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. He is passionate about helping people recover their physical and mental health through mindfulness, and serves as an educational speaker for the recovery industry in North Georgia.
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.
Matt Wagner, LPC, NCC – Clinical Director
Matt is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia and North Carolina, and a National Certified Counselor. He received his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2013 from Appalachian State University, where he also completed a certificate in Addictions Counseling. Matt has worked in a variety of settings and is currently in private practice in Decatur, and also works with Training and Counseling Center (TACC) at St. Luke’s in Atlanta. Using a combination of Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotional Freedom Techniques, Matt seeks to help clients create a deeper understanding of themselves in order to strengthen their recovery.
Hector Pereles, LPC, NCC – Primary Therapist
Hector A. Pereles is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia, a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a National Certified Counselor. He earned a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Argosy University, Atlanta, and completed all doctorate-level coursework of a General Psychology academic program at Capella University. Hector is an avid mindfulness advocate and practitioner who has taught mindfulness within the context of professional counseling for several years. In addition, he was worked in substance abuse treatment for multiple years and it is currently one of his several clinical specialties. Hector’s approaches to counseling also include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Hector’s hobbies include exercising, watching and practicing sports (especially volleyball and tennis), movie watching, listening to music, traveling, dancing, outdoor activities (parks and recreation), and amusement and water parks.
Lauren M. Corsillo, MA, LPC – Primary Therapist
Lauren M. Corsillo received her BA in Clinical Psychology from Walsh University where she was an academic All-American for volleyball, and her MA in Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University, where she was the assistant coach for volleyball. Lauren has worked with community organizations such as United Way, Pathway Caring for Children, the Mediation Center of Stark County, and the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. Lauren is also a Certified Cleveland Clinic Wellness Coach, an online program geared towards helping participants to manage stress, and increase vitality. Lauren is also in private practice in the Roswell area with the Center for Energy Healing, where she empowers her clients by giving them tools to lower stress and increase vitality, to achieve goals, and to find serenity.
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. Mayer brings his unique wisdom and style to his mindfulness-based psycho-educational classes at Centered Recovery.
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.
DeAnn Pickett, LPN
DeAnn moved from Los Angeles, CA to Atlanta, GA in 2016 to jump start her nursing career. She attended LPN Nursing School in Garden Grove, CA at California Career College. She has over 10 years of healthcare knowledge, with 6 years of Case Management experience. With a future goal of achieving her Bachelors in Healthcare Administration, DeAnn maintains her love for nursing, and being able to assist those in need.