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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Brian completed his Bachelor’s in History with a minor in Psychology from Georgia State in 2013. Immediately following his undergraduate, he enrolled in University of Georgia’s Masters of Social Work program. Throughout his masters, he completed internships at multiple facilities and programs around the Atlanta Metro Area. He completed his Master’s degree in 2015 and began working as a Case Manager and has worked as a Primary Therapist as well. Brian has gained experience with a wide array of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addiction. Brian utilizes Humanistic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing in his therapeutic sessions to aid his clients in developing skills to identify and manage life circumstances. In conjunction with Centered Recovery, Brian manages a private practice in Woodstock, GA.
Allison Venoy earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2015 from Kennesaw State University with honors. In addition, Allison received a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies which led to a passion for working with marginalized populations and identifying gaps in service in treatment paradigms. Specific areas of education include human sexuality, queer theory, addictive disorders, and psychosocial frameworks. While attending Kennesaw State, she was a research and teachers assistant. Allison’s research focused mainly on mental health, stress, and addiction. Allison has over two years’ experience in addiction treatment and within that time has successfully implemented LGBT (+) specific curriculum and programs that instruct inclusive/informed care for that population. She has a passion for leading others toward recovery through a mindfulness-based practices and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University.
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. 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.
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.
Valerie graduated from Emory School of Nursing in 2015. Working as an RN at a residential facility for substance abuse, Valerie discovered her passion for working in the recovery field. She is looking to become a Certified Addiction Counselor and is excited for what the future holds.
Colin earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication/Public Relations with a focus in Sociology from Loyola University New Orleans.
His exposure to the human condition across multiple industries including publication, public relations, financial services sales, and hospitality provides a unique perspective and capacity to achieve meaningful client engagement.
He holds a heartfelt passion for people and their well being. His personal story of capturing and sustaining a value-centered lifestyle after overcoming the thralls of addiction resonates honorably with those he encounters. Helping others to recapture their health and their happiness brings him incredible joy and fulfillment.