Our staff are comprised of all levels of therapists including; Ph.D., Master, & LCDC. Our therapists are trained to address issues related to addiction, recovery, mental health, and family relationships. We view addiction as a family disease, which is most effectively treated when the entire family receives education, support and new tools for positive, lasting change.
Chad Warner, LMFT, LCDC- Executive Director
Chad is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Chad has worked in multiple residential treatment facilities as well as in the outpatient setting. He has been working to help families for over 15 years. Chad is passionate about helping families reconcile and heal from the destruction of addiction.
Dr. Ottis Layne, M.D.- Medical Director
American Board of Addiction Medicine
Rhonda Hickey- Director of Admissions & Marketing
Rhonda has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Texas Tech University. She has over 25 years of experience in a broad spectrum of areas including social work, project management, consulting, substance abuse treatment administration and business development. Rhonda is very dedicated to her work with individuals who are on their substance abuse recovery journey and their families.
Dr. Stacy Speedlin, Ph.D, LPC, LCDC, NCC- Clinical Team
Stacy is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a licensed chemical dependency counselor (LCDC) and a nationally credentialed counselor (NCC). She has a doctorate degree in counselor education and supervision and is a visiting professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Speedlin has worked in the field of addiction and mental health for over ten years, has presented at several national and state level conferences, and published several manuscripts on various topics pertaining to mental health.
Dr. Tara Moorman, Ph.D, LPC- Clinical Team
Stacy Waterman, LPC, LCDC- Clinical Team
Stacy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas. She is also a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Stacy’s counseling experience includes felony and misdemeanor drug courts, residential substance use treatment, intensive outpatient programs, and the university setting.
J.P. Rodriguez, LCDC- Clinical Team
J.P. has over 18 years of experience working in the chemical dependency field, including direct care with clients in various forms of treatment. He has been in private practice since 2013 after leaving the business development and marketing industry for various Texas residential treatment facilities. J.P. is committed to helping the struggling chemical dependent client find their way into a lifestyle of recovery.
Deborah Demerson, MS, LCDC- Clinical Team
Deborah is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and has a Master in professional counseling. Deborah has worked in residential and outpatient treatment centers. Deborah's primary focus is to facilitate the empowerment of the individual to reach his/her fullest capacity for optimum health and happiness. In the addiction problems, rehabilitation toward these goals is essential in the recovery process.
Joseph Avera, LPC-Intern- Clinical Team
Joe has a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he is currently completing his doctoral dissertation. He has a strong background in Buddhism and Buddhist Psychology and brings several years of experience working with a wide variety of clients struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. Joe’s goal in therapy is to help every client recognize and harness their own strengths abilities to create a more joyful life and stronger connected relationships.
Joanna Snyder, LPC-Intern- Clinical Team
Joanna has a Master of Science in Counseling from the The University of North Texas with coursework from Dallas Theological Seminary. She has several years of experience working with women and families struggling with addiction and codependency. It is her goal in therapy that clients leave equipped with tools to empower themselves in relationships and recovery; even as they face life's biggest challenges.