John is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and interventionist. He earned two Bachelor of Arts Degrees at Austin College in 2002. One of his degrees was in Psychology and the other in Business Administration. In 2006, John received his Masters in the Science of Social Work with an emphasis in direct clinical practice from the University of Texas at Arlington. His studies were focused on all aspects of mental and behavioral health with the majority of his experience being in the field of substance abuse and addiction.
John works with people of all ages, and specializes in working with individuals who are in extreme denial. John combines his education with his professional and personal life experience to create an environment where positive change can occur. John first stepped into the field in the Spring of 2002, while interning for a psychotherapist in Dallas. Since then, John has equipped himself to be the most effective counselor and interventionist as possible.
Kayla is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Interventionist. Kayla received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Texas in Rehabilitation Studies with a minor in Sociology. She continued her education and obtained her Master's Degree in Counseling, with a focus on addiction studies.
Kayla has called North Texas home for most of her life. She is a proud and devoted wife and mother to 3 great kids. For years Kayla worked diligently to help families and professionals find treatment as an Intake and Admissions Counselor at a residential treatment facility for addictions in North Texas. She worked closely with the treatment team at a dual diagnosis program that focuses on substance abuse, alcoholism, eating disorders, and other behavioral addictions. Kayla has worked with hundreds of families learning and teaching how to steer loved ones into treatment. She understands how overwhelming and confusing the admission process can be and strives to eliminate that stress throughout the intervention.
Kayla's experience has led her to an in-depth knowledge about the numerous treatment centers and addiction professionals working throughout the United States. She understands how important a quality treatment center is to the recovery process. She will be able to provide referrals that will best meet an individual’s clinical, medical, and financial need, as well as collaborate with colleagues to find appropriate care.
Kayla understands first-hand how painful and terrifying it is to have a loved one struggle with addiction and mental health issues. It can be a very helpless feeling, yet with appropriate action there is hope for the individual and the family. The goal is to realign the family dynamic, taking the power away from the addicted individual and giving it back to the family. It is about moving the family out of crisis and making help available. She works very closely with the team of people involved in the intervention to provide education, support, and guidance throughout the entire process. Addiction is a family disease, and Kayla believes the intervention process is as much about the family as it is the addicted individual. When the family recognizes there is a problem, the conspiracy of silence is broken and they are no longer held hostage by the addiction.
Kayla will be there every step of the way until the person finds the care they need. Recovery is possible; please call Kayla today if you have a loved one that needs help.
When David found recovery in 2002, he felt called to work in the field of addiction counseling. He sold his business, earned his Masters degree and became a licensed counselor. David’s professional experience includes work as a substance abuse therapist in a dually-licensed behavioral health hospital in Midland Texas, a private practice specializing in addiction counseling, and now, his true professional calling as a clinical interventionist, specializing in substance addictions.
David has extensive experience as a clinical interventionist, providing his services across Texas: in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Midland/Odessa, and now is based in El Paso. He has extensive knowledge of many different treatment programs, both inpatient and outpatient, throughout Texas. Families find that David’s professional experience and expertise, his knowledge of addiction treatment alternatives, as well as his empathy and understanding, are both reassuring and affirming. The myriad of treatment alternatives and decisions involved with getting a loved one into treatment can be most challenging and overwhelming. David calmly and professionally guides the entire process towards a successful intervention and a positive treatment outcome.
Before becoming a licensed counselor, David owned and operated a successful retail business in Odessa for 20 years. His two sons grew up there and are now professionals in the fields of medicine and education, living in the Dallas area.