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Our Counselors

Irene Little – Clinical Director

The recovery specialists at Access Counseling Group are supervised and inspired by our CEO, Irene Little. Irene is widely regarded one of the finest clinicians in the country. In addition, she frequently is asked to speak on her clinical experience and is viewed as a thought leader by hundreds of certified and licensed professionals.

Irene believes in immersing herself in the recovery status of each patient, constantly ensuring each individual’s care is independently approached. Because every patient is different, Irene is passionate about a “clean slate” methodology that allows the clinician to consider all possible variables and manners of care for her patients.

Education:
MS in Communication Disorders
MA in Marriage and Family Therapy

Licenses:
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)
Licensed Speech Language Pathologist with Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Associate (LMFT-A under the supervision of Candace Marcum)

Certifications:
Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC)
Alcohol and Drug Counselor level 3 (ADC III) – 23 years’ experience
Master Addiction Counselor (MAC)

Contact: Irene Little (MS, MA, LCDC, ICADC, ADC III, MAC, CCC-SLP): CEO, Clinical Director, Counselor irene@accesscounselinggroup.com

Stephanie, our lead substance abuse counselor

Stephanie McGill –  Counselor LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor)

Stephanie’s passion is bringing excellence to her clinical work. To her, that means surpassing ordinary standards to deliver care that is above and beyond for her patients. Her passion for excellent treatment coupled with her work ethic and compassion makes her one of the most complete therapists in North Texas.

Stephanie has an incredible passion for helping people recover from substance use disorders and to regain control of their life.  Her warm personality and commitment to professionalism are factors that differentiate her as a clinician.

She came to Access with an extensive background in therapy. But because she’s determined to be excellent, Stephanie still has a passion for learning and growing in her knowledge and best practices.

Education:
BS in Rehabilitation Studios
Minor in Addictions

Licenses:
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)

Contact: Steph@accesscounselinggroup.com

Sydney loves working with the teens and leads the teen support groups

Sydney Ellis – LCDC Intern

Students interning during their practicum is common in our field. But Sydney is uncommon in all the best ways. We’ve had many Interns spend time here at Access, but seldom have we seen one with the natural talent and discernment Sydney showed.

When we see great talent, we want them part of our team. Although Sydney is completing her internship for her counseling license, she has taken a leadership position supervising the teen youth group with their peer support groups. She also has assisted in facilitating multi-family groups and intensive outpatient groups.

We look forward to Sydney being a part of the Access team for a long time.

Education:
BS in Rehabilitation Services

License:  
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC-I)

Contact: Sydney@accesscounselinggroup.com

Hunter loves his job!

Hunter Brown, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)

Hunter has extensive training in sex addiction, substance use disorders and other co-occurring disorders. This breadth of experience makes him a versatile addition to the Access team. Hunter’s true passion is helping people in everything he does, and he brings this enthusiasm to his work with patients.

Hunter is trained in biofeedback – a process that uses electronic monitoring of a normally automatic bodily function is used to train someone to acquire voluntary control of that function. Hunter also has specialized training in sex addiction therapy and animal assisted therapy.

Education:
MEd in Counseling

License:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Contact: hunter@accesscounselinggroup.com

The Search for the Best

We believe every person on our team has an incredibly important role in helping families recover from substance abuse, which is why we spend a great deal of time looking for the best people with a passion for helping others.  It is important that we hire people who want to be a part of a team who work tirelessly to serve families who suffer from the devasting effects of addiction.  

When we have an open position we seek out people who are committed to excellence, personal and professional growth, compassion, integrity and accountability.  When we find the right person with the right heart, we invite them to join our team.  It’s not enough to have credentials, experience and education to join our team, it takes a willingness to learn and the ability to go above and beyond to provide services and treatment that fit the individual’s and family’s needs for recovery. We truly mean it when we say that we offer individualized treatment.

When interviewing for any position at Access Counseling Group, Irene Little, our CEO & Clinical Director, tests interviewees not just for their knowledge, she’s looking to see if they have the passion and ability it takes to reach the hidden places where long-term recovery is found.