Debbie Strand

“This is my life passion!  I’m so grateful for my personal recovery, and to have my family and friends respect and trust me again.  I have peace most days and I have opportunities that I never dreamed of!  I’m so grateful for all of this; I really owe a great debt here on Earth!  I seem to have a way that people actually hear me and my clients have called me “The Sobriety Whisperer.”  Connecting with addicts and their families has been what I have excelled in and it has made me successful in all of my endeavors since getting sober in 2004.  But this is about YOUR success.  This is about YOUR goals.  Together, we can get there, one step at a time!” —  Debbie Strand

Personal Recovery: Sober since 2004, AA, NA, Alanon, ACA, AC, Breakthrough Program, Carron, PA, 10 years EEG Training.


Certifications: Certified as Recovery Coach, Recovery Support Specialist, and a Certified Recovery Resident Administrator.

Experience: Freedom From Addiction Foundation, Executive Director – 10 years
Sober In The City, Radio Show Host – 10 years
Group Facilitator – Since 2010
Sober Home Operator since 2012
Treatment Center – Admissions and Business Development -10 years 
Recovery Coaching – Since 2006
Family Support – Since 2006

Leslie Coates – LCSW

Leslie is the co-owner and founder of Choices Palm Beach.  He provides a caring and therapeutic overview for the houses and runs a complimentary weekly relapse prevention group for all clients.  As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Hypnotherapist (CHT), and Neurofeedback Specialist, Leslie uses his skills and background to create a transformational experience for the women living at Choices.  With 39 years of sobriety and counting, Leslie’s knowledge, relatability, and passion inspire residents to take hold of their own lives and live the life they were destined to have before their addictions took hold.  After having a spiritual inspiration, Leslie knew it was his mission to open Choices with Debbie Strand.  His goal has been and always will be to help the addict or alcoholic in need.  Leslie says, “You will achieve what you can believe.”  He believes recovery is precious and hopes every person who comes through our doors will experience a life beyond their wildest dreams.