Our Staff

Our Experienced Staff

Mark A. Hernandez
M.D - Medical Director

Mark A. Hernandez, MD is the Psychiatrist for Wellness Counseling and Residential Detoxification. Dr. Hernandez received his medical degree from the Instituto Technologico De Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic in 1989, at the age of 24. After passing medical exams he completed his residency program in Psychiatry at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami in 2002, and was Chief Resident in Psychiatry from 2001 to 2002.

Soon after graduation Dr. Hernandez had three different private practices and gained much experience in diagnosing and treating adults and geriatrics with depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, psychotic disorders and other psychiatric conditions.

Dr. Hernandez has also worked in various substance abuse programs as Medical Director developing much experience in dual diagnosing and the treatment of clients with related disorders, including detoxification treatment for multiple substances.

Dr. Hernandez vast experience in the field of psychiatry includes the upper management and supervision of medical staff, as well as direct supervision of other clinical personnel including, ARNPSs, PAs, and RNs.

Juan R. Garcia
LCSW – Clinical Director

Juan R. Garcia, LCSW, is the Clinical Director of Wellness Counseling and Residential Detoxification in Stuart and Jensen Beach Florida.

Juan’s experience as a clinician has enabled him to increase the quality of care and efficacy of treatment interventions at various facilities. He is committed to helping dually diagnosed patients recover from all alcohol and drug use disorders.

Juan leads his clinical team in providing clients with tailored treatment plans that can be integrated into their daily lives. He has served as Director/Program Manager for various treatment settings and has been in the field for over 11 years. As an administrator, his experience includes program development, clinical directorship, clinical supervision and senior leadership. Juan continues ongoing education by attending national and local conferences, keeping up with current therapy research, and seeking supervision/guidance from other professionals in the field.

Wellness has earned the Joint
Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval
for all levels of care.

Teresa Horldt
LMHC, QS – Primary Therapist

Teresa has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2009 and became a Qualified Supervisor in 2016 to assist interns by providing supervision needed to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has completed intensive training in DBT and has been involved in individual and group facilitation since 2003.

Teresa has spent 13 years working with several FACT teams serving the severely and chronically mentally ill, with an emphasis on dually diagnosed.  She has served as the Assistant Team Leader, the Substance Abuse Specialist and Team Leader with the different teams.

Most recently, Teresa has worked in the Substance Abuse Outpatient setting for 2 years prior to the past 14 months at the Residential and Detox setting with Wellness.

The Nicest Detox Center In FL

Wellness Residential Detox is by far one of the nicest detox centers in FL. They had a great staff to client ratio. Accommodations were spectacular and the place was clean! The staff was understanding, they conducted a few small groups throughout the day covering light material. Unlike a previous detox center, I went to that forced people to go to groups that were just way too complex for someone detoxing.