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Panelists of Addiction Professional Panel Series - Dallas, TX

 


 

Dr. LaFonya Jones
Counselor, Postdoctoral Fellow and LPC-Intern
Grapevine Valley Hope

Dr. Jones is a counselor at Grapevine Valley Hope currently working with individuals struggling with substance abuse.  Her focus is on helping people attend to complicated situations by learning solutions that will redirect their life’s journey. She enjoys participating in the process of people blossoming into healthy individuals capable of enduring life’s endeavors.

Dr. Jones’ decision to become a psychologist started in 2001, after working at a children’s home practicing counseling skills learned while in school.  She began her counseling career in 2004, while working toward her Master’s degree in professional counseling. She sought out various facets of the field of psychology, which led her to psychometric work. Her passion for evaluations evolved as she continued her education in clinical psychology.  She graduated with her doctorate degree in 2011 with an eclectic work history. 

Dr. Jones advanced her experience as a counselor by working in many areas such as: sex offenders, mental health, couples, families, adolescents, individuals suffering from everyday situations and administering evaluations.


 

Christine Rodriguez
Chemical Dependency Counselor
Grapevine Valley Hope

Christine Rodriguez is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor at Grapevine Valley Hope in Grapevine, Texas. She facilitates family programming at the facility, meeting with patient family members and significant others. She was educated at PCI Health Training Center in Dallas, Texas, and has been working in the addiction field since 2003. In addition to her work at Valley Hope, she has also worked for Phoenix House in Dallas, Hemphill Treatment Center and Brentwood Clinic South in Fort Worth and maintained a private practice. 


 

Beverly A. Ozanne
Family Therapist
American Addiction Center

Beverly A. Ozanne is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the great state of Texas. She is fulfilling her first love in counseling by working at American Addiction Centers: The Greenhouse as their Family Therapist, overseeing Family Programming and family and couples counseling.
 
Prior to coming to work at The Greenhouse, Bev worked with at risk youth and their families in Fort Worth, Texas, as an outpatient counselor, then as Clinical Supervisor, and finally, Director of, Tarrant Youth Recovery Campus: MHMR of Tarrant County. 
 
Beverly has a BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Beverly has also counseled individual, couples and families for a number of years, in the pastoral setting; teaching parenting classes, facilitating couples groups, counseling individuals and public speaking.  Beverly has been a Texas Department of State Health Services trainer of MET/CBT/FSN  and has trained numerous counselors in North Texas .
 

Heidi Voet Smith, LPC
Senior Clinical Advisor
Burning Tree Recovery Ranch

Heidi Voet Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Texas and Maine. She has been featured in A&E’s “Intervention” as well as the National Geographic series “How Drugs Work.” She writes for Addiction Professional Magazine and has recently written two featured articles. Heidi has been with Burning Tree for over 7 years and was the Clinical Director at Burning Tree Recovery Ranch for last 5 of those years.

She recently transitioned into the position of Senior Clinical Advisor for Burning Tree, where she is focusing on community and staff education, speaking engagements, writing, curriculum development and family services.

Heidi specializes in working with the chronic relapse population and is passionate about creating an environment for clients to have a meaningful experience through the 12 steps. Heidi resides in Dallas with her husband Michael, their two-year-old son Elliott, and their two dogs.