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
COO, 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
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.
Lillian E. Tenebruso, ARNP
Director of Nursing, MSN, RN
Lillian serves Spring Garden Recovery in the dual roles of our ARNP and Director of Nursing (DON). In her role as the Family Nurse Practitioner, she assists the facility in providing medical, detox, and psychiatric assessments, medications, and treatments to the clients. Lillian also provides oversight and direction to the nursing services at the facility and while working directly with the COO and Medical Director, in her role as the DON.
Lillian has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of settings and roles within the health care field. Lillian has her master’s degree in Nursing from Gonzaga University and is a Certified Nurse Practitioner through the AANP. She also holds a Certificate in Leadership and is Certified in Medication Assisted Treatment. Lillian has been the recipient of several best practice and quality improvement awards.
Her passion is helping each individual client grow into a healthy and improved human being. She does this by effectively treating each individual’s detox symptoms, providing up to date medications, and help facilitate treatments for underlying medical and psychiatric issues. She provides compassionate care to each client and openly listens to every individual’s history, needs, and goals. In pursuit of her goal of each client reaching their full potential, she provides holistic care though an interdisciplinary approach. Lillian uses her own experiences to help clients learn how to maintain these practices into their lives to help them sustained recovery after they leave Spring Garden Recovery.
Lillian spends her free time living a healthy balanced lifestyle which incorporates clean eating, physical exercise, and work life. Lillian is happy to be part of such an excellent team of professionals and looks forward to continuing to serve the clients at Spring Garden Recovery and ensure that each client receives the best experience possible to obtain true recovery in their everyday life.
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
Lead Clinical Therapist, 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.