Stepping Stone Center Clinical Team

Juan Deas, MHS


Juan has a master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He has over two decades of experience in addictions and mental health counseling. He has worked both inpatient and outpatient counseling for long and short term care, as well as facilitated family therapy, support for foster care, case management for adolescent’s, conducted assessments for state, local, and federal systems, and directed programs that include medically managed treatment as well as 3-6 month inpatient therapeutic treatment programs for state paroles. He has advocated for federal funding to provide treatment services in Pennsylvania.

Sherry Mincey, M.Ed., CAP, ICADC, NCIP

Admissions Liason

Sherry Mincey holds an undergraduate degree in Communication Arts from Georgia Southern University and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Education from Troy State University. Prior to her work at Stepping Stone, she worked with Child and Family Services as a case manager, therapist and Family Service Coordinator working to address changes in the family system. Sherry works to provide the needed knowledge, insight and services to individuals struggling with the disease of addiction.

Jerry Polcaro, Psy.D., LMFT, SADP

Family Program Therapist

Jerry Polcaro has been a licensed marriage and family therapist in California since 1987 and Florida since 2001. He earned his doctor of psychology degree from the University of Newport Beach. He is a certified specialist for alcohol and drug addiction, a trained EMDR specialist and is certified in neurolinguistic programming hypnosis. He has served on the board of directors of the World Service Office of Narcotics Anonymous and as vice chairman of Cocaine Anonymous. He began working at Stepping Stone Center for Recovery in 2001 as a primary therapist and is currently in charge of the family and relational workshops.

Faylencia Bush MSW, CAP


Faylencia Bush holds a Bachelor of Social work degree in General Social Work from Savannah State University and a Master of Social Work degree in Clinical Social Work from Savannah State University. Faylencia is a Certified Addiction Professional. She joined the Stepping Stone Center for Recovery clinical team in 2015. Prior to her work at Stepping Stone, she worked with adolescents with substance dependence. She facilitates a Stepping Stone Center for Recovery regular track primary group, assisting patients in their recovery journey. Faylencia is a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern.

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Robin Olson, M.Ed.


Robin Olson graduated from Northern Arizona University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in human relations and counseling. Robin has extensive experience in working with people of all ages. She worked for the Yavapai County Public Health Department in their Community Family Program, working with children and pregnant women.

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Kim Williams, MS, LMHC

Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family interns

Kim is a graduate of University of Central Florida and holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University.  She has worked in the field of behavioral health and substance since 2009, working with primarily with children and families with trauma.  She has also worked with clients in the criminal justice system helping them address trauma, substance abuse and family systems issues. Kim is home to Sanford, Florida and recently relocated to Jacksonville in spring 2016.