An Experienced Team

The goal of each team member at Destination Hope: the Women’s Program, is to help women struggling with addiction by offering the best women’s drug rehabilitation program in Florida. Our substance abuse counselors are experienced and knowledgeable in mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse. Our clinicians are experts in their field and have decades of experience.

You can count on Destination hope to provide the help addicts and their families can count on.

We know the power of the individual, the group and the family. As a result, we have developed a women’s treatment program Florida can count on.
  • Ben Brafman
    LMHC, CAP – CEO, Founder
    Ben Brafman, LMHC, CAP is the CEO and Founder of Destination Hope, The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center, The Academy for Addiction Professionals, and the founder of Guardian Behavioral Health Found...
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    Ben Brafman

    Ben Brafman graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University and a Dual Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling and Family Therapy from Barry University in Florida.

    With more than two decades of experience in the field, Ben is a leading authority in Substance Use Disorders and treatment procedures. Ben is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Specialist, and works to train others joining the field as a Supervisor for Licensure in the state of Florida.

    Ben created programs that offer personalized care and allow patients to work one-on-one with staff. During his time in the field, he established the first gender and age-specific mental health program. Ben uses each of these programs as a model when teaching other treatment center owners, many of whom have implemented his approaches for treating addiction. His growing and continued success are a testimony to his devotion to help others overcome their addictions.

  • Suzanne Brafman
    LCSW — CFO & Founder
    Suzanne is the Chief Financial Officer and co-founder of Destination Hope. She has been working in the substance abuse and mental health field since 1993 and received her masters in social work from F...
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    Suzanne Brafman

    Suzanne has been working in the field for more than 20 years and is the co-founder and Chief Financial Officer at Destination Hope.

    In 1995, she earned her Master’s in Social Work from Florida International University. While Suzanne’s primary role is overseeing the company finances, she also helps clients build back up their previous relationships after newfound sobriety.

    Suzanne is innovative in her approaches and believes in involving the whole family in the recovery process. She is committed to gender-specific treatment environments as she believes women are more likely to be honest about their history and issues among their peers. Suzanne believes women need to be real about who they are and realize the support of other women will help them be successful.

  • Jon Waller
    LMHC, Lead Therapist
    Jon started his work in behavioral health in 2002, providing care in a wide variety of settings including crisis stabilization, community mental health, and addictions. Jon is a Licensed Mental Health...
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    Jon Waller
    Jon started his work in behavioral health in 2002, providing care in a wide variety of settings including crisis stabilization, community mental health, and addictions. Jon is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida, the state where he was born and raised. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University. Through his experience in counseling, he developed specialities in trauma, men’s issues, and dual diagnosis, bringing knowledge and empathy for those suffering and in need of help to make the desired changes in their life.
  • Sarah Kostrub
    Director of Clinical Services
    Sarah Kostrub is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. She comes to us with over 15 years of varying experience working in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse fields both in t...
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    Sarah Kostrub
    Sarah Kostrub is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. She comes to us with over 15 years of varying experience working in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse fields both in the private setting and in community mental health. She earned a Master of Social Work
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