About The Recovery Village Contributors

As a leader in the behavioral health field, The Recovery Village hosts and supports a variety of continuing education events, online resources and other community outreach efforts. Along with an editorial team, our contributors offer comprehensive information in a range of mediums for medical professionals and patients alike.

This work expands beyond TheRecoveryVillage.com with in-person demonstrations and events presented by our parent company, Advanced Recovery Systems, LLC. With a network of medical specialists, speakers and experts on addiction and mental health, The Recovery Village provides valuable resources to local and national healthcare communities.

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Alex Castro, MA, LAC

Mr. Castro holds a CACIII, and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Depth Psychology. Mr. Castro is the Clinical Director and president of Life Recovery Center in Northglenn and Denver, Colorado. Mr. Castro has over 10 years combined experience as a Drug Court Probation Officer, EMDR, DUI curriculum (DWC and Change companies) Substance Abuse (Matrix... Read More

Diana Clark, JD, MD

Diana Clark is an author and facilitator of workshops designed for family members who are impacted by substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. She is the author of “Addiction Recovery: A Family’s Journey,” and the audiobook, “What Love Looks Like: When Your Child Struggles with... Read More

Stephanie Conn

Dr. Stephanie Conn is a former police officer, as well as the daughter and wife of police officers, and is a Licensed Psychologist at her practice, First Responder Psychology, in Beaverton, Oregon, specializing in police stress, trauma, work-life balance, coping, and resilience. She supports first responder agencies with CISM, peer support, and... Read More

Chris Cortman

Dr. Christopher Cortman has been a licensed psychologist in Florida for 30 years (he was eight at the time). He has facilitated over 70,000 hours of psychotherapy. He is the co-author of Your Mind: An Owner’s Manual for a Better Life and Take Control of Your Anxiety. He has another book coming out this year called A Pain in the Past: How to get... Read More

Greg Crosby, LPC, MA

Greg Crosby has served the Marylhurst community since 1980 and is a sought after trainer in community mental health and managed care organizations, residential treatment, drug and alcohol prisons and within continuing education. When not teaching, Greg maintains a private practice in therapy supervision, adult ADHD and life transitions. Greg has... Read More

Jill Haire, MA, LMHC, NCC, CAP

Jill Haire is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, she empowers clients by teaching skills and practicing with them in order to allow freedom of personal choice. As a Certified Addictions Professional, Jill provides psychotherapy that adds dimension to 12-Step recovery. As a former hospice counselor, she supports grief stages and provides... Read More

Joann Hendelman, PHD

Dr. Joann Hendelman is the Clinical Director of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. She is also Clinical Director of The Alliance Psychological Services which provides therapy for those who are uninsured or underinsured, those who historically have not had access to care. The program is staffed by Postdoctoral Fellows under Dr.... Read More

Lori Johnson, LAC, LPC, MA, NCC

Lori Johnson is a Licensed Addiction and Professional Counselor with a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health from The University of Colorado. Lori’s practice, In Focus Counseling LLC, is a group practice located in Lakewood, CO and the team specializes in working with individual teens, adults and their families struggling with addiction,... Read More

Jeff Jones, LPC

Jeff is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and holds certifications of Certified Addiction Counselor III , Certified ARISE Interventionist, and Certified Intervention Professional. The focus of his private practice is trauma, addiction, and families. He has created an online family recovery community with features that address shame and stigma,... Read More

Lindsey Kathleen, LPC, MA

Lindsey Chadwick, MA, LPC, has worked for the Betty Ford Center Children’s Program in Aurora, Colorado since 2008. She began working at the Betty Ford Center after completing her undergraduate degree in Sociology at Colorado State University. She completed her master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Colorado Denver in... Read More

Kim Kehl

Kim Kehl has had various roles with state agencies including the Ohio Departments of Education, Mental Health, Health, Job and Family Services, Transportation and the Governor’s Ohio Family and Children First Council. Kim received a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Wright State University in 1990 and a B.S. from Kent State University in... Read More

Tiffany Kline

Tiffany Kline, R.N., C.O.H.N.

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Kevin Kraska

My given name is Kevin Andrew Kraska, and I reside in Columbus, Ohio, USA. I have also been known in circles over the years by other names…Brown Bear, Hafiz (a Sufi poet). I am a husband, a father, a musician, a poet, a dreamer, and a mental health and mindfulness clinician – among other roles. Over the past twenty years, what has come to me that is of value has come in... Read More

Ramona Peel

Ramona Peel, Lead Trainer and Trans Patient Navigator, Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity, Equitas Health 

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Athena Phillips

Athena Phillips is the owner of Integrative Trauma Treatment Center in Portland, OR. Athena continues to practice out of her Portland location and provides professional training’s on the subjects of Trauma and Dissociation Disorders locally and nationally.

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Blake Ruble, NCC, LPCC

Blake Ruble, NCC, LPCC, M.Ed. is the owner and director of Alliance Experiential Counseling. Alliance Experiential Counseling utilizes the power of therapeutic alliance to help clients. The focus is on movement-based experience to allow clients to more fully engage with their therapy.

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Timothy Wienecke, MA, LPCC

I have spent the last decade training and educating in a variety of settings on a broad range of topics. I got my start as a primary trainer for various technical positions as a Signals Analyst working with the NSA. That is where I realized I enjoy giving people the skills and knowledge they need to be effective in the places that are important to... Read More

Dwight Bain

Dwight Bain, LMHC, NCC, CLC

The LifeWorks Group

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