As a primary therapist, Miguel Pena works with Caron Renaissance patients individually and in groups, giving them the support and expertise they need to go beyond the surface of substance abuse into the core issues that prevent them from moving toward healthy, productive lives in recovery.
Prior to taking on this role, Miguel was a counselor assistant, providing daily support to clients, facilitating groups, managing crises, and offering intensive outpatient therapy. He has been with Caron Renaissance since the end of 2019.
His previous experience includes internships at a Veterans Affairs hospital during which he co-facilitated groups for veterans living with PTSD and provided case management for homeless veterans and at the Caridad Center providing therapy and case management for uninsured and underserved children and families.
He received a Master of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Keiser University, Florida.
"Providing a safe environment encourages patients to make positive changes and work towards a healthy, fulfilling life. By challenging patients’ self-limiting beliefs, highlighting their strengths, and looking into their behaviors, thoughts, and feelings without judgment, I can create a safe space that allows patients to rebuild their lives."