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Mental Health Counselors

Key Staff Members

The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center is privileged to employ some of the most experienced mental health treatment professionals in the United States. Our team is nationally recognized for upholding excellence in mental health treatment and for helping countless individuals build healthy, productive lives in recovery.

Each team member brings a diverse skill set and outlook to our team, making our program well-rounded and exceptionally competent. Let our team work for you and your loved one. We’ll help you rewrite your story.

Sarah Kostrub

Director of Clinical Services

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida, Sarah Kostrub has more than 15 years of varying experience working in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health fields in the private sett... Learn More

Brandhi Hixon

Primary Therapist

Originally from Virginia, I relocated to South Florida to attend Nova Southeastern University where I received my master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. I joined Destination Hope in 20... Learn More

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 H... Learn More

Michael Taylor

Clinical Nurse Liaison

Michael Taylor is a Registered Nurse with National Certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health, Behavioral Health, and Chemical Dependency. He has 27 years of experience working in the field, ... Learn More

Emily Woods

Admissions Director

Kim Dumke


Kim is originally from Richmond, Virginia, and relocated to Florida in 2016 to attend Barry University where she received her Masters of Social Work. Prior to that she received her Bachelors degr... Learn More

Edson Nicolas

BHT Supervisor

Katie Bost

BHT Supervisor

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