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Our Staff - Costa Rica Treatment Center



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.


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
She 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.
Dr. Randall Quiros
Addictions Psychiatrist
He supports Costa Rica Treatment Center in the field of Psychiatry. His expertise in the medical field combined with a deep understanding of addictions treatment and a strong passion for helping people with substance abuse.
Dr. Viviana Herrera Rojas
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.
Tony Feeney
Addiction Recovery Specialist
As a person in long term recovery, He has been working to help people find recovery from addiction in some fashion for 13 + 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.
María Jesús Sánchez Brenes
Occupational Therapist
As an Occupational Therapist her goal is to help clients to get to know themselves better and to be able to identify their expectations with treatment and life in general. She aids in the development of their functional abilities and guides them during the process of creating a plan geared to helping them achieve the life they want.
Paola Cravioto Pacheco
Clinical Director + Psychologist - Code 6803
M.Ps.C Paola Cravioto is our clinical director and her responsibilities include clinical supervision of the cases being handled by the team, creating and overseeing the curriculum for the program and observing that the program is being adequately applied with every one of our clients.
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.
Laura Elizondo
Laura is a psychologist and psychoanalyst; her therapeutic approach is dynamic including tools such as art therapy, strategic therapy, and coaching. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree on Eating Disorders and is a certified anti-diet coach.
Cristina Herrera
Social Worker - Code 3444
Cristina is responsible for working on family-related issues and social-emotional relationships providing an integral treatment for CRTC patients. Her goal is to help patients align themselves with acceptable social norms and integrate successfully into normal social life.
Ernesto Leon
Operations Manager
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.
Pilar Arce
House Manager + Recovery Advocate
Pilar Arce has been in the field of addiction for more than 11 years. After struggling with substance abuse, herself, one of the important responsibilities for her in her process in recovery is giving back to others who struggle with the same dilemma.
Marco Morris
Operations Manager
Mr. Morris supervises center operations ensuring the administrative aspects of our company on the weekend. Marco is a human development professional with extensive experience empowering individuals to become the best version of themselves. He is a valued member of our team and real asset to the recovery process of our clients.
Robert Woolf
With a BS in Business Administration now retired, Robert continues working part-time supporting fellow addicts/ alcoholics discover recovery through sharing his experiences, strength and hopes. He's a pillar of the local recovery community by regular mentoring and sponsorship's.
Magrit Rose Walters
Registered Nurse
Magrit is a Registered Nurse and is in charge of administering medication. Also she supervises and gives support to our clients during their recovery process.
Vanessa Arévalo
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.
Raquel Murillo
Registered Nurse
Being a Registered Nurse Raquel supervises and gives support to our clients during their recovery process. Also she is in charge of administering medication.
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
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.
Manuela Siegfried
Certified Forest Therapist
Certified in the concept of Shinrin Yoku and the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. She has been guiding very actively and helps people awaken their senses as well as slow down in a natural setting so one can reconnect with themselve and the more than human world.
Yorleny Marín
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
Sonia is the maintenance officer at Costa Rica Treatment Center. She ensures our clients enjoy a clean and inspiring space where they can practice their recovery program. With her positive energy she also ensures 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.