Recovery First West – Team

The road to recovery is challenging. Period. But the comfortable setting, caring staff, and amenities allowed me to focus on myself and recovery.

Jessica, Recovery First West

About Recovery First West

About Us

Recovery First West is located in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida and is part of the American Addiction Centers (AAC) family of facilities throughout the United States.

Recovery First West Clinical Team

To ensure we provide quality co-occurring treatment, Recovery First West sets a high standard in selecting appropriately licensed therapists, physicians, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, behavioral health technicians, nurses, and support staff to work with our clients. Recovery First West clinical staff is made up of compassionate, caring, and qualified individuals with extensive experience in addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.

AAC Leadership

The AAC leadership team brings to each treatment facility addiction industry expertise and research-based programs along with experiential depth in treatment facilities operations management and premier clinical staffing. Our Executive Management Team is based at our corporate office in Brentwood, Tennessee and is represented by professionals with decades of experience in addiction treatment, behavioral healthcare, and addiction healthcare facilities operation

American Addiction Centers

Meet Our Team

When you or your loved one make the brave decision to seek addiction treatment, you want the best care possible and staff that understands the rehab process. Recovery First West makes you feel at home and treats you with the right mix of professionalism, compassion, and dignity as you work on recovery. All team members hold the appropriate, up-to-date industry credentials and experience in addiction care make you comfortable as you set out on your sober journey. Our highly-qualified team strives every day to provide the best care possible.

Ingrid VanAlstyne,MS
Executive Director

– MS, Mental Health Counseling – Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL
– Licensed Mental Health Counselor
– Certified Addiction Professional

Ms. VanAlstyne came to American Addiction Centers in 2012 with 10 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Her clinical experience includes a role as Outpatient Programming Manager for the Jerome Golden Center, a Palm Beach facility that touches the lives of over 9,000 clients a year. An early part of her work in the Mental and Behavioral Health field included working with individuals in crisis situations. Using this experience and knowledge of the Spanish language and culture, VanAlstyne had the opportunity to bring in-home therapy to Hispanic families dealing with extreme family issues.

Anna Spinelli-Travers, LMHC
Recovery First West Clinical Director

– MS, Mental Health Counseling – Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL
– BS, Organizational Management/Behavior – Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL

Ms. Spinelli-Travers has spent the past eight (8) years in the field of Substance Abuse focusing on Inner Child Therapy, Grief and Loss, Trauma-related issues, and family counseling. Anna is passionate about helping people discover their strengths. She works collaboratively with her clients to create and achieve attainable goals in their lives. Her approach provides a safe, therapeutic, and empowering environment – using Behavior Modification, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Client Centered Approaches – for clients to find their strengths, enhance their awareness towards change, acquire an understanding of addiction and mental health, and gain the ability to lead a healthy sober lifestyle.

Vanessa Mckain, MS, Recovery First West Utilization Manager

BA, Psychology – Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
MS, Psychology – Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL

Floridian Vanessa Mckain has spent her career strengthening the facilities at Recovery First West Palm and the Academy so they can become ever better places to nurture recovery. Mckain is dedicated to improving our ability to reach and help young people who are “fighting for their lives” against addiction. “The trend, I notice, is that addictions start at a surprisingly young age,” Mckain reports. Having spent two years overseeing the intake process for Recover First West, McKain is part of a team strong in its support for the education component of adolescent recovery. In addition, as the utilization manager, Mckain currently clears treatment authorizations, freeing up clients and family members to focus on recovery.

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