, but great memories and comforting feelings are still to be had. Here are some tips to […]

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  • Morton, Lansen and Dillon Join DLC Board of Directors

    November 2nd, 2020

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, announced the appointment of Edward Morton, Thomas Lansen, MD, and Sue Dillon to the Board of Directors. Each will serve a three-year term. Edward A Morton, Contractor to Wasmer Schroeder Strategies, brings […]

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  • Free Mental Health Screenings in Collier County

    September 17th, 2020

    DLC has joined several behavioral health organizations throughout Collier County and Lee County to establish a community-wide initiative called Healthy Minds. This initiative was developed in response to COVID-19 to identify and address behavioral health challenges community members have been experiencing. Over the next several months, Healthy Minds will have scheduled resource events, announced to […]

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  • Returning to School in the Age of COVID-19

    September 14th, 2020

    The new school year is well under way and what a difference six months has made! For many parents and guardians, choosing the best back-to-school option has been difficult. There were pros and cons to each choice, and many are still struggling with having confidence in their decision. Please know that the best option for […]

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  • DLC Receives $20,000 COVID-19 Relief Grant from Clark Family Foundation, Inc.

    August 25th, 2020

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health treatment center serving children, adults and families, has received a $20,000 COVID-19 relief grant from the Clark Family Foundation, Inc. The Clark Family Foundation is a family foundation based in Naples, FL that supports organizations dedicated to promoting […]

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  • Feeding Your Brain: Your Mental Health Will Thank You!

    August 24th, 2020

    -By DLC Children’s Outreach Specialist Jessica Liria, M.S. It is not often that I see shoppers in the grocery store reading the labels of the food they purchase. I admit, I was not usually one to do this either. As I struggled with my weight, I realized it went beyond appearance—I was often tired, cranky, […]

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  • SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness

    August 7th, 2020

    -By DLC Children’s Outreach Specialist Jessica Liria, M.S. What comes to mind when you think of the term “wellness?” Is it being physically fit? Of sound mind? Being self-sufficient? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has identified eight dimensions of wellness. When all eight of these dimensions are flourishing, a person is […]

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  • DLC Young Executives to Host 7th Annual Chip in for DLC Golf Tournament

    August 7th, 2020

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, will host the Seventh Annual Chip in for DLC Golf Tournament on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the beautiful and exclusive Quail Creek Golf and Country Club, located at 13300 Valewood Drive […]

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  • DLC Names Local Teens Winners of #StandUp for Mental Health Multimedia Contest

    August 2nd, 2020

    During the 2019-2020 school year, David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC) challenged middle and high schoolers to be part of the conversation about how mental health (including common challenges such as depression, anxiety, bullying, and substance use) has impacted their lives directly or indirectly through the #StandUp Multimedia Contest. DLC recently announced the winners […]

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  • DLC Opens First Certified Recovery Residence

    August 1st, 2020

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, announced the opening of its first certified recovery residence: Hope Home. Hope Home is a six-bed recovery residence for men located in Naples—less than one mile away from the DLC Main Campus […]

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  • DLC Promotes Krista Patrick to Chief Financial Officer

    July 21st, 2020

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, is pleased to announce that Krista Patrick has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Krista joined DLC in October 2018 as Controller. She brings nearly 20 years of accounting management experience to […]

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  • DLC Receives $10,000 COVID-19 Relief Grant from Community Foundation of Collier County for Emergency Medication

    July 20th, 2020

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health treatment center serving children, adults and families, has received a $10,000 COVID-19 relief grant from the Collier Comes Together Fund, a charitable fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County (CFCC). The grant will be used to fund […]

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  • How to Build Skills through Coping Strategies

    July 20th, 2020

    By DLC Children’s Outreach Specialist Jessica Liria Sadness, anger, anxiety—these are normal human emotions that everyone feels. So why do some of us have a harder time managing them than others? While the answer is not an easy one, considering the variety of internal and external factors that affect each one of us, it is […]

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  • DLC to Host Ribbon of Hope Virtual Fundraiser

    July 2nd, 2020

    Naples, Fl – This July, David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, invites the community to share a message of hope for those with mental health or substance use challenges and all frontline workers, medical professionals, first responders and hospitality workers through […]

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  • DLC Receives Federal Grant to Implement Medication-Assistance Treatment in Collier County Jail

    June 4th, 2020

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health treatment provider serving children, adults and families, announced that through the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Collier County Community and Human Services […]

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  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Awards DLC $250,000 Grant

    May 15th, 2020

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health treatment center serving children, adults and families, announced that the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation (RMSFF) Board of Directors awarded DLC a $250,000 grant to improve access to children’s mental health treatment and ensure early intervention. The goal […]

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  • DLC Installs New Board Officers; Adds to Board Committees

    May 14th, 2020

    Naples, FL – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and addiction recovery treatment center serving children, adults and families, announced the installation of the following new officers of the Board of Directors as well as the appointment of new board sub-committee member: Russell Budd (pictured at right), […]

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  • DLC Receives Community Foundation of Collier County COVID-19 Assistance Grant

    May 6th, 2020

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health treatment center serving children, adults and families, has received a $30,000 COVID-19 Assistance Grant from the Collier Comes Together Fund, a charitable fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County (CFCC). The grant will be used to fund […]

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  • Warning Signs of Children’s Mental Health Concerns

    May 4th, 2020

    Mental health challenges can be difficult to identify because, unlike physical ailments, the signs and symptoms can be subtle or even hidden. By understanding the 10 warning signs below, identified by our Children’s Outreach Specialist Jessica Liria, you can be better prepared to recognize behavior changes early on. Be sure to consider what is typical […]

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  • #StandUp for Mental Health Awareness Month

    May 4th, 2020

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month and with COVID-19 still affecting millions, directly and indirectly, it is an opportune time to increase education and identify resources. Regardless of whether you personally need support or not, there are many things that can be done to contribute this month (and always!). Here are some ways that you […]

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  • Local Drug Court Team: One of the Nation’s Best

    May 4th, 2020

    Local Drug Court Team earns national recognition, thanks in no small part to DLC’s commitment to the program. Collier County Judge Janeice Martin says she’s a “fan of second chances.” That’s why she enjoys her role overseeing Drug Court, which seeks to help defendants with a felony charge who also have a substance use disorder. […]

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  • DLC Launches New Virtual Care Center Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

    May 4th, 2020

    Naples, Fl – In response to the coronavirus pandemic, David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health treatment center serving children, adults and families, has launched a new Virtual Care Center to improve client, visitor and staff safety as well as access to treatment services during these unprecedented times. […]

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  • Getting to Know DLC’s Prevention Specialist Kelly Ballesteros Buitrago

    April 16th, 2020

    Name & Title: Kelly Ballesteros Buitrago, Prevention Specialist In her position, Kelly Ballesteros Buitrago implements evidence based prevention programs throughout the community, and in both school and after-school settings. Prevention programming focuses on reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. Youth of all ages, ranging from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, learn about, and improve, emotion […]

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  • Getting to Know DLC’s Prevention Specialist Vanessa Rivero Gil

    April 16th, 2020

    Name & Title: Vanessa Rivero Gil, Prevention Specialist In her position, Vanessa Rivero Gil implements evidence-based prevention programs throughout the community, and in both school and after-school settings. Prevention programming focuses on reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. Youth of all ages, ranging from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, learn about, and improve, emotion management […]

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  • COVID-19 Tips & Resources for Parents

    April 9th, 2020

    With many parents spending an increased amount of time at home with their children in light of COVID-19, David Lawrence Center’s Children’s Outreach Specialist Jessica Liria provides the following list of eight coping tips for parents to mindfully make it through these times (Click here a PDF version of these tips): Self-Care: Make time to […]

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  • Tips for Mindfulness During COVID-19

    March 30th, 2020

    Tips for Mindfulness and Coping with Stress around COVID-19 DLC’s Children’s Outreach Specialist Jessica Liria provides some ideas and suggestions for how to practice mindfulness amidst the stress and challenges that COVID-19 has presented to our society. Gaining New Perspective As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, we as a society are drifting […]

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  • DLC Reschedules Sound Minds™ Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Patrick J. Kennedy

    March 25th, 2020

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Center (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and addiction recovery treatment center serving children, adults and families, announced due to the Coronavirus pandemic healthcare guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, DLC’s signature fundraiser, Sound Minds™ Luncheon, will be rescheduled to November 20, 2020 at the […]

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  • New Hospital Bridge Program Provides Peer Counseling for Addiction

    March 18th, 2020

    Oftentimes, people struggling with addiction go back to old habits immediately after being helped by rescue personnel or in emergency rooms, ignoring the pleas of doctors and nurses to get additional help. However, someone who has gone through similar experiences – someone who has been there, done that, bottomed out – may be more likely […]

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  • Give Where You Live Collier

    February 4th, 2020

    Give Where You Live Collier is a Collier County-wide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy for selected nonprofits through online giving. Donations will be amplified with $500,000 in matching funds from the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. Built upon the idea that everyone can be a philanthropist, this […]

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  • DLC Sound Minds™ Luncheon Co-Chairs Announced

    January 22nd, 2020

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Center (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and addiction recovery treatment center serving children, adults and families, announced that Earle K. Borman, Jr. and Rob and Kate Edwards will co-chair its signature fundraiser, Sound Minds™, on April 3, 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples (2600 Tiburon Dr) […]

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  • Advocacy Request: #StandUp for Mental Health by Contacting your Local Legislators

    January 14th, 2020

    Naples Daily News recently published an editorial called, “It’s time for Legislature to improve Florida’s weak record on mental health” that includes comprehensive information about current mental health challenges and legislative initiatives — and encourages YOU to let our Legislators know the improvements you want in the state. With suicide being the #2 cause of […]

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  • Collier County Commissioners Pass First-Ever Mental Health and Addiction Services Strategic Plan

    January 13th, 2020

    And the Aye’s have it! With a unanimous 5-0 vote from Collier County Commissioners, 2020 marks the first year of the County’s first-ever strategic plan for how to better care for residents struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. The five-year plan, developed by an elected 19-member Mental Illness and Addiction Ad Hoc Advisory […]

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  • DLC Clinical Director Karen Buckner Earns Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional Credential

    December 31st, 2019

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Center (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and addiction recovery treatment center serving children, adults and families, announced that Karen Buckner, Children’s Community Services Clinical Director, earned designation as a Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP) by the Florida Certification Board. The MCAP is an advanced practice credential […]

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  • DLC Named Family Friendly Business for the 18th Consecutive Year

    December 16th, 2019

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Center (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and addiction recovery treatment center serving children, adults and families, announced the Center has once again earned the Family Friendly Business certification by Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR), a private, non-profit agency whose main focus surrounds the education of young children, […]

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    Employee Spotlight: Get to Know Prevention Specialist Arely Guzman

    December 12th, 2019

    Name & Title: Arely Guzman, Prevention Specialist, October 2018-Present. In her role, Guzman implements evidence-based prevention programs throughout the community, and in both school and after-school settings. Prevention programming focuses on reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. Youth of all ages, ranging from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, learn about and improve emotion management skills, […]

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  • DLC’s New FACT Team: “A Hospital without Walls”

    December 12th, 2019

    David Lawrence Center has a new FACT (Florida Assertive Community Treatment) team that provides community-based mental health care for adults experiencing severe and persistent mental health challenges. The FACT team includes nurses, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, a housing specialist, a vocational specialist, a substance use specialist, and several therapists. The goal is to provide all […]

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  • Hope for the Holidays

    December 9th, 2019

    Coping with depression around the holidays As the refrain “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” plays in every store and radio station across the country, the holidays are anything but wonderful for many. Though depression may occur at any time of the year, holiday-induced stress and anxiety can cause even the most cheerful […]

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  • #StandUp Multimedia Contest – #StandUp for Substance Use Recovery

    December 9th, 2019

    Statistics show that mental health is a serious issue among young people – one in five teens or young adults lives with a mental health condition, and depression is globally one of the leading causes of illnesses and disability among adolescence. Struggling with mental health can often manifest in many different behaviors, and for some, […]

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  • DLC Peer Recovery Coach Debra Lewis Earns Recovery Peer Specialist Certification

    December 6th, 2019

    Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Center, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and addiction recovery treatment center serving children, adults and families, announced that Debra Lewis, a Peer Recovery Coach working with adults in the Crossroads Addiction Recovery Program, has earned her Recovery Peer Specialist Adult-Family Certification from the Florida Certification Board. Lewis brings […]

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