Our Recovery Team
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All staff at every level at Prosperity Haven are dedicated to providing our clients and their families with the support and tools they need to focus on successful treatment and to be prepared to live a fulfilling life in recovery.
As one of the highest customer rated treatment facilities in Ohio*, we understand how important it is to choose a quality rehab facility with caring and compassionate staff members with skills to support you and your loved ones throughout your recovery.
Our meticulously selected team at Prosperity Haven consists of experienced professionals that are licensed and trained in a variety of disciplines, including dual diagnosis treatment, substance abuse counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Trauma Therapies Including IFS, TIST, EFT, CI, Holistic Therapies, family and group therapy, and more.
Chaim Moshe Steinmetz
Chaim is a LISW and graduated from Daemen College with a Masters in Social Work. He is trained and experienced in multiple cutting-edge modalities that address trauma and addiction, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST), Emotional Freedom Techniques, and Energy Psychology. Chaim believes that clients can only experience real change when they are fully understood, respected, and accepted. Believing that clients - not therapists - are the main experts on themselves, he utilizes his up-beat, energetic style as he works to empower his clients to work on the issues most important to their lives.
"One of the primary goals of addiction treatment is for clients to be able to transform the cycle of shame and self-loathing into one of self-compassion and empathy for the suffering that underlies their addiction, and finally overcome it. When a client recognizes and experiences this truth, they have effectively neutralized the addiction’s grip over them."
Clinical Supervisor | Therapist
Kathryn is a Licensed Social Worker, with her Masters of Social Work, from Youngstown State University. She has seventeen years of marketing, management, and community engagement experience -with high acclaim. With her naturally sweet and compassionate disposition, Kathryn has always had a passion for Behavioral Health and various therapeutic approaches to recovery, as well as general mental health well-being. She skillfully pairs her behavioral health expertise with her outreach role to ensure that every individual knows how serious Prosperity Haven takes his recovery and feels welcome and cared for from the first contact and throughout.
“Building relationships within communities and helping the Greater Cleveland area know what Prosperity Haven's amazing addiction recovery services can provide to them, is so important to me, and I delight in subsequently assisting those who reach out to PH on their path to recovery.”
Ryan is a licensed CSW and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor with over 10 years of experience in the field. After having worked in various private and hospital based settings, with diverse clients across the socio-economic spectrum, since 2016 Ryan has been in roles overseeing clinical operations. He focuses on developing highly individualized programs that tailor substance abuse care to address each individual's unique needs, allowing them to access those methods most effective for them, whether more traditional or modern approaches of clinical services. Ryan’s expertise is directed at co-occuring issues such as anxiety, trauma and mental illnesses, as well as implementing innovative group therapy programs at our center which create deep and lasting change for our clients.
“Quality addiction treatment is eclectic in its approach and must allow clients to access those methods which are most effective for them and their unique story. ”
Rachel brings to Prosperity Haven’s outreach and community efforts a wonderful and important dimension. A “helper” at her core, she has always sought out ways to assist others in various capacities. Rachel has been a teacher at multiple levels, earning a reputation as a cheerful and sincere educator, while cultivating in her students a strong sense of community appreciation. Her experience in the addiction treatment area range from directly assisting with patients as they traveled their recovery journey in her work as a BHT, to overseeing the outreach and intake as Outreach Coordinator at a Behavioral Health Group facility. Rachel has experience with social events coordination in other venues as well. With her youthful freshness and sunny composure, Rachel impresses upon the communities and network connections throughout the northeast Ohio and west PA region, the Prosperity Haven promise of hope.
“Being able to be there to assist someone at a heartbreaking low-point in their life, only invigorates my passion to be helpful. I am grateful for the great life-perspective this environment constantly affords me. ”
Ann Oswald Laird
Therapeutic Coach/Group Facilitator
As a professional Spiritual coach, writer, Medical Intuitive and instructor, Ann blends her intuitive abilities, visionary approach, with her broad education and certifications as a Religious Studies BA, Aromatherapist, Biodynamic Therapist, Sampoorna Yoga teacher, among others. Her successful work with each individual in her care incorporates a diverse array of spiritual, meditative, and contemplative practices. Ann works to provide space that is Sacred so others can experience an increase in energy, clarity, and focus that helps release mental and emotional stressors and blocks from their true power and joy. Using a holistic approach including techniques of breath work, mindfulness, yoga, Reiki, Craniosacral therapy, aromatherapy, and nature, she assists in breaking down the walls of fear, anxiety, and distress, tapping into the human soul’s potential.
“We all have a potential to heal, I can encourage the potential that lives within you; it is up to you to bring it into your story even when true freedom is challenged with misfortune, pain, and sorrow.”
Dr. Greg Boehm
Gregory X. Boehm MD, FASAM, is triple Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry, and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. He is the immediate Past President of the Ohio Society of Addiction Medicine, and currently the ASAM Regional Director for Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For over 30 years, he has been in private practice as well as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at CWRU Medical School. At Salvation Army he serves as psychiatrist for their three treatments programs “Survivors of Human Trafficking,” “Early-Prison Release” and “Homeless Mothers and Children.” He works with his wife Dr. Nancy Duff-Boehm, the Executive Director of “Action Recovery” an intensive out-patient program which provides addiction treatment as well as addiction medicine training for UH resident physicians.
"I really appreciate Prosperity Haven for providing comprehensive Addiction Treatment which establishes a firm foundation to meet the multiple challenges of recovery."
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Megan Ledbetter, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-C has her Masters in Nursing certifications as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the AANP, and is dual certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health NP through the ANCC. Megan's early experience in nursing included adult and geriatric care and psychiatry and dual diagnosis. After exploring and becoming attached to addiction recovery services, she has since made it her passion to provide medical and psychiatric care for people struggling with addiction, constantly noticing the huge impact that quality mental health care has on enduring recovery. Megan exudes love and passion and is known to hone in on the underlying and often hidden mental health component to ensure that each client’s mental-emotional wellbeing and their addiction are both being cared for to achieve inner peace.
"Everyone deserves to live in peace, and I enjoy helping people learn who they are, as they transition from someone broken by addiction to someone with a better understanding of themselves who now knows how to love the person they are. All of our services combined literally work wonders for the client."
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Director
Meir brings the passion of generations of medical professionals and educators to his role in leading the Prosperity Haven team. Having almost chanced upon the opportunity to take leadership of PH a few years ago, mental health and addiction recovery have since become a life’s passion for him. Meir blends his entrepreneurial vision of efficient growth hand-in-hand with his empathy and care for all individuals and their well-being, and is known to be deeply involved at all times and all levels with the success of the treatment program, even personally manning the main phone line many hours a week. A firm advocate of realizing each individual's potential, he continually seeks out the collaboration of leaders in the medical, rehabilitation, and educational fields to provide the most effective policy and procedures for the clients and staff of Prosperity Haven, establishing excellent working relationships at various organizational and governmental levels.
"Our goal at Prosperity Haven is to effectively provide our clients with the inner-strength and life skills they need to lead a successful and substance-free life. We promise to do everything we all can do to provide a haven of hope."
Krista M. Ziegler
Krista studied Phlebotomy and Nursing at Trumbull Career and Technical Center, and worked for twenty years in nursing at a hospital where she had many opportunities to work closely with people struggling with behavioral health and substance abuse providing for all their needs. Considering it her life’s calling, Krista is passionate about finding a way to help those in need or that are struggling in any way. She uses her humble and respectful personality to offer kindness and understanding to all the clients at PH. Known as the “House Mom”, she arranges and oversees the programs and resources at Prosperity Haven in a most positive and compassionate manner, while responding to any individual's needs as they work through recovery and prepare for lasting sobriety.
"We’re just at the start. If I can show someone the value of life in a way they hadn’t realized existed, I rejoice at providing that individual the hope they needed to continue their journey. "
Director of Admissions
Dominick is an experienced professional in the behavioral health industry, with a career spanning since 2012. Throughout his journey with addiction treatment, he has held various positions, in most departments in the treatment realm, leading to his current position as Director of Admissions. Dominick’s expertise lies in promoting high-quality substance abuse and mental health treatment services, through providing people at the very beginning of their recovery path with a positive and informative experience, and maintaining strong relationships within the recovery industry. Additionally, having been in long term recovery himself, Dominick is personally invested in the healing process. His drive to make the most of second chances in life further fuels his commitment to his work. When Dominick isn’t working you can find him on the golf course putting the course record in jeopardy.
CLIENT CARE TEAM
Behavioral Health Technician
Ricky - a proud and successful alumni of Prosperity Haven, is now giving back to the program he knows to believe in as an addiction counselor at Prosperity Haven. He can be found having fun or deep chats with clients who feel understood and encouraged in his presence. A brilliant and clever man, Ricky guides by example of his dedication to always staying in touch with recovery support. Through AA meetings and therapeutic discussions, he brings a passion to the recovery process
“My life today is beyond anything I ever could've imagined. Alone we struggle, together we recover. ”
Darien joined the at Prosperity Haven in 2019. As a Treatment Specialist, Darien’s favorite parts of his role are offering support to clients, listening to their challenges, and participating in meaningful activities that will help clients learn how to have fun in their recovery. Darien understands the importance of helping people stay positive throughout the recovery process, and its often his supportive conversations and valuable encouragement that helps our clients remain focused on their sobriety.
“I try to show our clients that while recovery certainly requires a serious commitment, that doesn’t mean that you still can’t have a good time along the way.”
Behavioral Health Technician
Dylan Froelich has been a name in Ohio associated with making people happy, as a semi-pro football player in the state. More Recently, he has dedicated his skills to helping people on their healing journey, by finding inner happiness and hope in their lives post addiction. Using his fun and determined style, he is able to encourage and strengthen the men he works with at Prosperity Haven. He can be found caring, listening and advising all around our treatment center.
“Compassion and support lead to recovery, one step at a time. ”
Behavioral Health Technician
Lou is a proud graduate of Prosperity Haven. After a few years in an enduring recovery, he joined our team so that he can give back and guide others seeking the promise of Prosperity Haven. As he encourages and attends to clients, Lou uses his warm and adventurous personality to help instill confidence in their recovery. When not at the facility helping fellow recoverers, Lou can be found mostly outdoors, hiking, skydiving, or boating or just enjoying time with his cherished family and friends.
“Knowing too well how this place saves lives, I have an indefatigable passion to assist our guys overcome and succeed to be what they really want to be. ”
Behavioral Health Assistant
Carter is a freshman at The Ohio State University, majoring in Public Health with aspirations to becoming a Physicians Assistant. Carter has a passion for Behavioral Health, helping others and providing our clients with support, respect and a positive attitude to help them on their sober journey. Carter's naturally caring personality paired with his growing up with a parent working in substance use and addiction, makes him a perfect fit for our facility. When not attending college or being one of our seasonal behavioral health technicians, Carter enjoys time at the gym lifting, running and spending time with his family.
Therapy Group facilitators
Group Facilitator -Therapy and Life Skills
Chris Lauretig is an author, life-coach, educator and a lifetime resident of Cleveland. After graduating from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio with a degree in Political Science and a Minor in Philosophy, Chris was certified as a Special Education Intervention Specialist from Cleveland State University. During his work with students with Emotional Disabilities in a special educational system, Chris gradually co-developed the now popular “Out of the MATRIX” program -its premise being that people suffer from behavioral challenges in large part due to a negative and distorted self image.
Chris joins Prosperity Haven regularly to present his multi-step program. In this process, he plainly reveals a common belief many stay “trapped” in - described as “The MATRIX”, in which the world misleads us that what we really want & the reasons for our upsets exist outside of us. Due to this, very few people find what they truly want: a life of peace, love, joy, and self-worth. Instead, looking for it where it isn’t, and blaming others.
Out of the MATRIX demonstrates that happiness comes from choosing to be happy within, and shows how to take full responsibility to become “inner-directed” rather than “outer-directed”. Based on an empowered self-image,they get in touch with the limiting beliefs -the “MATRIX- they hold about themselves that generated the fearful feelings and resulting behaviors, and find true freedom and power -out of the "MATRIX" of the pain, guilt and fear they thought was life, and to a life with peace of mind, love and joy. Using a high tech audio visual presentation that includes fun cognitive exercises and popular movie clips, as the basis of workshops and practice sessions, “OotM” brings home the concept that “You” are responsible for “Your” feelings and life, and participants make tremendous strides once they understand how they can take control of their feelings and their lives.
Group Facilitator -Therapy and Life Skills
Chris Lauretig is an author, life-coach, educator and a lifetime resident of Cleveland. After graduating from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio with a degree in Political Science and a Minor in Philosophy, Chris was certified as a Special Education Intervention Specialist from Cleveland State University. During his work with students with Emotional Disabilities in a special educational system, Chris gradually co-developed the now popular “Out of the MATRIX” program -its premise being that people suffer from behavioral challenges in large part due to a negative and distorted self image. Chris joins Prosperity Haven regularly to present his multi-step program. In this process, he plainly reveals a common belief many stay “trapped” in - described as “The MATRIX”, in which the world misleads us that what we really want & the reasons for our upsets exist outside of us. Due to this, very few people find what they truly want: a life of peace, love, joy, and self-worth. Instead, looking for it where it isn’t, and blaming others forms a vicious cycle.
Out of the MATRIX demonstrates that happiness comes from choosing to be happy within, and shows participants how to take full responsibility to become “inner-directed” rather than “outer-directed”. Based on an empowered self-image, they get in touch with the limiting beliefs -the “MATRIX"- they hold about themselves and that generated the fearful feelings and resulting behaviors, and find true freedom and power -out of the "MATRIX" of the pain, guilt and fear they thought was life, and on to a life with peace of mind, love and joy. Using a high tech audio visual presentation that includes fun cognitive exercises and popular movie clips, as the basis of workshops and practice sessions, “OotM” brings home the concept that “You” are responsible for “Your” feelings and life, and participants make tremendous strides once they understand how they can take control of their feelings and their lives.
Group Facilitator - Relationships & Trauma Recovery
Jolié is a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA), Certified Relationship Coach, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She has worked with hundreds of people in recovery over the past decade, both personally and professionally and at different stages of their recovery. Her treatment modality leans heavily on interactive group discussions and role-play exercises to internalize the principles of recovery and healing. As a Certified Relationship Coach, Jolié teaches clients about how so much of the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our relationships, however, importantly, each of those relationships can only be as healthy or fulfilling as our own relationship with ourselves. Her focus with clients is to help them have better relationships with themselves through self-compassion, emotional intelligence, accountability, and understand how to find their way out of substance use through positive coping and communication skills. Jolié has been in enduring recovery herself for over 13 years and uses the tools that recovery has opened up for her to inspire and heal others in the recovery world and beyond.
“Don't ask why the addiction, ask why the pain. To understand people's pain, you have to understand their lives. In other words, addiction is a normal response to trauma. (— Dr. Gabor Mate) ”
Behavioral Health Technician
Jason Cole M.A., L.P.C. has an undergraduate B.A. degree from Duke University and Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University with a focus on Addiction Studies. He has experience working with addiction treatment on multiple levels, including adolescent substance abuse and mental health counseling, outpatient addiction treatment, NA and AA support and coaching. Successfully in recovery for many years himself, after having lost a brother to addiction, Jason dedicated himself to helping others in this struggle in every way possible. Jason is known for his unique ability to relate and get through to people struggling with addiction, using his life experience, motivating attitude and therapy skills to help others.
“Recovery is like sailing a boat. You cannot control the wind, but you can adjust your sails. ”
Group Facilitator - Nutrition & Healthy Eating
Andrea is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), licensed to provide nutrition therapy in the state of Ohio. Her passion for nutrition was sparked when she realized the impact that proper nutrition and nourishment can support both physical and mental health. Andrea graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Dietetics and completed her clinical internship at The Cleveland Clinic. She continued her career at Cleveland Clinic Children's as a board certified pediatric dietitian, then moved into various roles within the rare metabolic disease field. She is currently the lead dietitian with Rise & Reign Training and Nutrition, where she provides nutrition education and guidance for recreational athletes looking to improve performance and health with nutrition principles. These experiences have provided her with the ability to apply a personalized approach to each individual she works with.
“I believe that food should be considered not just as fuel for our bodies, but celebrated for the broader impact it has socially, and on our overall health and wellbeing. ”
* Since installing current leadership of PH in 2019 and subsequently restructuring and restaffing the program, PH has consistently received exclusively 4-5 star google review ratings from our patients and their family.
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