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Quality Care Begins with Qualified Therapists

The caliber of a treatment center’s therapists is of utter importance when it comes to the effectiveness of their program. The patient’s probability of finishing a program and sustaining recovery relies on a number of variables, but the direct influence of highly educated and qualified mental health professionals makes a huge difference. Each person in treatment has a unique background and set of needs that should be addressed individually so that care can be customized.

Addiction is usually founded upon underlying issues of mental illness, past trauma, or environmental circumstances. People who develop substance use disorder often have co-occurring disorders, such as depression or PTSD, and both disorders must be treated simultaneously for a full recovery. This is why it is paramount to have staff with advanced education in counseling-related fields.

Master level therapists have specific knowledge of psychology and of different theoretical approaches to mental health and substance abuse treatment. This knowledge is key to the unique service they provide to each of their patients. Therapists must have a thorough and reliable understanding of various psychological conditions. They need to know the researched techniques of counseling that have proven successful in treating individuals with a wide array of disorders and backgrounds.

The Type of Treatment You Need from Therapists that Care

Knowing your future is in the hands of professionals that inherently care about seeing you achieve your version of success makes the world of a difference. 

Lindsay Frye

Lindsay has a master’s in Addiction Counseling, from Grand Canyon University and has worked in the field for three years. She is a Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC), soon to be a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC). Having been through the trials of addiction and treatment, herself, Lindsey is very passionate about this work. She knows that rehab and therapy are what it takes to rise above addiction and sustain recovery, and she is happy to be making a difference in others’ lives.


Erik Shaffer

After 27 years since he began his work in substance abuse counseling, Erik Shaffer is still passionate about what he does. One of our highly qualified therapists, Erik has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a graduate certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling and Pharmacology, as well as a master’s degree in Business Management and Organizational Leadership. He is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC), specializing in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. After many years of working with youth, he started counseling adults in 1999 and has never turned back.


Michael Sanchez

Michael Sanchez

Counselor

Michael is motivated to be the best at his job when he watches the transformation from active addiction to driven recovering addicted. Firm believer of progress not prefect; he inspires greatness from his clients.

Stephanie Andrew

Stephanie Andrew

Counselor

Stephanie is motivated by the progress her clients make and the will they exhibit to better their lives.

Rubie Walker

Rubie Walker

Counselor

Her clients have nothing but good things to say about Rubie’s pleasant demeanor and her dedication to helping them find passion in life after years of substance abuse.

Eileen Hancock

Eileen Hancock

Counselor

She depends on her skills and education to encourage her clients to overcome their struggles and make progress in their recovery.

Raelynn Freden

Raelynn Freden

Counselor

The root of her passion is helping those who have lost faith in themselves because of their substance abuse problem.

Sara Flathers

Sara Flathers

Counselor

Sara is driven and dedicated by the progress her clients make during their stay at A Better Today.

Amber White

Amber White

Counselor

Amber sees the best in her clients and is passionate about inspiring them to see it too. Encouraging them to pursue their version of success makes her great at her role at ABT.

Vanessa Laguerre

Vanessa Laguerre

Counselor

Vanessa is passionate about inspiring her clients to dig deep within themselves to overcome their cravings, process emotions in a healthy manner and set goals for their future in recovery.

Jeremy Umhay

Jeremy Umhay

Counselor

Watching people grow and explore their version of success is one of the most rewarding aspect of his role at A Better Today.

Sara Branscum

Sara Branscum

Counselor

Sara’s motivation comes from the need to show her clients that their life can be fulfilling after living with an addiction for so long.

James Grant

James Grant

Counselor

The transformation Jame’s clients experience under his care is why he is passionate about his role at A Better Today.

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