About Us

The ITM Group is a limited partnership comprised of Alvin Butler P.A. and Harry Spears P.A. Alvin Butler, M.S., LMHC and Harry Spears, Ed.S., LMHC, who have more than 60 years combined clinical experience. The ITM Group Partnership was originally comprised of Ted Shaw, Ph.D., P.A. Alvin Butler P.A., and Harry Spears P.A. Since the death of Dr. Shaw in May 2012, the partnership is comprised of Mr. Butler and Mr. Spears, with Mr. Butler serving as acting chairman of the board.

The members of The ITM Group have been providing counseling in the community to juvenile and adult clients since 1985. Since 1998 the ITM Group has been providing services to the Department of Corrections. Services are provided in Marion, Colombia, Dixie, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, Orange, Osceola, Levy, Volusia, Putnam, St. Johns, Lake, Hernando, and Seminole Counties.

The ITM Group provides substance abuse treatment in District 13 (Ocala) for the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). This service has been continuous over the past nine years. Currently, we also provide juvenile substance abuse treatment for DJJ in Alachua, Bradford, Gilchrist, and Levy Counties. The ITM Group began providing outpatient adult substance abuse treatment for the Department of Corrections in 2007. These services were expanded at the request of DC to include St. Johns County in 2008. Additionally, the ITM Group provides outpatient adult substance abuse treatment in Levy, Bradford, and Alachua Counties. All locations are licensed in accordance with DCF standards.

All clinicians who provide services under ITM contracts with the Florida Department of Corrections are licensed according to their respective positions and insured. All ITM staff is screened in accordance with applicable standards.

The ITM team includes some of the most experienced sex offender clinicians in America (three members of the team were staff therapists or direct care staff of the MDSO Program at NFETC between 1982 and 1989); moreover, members of the team are specialists in the treatment of mentally ill offenders, developmentally disabled offenders, substance abusers, youthful offenders, abuse-reactive children, child sexual abuse victims, adult survivors and domestic violence victims.

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