Addiction Treatment StaffPeople are one of the most important elements of your recovery. You need people around you who provide support, guidance, and education. You also need clinical professionals who understand your addiction and what successful treatment and healthy recovery require. These people make up your addiction treatment staff at Discovery Point Retreat.

About the Programs of Discovery Point Retreat

Without experts in their field, addiction treatment programs at Discovery Point Retreat would not exist. Your addiction treatment staff includes people with a wide range of backgrounds, education, and experience. They form your programs and, at the same time, help shape your future.

Programs created and provided by your Dallas, TX addiction treatment staff at Discovery Point Retreat include:

Through these programs and individualized attention, you develop relationships with your Dallas, TX addiction treatment staff. These relationships provide people with whom you can talk about your biggest recovery hopes, dreams, fears, and concerns. They also provide people you trust for support, feedback, guidance, and a fuller understanding of your addiction.

Roles of Your Dallas, TX Addiction Treatment Staff

In your addiction, you kept your substance abuse going by isolating yourself and using tactics that focused on one goal, that of continuing your substance abuse. But the support you gain at Discovery Point Retreat is not blind. This means that the common manipulations, evasions, and half-truths of addiction do not work on your rehab staff. Like for anyone else trying to end their drug or alcohol use, it takes time to reshape your relationships and accept true support.

In fact, your relationships with addiction treatment staff in many ways serve as practice for building healthier relationships with people outside of rehab. Through these caring and supportive clinical professionals, you learn how to see yourself through others’ eyes. You also learn to accept your own truths and work harder to appreciate others’ support.

Being an addiction treatment team member takes patience. Even the nicest of people seeking treatment test that patience from time to time. But soon, you learn to appreciate the roles your addiction treatment staff members fulfill. You also see that they maintain your best interest at heart, in all they do.

These caring people fill multiple roles in addiction treatment. Their roles include:

  • Certified addiction specialist
  • Nurse
  • Social worker or case manager
  • Recreation therapist
  • Behavioral therapist
  • Clinical director
  • Facility director
  • Trauma therapist

Other roles include addiction counselors, nutrition staff, administrative staff, and insurance specialists. Although you do not interact with all of the staff on a daily basis, everyone at Discovery Point Retreat plays a role in your recovery.

Staff Help You Reach Your Goals for Treatment

One of the most important roles of Dallas, TX addiction treatment staff is that of supporting you in reaching your treatment goals. They help you form your goals, to start. Then, as you strive to succeed, the staff cheers your accomplishments and helps you work through your struggles. By the time you leave your treatment program, you have one or more team members you reflect on with great fondness for their support and guidance.

The three biggest goals for your treatment, both in the eyes of your addiction treatment staff and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include sobriety, abstinence, and productivity. Every day in your rehab treatment at Discovery Point Retreat, you work to achieve these three things for lifelong happiness and wellness. Everything else in your life falls into place, when you live a sober life, prevent relapse and work to meet your goals.

Of course, as humans, we have long lists in our heads of what we want from life. Many of these things are material, such as homes, cars and other aspects of the lifestyle we want. Other goals focus on education, career, personal relationships, and physical fitness. Whatever your goals for recovery, share them with your addiction treatment staff for the support and guidance that helps you succeed.

You can trust and rely on your addiction treatment staff. Start benefiting from their support by calling Discovery Point Retreat now at [Direct]. Ask about available treatment programs and find the right fit for your recovery and brighter future, the future that begins with the dedication of Discovery Point Retreat staff.

Cory Newman

Cory Newman

Facility Director
Cory Newman serves as Facility Director for Discovery Point Retreat where he oversees physical maintenance and operations of our facilities and building systems among other projects. He also has a strong background in substance abuse treatment services having worked with Niznik Behavioral Health for four and a half years in several roles including Lead Technician at Harbor Village in Miami, Florida. Cory attended Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida where he studied Psychology.

Greg Powers, MSW, LCSWS, VPCS

Greg Powers, MSW, LCSWS, VPCS

Clinical Director
Greg Powers serves as the Clinical Director for Discovery Point Retreat. Greg holds dual Bachelor degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas and completed his education with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Tulane University in New Orleans. Greg has specialized in the treatment of substance abuse, grief and loss as well as trauma. Greg is certified in EMDR and trauma response and crisis interventions along with a certification in crisis intervention with first responders. Greg started his career as a medical social worker. In this role, Greg worked in a variety of specialties ranging from transplant, cardiology and neonatal intensive care. Greg returned to Texas and began working in the mental health field working with adults and adolescents. Throughout his career Greg has held positions of leadership in both for-profit and non-profit facilities, has served on the Board of Directors for different agencies and continues to be active in the field of academics. Along with his position at Discovery Point Retreat Greg continues to work as a consultant, is in private practice and is a certified clinical supervisor in the field of social work.

Kimberly Choiniere

Kimberly Choiniere

Primary Therapist
Kimberly Choiniere is a Primary Therapist for Discovery Point Retreat. Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas. She is a licensed clinical drug counselor (LCDC), a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a certified life coach. Prior to joining the team at Discovery Point, Kimberly worked in outreach, education and psychotherapy with at-risk men, women and children. She has also served as a grant writer and community planner in the public health sector. Kimberly is fluent in French.

Kelli Jeray

Kelli Jeray

Therapist
Kelli Jeray serves as a lead therapist for Discovery Point Retreat. Kelli earned her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and her Master of Science in Community Counseling from Argosy University in Dallas, Texas. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with extensive experience in residential and outpatient counseling.

Joseph Silva

Joseph Silva

Therapist
Joseph Silva is a lead therapist for Discovery Point Retreat. Joseph earned his Bachelor of Science in Community, Family and Addiction Services and his Master of Education in Community Counseling from Texas Tech University. He is a licensed professional counselor. Before joining the team at Discovery Point Retreat, Joseph worked for a Mental Health Authority where he served inmates and other special needs populations at the Lubbock County Detention Center. He provided psychoeducational classes and individual counseling. Joseph has also worked with homeless families to equip them with job skills and permanent housing.

Molly Cook LCSW, LCDC

Molly Cook LCSW, LCDC

Therapist
Molly Cook is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She has experience working in the inpatient and outpatient levels of substance abuse treatment and psychiatric behavioral health facilities treating severe mental illness and substance use issues. With specific training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Motivational Interviewing, Molly enjoys helping individuals process and resolve trauma and treat co-occurring mental health and addiction issues.

Abby Hartman M.S., NCC, LCDC, LPC-Intern

Abby Hartman M.S., NCC, LCDC, LPC-Intern

Therapist
Abby Hartman is a licensed professional counselor-intern experienced in addiction treatment and dual diagnosis care. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, gorup, and family therapy settings. Hartman specializes in providing LGBTQ+-informed care and support throughout the recovery process. At Discovery Point Retreat, she conducts both individual and group therapy sessions and practices open communication with her clients to promote accountability and positive progress.

Erin Perez

Erin Marsch-Perez LMSW

Therapist
Erin Marsch-Perez is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She has experience working in both the residential and outpatient levels of substance abuse treatment facilities treating substance use and co-occurring disorders. As a combat veteran, Erin specializes in treatment of trauma for both military and first responders. Erin currently works with adults who struggle with substance use disorders utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy and motivational interviewing. Erin embraces the Rogerian therapeutic perspective of unconditional positive regard for the client and believes that each individual possesses the ability to reach their highest potential.