Patrick Murphy

President

A native of Memphis, Patrick now calls South Florida home. As a man in long-term recovery, an avid professional sport fisherman, and an accomplished musician, it’s safe to say he’s a well-rounded southern gentleman and an accomplished treatment professional. Having been on both sides of the recovery process, he believes in the power of pursuing […]

A native of Memphis, Patrick now calls South Florida home. As a man in long-term recovery, an avid professional sport fisherman, and an accomplished musician, it’s safe to say he’s a well-rounded southern gentleman and an accomplished treatment professional.

Having been on both sides of the recovery process, he believes in the power of pursuing passion and having fun in sobriety. In his words, “Recovery takes work, but it’s not all about work – growing, learning, and changing can be enjoyable as well as challenging.” With 7 years of experience in all areas of the treatment field, Patrick brings his own dynamic personal and professional touch to the Good Life.

Patrick@thegoodlifetreatment.com

(844) 921-3846 Ext. 203

Michael Rappa

Co-Founder & President

A native Floridian, Michael “Mike” Rappa co-founded The Good Life Treatment Center after 8 years of dedicated work in the addiction recovery field. After facing his own demons at a young age and developing a solid foundation for his recovery, Mike was compelled to give back and help those struggling with the disease of addiction. […]

A native Floridian, Michael “Mike” Rappa co-founded The Good Life Treatment Center after 8 years of dedicated work in the addiction recovery field. After facing his own demons at a young age and developing a solid foundation for his recovery, Mike was compelled to give back and help those struggling with the disease of addiction. Since then, he’s held management positions ranging from the clinical and administrative side to crisis interventions and outreach.

A passionate fisherman and avid boater, Mike finds his spirituality outdoors. He states, “The Good Life is all about finding what you love again. Recovering the passions that were drowned by addiction. We would be doing a great disservice to our clients if we didn’t push them to find their passions again and have fun without drugs and alcohol. If we can show them how enjoyable life can be without drugs, they have a much better chance of staying clean.”

Mike@thegoodlifetreatment.com

(844) 921-3846 Ext. 204

Kelly Pitts

Chief Operating Officer

As a woman in long-term recovery and lifelong resident of South Florida, Kelly knows the community and its people which allows her to relate to anyone who walks through our doors. Kelly has multiple years of experience in the Addiction Treatment field, Program Development and specializes in implementing extraordinary visions, she maintains compliance with industry, state, and licensing […]

As a woman in long-term recovery and lifelong resident of South Florida, Kelly knows the community and its people which allows her to relate to anyone who walks through our doors. Kelly has multiple years of experience in the Addiction Treatment field, Program Development and specializes in implementing extraordinary visions, she maintains compliance with industry, state, and licensing standards. She is a leader with a strong background in operations management. Kelly also passionately invests her time into community outreach to help anyone suffering from addiction.

kelly@thegoodlifetreatment.com

Alice McDonald, MSW, LMFT

Clinical Director

Alice received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Mary Washington College. Alice is a Florida licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Qualified Supervisor for Registered Mental Health, Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy Interns. Alice has more than 30 years of professional experience working […]

Alice received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Mary Washington College. Alice is a Florida licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Qualified Supervisor for Registered Mental Health, Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy Interns. Alice has more than 30 years of professional experience working in the behavioral health and addictions field serving in positions of executive leadership, senior management, program development, quality improvement, clinical supervision and direct practice. Alice has extensive experience in the provision of evidence-based treatments including but not limited to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy. Alice is also trained in the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS), which is a well-researched quality improvement strategy that improves clinical outcomes and is designated by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as an evidence-based practice. Alice has dedicated her career to operating quality treatment programs that yield positive clinical outcomes and helping individuals and families to live happier, more fulfilling and healthier lives.

Alice@thegoodlifetreatment.com

Nancy McConnell

Primary Therapist

Nancy is a native Floridian who has spent many years working in the addiction field as a therapist, case manager, group facilitator, and Program Director. Nancy’s passion is working with Women’s issues and the LGBTQ population. Nancy has a degree in Human Services, is a Certified Addiction Counselor, and is currently finishing her Social Work […]

Nancy is a native Floridian who has spent many years working in the addiction field as a therapist, case manager, group facilitator, and Program Director. Nancy’s passion is working with Women’s issues and the LGBTQ population. Nancy has a degree in Human Services, is a Certified Addiction Counselor, and is currently finishing her Social Work degree at Florida Atlantic University. Nancy spends her free time volunteering as a mentor for the women of Gratitude House and serving on the Palm Beach County Heroin Overdose Task Force.

Info@thegoodlifetreatment.com

Scottie Collins

Director of Brand Management

Scottie Collins is a graduate from the University of Northern Colorado with a 20 year business management career. Scottie’s passion for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health industry came from his own personal journey. Over the last 5 years Scottie has played an active role here in southern Florida focusing on the inception and creation […]

Scottie Collins is a graduate from the University of Northern Colorado with a 20 year business management career. Scottie’s passion for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health industry came from his own personal journey. Over the last 5 years Scottie has played an active role here in southern Florida focusing on the inception and creation of 2 successful treatment programs. His commitment to developing higher standards and quality of care is unwavering. Scottie serves on several task forces and coalitions to raise the bar of ethical practices in Florida and throughout the nation. As the Director of Brand Management, Scottie works diligently on ensuring the company’s vision and mission is consistent with the industries standards while building partnerships not only locally but nationally to provide the highest quality of care of GLR’s clients.

Scottie@thegoodlifetreatment.com

Jackie Nesci, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Jackie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who grew up in South Florida. She has worked in the field of substance abuse for over 9 years and has held positions from intern to primary therapist to clinical director. Jackie holds a B.S. in Health Sciences and a M.S.W. from Florida Atlantic University. Jackie has worked […]

Jackie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who grew up in South Florida. She has worked in the field of substance abuse for over 9 years and has held positions from intern to primary therapist to clinical director. Jackie holds a B.S. in Health Sciences and a M.S.W. from Florida Atlantic University. Jackie has worked with adolescents and adults who struggle with substance abuse, criminal and addictive thinking, depression, anxiety, unresolved grief, low self-esteem, and trauma. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Theory-related therapy (FST), and Solution-Focused Therapy. Jackie has a passion for helping others “learn to help themselves” so they can reach their full potential and live happy, meaningful lives.

Jackie@thegoodlifetreatment.com