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Our Staff


Dr. Karrol-Jo (K.J.) Foster LMHC, CAP

Family Recovery, Relapse Prevention & Trauma Specialist Clinical Therapist

Dr. K.J. Foster is a LMHC, CAP, Qualified Supervisor, and the Co-Director of The Beachcomber Family Program. She is also the founder of Fostering Resilience™ Relapse Prevention and the Co-Founder of the Center for Sobriety, Spirituality & Healing. In addition to her latest book, The Warrior’s Guide to Successful Sobriety. KJ has authored many articles on addiction recovery, and a book chapter on 12-Step Spirituality in the book Spirituality and Religion in Counseling: Competency-Based Strategies for Ethical Practice. KJ lectures locally, nationally and internationally on the topics of addiction recovery, shame and spirituality. It is her passion and mission to help individuals and their families recover from addiction, and grow into the best and most POWERFUL version of themselves.

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Foster MCAP, CRC, SAP

Program Director, Family, Relapse Prevention & Trauma Specialist, Clinical Therapist

Dr. Anthony G. (Tony) Foster is a MCAP, CRC, CADC, RRT, CEI and the Program Director of the Beachcomber. He is also the author of “The Toothbrush Therapy Journal.” Dr. Foster is passionate about helping people overcome alcoholism and addiction. With over 16 years of extensive experience at all levels of care, Dr. Foster has served as a Clinical Therapist, Clinical Director, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer in the treatment field. He is the Co-Founder of the Center for Sobriety, Spirituality & Healing. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counseling from Florida Atlantic University and a dual Master’ Degree in Mental Health and Rehab Counseling, also from FAU. He has been certified nationally as Rehabilitation Counselor as well as a Certified Event Interventionist, in Florida as a Master Certified Addiction Professional, internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, as well as being an accredited practitioner of Rapid Trauma Resolution and an Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist. Dr. Foster has spoken at various conferences on subjects relating to addiction. He is also an active member of the recovery community for the last 18+ years. He is a past President and Vice President of Employee Behavioral Health Network of Florida (also known as EAP of Florida) and currently serves on their Board of Directors. Dr. Foster has been associated with the Beachcomber since 2002.

Mike Lobert BS,CAP, ICRC-ADC


Mike has over 39 years of experience in the addictions field. He is currently a Certified Addictions Professional with the state of Florida and is internationally certified as well.Mike is trained in Gestalt Therapy, which is a framework for an individual to externalize his/her problems and experience them without intellectual interference. Once this is done, the client has an opportunity to have a “moment of truth,” and say: “teach me what I don’t know and teach me what I think I know but don’t.” Mike believes that Gestalt is a powerful vehicle to help a client arrive at the beginning of his/her lifelong journey of recovery. Mike’s journey on the path of recovery started while he was a client at The Beachcomber in 1980. Since then, he worked for The Beachcomber in the 1980s and 1990s. Mike always stayed connected to The Beachcomber through the years returned to work as a primary counselor in 2016. Mike has worked for 3 generations of Bryans!!! Mike believes that the size of the Beachcomber program, the environment, and the unspoken motto “client care first” are some of the reasons why The Beachcomber gives a real chance for a client to have a “moment of truth.” For over 40 years, The Beachcomber has echoed the truth “together we can do what we can’t do alone.”

Valerie Bartenfelder

Counselor, CAC

Valerie Bartenfelder is originally from Miami Florida and lived for 35 years in Colorado. She moved back to Florida to be closer to family in 2011. Valerie is a Certified Addiction Counselor with the state of Florida and has been trained extensively in psychodrama. Additionally, Valerie is a registered RRT practitioner. She currently works as a counselor and enjoys working alongside our other long-term clinical staff members. Valerie also has a passion for traveling, and has had opportunities to travel to many far-off destinations over the last 25 years. She has traveled to Europe, Micronesia, Africa and India to name a few. Valerie lives in Delray Beach, Fl. with her husband.

In memory of Trey Cryer


We said farewell to our beloved friend Trey Cryer in 2018. Trey Cryer, MS, RRT, CAPwas a member of the Beachcomber therapy staff for over 20 years and a close friend of our founder, Jim Bryan. Trey was known for his “open door” access for all clients and noted for his serious and firm dedication to those in recovery. Trey often said: “The Beachcomber program is the finest I’ve ever encountered.” Trey was a beacon of inspiration and helped countless people who had lost their way or were going to give up on the road of recovery. We miss Trey, but his spirit lives on inspiring new generations to find freedom in recovery.