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About Us

Peace Club is a collection of individuals - held together by a love for people and their stories. We’re taking what’s proven to work in Opioid recovery, leaving the parts that don’t work behind, and replacing it with something fresh and creative.

We help individuals and communities recover from opioid addiction

Peace Club was started out of necessity. Too many of our friends and neighbors have died from opioid related deaths or find themselves stuck in a cycle of dependency. Our goal is to take the best from the addiction industry and add the pieces we believe are missing: quality over convenience, innovation over convention, and people over profits.

 

 

This is what recovery with us looks like

1. Dual Diagnosis

Rarely is addiction not driven or complicated by mental health disorders. Alongside Opioids, we specialize in treating Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, and other chemical and behavioral addictions.

2. Evidence Based Therapy With a Focus on Harm Reduction

Doing whatever it takes to stay alive and well. Medication-assisted treatment, medication management, Suboxone tapers, and Vivitrol are a few examples. EMDR and Accelerated Resolution Therapy for trauma issues. Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention.

3. Experiential

The spaces we spend our time in, the food we eat, and how we move our bodies impact how we feel. This doesn’t change during recovery. We’ve created an environment you can rest, recuperate, and be inspired in so you can focus on healing.

 
 

 
Peace Club's Cocoa Beach Office — Across the street from the ocean and a short 15-20 minute walk on the beach from our recovery residence.

Peace Club's Cocoa Beach Office — Across the street from the ocean and a short 15-20 minute walk on the beach from our recovery residence.

 

Relationship-Centered Treatment

Above all: We genuinely care about people. To this end, we believe truly caring for people requires keeping things small and relationship-centered. The maximum number of people in any group or residence is 10.

Relationship-centered treatment allows us to meet your actual needs, treat you as an individual, and prevent cookie-cutter programming. All activities, treatment, and programs are gender-specific and rooted in the philosophy that change happens through relationships and experiences... not purely at a cognitive level.

Through experiences the power of relationships are formed, and through relationships our wounds and destructive tendencies are healed.

 

 

Our
Team

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Denny Kolsch, LMHC
Co-Founder, Clinical Director

Denny Kolsch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and specialist in treating Opioid addiction. He helped start Peace Club after several friends died from Heroin and Fentanyl overdose. Denny is on the Brevard County Opioid Task Force, and also sits on the FBI’s panel for their documentary film, “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opioid Addict.” Over the past 10 years, Denny has worked with To Write Love on Her Arms, sharing his story of hope and recovery from heroin addiction at colleges, high schools, and communities across the US, Canada and U.A.E. He has dedicated his life to bringing healing to families and communities affected by the American Opioid Crisis.

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Skyler Vander Molen
Co-founder, Marketing & Operations

Skyler has been working in design since 2006. From 2012-2016 he worked as an Art Director at Facebook's in house marketing agency, The Factory. Prior to Facebook, he was part of the founding team at Postmates where he led design. Skyler holds a B.S. in Information Technology from Florida State.

Dr. Siddharth Arora, DO, MS
Medical Director & Psychiatrist

Dr. Arora is board certified and fellowship trained. With an extensive background in Adult Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Interventional Pain Medicine, he began his medical education at Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois. He then went on to complete his Psychiatry Residency training from the world renowned Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio where he focused on the treatment of addiction and chronic pain, before pursuing an Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship from Nova Southeastern University/Larkin Hospital in South Miami, Florida.

Dr. Arora has also completed a Masters of Science degree in Human Anatomy from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and a visiting fellowship in Neuro-modulation (including ECT, TMS and tDCS) from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.  

Dr. Arora's diverse experience makes him especially well versed in the myriad of complex patient presentations and novel therapeutic treatment options available today. 

Dr. Arora also likes to remain active in academia with several publications and speaking engagements. 
 

 

Tyna, MA, CAP, ICADC
Therapist & Grant Program Manager

Ms. Tyna has served in many different capacities of treatment including both adult and juvenile drug court, in-home mental health treatment, Department of Corrections, Department of Children and Families, residential, and psychiatric facilities in both Ohio and Florida. It is her passion to serve the community as we remove the bandage of addiction and begin healing the wound, particularly adult and juvenile substance users, families, and support networks. Tyna is a member of the Brevard County Opioid Task Force and currently chairs the Education and Prevention sub-committee.

Aaron, MS, RMHI
Therapist & Experiential Therapy Program Manager

Aaron has lived on the east coast of Florida his entire life and enjoys spending time outdoors - camping, hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling. In 2018, he graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling and a Master of Divinity.

With experience working with various Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs for mental health and substance abuse Aaron’s approach is client-driven, solution-focused, strength-based, goal-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, and holistic. He utilizes interventions from Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), among others. Aaron is passionate about engaging the whole person in the therapeutic process, not just the mind. Examples include stimulating your senses by having a session on the beach or at a local park, activating your body through movement like walking, biking, kayaking or exercise, and/or integrating your spiritual resources. This allows all of who you are to participate in helping you move forward.

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Jerry, MA, RMHI
Therapist

Jerry has been working in the mental health field since 2015. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Clearwater Christian College and later received his Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Jerry’s own six year struggle with opioids and prescription medication addiction led him to want to inspire and help others face their mental health struggles and walk them through their recovery. His story is featured on addictioncenter.com.

 

Luis
Lead Behavioral Tech

Experienced in both inpatient and outpatient treatment, Luis has been working in the treatment industry as a BHT since 2015. Luis’s past struggles with drug and alcohol addiction took him to South Florida where he began working as a Recovery House Manager and later as a Detox BHT Supervisor. His personal experience with addiction, and the joy he has found in his recovery, encourages him to share his story with others in the community in hopes they too will recover.

Bria, Peace Club Office Manager

Bria
Office Manager

Experienced in both medical and dental care, Bria has a tremendous dedication to serving others. She strives to always be a betterment in the lives of those around her and is both willing and able to handle challenges with perseverance and care.

Michelle, Peace Club Accounts Payable & Receivable

Michelle
Accounts Payable & Receivable

With a degree in Medical Administration, Michelle has worked in the medical field for over 20 years in various settings from clinics to hospitals.  She has a heart for helping and loves supporting those who are making things happen.

 
Logan, Peace Club Community Liaison

Logan
Community Liaison

Logan’s diverse background includes the building trades, food experience, and outdoor and adventure sports education. As a tradesman, he’s worked on projects throughout US and abroad. Passionate about transformation and collaboration, Logan is focused on building events and experiences involving food and the outdoors.

Steve
Peer Support

Born in Miami, Steve has lived in Florida his whole life. He started abusing drugs at the age of eleven and found himself using daily by the time he was a junior in high school.

After finding Narcotics Anonymous (NA) at the age of thirty four, Steve has been free of all mood and mind altering substances for seven years. Through his recovery journey, Steve discovered Buddhism and has made meditation a key part of his practice. Today, he remains active in his local home group sponsoring men in recovery.

A Cocoa Beach local, Steve works as a structural contractor in Brevard County. On the weekends, he manages our men's recovery residence. In his free time, Steve enjoys being with his children, family, and friends.