Reed Smith – Director of Client Services
Reed began in the field of addiction first as Director of Admissions and Interventionist, but quickly became highly sought out for teaching and training for his unusual wit and expertise in mindfulness. Reed is an internationally known speaker in the field of addiction and mindfulness, and his personal story allows him to bring his own unique style and passion to his classes.
Krista Smith – Program Director
Krista has a Bachelor of Science in psychology and is currently finishing a Master of Science in Organizational Psychology from Troy University. She has worked in the field of addiction for 3.5 years, as Lead Course Facilitator, Author and Social Media Manager, and has developed the Centered Recovery Program in conjunction with clinically proven Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapies and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention.
Lucas Catton – Managing Director
Luke has worked in the addiction recovery field for the past 17 years, most recently providing consulting services for multiple treatment centers throughout the country. He has a passion for mindfulness-based practices and co-founded Centered Recovery Programs to help bring more solutions for people who have otherwise been pigeon-holed into one label or another. He feels there is a tremendous need for mindfulness in the field of recovery, and beyond.
Christy Plaice, LPC, MAC, CCT – Clinical Director
Christy has been working with adolescents, adults, and families in the field of psychotherapy for 14 years. She specializes in substance abuse/addiction, complex trauma resolution, spiritual exploration, and interpersonal wounds connected with attachment adaptations. Her therapy style incorporates profound healing work with sensory integration, resiliency, and supportive connectivity to the compassionate neuroscience model of the face, body, and brain – connecting to client’s arousal responses.
Briana Giddens, LCSW, ATR – Lead Therapist
Briana attended Wheelock College in Boston, MA and received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee, FL. She received a graduate degree in social work from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL and a graduate degree in art therapy from Saint Mary of the Woods College in Terre Haute, IN.
Briana maintains a holistic and strengths based approach in the healing process. Her clinical background includes a focus in substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety and Attention Deficit Disorder. She has been working with children, adolescents and adults in treatment and recovery services for 17 years and maintains a desire to incorporate creativity and compassion throughout her practice.
Jon Kendrick, LCSW – Special Program Facilitator
Jon completed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher training though the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher training through the University of California, San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness. He received his Master’s in Social Work and Bachelor’s in Psychology and has worked with people with terminal illnesses for 11 years. He has a deep interest in teaching ways to utilize Mindfulness practices to improve coping and quality of life.
Mayer Harris – Program Facilitator
After being educated in the field of the arts and achieving a modicum of success as a music artist, arranger, and composer, Mayer found his personal niche in philosophy and spiritual insight. Thousands have benefited from his wisdom and guidance through decades as a teacher, philosopher, life coach, or spiritual guide. His sincere compassion and his progressive life philosophy grant him a unique style of communicating.
Dr. Tim Cummings – Medical Director
Dr. Cummings received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1980 and completed medical school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1986. He has a private practice in Roswell where he has been providing high-quality care to his patients for over 15 years. He was voted as one of America’s Top Physicians by the Consumer’s Research Council for ten consecutive years.
Beth Borders, RN – Nursing Director
Beth received her Associates degree in Paramedic Technology from North Metro Tech and was a Paramedic for 6 years. Since then she became an Emergency Room Nurse after receiving an Associates of Science in Nursing in 2006 and Bachelors in Nursing in 2015 from Georgia Highlands College. She has worked in medicine for 17 years. Her greatest passion is helping others heal from physical and emotional injury and illness.
Brandie Rolader, LPN – Lead Nurse
Brandie grew up locally in Georgia. She received her LPN from North Metro Tech (now Chattahoochee Tech) in 2008. She has worked in the detox and recovery field specifically for the past three years and has a passion for helping people and showing that their is hope for a better future. Like many working with addictions, she enjoys being able to work with people individually and shares in their success.