“I don’t know why you care so much. Just let me get drunk and high and forget about me. I...
Meet the team
Celia Carmack is the Director of Clinical Services. She became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida in 2015. Celia received her master’s degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2013 and has worked in the fields of addiction and mental health since 2010, dealing with substance dependency, alcohol dependency, codependency, relationship issues, trauma, and dual diagnosis. Celia is passionate about keeping current on therapeutic techniques and research in the field of addiction treatment. She is a member of AMHCA and FMHCA and attends many workshops and conferences to stay up to date and best help the clients she works with. Celia has demonstrated abilities in leadership, management, continuing education and training to her employees, as well as maintaining the utmost respect for the populations she currently services.
Director of Operations
Shawn Poling sets the bar high here at Tropical Wellness as he has a heart for those who are in active addiction. Shawn has been on a collision course with recovery his entire life. Shawn grew up in Ohio where his family own and operated a popular bar in his home town. During the more formidable years Shawn made decisions that took him in a direction that changed his outlook on life and afforded him the opportunity to surrender to a lifestyle of recovery. Shawn identifies with those in recovery because he is himself a recovering addict. Today he lives and encourages others through example to live in the solution! Shawn has adopted the motto: “Your feet need to always match your mouth!” The example he sets through leadership and dedication shows the love he has for the staff and the clients. His door is always open to both!
Charles Mason is our Primary Therapist. He believes in the recovery process as he himself is a recovering drug addict and alcoholic. Mr. Mason struggled with addiction for 30 years until he surrendered to a life of recovery. In the past 5 years he has received many gifts of sobriety while earning his C.A.C. and C.A.P. certifications. He followed this path so he could help other addicts and alcoholics that suffer from these deadly diseases of addiction. Through sobriety he has found his purpose in life and that is to assist others through the treatment experience. There is nothing more that Charles is passionate about than to carry the message of this program.
Larry Crafter works as the case manager and is a group facilitator here at Tropical Wellness. He is an ordained minister, but though adamant about his faith, Larry is very serious about the real life struggles of recovery that religions do not address. Larry has experienced a new life in recovery for over nine years and is preparing to celebrate a Milestone in November of 2016. Larry has developed this mindset in regards to his work. “If a person wants, really wants this; then I will encourage, support and protect their recovery even if that sometimes means I am protecting them from themselves. I know firsthand how truly difficult this journey can be but I will walk with anyone that is ready to learn H.O.W. ….” Honesty, Open Mindedness, Willingness