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Maria A. Avila  LMFT, MCAP

Phone:  305-498-9324



I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Master's Level Addiction Professional in practice in Miami for over 30 years in a variety of clinical positions.  My experience includes having served as the Clinical Director at South Miami's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center and Supervisor of the Family Program.  I was also responsible for starting the Family Program for the Lucida Treatment Center in Lantana.  


I have taught at various facilities and universities, most recently teaching the Substance Abuse course to graduate students at the University of Miami. I enjoy speaking and presenting and have appeared on numerous radio and television shows answering substance abuse questions.  My private practice is located in Plantation, Florida.  


I decided to compile this information in the hope that it will provide helpful information to people facing difficult situations and searching for answers to substance abuse issues.  If you have any questions or recommendations for this site, please feel free to contact me. 




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