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The Gardens at Lake Worth

4828 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres, Florida, 33463
Our core philosophy at The Gardens at Lake Worth is built around ensuring that every client receives the absolute highest quality of personalized care. We understand that every individual who enters our treatment center is unique, having their own life experiences with families, health issues, current challenges as well as future opportunities. Our team of clinicians take the entire individual into account when developing their assessments and assembling their treatment plan. We are so proud and grateful that so many of the individuals who received treatment from our team have remained in long-term recovery. Our mission is not just to treat the individual suffering from addiction, but also to provide assistance to their families and loved ones. We utilize an industry leading aftercare monitoring program which has demonstrated long-term success in helping thousands to remain sober and continue on their journey in recovery.

Facility Highlights

  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Gender Specific Residences
  • Equine Therapy


  • Equine Therapy

    A form of animal therapy, equine therapy involves visiting, working with and sometimes riding horses as a way to create a metaphoric relationship that leads to life-altering insights.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Sean Draves
    Sean DravesPrimary Therapist
    Sean Draves has been in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse fields for over 10 years as well as working for non-profit organizations. Sean has a BA in Psychology from FAU and is state certified as an Addiction Professional. Sean uses a multi-faceted approach focused on mindfulness, cognitive restructuring, and behavior modification. Sean believes he is there to guide the client helping them come to their own conclusions and understanding of their addiction, and what is needed for them to create a sober and positive life for themselves.
  • Justin Kunzelman
    Justin KunzelmanDirector of Mobile Assessments
    Justin is our Director of Mobile Assessments. He brings five years of experience work in the substance use disorder treatment community to his work at The Gardens. Before coming to the Gardens, he spent two years working with Recovery Associates. Justin holds an Associates in Science degree in Social Work from Palm Beach State College. His work in the field gives him the chance to connect with clients one-on-one, when they are about to face one of the most challenging and rewarding times in their lives. Justin finds the value in his work when he sees people come from the streets and become fathers, mothers, wives, husbands, Sons, Daughters.

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Located in the community of Greenacres, Fla., eight miles southwest of West Palm Beach, The Gardens at Lake Worth provides a residential program, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for individuals struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. An aftercare program is available. The Gardens at Lake Worth also offers detoxification services on-site.


Before admission, clients participate in an initial phone assessment to help clinicians determine if The Gardens is an appropriate treatment program. Once admitted, an in-person assessment may be conducted to help clinicians form an individualized plan of care. The Gardens’ treatment approach is comprised of evidence-based treatments enhanced by holistic treatment methods.

The Gardens’ programming consists of one-on-one, group, and family counseling sessions, as well as an introduction to the 12-Steps. The facility also offers program tracks that emphasize 12-step or a faith-based model of treatment. In addition, clients may participate in equine therapy, yoga, chiropractic care, and guided meditation sessions.

If a co-occurring disorder is identified during the initial assessment, The Gardens implements treatments that address the mental health issues contributing to addictive behaviors. Clients may undergo cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) sessions to address issues of trauma or depression, and the facility may utilize medication-assisted therapy.

As a client progresses in treatment, they may transition to less-intensive levels of care, such as aftercare treatment.


Under the direction of a medical director, The Gardens at Lake Worth’s staff is comprised of certified drug and alcohol counselors, a nurse, and case managers.


Clients live in gender-specific residences in shared, furnished rooms. Family visitation must be prearranged with the client’s primary therapist. Clients do not have access to their phones, but after 10 days, clients can receive phone passes.


At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has received feedback from five former clients of this facility, most of which reported positive experiences.

Those who left positive ratings indicated that the environment was comfortable and praised the staff. All but one alumni awarded five out of five stars for the facility’s treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and meals.

However, one alum, J.B., indicated that he would not recommend treatment and gave just one out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and meals. Additionally, R.C. complained about the housing.

On Google, a single alum, Ivy, gave a five out of five star review. [1] She wrote: “The Gardens saved my life and equipped me with the skills I needed to get and stay sober. The staff is caring, nonjudgemental, and truly want to see their clients live a fullfilling life in recovery. Trust them, Trust the process and you could be living An amazing sober life, better than anything you could have imagined!”


One staff member of this facility provided Rehabs.com with feedback to date. The feedback was positive.

Staff member J.S. gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, and wrote: “The Gardens Is a safe and comfortable rehab pervading top of the line care to our clients. We take who our client is person on a personal level to tailor a program specifically for them and the best outcome of there treatment.”


According to its website, The Gardens at Lake Worth accepts private health insurance, typically on an out of network basis.

[1] https://goo.gl/HjpYdS

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