After obtaining a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington, Kim Garrett earned her MBA from Amberton University. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Kim is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Prior to joining the Origins’ team, Kim was the Director of Behavioral Health Services for North Texas’ largest non-residential non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention, intervention, and treatment of alcohol, substance use disorder, and behavioral health issues. In private practice as a psychotherapist since 1998, she has served as an adjunct graduate school professor, a clinical supervisor, a trauma-informed care consultant, and a public speaker on a variety of mental health topics. She also has extensive experience addressing the behavioral health issues of Texas youth.
Dr. Mangrola is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who has been in private practice for over 25 years. He is board-certified in General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, and is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Mangrola has worked in various prestigious programs as Medical Director where he served the needs of individuals with addiction and various psychiatric issues. Through his extensive work with addictive and co-occurring disorders, he brings a wealth of knowledge in evaluation and treatment. He has also been active in speaking forums addressing the issues related to addiction and the opiate crisis.
Scott has been a dedicated member of the Origins team since 2014. Serving as Program Director, he oversees and coordinates clinical and recovery services for the men’s program. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from Boise State University and a Master of Arts degree in addiction studies from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist.
Scott’s approach to co-occurring disorders treatment integrates clinical science and 12-Step recovery methodologies to provide services and interventions that address the physical, mental, and spiritual elements of substance use and mental health disorders. He is passionate about both 12-Step philosophies and the treatment model of Origins, as these principles have been an integral part of his own personal recovery from addiction and alcoholism. Working in treatment is a departure from his previous career, but Scott is convinced that helping others recover from a hopeless state of mind and body is his ultimate purpose in life.
Chad Lentscher is a recovered drug addict and alcoholic who has been a part of Origins Behavioral HealthCare since its first year of operation. He is dedicated to a life based on the principles of the 12-Steps, and he’s passionate about sharing this way of life with others. His steady personality and humorous approach to life is a great complement to the Origins Behavioral HealthCare community. As Director of Alumni Relations, Chad brings a level of structure and high accountability that offers an opportunity for change. His hope is that everyone will experience the freedom and joy of living a sober life that is focused on God and others.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in diverse therapeutic services, case management, and psychoeducational teaching, David Tejeda has specialized expertise in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), substance abuse, and family counseling services, including the creation of didactic and experiential psychoeducation. David received both his bachelor’s in psychology and his Master of Education in counseling and guidance from the University of Texas at Brownsville. He is a skilled and knowledgeable speaker who has taught graduate-level courses in addiction counseling at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley. Prior to his current role, David started in 2014 as a primary counselor for Origins on South Padre Island. As Family Services Director, he now creates and teaches psychoeducational classes and presentations to groups of patients and family members covering a variety of addiction-related topics.