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Our Team

The team at Villa Tranquil is experienced, compassionate and genuine. We are grateful to say that our staff has more than 65 years of recovery themselves, and each member was handpicked to help guide you on your recovery journey. We will work together with your treatment team to help you follow through with your commitments to your continuing care plans, and we will support you and help you feel focused and confident. The staff at Villa Tranquil serves to create a safe, sacred space where you can learn how to deepen your recovery process.

Brent Bevelhymer

Brent Bevelhymer, MS, LMHC, LPC, CAP, licensed mental health counselor and certified addiction professional, is the founder and CEO of Villa Tranquil. Brent has 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. He is a well-known mental health counselor, addictions expert and leader in the treatment industry. Brent specializes in the treatment of addictions, mood disorders and trauma. Throughout his career, Brent has been committed to empowering guests and helping them to create meaningful change. He has supervised, trained and consulted with various high-level professionals and programs in the treatment industry. Brent has served as an executive or upper management of several well-respected programs, including Caron Texas and Hanley Hazelden. He is held in high esteem by his peers and often called upon to assist in the development of new and growing programs. Brent is passionate about ethical and fair treatment of both guests and staff, and he has been an advocate for change within the mental health field. Over the course of his career, Brent has developed and nurtured his relationships with professionals nationwide. He values honesty, integrity and service to others. Brent is dedicated to the mission of Villa Tranquil and committed to each guest’s well-being.

Noelle Bevelhymer

Noelle Bevelhymer, MS, LMHC, LPC, licensed mental health counselor, is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in mental health disorders and trauma. She provides a safe and supportive therapeutic environment for her guests to effectively address their needs. She co-founded Villa Tranquil with her husband, Brent Bevelhymer, in May of 2017. Noelle received an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2005. She graduated with her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2007. Noelle completed her graduate and postgraduate work as a mental health therapist at the Hanley Center from 2005 to 2013. She holds a dual license for both Florida and Texas. After several years of working with men and women, ranging from young adults to older guests, Noelle has found a growing need for a psychotherapist who specifically targets the challenges that many women face. Noelle specializes in women’s issues, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, body image issues, self‑esteem, relationship issues, codependency, loss and grief, and trauma.

Becca McMenamin

Chef Becca brings her eclectic presence to our kitchen at Villa Tranquil. A woman in recovery, herself, of over 10 years saw her dreams come to life in becoming a chef as a result of her recovery from addiction. Chef Becca was mentored several years by a Cordon Bleu Institute graduate executive restaurant and private chef. She has since prepared meals for professional golfers, International dignitaries, and affluent clientele all throughout the Palm Beaches for the last 7 years. Becca is passionate about preparing meals that are not only healthy, beautifully presented, and delicious, but also organically and sustainably raised, locally sourced if possible, and the optimal choice for body, soul, and planet. Becca brings new flavors, perspectives, and her special flair to every meal at Villa Tranquil, along with her own passion for recovery. Becca enjoys Pilates and spin classes, spending time with her son, and significant other, at home in their “zoo” with their parrot, 3 dogs, and 2 cats, when she isn’t traveling the country to enjoy the music of her favorite band, Phish.

Susan Robinson CAP, ICADC, Primary Therapist

Sue Robinson

Sue has been an addictions therapist since 1989. She has worked with both adults and adolescents in all aspects of chemical dependency treatment including residential, outpatient, detoxification, halfway house, extended care and intensive outpatient. She also has extensive training in the field of compulsive gambling treatment. She was instrumental in developing one of the first female adolescent treatment programs in the country as well as to develop an intensive outpatient program at St. Josephs Hospital in Lancaster, Pa. After moving to Florida in 1998, she worked as an addictions therapist at Hanley Hazelden in West Palm Beach, FL. for 8 years and was the clinical coordinator at Inner Harbor Transitional Living for Women in Tequesta, Fl. and at A New Day Treatment Center. Sue has a solid 12 step recovery background and provides her clients with a direct, straightforward approach to addiction and recovery. Her ability to meet others where they are at, compassion and sense of humor are great attributes to her success as a therapist. Sue is an avid dog lover and Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan!

Emily Velez – Primary Therapist

Sue Robinson

Emily is a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, as well as, a Masters Level Certified Addiction Professional. Emily specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. She enjoys working with young adult women struggling with addiction, self-esteem issues, anxiety, and depression. Emily started her career at The Hanley Center in 2010. During her time there she provided therapeutic services to men and women in residential and outpatient settings. In 2015, she became a primary therapist at Family First Adolescent Services working with adolescents experiencing issues with substance abuse. Emily has almost 9 years of experience facilitating group therapy sessions, individual therapy sessions, and family sessions. Emily understands that therapy is a collaborative effort. She works together with her clients so they can identify their personal strengths and utilize them to reach their goals. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, Motivational Interviewing techniques, and a Family Systems Approach. Emily has a great way of connecting with her clients that allows them to feel safe and heard.

Timothy M. Anderson, MD, MPH — Chief Medical Director

Dr. Timothy Anderson

Dr. Anderson has joined the Villa Tranquil team following a long career in medicine, public health and addiction treatment. Among other positions, he has served as a flight surgeon and emergency medicine physician in the U.S. Air Force, as a hospital physician in the Tampa, Florida area and as the medical director at Legacy Healing Center in Margate, Florida. He received his medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine, and trained as an intern and resident at the University of Miami. He received his Master of Public Health degree from the Nova Southeastern School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has also completed a secondary residency in Public Health and Addiction Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Victoria Estrada – Supervisor

Victoria Estrada

“I have been in the field of recovery for the past 6 years. I enjoy helping others and watching my clients grow. I am currently working on completing my CAC, Certified Addiction Counselor, training. I love the healing journey of the 12 steps and being apart of that process with my clients. During my time off I enjoy spending time with my three children. I believe this is where I belong and what I am meant to do. This is truly my passion.”