Sierra Tucson’s “Gratitude for Giving” Breakfast Honors South Florida Clinical Professionals

Share Article

Sierra Tucson, an international leader in the treatment of addictions, mental health issues, and pain management, celebrates professional clinicians in the South Florida area who make a difference through their work and dedication. Over 125 professionals will gather to honor colleagues who have been nominated and selected by fellow clinicians to receive Recognition Awards in six special categories.

News Image
Sierra Tucson’s ‘Gratitude for Giving’ Breakfast is a way to celebrate the work of these incredible people in the South Florida area and the miracles they help create every day.

On Friday, October 7, 2011, Sierra Tucson will host the second annual South Florida “Gratitude for Giving” Breakfast to recognize clinical professionals and others for their considerable contributions to the South Florida community. The breakfast and ceremony will be held from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Over 125 attendees are expected to join this celebration to pay tribute to their peers. Media are invited to attend free of charge.

The following individuals will be recognized for their years of service to others:

Compassion Recognition – Joann Hendelman, Ph.D.

Hope Recognition – Johanna Kandel

Humility Recognition – Susan Kleinman, BC-DMT

Spirit Recognition – Amy Boyers, Ph.D.

Vision Recognition – Lynn Guelzow, CAPP

Gratitude Recognition – Nancy Steiner, R.N.

“Sierra Tucson is continually inspired by those who work in the addiction and mental health fields,” states Christi Cessna, Sierra Tucson’s Director of Clinical Outreach and Marketing. “These healers are called to this profession, and it is a gift for us to honor them. Sierra Tucson’s ‘Gratitude for Giving’ Breakfast is a way to celebrate the work of these incredible people in the South Florida area and the miracles they help create every day.”

About Sierra Tucson

Since 1983, Sierra Tucson has provided “Compassionate Care and Clinical Excellence.” Multi-licensed and accredited as a Psychiatric Hospital and Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Center, Sierra Tucson excels at treating coexisting disorders and has developed internationally acclaimed programs for:

  •     Chemical Dependency
  •     Eating Disorders
  •     Mood & Anxiety Disorders
  •     Pain Management
  •     Sexual Addiction/Compulsivity
  •     Trauma & Abuse
  •     Progressions (for advanced recovery skills)
  •     Complex Assessment & Diagnosis (Inpatient and Outpatient)

Full-time medical staff and a professional multidisciplinary team utilize a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach and the most progressive, innovative therapies available. Individualized treatment plans are developed for each patient, and a comprehensive Family Program is included to enhance recovery and extend healing to the family. Located on 160 acres at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, Sierra Tucson offers a beautiful natural healing environment and the highest level of confidentiality. For more information, call 800 842 4487 or visit

Sierra Tucson is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. CRC offers the largest array of personalized treatment options, allowing individuals, families, and professionals to choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management, and therapeutic education needs. CRC is committed to making its services widely and easily available, while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced treatment. For over two decades, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives. For more information, visit


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Eileen Cohen, LMFT

Christi Cessna, M.S.
Visit website