Stephanie J. Smith, LCDC, LPC Intern – Adult Case Manager
Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas, Austin. Since winning her own battles with alcohol and drug addiction and managing a sober house in Kerrville, Texas, as part of her recovery, she decided to make addiction Counseling her career of choice. She received her LCDC certification from the Institute for Chemical Dependency Studies in Houston, TX, continuing her educational pursuits by earning her Masters in Clinical Counseling from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX. She is also well versed and trained in the use of EMDR during the course of treatment. Leaving a career as an Investment Counselor behind was an easy choice for Stephanie, as she can now experience the daily growth of her patients as she guides them through the recovery process to gain freedom from both their life and addiction problems. She knows that her past experience together with her training allow her to relate better with her patients, providing an empathetic shoulder that the women in Hannah’s House can depend on and trust. The acuity of care Stephanie provides each patient helps each one grow at their own pace and in their own way, something she has learned to recognize after years of experience counseling women to discover themselves during recovery. She is also a great example of what recovery can bring, maintaining her lifelong interest in music and the joy she feels while exploring the great outdoors.
Julie Willingham, LCDC – Adult Case Manager
It is gratitude for her own recovery (since 1985) and fear of complacency that fuels Julie’s passion for helping others to recover. Over a 25-year span, she has served in the addiction treatment field in a variety of positions including Regional Marketing Coordinator for Sante Center for Healing, Program Director for Burning Tree Programs, Counselor and Clinical Director of the Adolescent Program for Dallas-based Solutions Outpatient Services, and Counselor and Community Service Representative for La Hacienda Treatment Center. Her formal training started with a B.A. in Sociology from Pomona College. Julie is best known for her counseling style blending compassion with candor. Her goal, to use one of her own analogies, is to turn sprint racers, who look promising coming out of the gate but never make it around the first lap, into long-distance runners who can handle life’s unexpected course of ups and downs. Her specialty is working with the client that’s too smart, too sensitive and too charming for their own good. Julie’s personal commitment is to never give up on anyone and never to ask a client to do something she wouldn’t be willing to do herself.
Barbara D. Magallanes, LCSW, NBCCH, CEAP, CART
- Adult Case Manager
Barbara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Texas since 1994. She has made a career of helping people overcome the obstacles in their lives which prohibit them from realizing their full potential. Utilizing Heart-Centered™ therapies as well as more traditional techniques, she facilitates individuals in a deep exploration of all aspects of self with the goal of discovering their own unique “soul path” in order to live fully their life’s purpose.
She started her career in 1978 as a grassroots organizer for a battered women’s shelter, Women Together/Mujeres Unidas, in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. She has 30 years of experience in counseling and psychotherapy, including 5 years in Employee Assistance, 8 years in the public school system, 11 years in community mental health, 3 years as a drug and alcoholism counselor, and 7 years in part time private practice. For the last ten years she has been certified in clinical hypnotherapy through the internationally acclaimed Wellness Institute in Seattle, WA which developed the Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy™ process. Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy™ is a technique which includes elements of traditional hypnosis, Ericksonian techniques, behavior modification (traditional and NLP), developmental psychology, gestalt techniques, Reichian (mind/body) analysis, and cathartic energy work. Most recently she obtained certification in the use of the HeartMath Bio-feedback through the Institute of HeartMath (IHM) which has pioneered the scientific exploration of emotions and how they affect our physiology, with an emphasis on the physiological effects of positive emotions on health.
Kacy Marion, BFA – Alumni Services
Kacy is the Lead Recovery Advocate at Hannah’s House, and is responsible not only for the women looking to recover, but the other RA’s chartered with guiding those women through the process of regaining control of their lives. She has detailed understanding of the programs at other recovery facilities in Texas, but finds the atmosphere and comprehensive therapy programs offered by Origins to be a far more directed and complete package, one that truly addresses the specific issues women face during the recovery process. She absolutely loves to speak about the 12 steps and how it helps women begin to resolve their psychological and spiritual issues at the root of their addictive habits. Being a recovered woman herself, and having experienced the hopeless state of mind and body carried by every addict, Kacy knows firsthand the feeling of unconditional freedom from addiction, and the dramatic changes that absolute freedom brings with it. Her enthusiasm for helping others recover is infectious in the honest and caring way she passes along her message to those desperate for solutions. Getting her own life back has allowed Kacy to pursue her interest and talents in music and the arts, as well as writing and reading non-fiction of an educational nature. Women really do recover from addiction, and Kacy is a prime example of what that recovery looks like.
Wynne Kiker – Clinical Outreach Coordinator
Wynne has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her education and personal experience being a recovered alcoholic inspired her to enter into the chemical dependency field 2 years ago. With her internship for LCDC certification nearing completion, Wynne is now pursuing a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. She is immensely excited to further her clinical training within the Origins family, helping others afflicted with drug addiction and alcoholism realize the true power of recovery in their lives. Being the Clinical Outreach Coordinator has definitely expanded her role here as she now works with clients and the treatment team to establish an achievable aftercare plan, including therapy, psychiatric care, medical care, 12 step meeting recommendations, even contact with a temporary 12 step sponsor. Based on knowledge of their progress during treatment, she provides the client and the family with aftercare recommendations tailored for each client’s needs and unique circumstances. In her spare time, Wynne enjoys playing with her Boston Terrier, Deuce, and spending time with her friends and family.
Jessica McMillan – Transitions/Sober Living Coordinator
Jessie is originally a native of San Antonio, though she relocated to Dallas in 2006 to get sober and recover. She has been involved in recovery-based groups in the DFW-area since that time and she seems to have a distinct passion and singular purpose for working with women who have a sincere desire to seek wellness and recovery from addiction. Jessie knows no greater joy than sharing her experience, strength and hope with those in early sobriety. To her, being able to see the light return to the formerly sad and dark eyes of those suffering as they recover constitutes the essence of spiritual and professional fulfillment. She has been incredibly blessed in her own life and she is absolutely grateful for the opportunity to work with the female patients of Hannah’s House by Origins Recovery Center. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, ballroom and country and western dancing, as well as spending time with her dog, Captain. Jessie intends to complete her degree in fulfillment of a strong desire to one day work with children and adolescent patients affected by the disease of drug addiction and alcoholism.
Terri Beck – Lead Recovery Advocate
Terri is a native Texan and moved to South Padre Island in 2010 with her husband. She has been immersed in 12 step recovery from the age of 5 when addiction became an ugly reality for members of her family. For many years she had her own struggle with depression and found freedom through the 12 steps and the community it represents. She has a passion to share her life experiences with other women and give them hope for their own future as recovered women. She is a perfect example of how a commitment by others, using their own life experience as a basis for providing a sympathetic voice, is sometimes all it takes to aid and educate people in need of a solution that can save their life. Terri’s presence as leader of the Hannah’s House team of Recovery Advocates is another piece of the total recovery experience available to all the women we provide guidance for. In her free time Terri likes to read, swim and spend time with her family.
Courtney Adams – Recovery Advocate
Courtney is one of the full-time Recovery Advocates here at Hannah’s House. She grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and moved to Kerrville, TX in the fall of 2009. After several attempts at recovery, she at last became willing to go to any lengths for victory over drugs and alcohol, and in November of 2010 she realized her newfound conviction and has been sober ever since. Early in her sobriety she decided to pursue her dream to work in a treatment center, where she would have the opportunity to work with other women seeking freedom from a seemingly hopeless condition. After working for a brief time at a treatment center in the hill country, she came to South Padre Island to work at Hannah’s House. Courtney believes in Origins’ recovery process with all of her heart, and feels extremely blessed to work for a facility that shares her confidence and spirit for success. It gives her great satisfaction to be someone that the Hannah’s House women can turn to in moments of crisis and know they are in a safe and caring environment. She is excited to be working in a place with such great energy, where she can grow spiritually and share that experience with her coworkers and clients alike. In her free time, Courtney enjoys swimming, reading and listening to music.
Claire Smith – Recovery Advocate
Claire Smith is one of the Hannah’s House recovery advocates and she is originally from Lake Charles, LA. After multiple attempts, Claire got sober in Enid,OK at 18 years of age and she is proud to be a grateful recovered addict and alcoholic. She considers herself very fortunate, as over the course of the last 4 years, she has been afforded the opportunity to work with hundreds of adolescent and young adult females suffering from addiction, while sharing her experience, strength and hope with them. For Claire, her work with people who seek to recover is highly fulfilling on a number of levels and she considers her work for Origins Recovery Centers to be consistent with what she believes to be a personal obligation to be of service to others to demonstrate the amazing nature of what a recovery-based lifestyle can provide for a person who seeks it with an open heart of honesty and willingness. Claire has attended Northern Oklahoma College with a major in psychology. Her hobbies include golf, oil painting, photography, cooking and cultivating her own spiritual growth. She also very much enjoys spending time with her year old Yorkshire Terrier, Layla.