The Academy for Addiction Professionals – President & CEO
Rx Angels – President & CEO
Sullivan Pharmacy – President & CEO
Barry University – Mental Health Counseling and Family Therapy
Mr. Ben Brafman, MS, LMHC, CAP is Co-Founder and Clinical Director of SBMHC. He has founded a multitude of programs focusing on addiction, men’s issues, eating disorders, and personality disorders. Ben was the Founder, President, and CEO of Destination Hope, a treatment center specializing in substance abuse and mental health disorders, established in 2007. Ben is also the founder, President, and CEO of The Academy for Addiction Professionals. The Academy is a school geared toward preparing professionals for the field of addiction by assisting students in getting their CBHT, CAS, CAC, and CAP. Additionally, Ben is also the Founder, President, and CEO of Rx Angels, a non-profit organization. Its main purpose is to help families that cannot afford medication and treatment for their mentally ill loved ones.
Ben has been in the field of behavioral health for 25 years. He has developed several programs in the South Florida area and has been instrumental in teaching other professionals how to effectively manage their clinical programs. Ben is recognized as a leading authority in behavioral health and a pioneer in clinical services. He is also actively involved in several community service programs. He has helped families all over the country from Atlanta, Georgia to Santa Barbara, California. He is a published author in the area of dual diagnosis and behavioral health. Additionally, Ben is a leading expert in family issues related to addiction and its impact on the system of family, having positively influenced thousands of families in his career.
Ben has a dual Masters from Barry University in Counseling and Family Therapy. Mr. Brafman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He is also a Certified Addiction Professional and trains supervisors in the state of Florida to supervise others effectively. He has completed several marathons and is currently working on publishing books in the area of addiction, mental illness, and behavioral health.
Dr. Richard Seely educated at Princeton University, Jefferson Medical College, and University of Miami residency in psychiatry, Dr. Rick Seely is Board-certified in psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and addiction psychiatry, and also in addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He serves as an evaluator and provider for Florida’s Impaired Professionals Programs and for professional sports teams, and as a consultant to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.
Dr. Seely is an addiction medicine psychiatrist who has served as medical director of addiction treatment centers in South Florida since 1990 and has had the privilege of assessing and treating over 100,000 individuals suffering from the disease of addiction. He has taught addiction psychiatry at medical schools for over 35 years and supervises psychiatric resident physicians in addiction medicine.
In long-term recovery from addiction himself, Dr. Seely empathizes with patients and provides clear, consistent, and compassionate guidance in their recovery efforts. He imparts his experience and knowledge in a manner consistent with humility and dedication to spreading the message of hope and recovery.
Florida Medical Center – Internal Medicine Physician
Florida University Hospital – Internal Medicine Physician
Milestones in Recovery – Internal Medicine Physician
MedPsych Consultants – Founding Partner
Dr. Linda Dolin is the Medical Director of The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center. She received her medical degree from Chicago Medical School and went on to complete her residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Dolin brings nearly 32 years of experience as a practicing internal medical physician to her role as medical director at SBMHC. Her medical practice consists entirely of inpatient and outpatient clients with psychiatric diagnoses. Dr. Dolin’s passion is helping people recover from mental illnesses with accurate and intuitive diagnoses which inform effective treatment plans.
Mr. Jaime Blaustein is Co-Founder and CEO of SBMHC. Prior to this role, he was an investment banker at Credit Suisse in its Global Industrials coverage group in New York City. Here he was responsible for advising clients in the basic materials sector on strategic matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, restructurings and various debt and equity financings. Before Credit Suisse, he worked in institutional sales at Lord Abbett, a mutual fund manager overseeing ~$150 billion in assets under management. Earlier in his career he worked in wealth management at both Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo, advising a wide array of clients on investment strategies.
Jaime received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his M.B.A. from Duke University. He is an unapologetic NY Giants, Duke Blue Devils and Michigan Wolverine fan. His interests include fitness, steakhouses, international travel, meditation retreats, and quality time with friends. Jaime is a newly minted resident of Miami. He is actively involved in sponsoring dozens of men in recovery and is beyond excited to marry his business expertise with his passion for helping others make a comeback from the depths of mental illness and addiction.
After a 25+ year career on Wall Street, Michael Malamed has chosen to give back by extending the spirit of Through The Archway beyond Peter. In recovery himself for the last 13 years, Michael brings his experience, strength, and hope to the world of mental heath treatment. Michael is a certified Recovery Coach who meets the client where they are physically, emotionally, and spiritually . He is certified in Hatha, Kundalini, Y12SR, Chair Yoga and Yogic Breathwork. His peer-based, mindful approach helps guide patients to healing and recovery