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Our Professionals

Being the best mental health facility involves an agile, compassionate and all-encompassing approach to care.


When treating different women’s mental health conditions, it’s critical to have a dynamic team of care takers. To be the best mental health facility, we employ a number of diverse professionals who bring experience and empathy to every client interaction. Being a physician-owned, private mental health facility, Kinder in the Keys is able to offer holistic mental health treatments in an intimate environment.

We focus on an integrated communications approach that connects clinical, medical and wellness professionals with clients. Being a women’s depression treatment center requires personalized attention. Our low client to therapist ratio helps women address immediate mental health needs while providing tools to support long-term success and happiness.

Medical Professionals and Administrative Staff

Our medical team oversees the treatment and well-being of Kinder in the Keys clients. Working collaboratively, our medical director, psychiatrist and onsite care team support women throughout their care journey including medical and medication needs.

Clinical & Wellness Professionals

Our clinical team partners with clients to develop targeted treatment plans for both short and long-term success. The care journey included assessing psychosocial triggers, strengths and personal needs to craft a plan to help clients achieve their recovery goals.

Facilities and Housekeeping Staff

Our facilities team ensures our grounds and buildings remain beautiful and accessible to all clients. Housekeeping keeps our living spaces organized by providing fresh bed sheets, cleaning, mopping and replacing toiletries as needed. Take your mind off of tasks, and focus on your recovery.

Meet Our Team

Joan Lorenzo

Executive Director, MA, LMHC
14 years experience

Joan Lorenzo is committed to guiding others to their best self and believes that the Whole person; Mind, Body, Soul approach leads clients to their greatest potential and healing from trauma.

Cassy Dorvilier

Clinical Director, RIMHC, MA,
12+ years of experience

Cassy’s journey started in Probation with adolescents, Social services and working with children of all ages with behavioral issues and misplaced from their families.

Summer Sievert

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 10 Years Experience

Summer is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who works with mental health and addictions.

Natalie King

8 Years Experience

Natalie will be your first contact with Kinder. She will answer all of your questions and prepare you for admission.

Jaimee Hinkes Montalvo

LCSW Licensed Therapist, 33 years experience

I am a native of Miami. I have worked in PHP, Inpatient Psych, Crisis Teams, Foster Care, Work Release, Teenage Shelters, the School System as well as with Migrant Children.


Amber Valentine

Registered Nurse

Amber is a compassionate and dedicated Registered Nurse, licensed in the state of Florida.

Ruth Cuzan


Ruth has over 15 years of experience and holds a Masters of Science in Counseling and Education from Florida International University (FIU).

Jodi Newman


Jodi has 10 years of extensive experience working with all ages and genders at the Residential, Partial Hospitalization (PHP), and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) levels of care in treating all eating disorder diagnoses.

Phillicia Shadwick


Phillicia is originally from Fort Stewart, GA and has had a lifetime love of cooking.

Julia Jaramillo


Support Staff

Our support staff play a key role in the physical and mental well-being of clients. Team members are responsible for an array of program support aspects and direct care of clients throughout their treatment.

Transition and Reintegration Team

Our reintegration team keeps clients focused on a successful path once they return home. We firmly believe that follow-up, accountability and aftercare are all pivotal pieces to the recovery process. Our program is designed to guide and lift-up clients once they leave our mental health facility, exemplified through our support coaches who partner with clients on their recovery.