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Our Staff - Costa Rica Treatment Center

OUR STAFF MEMBERS – ADDICTION TREATMENT TEAM

INTERNATIONAL & FULLY BILINGUAL ADDICTION TREATMENT TEAM

Costa Rica Treatment Center works with hand selected professionals that comprise the most experienced multidisciplinary team in the country. Each team member is highly qualified by education, experience, and training.

Our clinically diverse team is comprised of licensed addiction therapists, physicians, psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and addiction counselors. Each member of the team demonstrates in-depth knowledge of addiction recovery and chemical dependency. Each member serves as an integral part of the overall treatment team.

ADDICTION TREATMENT TEAM DYNAMIC

At Costa Rica Treatment Center our culture is centered on genuine ‘connection’ and a sense of greater purpose. We love what we do and are committed in the delivery of the most effective treatment programs available. We’ve been able to achieve our amazing results through a collaborative effort – our staff culture permeates into the client’s experience. In short, when you are here you are family. Most of our former clients become friends and remain in close contact with our staff for years to come.

Dr. Karla Uriarte
Doctor - Code 13412
Dr. Uriarte brings to Costa Rica Treatment Center a diverse medical background. She has extensive experience treating complex medical issues and uses holistic approaches to promote optimal overall health and well-being for all our clients. She performs medical evaluations at entry and supervises overall patient health.
Dr. Randall Quiros
Addictions Psychiatrist
He supports the Costa Rica Treatment Center in the field of Psychiatry. His expertise as a physician in the medical field combined with a deep understanding of addictions treatment and a strong passion for helping people with substance abuse make him a valued member of our medical team. Dr. Quiros performs psychiatric evaluations at entry and oversees all patient medication protocols
Dr. Viviana Herrera Rojas
Doctor
Dr. Viviana Herrera graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University Latina of Costa Rica. She has broad experience treating a wide variety of medical pathologies, both chronic and acute. At Costa Rica Treatment Center she performs medical evaluations and supports the medical needs of patients.
Dr. Milena Radulovich
Medical & Psychiatric Support
A valued member of our medical team, Dr. Radulovich is a physician versed in psychiatry with extensive experience working with interdisciplinary clinical teams. She is passionate about helping patients struggling with co-occurring disorders and seamlessly integrates her medical expertise with compassionate care. At CRTC, she conducts medical evaluations and supports patients in the early stages of the program.
Dr. Bryan Alfaro
Medical & Psychiatric Support
Dr. Alfaro is a physician trained in psychiatry and mental health. His commitment and experience working with mental health patients including those with substance use disorder make him a valued member of our medical team. At Costa Rica Treatment Center, he conducts medical evaluations and helps support patients through early stages of the program.
Tony Feeney
Addiction Recovery Specialist
As a person in long-term recovery, Tony has been working to help people find recovery from addiction in some fashion for 15 + years either as a sponsor, mentor, or as a professional in clinical environments.  At CRTC he works to formulate practical, action-based plans to transition our clients into healthier states of mental and emotional processing. Tony is a certified 12-step recovery coach and certified SMART recovery facilitator.
Paola Cravioto Pacheco
Clinical Director & Psychologist - Code 6803
Master in Clinical Psychology with over 13 years of experience in addiction treatment, Paola is the clinical director at Costa Rica Treatment Center. Her passion and commitment to providing clients with the best possible experience are the benchmarks of our program. She ensures the program functions at the highest standard, oversees all clinical operations, and supervises all patient treatment plans.
Fiorella Batalla
Psychologist - Code 9160
Fiorella Batalla is a leading clinical psychologist, developmental coach, and certified trainer. With more than 22 years of experience, Fiorella is committed to treating each person using a wholistic approach. She focuses on helping her patients understand the psychosomatic significance of their physical and emotional stress, which can lead to a more balanced mind and body on their journey to living their best lives.
Ernesto Leon
Director of Operations
Ernesto supervises center operations ensuring the administrative aspects of our company run smoothly on a day to day basis. As an active member of the local recovery community he brings with him a unique and empathetic perspective to his role. As part of his duties, he spends a lot of time with clients and is always willing to be of service to them; regularly going above and beyond the scope of his duties.
Dalit Gateño Galemiri
Occupational Therapist - Code CTCR-TO-0289
Dalit is an Occupational Therapist with a master's degree in the international development of vulnerable communities. Her evidence-based approach involves the patient in their recovery process through a holistic, interdisciplinary, and collaborative effort. At CRTC, she applies her knowledge in art therapy, music, and theater to help patients discover or re-discover their interests by transforming them into a purposeful daily routine.
Mariana Charpentier
Psychologist & Family Therapist
Mariana graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's in Psychology and holds a Master's degree in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego. At CRTC she focused on the systemic environment of the individual, support networks, friendships, relationships, and family.
Kathya Serrano Gomez
Social Worker
Kathya is responsible for working on social-emotional relationships by providing comprehensive support to patients at CRTC. Her objectives include helping patients identify their emotions and how they affect their behavior in the various social environment in daily life. She focuses on developing good social skills and integrating these into social interactions.
Jorge Brito
Patient Advocate
With three years of experience in psychosocial support, crisis intervention, and psychological first aid, Jorge helps clients at Costa Rica Treatment Center develop the internal resources required to address stressful situations better, identify their emotional states, and manage their lives more effectively. In addition, as a certified DISC Behavior Analyst with experience developing leadership skills, he provides our clients with insightful classes focused on assertive communication, creating awareness, and life management skills.
Pilar Arce
Operations Manager & Recovery Advocate
With a degree in Psychology and over 11 years of experience in addiction treatment, Pilar brings with her a multifaceted understanding of addiction and mental health disorders. Her advocacy and ongoing service commitment to the community and patients at CRTC make her an extraordinary example of the possibilities in recovery. She is an indispensable member of our operating team.
Robert Woolf
Operations
With a BS in Business Administration now retired, Robert continues working part-time to support fellow addicts/ alcoholics discovering recovery by sharing his experience, strength, and hope. He is widely considered a pillar of the local recovery community regularly mentoring and sponsoring those in need.
Laura Sibaja
Sound Therapist
Sound healing therapy seeks to bring harmony, order and coherence to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body through the vibrations and waves produced by different instruments such as tibetan bowls, drums, gong, bells among others
Raquel Murillo
Registered Nurse
Raquel is a licensed registered nurse with a specialty in acute detox protocols and addiction treatment. Her responsibilities include the complete oversight of medication administration and management while collaborating intimately with our medical team to ensure our patients receive the best medical attention. She supports patients throughout their treatment process.
Arturo García
Yoga Instructor
Arturo has been practicing Hatha yoga for over 15 years. Amongst many other courses he has taken part in Ashtanga and Pranayama Courses taught by the legendary Baptiste Marceau. With 30 years of yoga Practice, a profound teacher and practitioner and direct receiver of oral Pranayama and Yoga instruction from the Ashtanga Creator himself, Sri Pathabi Jois. Now he is combining the received teachings to form programs in substance abuse proceses with great success.
Andrea Serrano
Yoga Instructor
Andrea has been a Thai massage practitioner and a yoga teacher for over 15 years and is currently coursing her last year at medical school. She has a firm belief in yoga as an integral part of healing the person. Her medical knowledge combined with her experience as a yoga instructor makes her uniquely qualified to help the healing process of our clients. Her classes at CRTC are centered on traditional yoga practices and focused on applying therapeutic yoga for different ailments
Manuela Siegfried
Certified Forest Therapist
Certified in the concept of Shinrin Yoku and the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Manuela has been guiding very actively and helps people awaken their senses as well as a slow down in a natural setting so one can reconnect with themselves and the more than human world.
Vanessa Arévalo
Chef
Vanessa graduated from Instituto Superior Mariano Moreno in Argentina. She has broad experience in Peruvian cuisine, her specialty is fish and seafood, and she is well versed in meats and pastas. She has worked internationally in restaurants in Argentina, Panamá, Perú, Colombia and Costa Rica.
Yorleny Marín
Maintenance
Yorleny has been with us since our inception and is in charge of maintaining areas of the center clean and organized. Her commitment to ensuring our clients have a comfortable area to recover is filled with enthusiasm and positive energy. She supervises general housekeeping and laundry services.
Sonia Salgado
Maintenance
Sonia ensures our clients enjoy a clean and inspiring space where they can practice their recovery program. Her positive energy makes our clients feel welcome and at home.

We consider ourselves fortunate to participate in the recovery process of our clients.
We hope you will give yourself a chance, take action and join us.