Key Staff Members &
Substance Abuse Counselors

Our team comes from a diverse background of experience, but we’re unified by two qualities – a genuine care for our clients and a dedication to their recovery and wellness. Many of us have experienced addiction ourselves. We’ve worked in all areas of substance abuse, as well as behavioral and mental health.

  • Jon Waller
    LMHC, Lead Therapist
    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 Health...
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    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 Health Counselor in the State of Florida, the state where he was born and raised. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University. Through his experience in counseling, he developed specialities in trauma, men’s issues, and dual diagnosis, bringing knowledge and empathy for those suffering and in need of help to make the desired changes in their life.
  • Nicholas Koppelman
    Therapist
    Nick is a Mental Health Counselor who graduated in 2016 with a Master of Education degree from Florida Atlantic University, after three years in their counselor education graduate program. During that...
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    Nicholas Koppelman
    Nick is a Mental Health Counselor who graduated in 2016 with a Master of Education degree from Florida Atlantic University, after three years in their counselor education graduate program. During that time, he completed a one-year internship at a drug and alcohol treatment facility in Delray Beach, Florida. Nick had previously graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from FAU. Nick also had over a year of experience as a behavioral health technician in addition to this graduate education. Nick has a passion for supporting those motivated to seek changes and the enlightenment necessary to overcome their history of mental health and addiction struggles, family dysfunctions and/or strength discontinue toxic relationships, and seek a more fulfilling sense of meaning or purpose for their lives. Nick also comes from a multicultural family and can relate to clients of diverse cultures, with cultural sensitivity and awareness.
  • Devon Grant
    MAP Primary Therapist
    Devon is the Primary Therapist for Destination Hope’s Mature Adult Program or MAP. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Georgia Southern University, his Masters in Education: Professional Cou...
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    Devon Grant
    Devon is the Primary Therapist for Destination Hope's Mature Adult Program or MAP. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Georgia Southern University, his Masters in Education: Professional Counseling from University of Georgia and a Certificate in Addiction from Kaplan University Before becoming an addiction therapist, Devon was a school counselor for 7 years As the MAP Primary Therapist, Devon is dedicated to helping mature men overcome their addictive behaviors to live productive lives within society. He teaches clients coping strategies and various ways to handle cravings and stress on a daily basis during individual and group sessions.
  • Joshua Gray
    Therapist
    Joshua Gray is a primary therapist in the destination hope men’s program and is currently a certified drug and alcohol counselor as well as a certified behavioral health technician through the Flori...
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    Joshua Gray
    Joshua Gray is a primary therapist in the destination hope men’s program and is currently a certified drug and alcohol counselor as well as a certified behavioral health technician through the Florida certification board in which he has worked as a behavioral health technician, case manager, primary therapist while employed at destination and is currently going into his fourth year of employment. Joshua has been involved in recovery and treatment since age 18 and his passion is to help people overcome their current challenges to achieve a better quality of life through abstinence.
  • Gabriel King
    Case Manager
    Gabriel started working at Destination Hope as a certified behavioral health tech in June of 2014 and has since moved up to case manager. He graduated from the academy of addiction professionals and i...
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    Gabriel King
    Gabriel started working at Destination Hope as a certified behavioral health tech in June of 2014 and has since moved up to case manager. He graduated from the academy of addiction professionals and is currently waiting to take his Alcohol and Drug Counselor exam (ADC). Gabe truly enjoys working with addicts and alcoholics and takes a lot of pride in what he does.
  • Sarah Kostrub
    Director of Clinical Services
    Sarah Kostrub is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. She comes to us with over 15 years of varying experience working in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse fields both in t...
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    Sarah Kostrub
    Sarah Kostrub is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. She comes to us with over 15 years of varying experience working in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse fields both in the private setting and in community mental health. She earned a Master of Social Work
  • Michael Taylor
    Director of Nursing
    Michael Taylor is the Director of the Medical Department at Destination Hope. He has worked in the field of behavioral health field for 33 years and has been at Destination Hope for the past 6. Michae...
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    Michael Taylor
    Michael Taylor is the Director of the Medical Department at Destination Hope. He has worked in the field of behavioral health field for 33 years and has been at Destination Hope for the past 6. Michael has been a registered nurse for 42 years and is certified in Chemical Dependency and Psychiatric and Mental Health. His depth of expertise runs the gamut having worked in both the private and public sectors over his career. Michael and the Medical Department at Destination Hope work closely with counselors and outside physicians and medical centers to coordinate medical care, especially in cases of co-occurring disorders / dual diagnosis. Michael has been a part of the tremendous growth of the addiction treatment industry over the years. While encouraged by the societal progress in eliminating the stigma associated with addiction he, and all of us at Destination Hope, see an incredible opportunity to improve access to care. Through outreach, education and a focus on quality of care, Michael and the Destination Hope team strive to improve patient outcomes every day.
  • Anna Raciot
    Wellness Coordinator
    Anna Racicot graduated from Educating Hands School of Massage in 2007. Her passion for touch therapeutics led her to certifications in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Deep Tissue therapies. After discov...
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    Anna Raciot
    Anna Racicot graduated from Educating Hands School of Massage in 2007. Her passion for touch therapeutics led her to certifications in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Deep Tissue therapies. After discovering the extraordinary benefits of Qigong, she became a certified instructor in 2012. With over a decade of experience in the field of addiction, Anna is inspired to carry a universal message of love, transformation, spiritual principles, and social conscience. As one of the key members of the Destination Hope wellness program, Anna coordinates a number of therapeutic programs beyond counseling including massage, yoga, audio-visual stimulation, nutrition and physical therapy. These programs contribute to the uniqueness of Destination Hope’s well-rounded therapeutic offering. As part of her dedication to the treatment of addiction, Anna continuously seeks out opportunities to support and foster the recovery community. Currently, Anna is the Social Chair of the Broward Chapter of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association and is insured by the American Massage Council.