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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”

The recovery specialists at Access Counseling Group are supervised and inspired by our CEO, Irene Little. Irene’s degrees, credentials, and certifications speak volume as clear evidence to her drive and pursuit in following her passion to constantly learn more about the nature of addiction, as well as successful treatment protocols that can result in a healthier quality of life for each of her patients. As a result of her pursuit of excellence in her field, Irene is widely regarded one of the most uniquely trained and 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.

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)

Contact: Irene Little (Psy D., MS, MA, LMFT, LCDC, ICADC, ADC III, MAC, CCC-SLP):

CEO, Clinical Director, Counselor

 Stephanie McGill –  Clinic Supervisor, LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor)

“I enjoy working at access because I enjoy working with the adolescents, adults and their families. I love to see the growth and progress they make while in the program”

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.

BS in Rehabilitation Studies

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)



Dante R. Burtos, M.D. – Medical Director

Dr. Burgos has been in private practice in the Dallas/Ft Worth area for over 25 years. He is board certified in child adolescent and adult psychiatry. He has worked in various in-patient and out-patient settings. He enjoys the challenges of working with dual diagnoses clients, especially in light of new developments in addiction treatment. 


1980-1984 Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, M.D.
(senior year spent in a cooperative program with Ohio State University at Grant Hospital, Columbus, Ohio)

Professional Honors
1989-1990 Elected Chief Fellow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program Professional Society Memberships
American Psychiatric Association American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Examinations and Honors
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
• May 2004 Recertified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
• September 1993 Board Certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (#3187)
• April 1992 Board Certified in Psychiatry (#35430) Federal Licensing Examination (FLEX) June 1986 Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECEMG) Examination – February 1984




Lisa Beaver – Nurse Practitioner 

Lisa is from Ohio and has been practicing in the DFW area for the past two years specializing in dual diagnosis and medication assisted treatment for addictions. She has a talent for helping patients who have been resistant to medication compliance. Lisa is known as a dedicated and accomplished nurse practitioner experienced in addiction medicine, mental health, urgent care, family and geriatric care. Lisa is recognized as a compassionate provider and an excellent listener. She posses strong verbal and written communication, with a meticulous eye for detail. In addition, Lisa is a key contributor and collaborator with multidisciplinary teams to provide exceptional health care. She collaborates with individuals, their treatment provider and family members to ensure the best possible care, leading to improved outcomes and increased quality of life.


ADN in Nursing from Belmont Technical College
BSN in Nursing from Ohio University
MSN in Nursing from Franciscan University
Graduated with honors



Emily Stromberg – LCDC-I (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-Intern)

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”

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.

Emily is passionate about working with families and watching them heal. She has dedicated her life to helping others over the last 9 years.  In her spare time she loves to play softball, which she has coached and played on different select teams. 

Chemical Dependency Professional  Degree – Bellevue College
Associates Degree – Bellevue College

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor – Intern (LCDC-I)