Rogers in Miami holds grand opening event04/22/19 08:17:am
Rogers in Miami held its Grand Opening celebration event on April 16, hosting referring professionals from the area, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and other community members. Attendees were able to tour the treatment space, spectate the ribbon cutting, and take part in a reception, offering the chance for good conversation and networking.
Hear from the care team in Miami about how important it is to bring our services to Miami and the importance of providing fully bilingual care.
Marcia Rabinowits, PsyD, clinical director
“I’m excited about the opportunity to offer specialized treatment to a multi-cultural population, coming myself from Brazil. In our first two months, we’ve already had patients who completed six weeks of treatment and are happy with the results. We hear from other clinicians that they are excited that we’re here and collaborating with them to offer this specialized, higher level of care.
Our goal is to reach out to the Latin community and inform them of our multi-cultural team. We understand their values and the importance of family. By involving families, we are respecting their cultural values, building trust, and reducing stigma.”
Sandra Barros, therapist
"What I’m most excited about is the dual language programming because there’s such a need in the community for this level of care. As a south Floridian who is bilingual, I understand the need and I’m happy to work for an organization that prioritizes the needs of the community. Cultural competence makes a huge difference. Understanding the importance of extended family and how they conceive of treatment is important."
Lori Merling, clinical supervisor
"Rogers’ mission aligns perfectly with what my mission has been since grad school. The conceptualization and treatment of OCD is my passion. My goal was to provide care for an underserved population in an underserved region. There is a lack of OCD specialists in the area, especially who serve Spanish speakers. I’m glad to be part of a vital new addition to the community."
Laurah Shames, behavioral specialist
"It’s been my mission to make this kind of treatment available to the Hispanic community. We need to educate families because stigma is huge. We have to help them break through the glass to look at things differently. It’s a good challenge and it’s worth it. I’d love it if Rogers would open residential care here."
Robinson Perez, behavioral specialist
"I hadn’t heard of Rogers when I learned of this job opportunity, but then I did my research on the outcomes and the high success rate. I was excited to learn new methods of treatment with behavioral activation for depression and exposure therapy for anxiety. I’m absolutely seeing it work with kids getting back to school and spending time with friends. I’ve already seen great results for social anxiety."
Brad Berger, MD, psychiatrist
"I wanted to focus on something and be an expert at it. Rogers has expertise in OCD and mood disorders and that was something that really interested me. We see the worst severity in terms of the OCD patients that we treat, and we are able to help them get better, which is really cool."