About Us

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.


Our Team

clinical director
THAIS HARRIS, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director

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

Primary Therapist

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.  

Matt Wilkof

Supervisor

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 McLaughlin

Client Liaison

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

Operations Manager

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

Alumni Coordinator

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.


"Simple path recovery has truly been a godsend for me. From day one, they took me under their arm and showed me how to live a happy and successful life in recovery! They gave me all the spiritual tools I needed and a lot more! I’ve met a lot of people in recovery and I can honestly say simple path cares. I’m still friends with all the staff and they are definitely my recovery family. God bless you guys!"


Justin M.

"Amazing place if you are trying to get sober. Helps kick start your life when you get into the real world. All the staff here genuinely cares about all the clients."


Jake B.

"I attended Simple Path in June of 2019. I had never tried to get sober and I never went to treatment before. I was scared and vulnerable. I immediately felt safe at Simple Path. In the IOP the therapists listened to me, like actually heard and genuinely cared about me. They not only helped me on my path to sobriety but they also helped me immensely with my trauma. God willing I'll have 16 months on the 1st. I couldn't have done it without all the love and care from Simple Path. Thank you to Cathy, Heidi, Carrie, Emily, Sammy Jo and Ian!"


Vanessa

"Amazing program! Very life changing and caring-people! Simple-Path saved my life."


Chase D.

"Simple path by far is the place to go for help with alcohol and drugs.. I went through there intensive out patient program which you live in their house for 30 days. It changed my life for the better... They have the best theripest that work with you individually and in group,. This is where I found myself again.. I have been sober for 6 months now thanks to simple path and all their great employees that really care about you and build you up for your next chance at life... This is the place to start your new journey in life."


Allison W.

"All the therapists are great and very supportive!"


Matthew L.

"Simple Path saved my life. There hands on approach to helping you start living a self reliant independent sober life has been nothing short of a blessing to me. I am totally grateful for the staff and the techs."


Harry C.

"This place is great. I have nothing but the best to say about simple path I would definitely recommend it to anyone. I never thought recovery was possible before I came hear but I now have 8 months of sobriety. The staff was very helpful and I learned a lot from the groups."


Devin C.

"I am so grateful for simple path and all the staff there. They have taught me a lot about myself and how to deal with everyday life challenges. Ian with out a doubt saved my life without him in my corner I don’t know where I would be. The clinical staff is very informative about addiction and help client’s get back on there feet. I’m so very grateful they got to be part of my journey."


Jake S.

"Staff genuinely cares, clinical staff and therapists are educated and also care about clients. Techs, Jason, And Dave care and will talk with clients and provide experience and advice."


Matt K.

"Simple path is a good place to go if you're in need of halfway with some clinical help! The staff is great both at iop and at housing. Lee, Derrick, and Ian are all great employees along with Denise and Peter at IOP."


Dan D.

Simple Path was there for Dennis when he was most broken. They provided him with support and gave him the tools he needed to shed the ill feelings he once felt about himself. Today, Dennis has a new perspective, gaining the confidence to walk out of Simple Path’s doors a changed man; living a healthier and happier life.


Dennis

"I sent my son here and the staff at SPR made the process so easy and comfortable for us and my son. I can't say enough good things about this place.


Delores M.

"I have sent numerous patients to Simple Path with great success. The transition from my facility to theirs has always been a smooth one. The care and compassion at this facility is remarkable. Most of my work is with Matt O’Malley who goes over and beyond to make sure our patients feel comfortable when they arrive at the facility. It’s an honor to collaborate with this facility daily!"


Pat C.

"I've worked with a number of addiction treatment centers over time and I'm always impressed by the smaller programs. Simple Path rises to the top of this group that resonates with staff and patients alike."


Matthew K.

Jack’s journey began when he arrived at Simple Path to get clean and sober. He never thought he could deal with his anxiety and depression without using drugs. Group and one-on-one therapy empowered him to deal with his problems and get better. Going strong at his one-year anniversary, Jack is in a very good place.


Jack

"I just want to say thank you simple path you helped to save my life. I was broken before I came here but today my life is amazing. I learned so much from talking with staff and all the coping skills I learned in the groups. The fact that the staff walked in my shoes gave my hope when I first got here. I am so grateful that I chose this place. If you want to get sober this is the place to be."


Jordan D.

"Nice staff, beautiful property and facility along A1A."


Jeremiah C.

"Simple Path is an absolutely great place to start turning your life around! From the beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure my entire process very easy and smooth. Everyone that helped me personally there from the start - Lee, Kyle, Matt are all fantastic guys who always had my back with any assistance I needed, always went the extra mile and remained that way my entire time there."


Max B.

"This IOP program has been a pillar in my recovery. They let me stay for as long as I needed to and worked on my core issues. "


Jessica R.

"Simple path gave me a second chance at the life I was always meant to have... and a second, and a third. If you really want to get sober Simple Path will arm you with the knowledge to do so. 90% of all the staff at housing and clinical are in recovery with substantial time. By far the best experiences of my life were at Simple Path Recovery. Shout out to Matt, Stevie, Pete, Carrie, Adam, and Derick. I love each and every one of you guys."


Davey R.

"I can’t put into words what this place have done not for just for my daughter but our whole family. The phone calls/ text didn’t stop when she finished treatment. They still go above and beyond to stay in contact with us all. I know without a doubt these guys love what they do!! I would recommend ANYONE to this treatment center. And can never thank them enough for what they did for my family."


Dana J.

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