About Us

About Us

We are a group of certified and licensed professionals dedicated to your recovery. You will always be treated with respect and as a unique individual, focusing on what is best for you. Our recommendations and referrals are made with the goal of recovery goal in mind even if it means recommending a treatment mode that we do not provide. We know that recovery is possible for everyone as we have been there and recovered ourselves. Our experience, training and dedication is aimed at coaching our clients into long term and contented recovery, not simply temporary abstinence.

What’s new at Cipriano & Associates Counseling LLC?

We are now CARF accredited!


Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities


We are currently in the progress with our new Professional Intensive Outpatient Program (only for professionals). Our plan is to have it running by
January 1st, 2022.

Ron Cipriano is the “Johnny Appleseed” of substance abuse treatment in Jacksonville, FL. He has been instrumental in implementing the “Recovery Dynamics” treatment model in several well-known Jacksonville drug and alcohol treatment organizations.

In 2001 he started with the at Ten Broeck Hospital on Beach Blvd.  where he also worked training counselors in the “Recovery Dynamics” treatment model. Ron is the only certified trainer in Recovery Dynamics in the Jacksonville area and has trained many counselors in how to utilize this treatment model. In 2003 he joined Breakthroughs Counseling off of San Jose and started their Intensive Outpatient Program.

In 2012, Ron partnered with a long-time friend, Stephen Johnson, who specializes in adolescent counseling to form Cipriano & Associates Counseling LLC. For more information on our Treatment Philosophy, click here.

About Our Counselors

Ron Cipriano MS, CAP

Ron has more than 24 years of experience in substance abuse counseling. He has a Masters Level CAP (Certified Addictions Professional). Ron has seen more than 20,000 patients in the Jacksonville area. He is one of the most experienced addiction counselors in Jacksonville. He also started the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in some of the best treatment facilities in Jacksonville and is known as the “Johnny Appleseed” of local IOP programs. Some of Ron’s specialties include individual and group addictions counseling, drug replacement therapy, counselor instructor and trainer in the Recovery Dynamics treatment model, court-ordered DUI evaluation, and out-of-state DUI evaluations.

Stephen Johnson

Stephen has more than 26 years of experience with substance abuse and mental health. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Masters’s Level CAP (Certified Addictions Professional). Stephen specializes in adult IOP, outpatient counseling, mental health counseling, crisis intervention, and dual diagnosis.

Teresa Halderman

Twenty years ago I was given the opportunity to turn my life around with the help of trained addiction professionals in a long term residential treatment program.

In response to being given this advantage, I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have dedicated my life to providing addiction and mental health services to those struggling with these issues. I bring my own experience, strength, and hope coupled with solid clinical knowledge and expertise from 20 years of practice in various settings.

I have a firm foundation in 12 step philosophy and treatment but realize that other approaches are just as valid. I use a variety of clinical interventions with a focus on Mindfulness skills and other evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-focused therapy to assist my clients in creating the happiness and health they seek free of addiction and disruptive mental health symptoms.

I am a member of a team of licensed experienced therapists with many years of success in the field of addictions and mental illness who support each other and collaborate in our efforts to help those who seek our services.


Jason Vida is an Addiction Counselor and has been volunteering in the recovery community for over 10 years while maintaining a clean lifestyle for over 15 years.

Prior to joining treatment program as an addiction counselor, Jason was an education specialist and communication manager for one of the largest Exclusive General Agencies for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.

He has remained clean for over 15 years through his active involvement with the self-help community and remains committed to helping people who continue to suffer from the disease of addiction.

Jason earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from The University of Toledo.  He is a Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) in Florida and holds insurance licenses in multiple states and certified with Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Amy Ray

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