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The Choose Life Specialist Recovery Team

The Treatment Program

Learn about our 21 day: 12 step program

Virtual Tour

Take a look inside our beautiful rehab facilities

Tracy Whitmill

Tracy Whitmill

ADMINISTRATION

Tracy joined Riverview Manor Rehab Clinic in 2018. She took a transfer to Choose Life in 2019.Tracy’s position is administration.  She is enrolled in a Life Coaching Diploma which will be an added benefit to patient therapy at Choose Life.

Hlengiwe Ngcobo

Hlengiwe Ngcobo

NURSE

Joined Riverview Manor in 2007 as a chef and then took a transfer to ChooseLife in 2016 

Being passionate about health care of the patients I enrolled in a course in health care services, now I am working as a professional health care assistant.  My wish is to make all feel welcome while on their way to recovery.

Ryno Oosthuizen

Ryno Oosthuizen

PATIENT RELATIONS

Ryno joined Choose Life in 2019.  He resides on the premises of Choose Life and managers the facility

He takes the 12-step program which is part of our recovery program.  He has a great way with people and making them feel at home.

He enjoys the gym and believes it improves self-image.   Clients are encouraged to attend gym classes with him.  Exercise is certainly an added benefit to develop and grow your recovery.

Nomfanelo Manci

Nomfanelo Manci

NURSE

Joined Choose Life in 2019.

I qualified with a nursing diploma in 1999.  Since then I have worked in many hospitals and trauma units in a nursing capacity.  I enjoy nursing very much and take my position here at Choose Life as night nurse very seriously.

Jack Mtira

Jack Mtira

MAINTENANCE/SECURITY MANAGER

Joined Choose Life in 2016. My focus is the maintenance of Choose Life facility, ensuring the garden is well manicured and the pool is always sparkling.  I also ensure the safety and security of all clients so they may have peace of mind while in our care.

Nokukukhanya Ndhlela

Nokukukhanya Ndhlela

SOCIAL WORKER

Joined Choose Life in 2019.  I studied Bachelor of Social Work and qualified 2017. I have played an increasingly important role in the treatment of individuals with alcohol and substance abuse which in turn create problems within their family unit. I am proud to be a part of this programme that offers group and individual psychotherapy. The programme is aimed at helping clients deal effectively with mental health and substance abuse problems by equipping them with adequate skills and strategies essential in managing their conditions.

Samukelisiwe Mthembu

Samukelisiwe Mthembu

Position

This world is nothing short of a dualistic dilemma; as humans, we are faced with navigating through a personal and external experience along with having to balance learning from pain, overcoming challenges, and developing the ability to ask for help when it all starts to become overwhelming. Understanding human nature and contributing to the improvement of human life is my passion. Early exposure to trauma counselling during my academic training allowed me to develop a passion for Clinical Psychology. Trained in various therapeutic modalities, I enjoy exploring different eclectic ways that are best suited for each client. I have worked with clients recovering from addiction, children with learning difficulties and life trauma, as well as clients suffering from depression and anxiety. The different environments I have worked and trained in include the South African Military, and one of the busiest hospitals in Johannesburg central (Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital), as well as a rehab facility in the North West province. On a part-time basis, I have also enjoyed lecturing (University of Johannesburg, St Augustine College) and engaging in psychoeducational media appearances and features.

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