Residential Counselor

D.J. currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Psychology and is currently working toward her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her experience consists of detox, intensive outpatient treatment, and the residential level of care. Guiding others through the recovery process is D.J.’s passion, and she believes all people have the ability to achieve success, live to their fullest potential, and fulfill all of their dreams. D.J.’s favorite motto is “Living the Dream.”

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IOP Counselor

DianaMae earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and her Graduate Degree as Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy from Capella University. She is an affirming ally who believes that everyone can transform their lives and relationships. Her passion is to empower clients to see new possibilities and perspectives, as they learn to manage their problems effectively. While she takes therapy very seriously, she also incorporates humor into her work. She has a focus on helping families, couples and individuals held back by trauma and believes there is more to a person’s story. She hopes and believes that you can uncover it together. She works hard to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for all, regardless of backgrounds, races, identities, and sexualities. She welcomes all people who are willing to work for the life they desire. She does not believe that one size fits all in therapy any more than it does in t-shirts. She believes that your personal values and life experiences are unique, and they will guide your work together. Taking the first step can be hard and she strives to make counseling approachable through authenticity, transparency, and collaboration. There’s no doubt this work can be challenging, but if you are ready to claim your best life, she ready to help.

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Residential Counselor

Greg earned his Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology and his Graduate Degree as Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UTPB. He worked two internships at The Springboard Center before being hired on as an official employee in May of 2019. He has been happily married for 33 years and raised a wonderful son and daughter.
Greg’s favorite part of his job is seeing each client that enters broken and down, complete the program with new hope, and watch them successfully walk out of treatment.
Fun Fact: He loves to travel with his wife, backpack, climb mountains, explore canyons, and play chess.

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Residential Counselor Intern

Ismene has worked for The Springboard Center since January 2019. She completed three years of RN school at El Paso Community College, but found her career path shifting to focus on her passion for helping others with her experience of addiction in the family. After completing her practicum and receiving her LCDC Intern license, she was hired on as Springboard Center counselor. Ismene’s motivation stems from her strong belief that “life is a climb.”

Fun Fact: “On my days off, I love working with make up. Also, I love cows.”

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Residential Counselor Intern

Ruben is a dedicated Substance Abuse Counselor with a demonstrated history of working with Detox, Residential and Adolescents. Ruben attended Odessa College for his LCDC and is skilled in Individual Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Group Therapy. He helps others succeed in life by providing empathy, love, and support. Ruben wants to help people learn the tools to provide growth and personal empowerment in their lives as he is in recovery himself.
“Never underestimate a recovering addict. We fight for our lives every day in ways most people will never understand.”

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Emotional Support

Wilson was rescued from a shelter, but now he’s doing the rescue work himself. Wilson provides emotional support, as well as much needed tail wags, to the clients in our Residential and Detox programs. His gentle demeanor and caring eyes help our clients to feel more at home while in treatment. He can often be found walking the hallways of the building looking to provide love to those in need and, when not doing this, enjoys spending time in Serenity Park chasing tennis balls, exercising with clients, seeking belly rubs, or just basking in the sun.

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