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

Samantha Nettleton is the 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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Lillian E. Tenebruso, APRN

Director of Nursing, MSN, RN

Lillian serves Spring Garden Recovery in the dual roles of our APRN 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.

Danielle Cafiero

Director of Admissions

Danielle Cafiero is the Director of Admissions for Spring Gardens Recovery. Danielle is certified by the state of Florida in case management and has a BA in psychology. Danielle has over ten years of experience in case management working directly with those affected by substance-use disorder. Recently, Danielle was promoted to the Director of Admissions role where she has oversight of the admissions team and process. Because of Danielle's vast experience in case management, she is able to relate to potential guests and build a trustworthy relationship. Danielle is responsible for processing new client intakes, as well as providing admissions training and support. Danielle is also cross-trained to serve in a community education role and spends a portion of her time, attending meetings, interfacing with key hospital personnel, and other various community agencies.

David Philipsen

Director of Eastern Medicine

David Philipsen is the Director of Eastern Medicine at Spring Gardens Recovery. David is a recent graduate of Florida College of Integrative Medicine and currently working on his NCCAOM boards. As a staff member at Spring Gardens Recovery, his responsibilities include educating our clients on the modalities of Eastern medicine and the increased success rate of sobriety when combining standard and integrative therapies. David’s education is not limited to eastern medicine. His education also includes herbology and pharmacology giving our clients the opportunity to learn a heathier lifestyle. David facilitates group sessions from topics range from Anti-inflammatories to a Zhen style of life. It is not uncommon for staff members to attend David’s presentations to learn more about holistic modalities and eastern principles that can enhance our guests’ recovery. David genuinely takes interest in each client providing not only knowledge, but the tools need to succeed in their individual quest for sobriety.

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.