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 Executive 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.
Assistant Director of Nursing
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Ryan spent his teenage years playing 5 different instruments and performing in Musical theater and drama productions. After completing High School, Ryan was accepted into the International Up With People Program. Up With People is a international educational and cultural organization which aims to encourage understanding among people of all nations. Ryan spent 1 year traveling the globe with over 100 students from around the world, performing a Broadway style show in 5 different languages, volunteering over 500 hours of community service and living with host families the entire year, learning new cultures and experiences. Ryan graduated with a World Smart degree in 2000.
Ryan has his associates degree in Abnormal Psychology from NSCC in Massachusetts and started his career with The Department of Mental Health Massachusetts in 2004. Ryan spent over 10 years as the Residential “House” Manager for Lahey Behavioral Health, outside of Boston, at the Solstice Program; providing therapeutic structure, clinical support and teaching life routine in a home like setting for teenagers of abuse, mental health issues and substance abuse. During this time, Ryan also was a Specialized Mentor for at risk youth, providing role modeling and support on a 1:1 basis.
Ryan attended Nursing School in 2014, earning his License Practical Nursing degree from Boston Medical Institute. Shortly after graduating, Ryan, his partner and his furbabies moved to Florida for the beautiful weather and the endless need for nurses in the state. Ryan established his Nursing career at SpringBrook Hospital in Brooksville, Fl, working directly with clients with mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders, for over 6 years. During this time, Ryan was the Lead Preceptor for all new nurses and performed as charge nurse for multiple units.
In 2018, Ryan joined the Spring Gardens Recovery Team as an overnight nurse, supervising and providing a healthy healing environment for our clients. Over the past 4 years, Ryan has occupied the roles of Lead Nurse, Nursing Supervisor and currently he is the ADON for the facility. Ryan leads an educated group of nurses, with backgrounds in bedside care, mental health and substance abuse disorder care. Ryan’s approach to client care comes from the understanding that each client has individual needs and deserves the utmost of quality care. Ryan and his nurses provide clients with the proper education and understanding of medical detox and medication stabilization for the best approach to sustained recovery and sobriety. Ryan is active in our facilities outings and holiday gatherings, always dressing up for some laughs and team spirit.
Director of Compliance and Continued Care
Simonné was raised on Long Island NY and graduated HS in 1999 and went on to Community College and then Beauty School. She became a licensed Hairstylist for 9 years before going back to college to earn her Associates Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling in 2008. After graduating in 2010 she became a CASAC-T (Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee. Then moved to Brooklyn, NY where she began her career in the substance abuse field and worked at a privately owned substance abuse outpatient treatment program, where she started as a counselor and went on to become the ACS coordinator who reviewed all the court reports for Child Welfare cases.
She went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services & Criminal justice from Empire State College and eventually became a CASAC (Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor) in the state of NY. Finally, she went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College in 2016 all while continuing substance abuse counseling.
Before moving to FL she worked for an agency in various roles. I started as an intake specialist, then moved on to supervise the intake department as the intake coordinator setting up training manuals and curriculum all as part of the business development department who went into the field to educate and engage the communities in the Bronx & Manhattan. Then became a social worker in the day program, lead social worker and finally the director of operations.
When she moved to FL in 2017 she began working for Marchman court in Hillsborough County where she stayed for 3 years, during that time she assisted families find treatment for their loved ones who needed the help of a civil court order.
Simonné landed at Spring Gardens in the middle of a global pandemic and was welcomed into an atmosphere of healing for clients seeking help for their substance abuse issues. She started as a part time clinician and soon became fulltime and began to train as the discharge planner. She quickly was able to use her skills to build relationships in the community to best serve our clients. She is currently the Director of Compliance and Continued Care working towards her LCSW license and hopes to one day become a clinical director.
Director of Outpatient Services
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Hypnotherapist, Samuel has always been passionate about seeking cutting edge treatment that promotes mind-body healing. When traditional medicine offered him minimal help, he found relief through the discovery of various holistic healing methods. This emboldened him to seek education and training that would empower him to provide these same opportunities for others on their search.
Samuel was trained in Existential and Phenomenological Psychology at Duquesne University, which fortuitously laid the groundwork for understanding a mindfulness and humanistic based approach to therapy. Upon graduation, Samuel participated in an intensive nine-month residential hypnotherapy program at The Institute for Interpersonal Hypnotherapy. It was there that Samuel was introduced to an array of powerful modalities that provided personal and professional growth far exceeding even the loftiest of expectations.
Samuel received his Master’s of Science from California University of Pennsylvania in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Shortly thereafter, Samuel was recruited to work at a holistic treatment center in Western Pennsylvania where he seamlessly integrated traditional SUD treatment such as CBT and MI with clinical hypnosis and mindfulness-based therapy. Samuel went on to provide training onsite and at conferences on the utilization of hypnosis in substance abuse treatment.
Samuel was an integral part of the development of several programs for Elements Behavioral Health including Clarity Way and The Ranch Pennsylvania. Samuel also moved to the DC area where he launched the Men’s program and eventually oversaw the outpatient program at Sagebrush Treatment Center. Samuel has spent the last two and a half years working for a telehealth platform Lionrock Behavioral Health where he launched several initiatives including clinical hypnosis training, monthly CEU training, and the multi-family group program. Samuel continues to explore cutting edge treatments that include basic training in EMDR, Comprehensive Resource Model, integrative nutrition, psychopharmacology, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Lead Behavioral Health Tech
Born and raised in England, Neil spent his childhood flying the world, as his parents were Airline employees based out of London. Neil and his family settled down from the jet setting lifestyle and moved to The United States and made a home in Texas for many years.
Neil attended Indiana State University and graduated with a 2 year degree in Outdoor Education. With his degree, Neil went on to work at Bradford Woods, which is funded by Indiana State University.
Neil worked as an Outdoor Education Instructor, working with at risk youth from local school systems and adjudicated youth from state court systems. Neil also specialized at Team Building Functions for University Sororities, Fraternities, and major national corporate companies. As an Outdoor Education Instructor, Neil would take the curriculums the students were working on in the classroom and adapt his teachings to reflect team-building, skill building and group cooperation and teamwork in an outdoor setting. Neil specialized in working directly with students who experienced substance abuse issues, ADHD, bipolar, oppositional defiance disorder and would take away the “four walls” of a classroom and teach science, nature, and history in an outdoor nature setting. During this time, Neil established a new program that would take youth from the court system on a two-week primitive camping trip, to teach leadership outdoor skills, bonding and remove trust issues. Neil also specialized as white-water rafting instructor, outdoor ropes instructor, and an inclusion specialist working with Easter seals Corporation.
After 4 years working in Indiana Neil moved back to Massachusetts, where he immediately acquired a position in Maine and worked at Agassiz Village, a year-round outdoor education center, located in Poland Maine; serving inner city youth of Boston. Neil worked in contract with The Boys and Girls Club of Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire.
After several years, Neil decided to move back to Massachusetts and acquired a an position with Lahey Behavioral Health of Massachusetts at the Solstice Academy in Rowley, Massachusetts. Neil held the position of Residential Manager for their group home for at risk youth dealing with mental, physical, sexual abuse along with substance abuse behaviors.
In 2015, Neil moved to Florida and worked at a psychiatric hospital, specializing his services on the 28-day Substance Abuse Unit as a Mental Health Technician. Neil worked closely with VA clients and their families establishing healthy boundaries and teaching positive coping skills for mental health and substance abuse.
Neil transitioned to Spring Gardens Recovery as a Behavioral Health Technician and quickly filled the position as a Lead and been an essential part of the Spring Gardens family ever since. Neil’s future goal is to become a Recovery Coach to Advocate for addiction and mental illness.
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.