Our Approach

Crossroads’ goal is to provide supportive medical and psychiatric care to those in recovery. Our downtown Stuart office provides continuation of medical, psychiatric and psychological care, medication management and counseling in an outpatient basis to individuals no longer enrolled in a treatment program.

Crossroads understands the complexities of addiction. Clients are cared by a staff of concerned medical personnel with years of experience in addiction. Our treatment plans are fluid, assessed continually, and modified as needed to be a crucial part of the long term recovery process.

Our Story

Crossroads was founded when Theresa realized that people starting their new sober life could not find any clinics that were trained or specialized in addiction recovery treatments.

People in recovery often struggle to stay in recovery, and having zero medical support is a giant hurdle.  We strive to overcome that hurdle.

Meet the Team


Terry graduated from Yale University's School of Medicine as a Physician Associate in 1995 and began working in a private family practice in the northeast.

After moving to Florida in 2001, she worked in an Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat) practice prior to entering the Behavioral Health field. Terry managed the medical care of those struggling with mental health and addiction in clinic and hospital settings.

Over the last 10 years, her main focus has been mental health and addiction. Along with her husband, she founded Crossroads Addiction Services to provide medical and psychiatric care to treatment programs and those in recovery.

Terry is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and the American Society of Addiction of Medicine.

Chip Bernardo

Chip graduated from Cornell University way back in 1988 with a BS in Electrical Engineering.  Then he served in the US Navy where he worked on his masters in Nuclear Physics and in Business Administration, while serving in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and the Bosnia conflict.

After the service, he started an engineering company specializing in very large computerized building control systems around the world, catering to mansions, five star resorts and museums.

Now he serves as our Chief Financial Officer and Operations Officer, helping to create a company to help all those in recovery.


Dr Adlen a well respected practicing physician whose philosophy is to help people with addiction return to a healthy and productive life.

He completed his training at Philadelphia College Osteopathic Medicine in June 1972 and internship at Martin Place Hospital in June 1973. He then entered private practice and remained in private practice until June 2015.

He was certified in family practice in 1986, he is also certified by the American College of Psychiatry for Suboxone treatment and is a fellow of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr Adlen has been a speaker for Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals for psychiatric drugs Zyprexa and Symbyax and a speaker for Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals for treatment of opioid addiction.


Valerie has been a nurse for 17 years. She started out in 2000 in cardiac care and then transferred to the emergency department where she became a charge nurse shortly thereafter; spent a total of 10 years there. In 2009 she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Nursing, and went to run a Primary Care Practice for 4 ½ years.

In 2012 she expanded her role to help those in need of addiction medicine, specifically in Detox, Recovery and Primary Care Medicine.

In addition, she spent the last year treating those in need of psychiatric care for the Dept of Corrections. Valerie joined our team in March and is pleased to continue caring for those in detox and recovery.


Brittney has been working in the medical field since 2006. A native Floridian and graduate from Florida Atlantic University, she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2013 with a speciality in family medicine. Since 2014, a major focus of her practice has been providing medical care to the local addiction community and psychiatric facilities.

She is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Jessica is a young aspiring student in the field of recovery.

In 2015 she received her AA in Psychology; in 2017 she received a BS in Human Services from Indian River State College -- specifically focused her studies on addictions.

While assisting our practice, she is currently becoming a Certified Addictions Counselor. In the future, Jessica plans on providing group and individual therapy within the Crossroads community and hopes to work with all of our patients.


Back in 2005, Tramp forced Chip to adopt her from the pound.  Since then she has been Chip and Theresa's companion.

In her younger years, she liked to chase squirrels and anything that moved.  She then went on to herding cattle and horses -- ensuring all the farm animals knew who the barnyard boss was.

Now she is the welcoming committee for Crossroads.  When she's not hard at work supervising Crossroads, she particularly likes it receiving treats from our guests, so we have a whole bunch tucked away for her.

Come and say Hello!

(Click on any team member for a bio)

Theresa Biemer, PA-C

Theresa "Terry" Biemer

CEO & Certified Physician's Assistant

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Domingo "Chip" Bernardo

Chief Financial Officer

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Mark Adlen

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

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Valerie Ferrara

Nurse Practitioner


Brittney Irwin

Nurse Practitioner




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Lisa Hough

Licensed Practical Nurse

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Ivy Jones

Nurse Practitioner

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Jessica Alsanger

Insurance Billing

Next Steps...

If you are in recovery and desire an appointment, use our online appointment request system.

If you are a treatment facility and wish to talk about Crossroads providing services for your patients, please call 772-202-8946 or email

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