Andrea Baskin is Safe Landing’s Clinical Director. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and holding a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Andrea has over 10 years of experience, she offers families direct support and guidance through the recovery and treatment process. As a parent, she understands the difficulty families face with the decision to place their children in treatment. Andrea is committed to supporting not just the individual's recovery, but the family's recovery as a whole.
As Assistant Clinical Director, Christina is responsible for direct therapeutic services while also providing administrative support and supervision of daily clinical operations. She holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Florida International University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. Christina is passionate about helping teenagers in recovery and has dedicated her career to working with at-risk adolescents and their families. Christina believes that early intervention, intensive psychotherapy, improved coping skills, and building family support are the keys to a better future for our youth.
Program Director Tristan Wever is responsible for Safe Landing's daily operations and logistics. His previous work experience with women and children refugees, as well as adults in addiction treatment gave Tristan the expertise to oversee and manage the daily operations of Safe Landing. His educational background as a Mental Health Professional in South Africa is valuable in his day-to-day interactions with the adolescent population.
Case Management Supervisor Yesenia Yera earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor is Psychology from Florida International University. She then worked as a probation officer in Miami-Dade County for two years, working with youth offenders. Yera joined the Safe Landing staff to continue her efforts in helping young people change the direction of their futures. As the Case Management Supervisor, Yesenia supports the clinical team in ensuring our clients’ needs are met to optimize progress through recovery. This includes aid with educational and employment planning, parental updates, and providing administrative support.
As a primary therapist at Safe Landing, Meghan utilizes her diverse educational and professional training to assist her clients in achieving their identified goals. Meghan holds a Master’s Degree in Criminology, a Master’s in Counseling and Human Systems, and a Specialist in Education. Meghan also has experience working as a behavioral health technician, undergraduate academic advisor, and victim advocate. Meghan completed her requirements for licensure as of December 2019 and is registered as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. By utilizing a holistic approach, Meghan works with her clients (and families) to identify realistic and impactful changes related to substance use, relationships, academic/career advancement, and traumatic experiences. Meghan holds individual, family, and group sessions at Safe Landing.
Meet Mantequilla, our Primary Therapy Dog. Mantequilla is the Spanish word for "butter", because who doesn't love butter!? She responds to her nickname "Quilla" (pronounced Kia like the car). Quilla was born April 17, 2019, and has worked at Safe Landing since she was 9 weeks old. She has undergone months of Therapy Dog Training, and has received her Canine Good Citizen Certification from the American Kennel Club. Allergic to dogs? No need to worry! Quilla is an F1B Goldendoodle, meaning she is hypoallergenic. Her role as Primary Therapy Dog is to provide emotional support for our clients, she can sit in psychotherapy sessions, provide snuggling in times of need, or engage in a game of fetch. She is a valuable member of the team, and she is always excited to come to work.