About Us

Joint Commission Gold Seal We have achieved the prestigious Gold Seal of approval through Joint Commission Accreditation.

Pamela Hand, LCSW, CAP, CTT

  • Chief Executive Officer Director of Program and Clinical Services
  • Qualified Supervisor for Master Level Social Workers and Master Level Mental Health Professionals seeking licensure
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified Addiction Professional
  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium
  • Certified Trauma Therapist
  • EMDR Trained Clinician
  • Master in Science Social Work
  • Bachelor in Science Social Work
  • Associates in Science major Criminal Justice
  • Certified Prevention Specialist
  • Certified Psychiatric Case Manager/Outreach Provider
  • Recipient of 100 Most Outstanding Women of Broward County, 2011 and 2012

Practicing in the field of substance abuse and mental health for over 26 years, Pamela is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Addictions Professional. She specializes in the treatment of Co-occurring Diagnoses, Trauma Therapy andFamily Systems. Her professional career began by working with the street–bound homeless severe persistent mentally ill, where she provided clinical services to the most resistant–to–treatment individuals while working at an “alternative to prison” facility.

Over the past 20 years, Pamela has been providing clinical services and supervision to guests and their families – helping them cope with substance dependence, mental health, and trauma issues. She focuses on both the needs of the client as well as the family. By providing information, education, support, and guidance to both client and family, Pamela, along with her team, affords the greatest potential for healing.

Alcohol rehab near apopkaShe has a track record of successfully developing programs and overseeing facilities management, clinical operations, as well as admissions and administrative teams at several large treatment centers throughout the state.

Her strength as a leader lies in her ability to foster an environment that promotes healing, understanding, and growth for staff and guests alike.

“My philosophy is to meet the patient where they are and to find solutions that work for them and their – family.” Our focus is giving hope to others – something that has truly become Pamela’s life work and destiny. “I’m grateful each day for the opportunity to continue to help others see that their life can be changed and, most important, hope heals.”


Medical Director
Dr. Parikshit Deshmukh

  • Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. An elite group of psychiatrists with honorary distinction
  • Triple board-certified psychiatrist 
  • (American boards of psychiatry, integrative medicine, and
  • addiction medicine)
  • Certified psychotherapist (psychoanalytic, CBT,interpersonal)
  • Member of American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Certified Heartfulness and Mindfulness meditation trainer

 Dr. Parikshit Deshmukh is a triple board-certified psychiatrist. He is board certified in general psychiatry, addiction medicine and integrative holistic medicine. He completed his residency training in psychiatry from Case Western Reserve University where he also served as a Chief Resident.

Dr Desh MeditatingHe graduated with various accolades including the national Outstanding Resident and Outstanding Resident Graduate awards. In addition to traditional psychiatry training, he has pursued specialized training from renowned psychotherapy institutes. He also became a certified mindfulness and heartfulness meditation trainer. Dr. Deshmukh focuses on addressing the most significant components of the human mind and body that can contribute to mental illnesses and addictions. He uses biological, psychological, social and spiritual approaches to help his clients attain long-lasting improvement and recovery.


Karen H. Sabel, RDN, CDE

Karen SabelKaren H. Sabel is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from Penn State University. She has also done supplementary graduate work in nutrition, counseling, and exercise science.

As a hospital clinical dietitian for over twenty-five years, Karen switched gears and joined the Employee Wellness Department at Purdue University where she taught nutrition classes and counseled employees regarding their health issues. After Purdue, Karen worked for an insurance broker as the Wellness Coordinator for the company’s health insurance accounts. Her specialties include weight management, diabetes and heart disease. As a public speaker, or through one-on-one consultations, Karen enjoys interpreting the fascinating, but often confusing, world of nutrition to the public in a caring and realistic way. Healing the body and mind through nutrition is one of her passions.

Karen is married to Doug Sabel and they moved to Florida from Indiana in 2015. She enjoys softball, tennis and bicycling, reading, and traveling around the country to visit family and friends. In addition, Karen is a novice birder and photographer and loves to go boating on the chain of lakes with Doug. She also volunteers at Leesburg Regional Medical Center and church.


Our Mission

To provide excellence in therapeutic services using Day Treatment and Outpatient programs to individuals with Substance Use Disorders, Addictive Disorders and Dual diagnosed individuals in order to assist in developing and internalizing a recovery identity.

Our Philosophy

At Recovery Solutions Of Central Florida, we are a group of professionals who have dedicated our lives to helping and healing others. We have witnessed the horrors of addiction and recovery from it. We have found that our purpose was to dedicate ourselves to others who have experienced the devastation of addiction and reach out and foster healing and to uplift our fellow brothers and sisters who are struggling with all sorts of life challenges. We are travelers on the road of life. We have found the way out and we are here to share with you and your loved ones the way to reach freedom and success. We Are Your Recovery Solution.

Our Vision

Recovery Solutions of Central Florida believes in each individual’s resiliency. With encouragement, support, and guidance, this resiliency can be tapped into and utilized to establish a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle for any and all who choose to incorporate change. We believe we can be an instrument leading this transformation.