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photo: Amy Gokey - Executive Director

The Friary Welcomes New Executive Director

Pensacola, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2016) – The Friary an affiliate of Lakeview Center, Inc. welcomes new executive director, Amy Gokey, LMHC. The Friary is a rehabilitative and outpatient treatment facility for alcohol and/or drug dependencies located in Gulf Breeze, FL.

Amy is a licensed mental health counselor who has been working throughout Lakeview Center for six years. She has served as a therapist and victim's advocate working with clients to help them heal from past traumatic events and create balance in their lives. Amy is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and has worked as both a liaison to the court system and facilitated crisis intervention training (CIT) with local law enforcement to bring awareness to mental health and addiction issues.

She specializes in the intersection between trauma and addiction, and as the executive director she will continue guiding staff in developing evidenced-based treatment to those seeking recovery and relief from addiction. In addition to holding a license in mental health counseling, Amy is a graduate of The University of West Florida with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology.


An affiliate of Baptist Health Care, Lakeview Center Inc. is a network of behavioral health, vocational and child protective services. These services address a broad spectrum of human needs, reflecting a longstanding commitment to helping people overcome life's challenges.

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