Dr. Irene Little – (MS, MA, LCDC, ICADC, ADC III, MAC, CCC-SLP) CEO, Clinical Director
“I LOVE what I do! I get the amazing opportunity to help families heal from the devastating effects of substance use disorders. Families allow me to guide them on their journey through recovery to discover a better version of their life and themselves. And I get to work with the BEST team who truly love and appreciate each other and their role in helping the families we serve”
Access Counseling Group is led by CEO and Founder, Irene Little. Since 2007, she has led the organization and fostered its growth from a small group of passionate professionals to one of the most respected facilities in Texas. In addition to her responsibilities as CEO, Irene is also the Clinical Director, ensuring that every client receives the absolute best Access Counseling Group has to offer.
Irene is also on of the most sought after clinical speakers in this field, constantly invited to speak as an expert, to teach other and to share her passion for the recovery she knows is in each individual. Irene is particularly known for her understanding of working with adolescents and their families – especially in an era when many facilities have stopped working with teens.
MS in Communication Disorders
MS in Marriage and Family Therapy
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)
Speech Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)
Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC)
Alcohol and Drug Counselor level 3 (ADC III) – 20+ years’ experience
Master Addiction Counselor (MAC)
Ashley Francis – Lab Manager for NRT Laboratories Division
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team and here at Access we have the best team out there!”
Ashley is the Lab Manager for our NRT Laboratories Division, coming from an extensive laboratory background with top-tier consumer brands.
Our search for someone that could lead our laboratory with efficiency and the desire to help heal spanned months and hundreds of resumes. The exhaustive search was worth it, as we now have a compassionate leader at the helm of our lab.
Ashley brings superb insight into all levels of our team, helping our therapists and clinicians use the high-complexity urinalysis results as an effective tool in developing the individual therapy each of our patients needs and deserves.
MS in Agricultural Science
Jeremy Little – Insurance and Billing Specialist
“It is so rewarding to get to advocate for our clients to get them and their families the help they need. Nothing is more rewarding than to see families healed and restored”
Jeremy will do whatever it takes to make sure our clients get the treatments they deserve. He is fully versed with most insurance plans out there. He works non-stop and tirelessly with the insurance companies to get our clients the treatments they deserve to obtain. Jeremy believes it is all worth it!
He works with insurance companies to verify benefits, filing claims, obtaining authorizations, or filing appeals. He will do the best he can to make sure our clients and their families are happy. Just like the Access Counseling Family, Jeremy is committed to advocate for each and every family we serve. We know through it all it is worth it.
Daneille Estribi – Office Manager & Executive Assistant (Frisco Office)
“We have a piece of art work hanging up in our Multi- Family Group Room that reads, “Together is a wonderful place to be”
Daneille is the heartbeat of our Frisco office. Her goal is to ensure all patients have their needs met and enjoy the most professional courtesy from the Access Team. She plays a critical role in the strategy and planning for the Frisco office.
Daneille believes it is so rewarding to work with a team that is so passionate about working together to help their clients and their families. Her daily goal is that every person who calls their office or enters their door knows that they care about them and that they are not alone. Together at Access truly is a wonderful place to be!
Her positive attitude and high energy is inspiring and motivating to all she interacts with. Her passion for our team and serving patients truly makes her a one-of-a-kind team member.
Alisa McIninch – Administrative Assistant
“Unity is strength, where there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved”
Alisa is an Administrative Assistant for the Access Team. Her goal is to help our clients and their families through the process of recovery. She is so excited to be a part of this wonderful family to help change their lives. Alisa wants to make sure everyone feels welcomed, cared for, and loved that walk through our doors.
She loves to see the transformation of our clients through their counselor sessions and journey to getting clean. This process to sobriety is long and hard but so worth it. Alisa cannot wait to help in any way, whether it’s through answering a question, or saying hello when you walk in the door!
Hilliary Hawkins – Plano Office Admin
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
Hilliary is one of our bubbly and upbeat administrative assistants. She has a big passion for organization. She loves to be a part of a team, especially a team like Access.
She enjoys a work environment that challenges her skills. All Hilliary wants to do is help others, whenever she can. She knows that everyone walking through our doors is tough and strong enough to conquer their struggles.
Hilliary cannot wait to watch our clients grow tougher each and every day.
Maria Rodriguez – Billing Administrator
“Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Maria is very happy to belong to this great team at Access Counseling Group as a Billing Administrator..
She has always had a passion for helping others. She loves adapting to her surroundings, using daily applications to solve difficult problems for both clients and staff members.
She enjoys medical billing because of the vast variety of situations she finds herself in; whether with patients, insurance companies or just helping her co-workers.