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G & G Healthcare Services Treatment Program Staff

Duchess Raufman, M.S., Program Director, graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology on August 2001. She also has a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova SouthEastern University on June 2003. She is a member of the Florida Mental Health Counselors, a registered intern for Mental Health Counseling, and a certified CFARS and FARS. Her experience includes therapeutic behavioral services for children and adolescents; screening assessments to Miami-Dade and Broward County Jails; case management; counseling sessions for individuals, couples, groups and families; group therapy for dually diagnoses clients; facilitating 12-Step groups.

Frank Pallavicini, MSEd, LMHC, Clinical Director, Frank earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Miami in 1989. He has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida since June 1992. He has extensive experience helping clients with substance use disorders, major mental illnesses and with the co-occurrence of these disorders. Much of his career has focused on program development and clinical leadership. Frank joined G&G in May 2016 and is working on increasing the integration of alternative approaches and cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of substance use disorders offered by G&G.