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South Padre Team

Kim Garrett, LCSW, LCDC, CCISM, MB – Executive Director

Kim GarrettAfter 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. Adam Bianchini, M.D. – Chief Medical Director

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Brown University, Dr. Bianchini completed his Medical Doctorate training at Jefferson Medical College. His post-graduate education includes a General Surgery Internship at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and an Anesthesiology Residency at Hartford Hospital. Adam’s personal recovery experience led him to the field of addiction treatment where he has served in both medical and executive roles. His experience as a Director of Medicine spans a decade, and he brings that knowledge and expertise to Origins. In addition to both providing and overseeing the medical care to patients receiving addiction treatment, he has developed and facilitated both 12-Step and Christian recovery curricula that have impacted thousands of patients in their battle to restore their lives.

Dr. Raju Mangrola, M.D. – Chief Psychiatrist

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.

 

Dr. Marsha Sargeant, Ph.D. — Clinical Psychologist and Director of Center for Brain Recovery

Dr. Sargeant is a licensed psychologist and has served in private practice providing psychological assessment, testing, and patient-centered, evidence-based psychotherapy for adults with a wide range of presenting problems. During her career, she has provided targeted PTSD therapy, including Dr. Diane Castillo’s protocol combining components of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and skill-building. She earned her Master of Science in Psychology and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park and has conducted research and clinical work at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Baltimore VA Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Long Beach VA Healthcare System, and at inner-city residential substance use treatment centers in Washington DC. She has held adjunct faculty teaching positions, has conducted international research, and currently serves as a peer reviewer for scientific research journals. Her work has resulted in several publications including those in such journals as Assessment, the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and Addictive Behaviors.

 

Scott Vandenburg, MA, LPC, LCDC, CART – Program Director, Origins Recovery Center

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 – Director of Alumni Services

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.

 

 

David Tejeda, LPC – Family Services Director

David TejedaAs 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 as 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.