Mental Health Counselors

Key Staff Members

The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center is privileged to employ some of the most experienced mental health treatment professionals in the United States. Our team is nationally recognized for upholding excellence in mental health treatment and for helping countless individuals build healthy, productive lives in recovery.

Each team member brings a diverse skill set and outlook to our team, making our program well-rounded and exceptionally competent. Let our team work for you and your loved one. We’ll help you rewrite your story.

Ben Brafman

LMHC, CAP — CEO, Founder

Ben Brafman, LMHC, CAP is the Founder and CEO of The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center, Destination Hope, and The Academy for Addiction Professionals. He is also the founder of the Guardian Beh... Learn More

Suzanne Brafman

LCSW — CFO & Founder

Suzanne Brafman is the co-founder and CFO of the Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center and has 24 years of experience working in the mental health and substance abuse field. She earned her Masters ... Learn More

Michael Taylor

RN, CD, BC – Clinical Nurse Liaison

Michael Taylor is a Registered Nurse with National Certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health, Behavioral Health, and Chemical Dependency. He has 27 years of experience working in the field, ... Learn More

Sarah Kostrub

LCSW – Director of Clinical Services

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida, Sarah Kostrub has more than 15 years of varying experience working in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health fields in the private sett... Learn More

Andrew Merker

Program Director

With ten years of experience in the recovery field, Andrew Merker provides counseling to patients at adult and adolescent facilities. Merker has more than seven years of admissions experience in ... Learn More