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 4 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.
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.
Lauren Walther, LCSW – Primary Therapist
Lauren graduated with a Masters in social work from Smith College in Northampton, MA in 2011. After graduation, she pursued further clinical training as a Postgraduate Social Work Fellow at the Menninger Clinic on the Professionals in Crisis Unit (PIC) in Houston, TX. Upon completion of the fellowship, she worked as a staff social worker on the Professionals in Crisis Unit (2011-2013) and as an addictions counselor and staff social worker at the Pathfinder Program, the Menninger Clinic’s community integration program (2013-2017). Lauren has focused her training and style of treatment to support each individual’s journey through recovery, whatever path that might be. She also maintains a private practice near Virginia Highlands, Atlanta.
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.
Bridget A. Spicer, MS Psych (Clinical) – Group Facilitator
Bridget moved from Australia to Atlanta, Georgia in February 2017. She has worked in the addiction field for the last 10 years, starting out in a research capacity and later practicing as a Psychologist in Australia. Bridget completed a Bachelor of Social Science in Criminology and a Bachelor in Psychology (Honors) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She later completed a Master of Psychology (Clinical) at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Bridget is passionate about working with clients experiencing mental health and substance use issues, and particularly enjoys working within a mindfulness-based framework. Having recently become certified as 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Bridget also enjoys incorporating different forms of mindful movement into her group work.
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.
Jessica Flint, LPN – Lead Nurse
Jess was raised in Atlanta GA, where she graduated in 2003 from Chattahoochee Tech School of Nursing. In the last 15 years, Jess has worked in very different and unique specialties: Adult ER/Level I trauma, Pediatric Urgent Care/ER/Level One Trauma, Corrections, Mental Health, and a National Corporate Trainer. Jessica has been nominated for the Atlanta Journal Constitution for Nurse of the Year and for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year. Jess was also named Corporate Clinical Trainer for the East Coast. Jess is excited to begin this new career journey and grow and learn.
Stephanie Saavedra, LPN
Stephanie was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and went back to school to pursue nursing. She plans to become a Registered Nurse and hopes to obtain a Masters in Nursing. She just recently moved to Georgia and loves it. She is excited to start working in a place where she can use everything she has learned in both of her career paths.