Ron Cipriano and Associates Counseling is a Patient Centered Facility
focusing on what is best for you!
We are a group of certified and licensed professionals dedicated to your recovery.
You will always be treated with respect and as a unique individual.
Our recommendations and referrals are made with the goal of recovery in mind even if it means recommending a treatment model that we do not provide.
We know that recovery is possible for everyone as we have been there and recovered ourselves.
Our experience, training, and dedication are aimed at coaching our clients into long-term and contented recovery, a recovery lifestyle NOT simply temporary abstinence.
Meet the Team
Twenty years ago I was given the opportunity to turn my life around with the help of trained addiction professionals in a long term residential treatment program.
In response to being given this advantage, I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have dedicated my life to providing addiction and mental health services to those struggling with these issues. I bring my own experience, strength, and hope coupled with solid clinical knowledge and expertise from 20 years of practice in various settings.
I have a firm foundation in 12 step philosophy and
treatment but realize that other approaches are just as valid. I use a variety of clinical interventions with a focus on Mindfulness skills and other evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-focused therapy to assist my clients in creating the happiness and health they seek free of addiction and disruptive mental health symptoms.
I am a member of a team of licensed experienced therapists with many years of success in the field of addictions and mental illness who support each other and collaborate in our efforts to help those who seek our services.
Federico "Rocko" Bravo
Rocko Bravo holds a bachelor's degree in business from the Florida State College at Jacksonville, has recently earned his Master's of Social Work from The Florida State University, and is currently in the process of becoming a registered intern with the State of Florida with the goal of becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Rocko has been involved in the Northeast Florida recovery community for over ten years, is a Certified Recovery Support Specialist, and began his career in substance abuse counseling in 2017. Rocko has worked in many facets of the substance abuse field, such as Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), recovery residences, and intensive outpatient programs (IOP). Both of Rocko's personal and professional experiences allow him the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the client's individual needs and assist in creating person-centered treatment & maintenance care plans to aid in a client's long-term success.
Pam is a mother, grandmother, and a very family oriented individual. Originally from California, Pam has lived in Jacksonville, FL for the past six years. Pam holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from California Coast University, and achieved a vocational certification in Drug and Alcohol studies from San Bernardino Valley College in California. Pam has worked in many areas of the recovery field including women & children, detox centers, criminal justice system, as well as IOP level of care. Pam has achieved over 30 years of personal recovery, and has been a counselor in the field since 1999. Pam achieved her certification as a Certified Recovery Support Specialist in Florida, and has a passion for helping individuals recover from their disease of addiction and aid in the process of reuniting families.
Jason Vida is an Addiction Counselor and has been volunteering in the recovery community for over 10 years while maintaining a clean lifestyle for over 15 years and is in the process of completing his “CAC/CAP.”
Prior to joining treatment program as an addiction counselor, Jason was an education specialist and communication manager for one of the largest Exclusive General Agencies for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.
He has remained clean for over 15 years through his active involvement with the self-help community and remains committed to helping people who continue to suffer from the disease of addiction.
Jason earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from The University of Toledo. He is a Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) in Florida and holds insurance licenses in multiple states and certified with Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Amy is a Georgia native who moved to Jacksonville in 2016. She left her career as a Full Specialist in the beauty industry to join the Cipriano team in 2021. She has many roles and responsibilities that range from office management to insurance, billing, and providing clients with assistance. Being in long-term recovery herself, Amy is passionate about being part of the process for others who are struggling and is motivated by her desire to help.
Keegan recently joined the Ron Cipriano and Associates Counseling team in September of 2023 as an office administration assistant. Keegan, a Jacksonville Beach native, is dedicated to fostering positive change. With nine years immersed in the recovery community, Keegan is able to channel his passion for helping others to create a meaningful, impactful, and supportive atmosphere for those on their journey to recovery.
Ron has more than 30 years of experience in substance abuse counseling. He has a Masters Level CAP (Certified Addictions Professional). Ron has seen more than 30,000 patients in the Jacksonville area. He is one of the most experienced addiction counselors in Jacksonville. He also started Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in some of the best treatment facilities in Jacksonville and is known as the “Johnny Appleseed” of local IOP programs. Some of Ron’s specialties include individual and group addictions counseling, drug replacement therapy, counselor instructor and trainer in the Recovery Dynamics treatment model, court ordered DUI evaluation and out of state DUI evaluations.
MS, CAP, LMHC
Stephen has more than 26 years of experience with substance abuse and mental health. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Master’s Level CAP (Certified Addictions Professional). Stephen specializes in adult IOP, outpatient counseling, mental health counseling, crisis intervention, and dual diagnosis