Meet the Simple Path Recovery Team
Our South Florida drug and alcohol treatment center provides our clients with the opportunity to get sober and ensure a successful transition back into everyday life. We believe in creating an open and compassionate environment, that will lead our clients to a life free of addiction. Our staff work tirelessly to create such a setting with love, guidance and compassion. To this end, we maintain one of the lowest client-therapist ratios in the addiction treatment industry. Our success is in our client's ability to find lasting recovery.
THAIS HARRIS, MSW, LCSW
Thais is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in social work. She has several years of experience working in the field of mental health, addiction, and social services, as both a case manager and a therapist. Ms. Harris believes in encouraging her clients to develop their personal strengths and guides them to make their goals a reality. Thais joined Simple Path Recovery in 2020 and was promoted to clinical director in 2021. She loves her role and is diligent about maintaining a warm and supportive environment for clients. In her free time, Thais is a professional ballet teacher who loves to share her passion for the arts with the community.
cathy bilotti, M.ED., LMHC
Cathy decided 10 years ago to switch gears and leave her family restaurant business to pursue a career she felt was more rewarding and aligned with her passion of helping others. Cathy received her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Florida Atlantic University and is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. She has worked in the field for the past 8 years and has experience in treating both mental health and substance abuse. Cathy is passionate about creating a safe, trusting environment with her clients that promotes healing. Her desire is to explore the root of her client’s problems and how substance use became the solution to their issues. When Cathy is not working, you can find her traveling, working out at the gym, or cooking for her friends and family.
Matthew started his career in the treatment industry in 2012 after leaving a music career behind. After getting sober in 2011, he wanted to get into the field to help those still suffering from addiction. In 2015, Matt became the director of operations at Simple Path Recovery and would eventually become supervisor. Matt thoroughly enjoys the challenges and dynamics of his role in leading a talented team of addiction professionals. Client care is Matt’s top priority and the pride of Simple Path Recovery’s reputation. Matt still enjoys playing music with his band but has dedicated his career to helping others recover from addiction.
Priscilla has worked at Simple Path Recovery since 2018. As client liaison, Mrs. McLaughlin is heartened to see the change in clients from before arrival until discharge. As an alumni client herself, she enjoys watching the clients overcome obstacles and being there when they share their triumphs. Priscilla strives to help others on a daily basis, and believes that being able to share even a sliver of hope with another person that is struggling, can be enough to help someone want to change their life. In her spare time, Priscilla spends copious amounts of time with her husband and three children. She's also interested in philosophy, poetry, music, and learning new things.
DEREK STEINMETZ, BS
Operations / Care Manager
Derek began working in the addiction treatment field in 2016. Prior to that, he was an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) technician who had struggled with addiction most of his adult life before getting sober. With a passion for fixing things, Mr. Steinmetz decided to make a lateral change to assist others with substance use disorders. Derek is also working towards his master’s degree in social work at Walden University, so that he can continue to advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. As Simple Path Recovery’s operation manager, Derek has the opportunity to help others come out of the darkness of addiction and into recovery. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, along with smoking in his BBQ Shaq.
HEIDI STEINMETZ, BA
After a successful career in the hospitality industry and her own struggle down the dark road of addiction, Heidi chose a new path. Heidi has been working in substance abuse treatment for over 10 years for some of South Florida’s leading treatment facilities. She has heart for the hurting and her passion is to help share the light of recovery. Heidi’s greatest reward is seeing a spiritual awakening in someone who she's helped on their journey! In her leisure time, she enjoys travel and spending time with her husband and family.
colt ray crowser
Colt came to Simple Path Recovery as a client in 2016 all the way from Whitewood, South Dakota. He recently celebrated four years of sobriety. Prior to being a client, Colt was studying on a rodeo scholarship where his addiction to drugs and alcohol began to overwhelm him. Deciding to make a change, Mr. Crowser came to South Florida and jumped into recovery with both feet. As the alumni coordinator, Colt shares his experience, strength, and hope with alumni and inspires them to take their recovery to the next level. He loves when he can see the light of hope in a client’s eyes shine through the dark clouds of their destructive past. In his free time, Colt enjoys outdoor activities, adventures, and travel.