Our Caring Experts
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Evan is an internationally recognized expert in providing professional mental health intervention services for complex co-occurring disorder cases. He is a licensed psychotherapist, qualified clinical supervisor, master certified addiction professional with international credentials, and a certified intervention professional. But most of all, he is passionate about his work and the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of all those impacted by mental illness & substance abuse.

​From boardrooms in the Big Apple to casino floors in Vegas, all the way to the set of Keeping Up with the Kardashians in Calabasas, Evan has conducted hundreds of successful interventions all over the country for the past 20 years.

Evan specializes in creating comprehensive intervention solutions that effectively break through seemingly impenetrable walls of resistance, denial, manipulation, and even bureaucratic red tape by focusing on the underlying issues impairing a person's ability to function independently.

​Evan began his career working as an outreach counselor in community mental health helping families in crisis successfully comply with drug, family, & criminal court‑mandated counseling & case management orders. As a result, early in his career, Evan recognized the impact of being able to bring both mental health & substance abuse services out of the classical office setting and directly into the homes of all those battling depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma, schizophrenia, and substance abuse.

Evan completed his internship in mental health counseling at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital while receiving his clinical addiction training at the Hazelden School for Addiction Studies. He is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Master Certified Addiction Professional, and Certified Intervention Professional. Evan is also a proud graduate of the Emergency Medical Technician program at Miami Dade College. Evan has appeared as a special guest on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Genuinely GG from The Shahs of Sunset, Crime Time with Dr. Debbie, The Bill Cunningham Show, ABC, NBC & CBS News, and The Huffington Post while lecturing for organizations including, The United Way, The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and Nova Southeastern University. Evan has recently experienced a dramatic surge in his caseload directly related to the impact of the pandemic, prescription medications, marijuana, and social media. He now looks forward to sharing his experience, insight, and message of hope as we all learn to recover together with dignity.

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Jessica Meraz LMHC-QS CAP CIP

Jessica considers herself to be both a counselor and an advocate for all those impacted by mental illness & substance abuse. As a licensed psychotherapist, qualified clinical supervisor, and certified addiction professional she has worked in a variety of professional settings that have provided her with a unique perspective on the overall benefits of comprehensive care.

​Jessica served as a managing director for adult therapeutic services at a large metropolitan psychiatric hospital where she was responsible for ensuring continuity of care for patients suffering from severe symptoms of anxiety, depression, psychosis, and substance abuse. As a result, Jessica possesses a keen understanding of working effectively with the courts, attorneys, as well as drug & alcohol treatment centers throughout the country.

​Jessica has also supervised several adolescent treatment programs throughout New York City, advocated on behalf of trauma survivors by providing career coaching, and maintained a private practice focusing on anxiety, depression, and relationship issues

Jessica is a proud graduate of New York University.

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John Betancourt LCSW

John is a dedicated therapist and advocate who is a Licensed clinical social worker, certified addictions professional, international certified drug counselor and behavior analyst. He has vast experience with co-occurring disorders and led the development of programs in the country’s first drug court. In 2007 he helped design Miami’s first MAT program in the 11 th judicial circuit drug court. He has extensive knowledge and training in program development, counseling, care management, supervision and in the use of evidenced-based/research-proven practices. John received his bachelor’s at the University of Florida in Sociology, a master from the University of Houston in social work, and a master’s in education in applied behavior analysis from Arizona State University. In addition, he graduated from Miami Dade College’s certified addictions program. John has extensive knowledge of managed health care systems and worked as field care manager for two of the three largest health insurance companies in the country while maintaining a private practice. As an educator, therapist, and behavior analyst he has gained a holistic understanding and approach to his intervention and support.


With a comprehensive, coordinated, and caring plan, you no longer have to wait for the next crisis to take action. We can help you today!

My lawyer recommended us to use Evan and Jessica from Behavioral Help to assist us in finding the best aftercare plan for our daughter. They did an amazing job. Their plan was presented to the judge and it helped our case tremendously. Evan and Jessica were there anytime we had questions or concerns. I would recommend them 100%!