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

Alex Castro

MALAC

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...

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Athena Phillips

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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Chris Cortman

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....

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Dwight Bain

Dwight Bain

LMHCNCCCLC

The LifeWorks Group

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Greg Crosby

Greg Crosby

LPCMA

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...

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Jill Haire

Jill Haire

MALMHCCAP

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...

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Joann Hendelman

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...

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Jeff Jones

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...

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Kevin Kraska

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...

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Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson

LACLPCMA

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...

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Lindsey Kathleen

Lindsey Kathleen

LPCMA

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...

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Ramona Peel

Ramona Peel

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

As the Lead Trainer for The Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity, Ramona collaborates on creating The Institute’s training programs, and leads the delivery of training...

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Michael Hunter

Michael Hunter

Executive Director

Michael Hunter has been helping those struggling with addiction for over twenty years. In addition to providing direct client care, he has worked in executive roles across a variety of health care settings. He has helped integrate behavioral health care into primary medical care facilities,...

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