At Spring Gardens Recovery, we pride ourselves on having the best addiction recovery staff on hand for our guests. Without our knowledgeable and passionate addiction recovery staff, our facility wouldn't be what it is today. Learn about our addiction recovery staff members below:

Samantha Nettleton, M.S., LMHC

CEO, Clinical Director, and Certified Recovery Coach

Samantha Nettleton is both the Chief Operating Officer and Clinical Director for Spring Gardens Recovery. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been providing therapy and recovery support for over 10 years. She received both her Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services with concentrations in Mental Health and Addiction Counseling from Springfield College. She has also been certified as a recovery coach since 2012.

Samantha specializes in helping individuals and families struggling with depression, anxiety, substance and behavioral addictions, trauma, anger management, and co-occurring disorders. Samantha works with individuals and families in all aspects of life.

She has published several articles on the issues of addiction, family dynamics, depression, and adolescent mental health. Samantha has facilitated workshops across the United States on grief, sex addiction, and cultural competency in counseling. She has also helped create several programs in the areas of substance abuse, domestic violence prevention, equine therapy, and community based treatment. For the past few years, Samantha has worked with women in the adult entertainment industry and is currently working on publishing a study on the emotional effects of women working in this industry.

Samantha believes in rehabilitating the mind, body, and spirit through an integrative approach of CBT and empowerment based solution-focused therapy. Through the belief in individualized care, she focuses on providing an innovative approach to total family wellness.

Dr. Tanveer Chaudhry, MD

Medical Director

A board-certified MD in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry & Neurology, and Integrative & Holistic Medicine, Dr. Chaudhry heads our nationally renowned clinical team. He’s experienced in a variety of alternative and complementary healing approaches such as shamanism, nutrition, and meditation.

As our Medical Director, Dr. Chaudhry ensures that all of our practices take an integrative approach to whole-person wellness while also promoting a compassionate recovery experience. As a proud graduate of University of Miami, he has spent over 20 years in the behavioral health field. In fact, his expertise and influence on addiction and holistic medicine has led to numerous prestigious honors.

To this day, Dr. Chaudhry remains committed to delivering a life-changing experience for all clients attempting to embrace sobriety.

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Gabriel Sanchez Jr.

Director of Admissions

Gabriel is a graduate of Tarpon Springs High School and St. Petersburg College. He has over 12 years of admissions experience in the field of substance abuse and mental health treatment. As one of the first points of contact at Spring Gardens Recovery his first priority is to provide a welcoming and inviting experience to anyone seeking treatment for themselves or a loved one. His goal is to make the commitment to treatment as simple, compassionately and quickly as possible. He is there to ensure that their questions, and all their concerns are answered to determine which treatment option best supports their journey towards recovery.

Gabriel is also certified in Music Therapy and Sound Healing as well as an accomplished musician. Through music therapy he is able to get to know the patients, connect with their stories and use music as a therapeutic relationship to support and strengthen the Spring Gardens clinical and medical goals.

Connie Belcher, M.S., LMHC, MBA, CCTP

Clinical Director of Outpatient Services, Certified Recovery Coach and Trainer of Trainers

Connie began her journey of helping others in 2004 when she decided to make Mental Health a career choice. After earning a master's degree, she accepted her first paid position at Phoenix House of Brandon, FL and fell deeper in love with helping people emerge from whatever darkness they were experiencing in their lives. Connie’s passion is counseling those who struggle with various addictive behaviors (substance use, problem gambling, etc.) and co-occurring lifestyle issues.

She has found strength-based and empathic approaches encourage clients to discover their capabilities for living a healthy, positive lifestyle. Connie also enjoys creating programs and writing policies & procedures for start-up companies in the field. She strongly believes in sharing knowledge and resources to help those in need.

Begin Working with Our Addiction Recovery Staff Today

Our addiction recovery staff is ready to help our guests begin their journey towards lasting recovery. Each staff member has the training, education, and passion necessary to support each guest to success. If you wish to speak with a staff member or begin with our services, reach out to us at 866-244-9556.