RECOVERY LIAISON AND GROUP FACILITATOR
Rick Kaplan is the Care Manager/Recovery Liaison of Hope Street. It is his ability to operate as a trusted servant of the clients and as an always available conduit to the clinical team that enables the ultimate treatment goals of the therapeutic treatment setting.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Miami in Behavioral Studies and a Juris Doctor from the Nova University Shepard Broad School of Law. Rick has been committed to the “Recovery Life” for almost 23 years during which he has worked in varying capacities of the Treatment Industry from Behavioral Health Technician to Admissions Coordinator and Recovery Group Facilitator. Based on his extensive years of experience living the recovery life in conjunction with an appropriate educational background and years of work in the industry, Rick is in a unique position to gain the confidence of the client and provide maximum support to their therapeutic journey. His entire experience over these 23 years has involved working with clients who have experienced substance abuse, mental health and other concerns.
Clients can always feel confident in expressing what is going on in their lives and knowing that he is able to relate not just from an academic point of view but also from having experienced a similarly situated history. From this ability to relate, clients can also gain confidence and hope that in spite of how troubled the waters may be, they can navigate with the recovery team toward the shores of a better life.
The Recovery Group
This twice daily peer recovery group provides clients the ability to check in and set daily intentions for their recovery. Building community and fellowship is an integral part of successful recovery. Based on 12-Step philosophy, Rick connects with clients doing daily journal entries, reading from various texts and checking in. These twice daily 30-minute calls provide a social opportunity and place for addressing daily recovery accountability.