Erin Liposky is a Certified Addiction Counselor and has been working in addiction treatment for the past 14 years. She earned a Master of Science in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor of Social Work from Catholic University of America. As a primary therapist at The Beachcomber, she loves working with clients and running groups. She can often be found hanging out and laughing with the clients in The Beachcomber’s courtyard. With 33 years of sobriety, Erin felt called to the field and has been working to help people achieve and maintain a healthy sober lifestyle since her own recovery. When not at work, Erin can be found at the beach, the dog park, or just hanging out with her best friend Danny, a German Shepard mix she rescued two years ago.
Growing up in an alcoholic home, participating in family treatment programs, and coping with being an Adult Child of an Alcoholic motivated Robyn to seek a career in Counseling. After receiving her BA in Psychology, Robyn discovered Health Coaching. In her own journey with a coach, Robyn experienced healing and realized her passion for helping others in the pursuit of emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual wholeness. Over a period of 13 years, Robyn offered tools to clients for overcoming issues with self-esteem, grief, trauma, and addiction. Her greatest joy was seeing clients who were “sick and tired of being sick and tired” apply the tools necessary to heal and grow in health as a whole person. Today Robyn uses the training she received as an Addiction Counselor to help clients identify beliefs that keep them stuck in patterns of unhealthiness, disciplines that keep them stable, and habits that keep them healthy in a life of recovery.
Ty Cowell joined The Beachcomber in 2019 after working at several other treatment facilities in the Palm Beach area and elsewhere for the last 13 years. Originally from Brooklyn, Ty now calls the Boynton Beach area home. Ty is currently enrolled at Springfield College of Tampa to earn his Master’s degree in Substance Abuse and Human Services. In his spare time, Ty likes to spend time with his family, play basketball, and work out at the gym.
Ed is a graduate of Seton Hall University, Immaculate Conception Seminary, and holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Services. He has been teaching as an Adjunct Professor in Philosophy and Theology at Barry University in Florida for over 20 years. When Ed moved to Florida, he decided to live in the Palm Beach area. He has two parrots he raised from babies and has many horticultural interests. They keep him happy and always in awe of what God and nature can provide humans when seeking serenity. He also has interests in Astronomy and Geology and has been on archeological expeditions in Ireland.
He brings many years of professional, non-judgmental care to those suffering from addiction and seeking serenity. His specialties include working with families, developing systems of coping, and relationship building. He has been teaching and educating people on how to reduce or extinguish unhealthy co-dependency traits, empowerment of women and LGBT communities, and education to identify domestic violence.
Ed has worked for the Broward Sheriff’s Office as a therapist in the Broward jail system. He has extensive forensic training and is a court liaison for Broward Co. and Palm Beach Co. He is well known for his contribution to the drug courts and the Marchman Act advocacy. He serves on the Broward Interdisciplinary Partnership on Addiction. Ed is one who loves and cares that others are loved as well.
In memory of Trey Cryer
We said farewell to our beloved friend Trey Cryer in 2018. Trey Cryer, MS, RRT, CAP was 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 was 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 to recovery. We miss Trey, but his spirit lives on, inspiring new generations to find freedom in recovery.