The Role of Addiction Professionals in Comprehensive Recovery

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Our Team

Meet the MyRehab team: Digitally Enhanced for the Future of Rehabilitation

Welcome to MyRehab Dual Diagnosis Addiction Recovery Centre in Rynfield, Benoni, a leader in expert and compassionate care for those struggling with substance abuse. Our team combines the wisdom of seasoned specialists with the dedication of skilled Addiction Professionals, all united in providing unmatched treatment and support. We’re excited to introduce our team and to usher them into the digital age.

Consistently aiming to lead in innovation, we ensure the delivery of the most effective and relevant services to our clients and their families. Embracing our legacy of merging expertise with cutting-edge practices, we’re now leveraging advanced AI technology to craft digital versions of our exceptional Addiction Professionals.

Meet Our Compassionate Team of Addiction Professionals

At MyRehab Addiction Rehab Centre, our pride stems from our multidisciplinary approach, characterized by a team devoted to delivering all-encompassing care for individuals confronting the challenges of addiction. Our highly qualified Addiction Professionals surpass mere expertise within their specializations; they embody the role of fervent advocates for the recovery journey of each individual who walks through our doors.

From the initial assessment to personalized treatment planning and ongoing support, our Addiction Professionals apply their depth of knowledge with an unmatched passion for making a real difference in the lives of those we serve. 


Leadership That Combines Expertise with Empathy

Our leadership helm is fortified with the experience and knowledge of accomplished Addiction Professionals who not only grasp the intricate layers of addiction but also appreciate the delicate intricacies involved in the journey to recovery. These seasoned experts constitute the cornerstone of our center, playing an instrumental role in safeguarding the essence and efficacy of every treatment plan devised under our roof. This optimal blend of tradition and progress positions our Addiction Professionals uniquely to navigate the multifaceted challenges of addiction recovery.

Our Clinical Staff: Addiction Professional Experts

Each member of our clinical team at MyRehab possesses an extensive background in addiction medicine, therapy, and holistic care, armed with specialized training that sets them apart as proficient Addiction Professionals. This collective expertise enables them to synergize, merging traditional methodologies with cutting-edge treatment modalities to craft care programs that are meticulously customized to the unique requirements and circumstances of every individual in our care. Through this collaborative effort, they embody the essence of comprehensive addiction treatment, ensuring that our approaches are both dynamic and deeply attuned to the personal journey of recovery each client embarks upon.

Addiction Therapists with a Personalized Touch

Our addiction therapists at MyRehab, as skilled Addiction Professionals, are unwavering in their commitment to furnish both individualized support and group therapy sessions. Utilizing evidence-based methodologies, they aim to nurture resilience, cultivate effective coping mechanisms, and steer individuals on a path toward enduring recovery. Their expertise in the field ensures that every therapeutic intervention is crafted with the client’s ultimate well-being and successful rehabilitation in mind.

The Support Team: Your First Point of Contact

When you choose to embark on the path to recovery with MyRehab, you’ll be welcomed by our exceptional administrative and support staff—Addiction Professionals in every sense. These dedicated team members fully comprehend the significance of maintaining confidentiality and demonstrating empathy from the very first moment of contact. Their understanding and sensitivity ensure a supportive, judgment-free environment, making the initial steps towards seeking help as comfortable and reassuring as possible. This initial interaction sets the tone for the compassionate and professional care that characterizes the entire MyRehab experience.

Holistic Practitioners Contributing to Whole-Person Wellness

At MyRehab, we recognize that true recovery extends well beyond the cessation of physical dependence; it involves a comprehensive journey of mental, emotional, and spiritual restoration. Our Addiction Professionals who specialize in holistic practices employ a variety of methods, including mindfulness exercises, and nutrition counseling, to foster a holistic recovery journey. These techniques are integral to supporting the entire spectrum of healing, ensuring that each individual benefits from a balanced and thorough approach to reclaiming wellness and vitality.

Ready to Support Your Recovery Journey

At MyRehab, we recognize that true recovery extends well beyond the cessation of physical dependence; it involves a comprehensive journey of mental, emotional, and spiritual restoration. Our Addiction Professionals who specialize in holistic practices employ a variety of methods, including mindfulness exercises, yoga sessions, and nutrition counseling, to foster a holistic recovery journey. These techniques are integral to supporting the entire spectrum of healing, ensuring that each individual benefits from a balanced and thorough approach to reclaiming wellness and vitality.

Our Team

Ahmed Mayet

Clinical Psychologist

Ahmed completed his Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Witwatersrand and has since worked in both the private and public sector.

His interests lie in individual and group psychotherapy for adults and adolescents, often presenting with a plethora of struggles, chiefly addiction, anxiety, depression and personality pathology. His approach and philosophy is a humanistic-existential one, seeking to help guide patients to a deeper understanding of themselves from all angles while clarifying purpose, spirit and the way forward.

Sally Demetriou

Clinical Psychologist

Salome, also known as Sally, obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Johannesburg. Salome has experience within psychiatric settings, and holds a passion for maintaining the human integrity of those who suffer from mild to more severe psychopathology. Salome practices from an integrated approach, with a primary focus on ensuring that her clients feel safe, in a non judgmental manner.

She holds a strong belief in understanding the underlying beliefs, emotions, and experiences that inform human behavior. Various therapies she is trained in include: Person Centered therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Narrative therapy, Family Systems therapy, and Psychodynamic therapy. While fulfilling her role as a therapist she has also had a keen interest in research, with a predominant focus on trauma, somatic symptoms and quality of life.


At MyRehab, we understand that addiction is often a symptom of an underlying issue such as a Mental Health Disorder. That’s why we offer comprehensive Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs that address both Addiction and any Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions. Our team of experienced professionals provides individualized treatment plans that incorporate evidence-based therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and trauma-informed care.

Our program aims to identify and treat the root cause of addiction while also providing a safe and supportive environment for our clients to recover. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the addiction, which is why our program also includes lfe skills training and aftercare planning to ensure a successful, long-term recovery.


Alcoholism and drug dependence and addiction, known as Substance Use Disorders, are complex problems. People with these disorders once were thought to have a character defector moral weakness.


Symptoms of addiction may include loss of control over substance use, increased tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, and neglect of responsibilities and relationships. Other signs can include changes inbehavior, mood, and physical appearance. Identifying these symptoms is crucial in recognizing and treating addiction.


Addiction is a complex issue that can develop due to a combination of factors. Genetic factors can increase the risk of addiction, while environmental factors, such as exposure to substance abuse, can make an individual more susceptible to addiction. Additionally, psychological factors, such as mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and trauma, can contribute to addiction by leading individuals to use drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism.

Sameera Ismail

social worker

Sameera graduated with an honors degree in social work in 2016. She has worked in the Substance Abuse field for four years now.

Sameera has been exposed to the trauma field and has dealt with numerous social issues. Her passion is help people identify and become the best versions of themselves.

Sameera has been exposed to the trauma field and has dealt with numerous social issues. Her passion is help people identify and become the best versions of themselves.

sr marvelous Kubjana

Psychiatric nurse

Meet Sr Marvelous, a dedicated and compassionate psychiatric nurse at MyRehab Addiction Recovery Centres. Since joining our team in 2023, Sr Marvelous has become an integral part of our healthcare family, known for her exceptional skills and unwavering commitment to patient care.

With a wealth of experience in mental health and addiction nursing, Sr Marvelous has a unique talent for connecting with patients, offering them not just clinical care but also emotional support and understanding. Her approach is patient-centered, focusing on individualized care plans that cater to the specific needs of each person she works with.

Pakeeza Karim counseling psychologist at MyRehab Dual Diagnosis Addiction Recovery Centre in Rynfield, Benoni

Nadine Rode

Patient Liason Manager

Meet Nadine, the dynamic and approachable Relationship Liaison Manager at MyRehab Addiction Recovery Centres. Since joining our team, Nadine has been instrumental in fostering strong, meaningful connections between our clients, their families, and our diverse range of therapeutic services.

Nadine’s role is crucial in ensuring a seamless and supportive experience for everyone involved in the recovery journey. With a natural flair for communication and a deep sense of empathy, she excels in understanding the unique situations and needs of each client and their loved ones. Her ability to listen attentively and respond with care and professionalism makes her an invaluable asset to both our clients and our team

Pakeeza Karim counseling psychologist at MyRehab Dual Diagnosis Addiction Recovery Centre in Rynfield, Benoni

Nozi Nkenene

Patient Liason Manager

Introducing Nozi, our esteemed Relationship Liaison Manager at MyRehab Addiction Recovery Centres. Nozi has been a pivotal part of our team, where her role is vital in bridging the gap between our services and the diverse needs of our patients and their families.

Since joining MyRehab, Nozi has exemplified the art of building and maintaining strong, supportive relationships. Her approach is characterized by empathy, respect, and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by those dealing with addiction and mental health issues. Nozi’s exceptional communication skills enable her to effectively liaise between patients, their families, and our clinical team, ensuring that everyone is heard and supported.

tanja kalapac

Clinical Psychologist

Tanja is a registered Clinical Psychologist. She obtained her Masters degree from the University of Pretoria.

Tanja has been in practice for over 25 years. She works from an integrated approach. Her areas of special interest include: anxiety and depression, addiction and recovery, relationship issues, bereavement and Psychodynamic therapy.

Pakeeza Karim counseling psychologist at MyRehab Dual Diagnosis Addiction Recovery Centre in Rynfield, Benoni

Pakeeza 'soul mender' carrim

counselling psychologist

Pakeeza is a Counseling Psychologist. Her approach is eclectic and holistic. She deals with all the dimensions of human existence, psychological and emotional functioning, human/social relationships, religious/ spiritual problems, occupational, physical health and ethical issues. She makes use of cognitive behavior therapy, DBT, family therapy, imago, narrative therapy, play and art therapy, visualization and relaxation. Her experience and training at Hospitals, Schools, Clinics, Rehabs and in the community has offered her the opportunity of working with a diverse client base, ranging from well functioning individuals with daily difficulties to patients with serious psychopathology.
Pakeeza has also conducted various support groups, art groups, workshops for adolescents, teachers, doctors and parents.

Kara Barnard

MyRehab Helper

Meet the youthful dynamo of MyRehab, Kara “Compass-Key” Barnard, the freshest face on our team, and your personal navigator through the maze of addiction rehab services. Since her start in November 2023, Kara has been the beating heart of our client relations, adeptly handling enquiries with a blend of empathy and energy unique to those with her life-saving background in medical emergencies. She is the vital liaison linking the hopes of families with the transformative journey of our inpatients, orchestrating orientations and meticulously crafting events that cast light on the way forward. With Kara, you’re not just getting answers; you’re finding direction.

Digital twins coming soon...

In an effort to remain cutting-edge, modern, and engaging, we’re leveraging AI technology to shape digital counterparts of our proficient addiction professionals. These intelligent “digital twins” will serve as 24/7 guides, mirroring the expertise of addiction professionals in our team, answering queries, and providing pivotal information and support, seamlessly fusing our team’s experience with the efficiency and accessibility of digital health.

Our pioneering objective with this initiative is to provide a harmonious blend of human touch and technology. While our digital counterparts will offer immediate assistance, address general inquiries, and provide broad supports for shared recovery experiences, our human team of addiction professionals will continue to administer and offer specialized care and treatment programs at our Rynfield, Benoni center.

Our digital twins aren’t replacements, rather they are enhancements – they’re our innovate approach to ensuring you have round-the-clock assistance from a dependable source you can trust. You can count on these digital counterparts as knowledgeable, empathetic touchpoints, crafted with proficiency in addiction recovery.

While the technology we use is state-of-the-art, the spirit behind it remains exceptional. The essence of our addiction professionals – their compassion, dedication, and steadfast commitment to your healing journey – is tightly woven into your every interaction with our digital counterparts.

Join us in embracing the future of rehabilitation. Interact with our digitally enhanced addiction professionals. Connect with MyRehab, an addiction recovery center that beautifully combines human experience with the powers of technology.

Ready to embark on a futuristic path to recovery with us? Touch base with the MyRehab team in Rynfield, Benoni today. Our human and digital experts eagerly await to assist you.

Mandy Smith
Mandy Smith
Ek sal ARC enige tyd aanbeveel vir mense of mense met geliefdes wat n probleem het. hierdie mense is Engele. Hulle bied hulp aan waar daar nie hulp is nie. waar mense moedeloos is en nie meer weet waarheen nie dan is ARC daar. die personeel is so behulpsaam die mense wat help is vriendelik en almal is so liefdevol en bo alles Christelik. Ek sal ARC aanbeveel vir almal wat hulp nodig het. Dankie ARC julle is wonderlik.
nokuthula mavie
nokuthula mavie
The team at Myrehab are professional and helpful. Their transfer process of patients is very seamless and efficient. Thank you for your hard work. Regards Dr. Mavie Shibanda Life Brackenview
kabo letseli
kabo letseli
Thank you to my rehab team for your hard work and assistance. Dr Letseli, Brackenview.
Ishe Mukoki
Ishe Mukoki
MyRehab Dual Diagnosis Addiction Centres are the epitome of professionalism, compassion and efficiency. The staff are dedicated and truly hold patient-centered care at the core of their practice. They offer a seamless and streamlined referral and admissions process with service that completely does away with frustration for healthcare worker and patient alike. Definitely would highly recommend this team!
Thato Kalane
Thato Kalane
Thank you for a truly wonderful experience for our patients. Dr Kalane, Dr SK Matseke Memorial Hospital
Moeketsi Khabisi
Moeketsi Khabisi
Willem Emmenis
Willem Emmenis
Thank you to the MyRehab team for doing such an exceptional work in taking care of our patients . Your hard work and dedication is noticed and highly appreciated . Truly a Five-star service ! Regards Dr Willem Emmenis Life Hospital l Brackenview and Akeso clinic Alberton
Manesh Mohanlal
Manesh Mohanlal
The team at MyRehab Dual Diagnosis Addiction Centres is unparalleled. Their streamlined transfer process and the game-changing continuous updates from their multidisciplinary team significantly elevate patient care. Five stars without a doubt! Regards, Dr Manesh Mohanlal Specialist Psychiatrist Life Brackenview Clinic
Ahmed Mayet
Ahmed Mayet
As a Clinical Psychologist, I am thoroughly impressed with MyRehab Dual Diagnosis Addiction Centre. Their processes and reporting functions are unparalleled, and their integration with Artificial Intelligence is nothing short of revolutionary for patient care. Truly state-of-the-art and a monumental step forward for the industry. Highly recommended!



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