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Administrative Staff

Irene Little – Founder and CEO

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.


Education:        MS in Communication Disorders

                           MS in Marriage and Family Therapy

Licenses:           Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)

                           Speech Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)

Certifications:  Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC)

                           Alcohol and Drug Counselor level 3 (ADC III) – 20+ years’ experience

                           Master Addiction Counselor (MAC)



Daneille, our amazing Frisco administrative assistant

Daneille – Front Office Admin (Frisco Office)

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 critical role in the strategy and planning for the Frisco office. Daneille’s 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.


Ashley Francis

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

Contact: Ashley@nrtlaboratories.com