Jeff has practiced psychotherapy with a focus on substance abuse disorders for more than 35 years and continues working with patients and their families in private practice as well as providing a men’s second stage recovery group. He holds licenses as a Clinical Addiction Specialist, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Group Psychotherapist by the American Association of Group Psychotherapy. For over seven years, Jeff and his wife, Becky, have been working with the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Services implementing a staff development program through Georgi Educational and Counseling Services (GECS), which provides training and consultation for their addiction treatment professionals with a common definition of addictive disease, Bio/Psych/Social/Spiritual/Experiential model, and a group intervention for SUDs patients, Modified Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy.
Prior to his involvement with GECS, Jeff served as the clinical director of the Duke Addictions Program. For more than two decades at the Medical Center, Jeff held clinical appointments in the Departments of Surgery, Obstetrics, and Psychiatry. He helped to create the Family Care Program, a treatment approach for pregnant women and mothers with young children struggling with SUDs. He remains a consulting faculty member in the Department of Behavioral Medicine, Division of Addiction Research and Translation as well as a faculty member of the Duke University School of Nursing. Jeff has served as the Consensus Panel Co-chair for the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP 35), Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Psychotherapy, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 2005 and was a panel member and contributor on two other TIPs, Enhancing Motivation for Change and Brief Interventions.
Lantie Jorandby, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer of Lakeview Health, a dual diagnosis and addiction treatment center whose in-patient facility is located in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Jorandby graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. She attended medical school and completed her residency at the University of Florida. For seven years, Dr. Jorandby worked as a staff psychiatrist and mental health supervisor at the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Viera, Florida. After completing her Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University, Dr. Jorandby became Medical Director for the dual diagnosis unit at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, which is ranked the top psychiatric hospital in the United States. She also served as faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. She is one of less than 200 physicians in the United States who is dual board-certified in addiction medicine, and psychiatry and neurology.