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Administrative Staff

Dr. Irene Little – (PsyD, MS, MA, LMFT, 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
MA in Marriage and Family Therapy
PsyD in Counseling Psychology

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)
Licensed Speech Language Pathologist with Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

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



Emily Buchanan, CMIS and Office Manager

“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”

Emily is a Certified Medical Insurance Specialist with over 14 years of experience in psychiatric care. She is passionate about working with others that may be considered the “underdog”. She believes that everyone deserves to have someone advocate for them to ensure they have the best possible outcome. 


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.


Dorry Hatcher, Administrative Assistant 

“A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

What I love most about working at Access is how helpful and welcoming everyone is. This place contains an amazing atmosphere and I love being a part of it!