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Dr. Irene Little – (MS, MA, LCDC, ICADC, ADC III, MAC, CCC-SLP, LMFT-A) 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 – Associate (LMFT-A under the supervision of Candace Marcum)

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 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)

Contact: Steph@accesscounselinggroup.com


Sydney Ellis – Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor

“I enjoy working at Access Counseling Group because of the genuine desire to help heal families and the fun attitude in which we do it”

Sydney is uncommon in all the best ways. Seldom have we seen a counselor with the natural talent and discernment Sydney shows!

When we see great talent, we want them part of our team. Sydney Ellis graduated from the University of North Texas Denton with her Bachelors Degree in Rehabilitation Studies. She also received her minor in Addictions.

She has been with the Access Counseling Group for over three years. She is a fully licensed counselor who completed her intern hours with Access! 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.

Sydney has a very strong passion when it comes to working with teens and their families. She also has a strong background and has plenty of experience when it comes to working with adults.

BS in Rehabilitation Services
Minor in Addictions

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)

Contact: Sydney@accesscounselinggroup.com

Hunter Brown – M. Ed., LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)

“I have worked with a number of counseling agencies, but I have never been with any that focus more on continuing education than Access Counseling. Because of the number of clinicians who provide continuing education services, I believe that our staff is able to continually improve and hone their counseling skills”

Hunter S. Brown, M.Ed., LPC, LPC-S, graduated with a bachelors degree, including a major in psychology and a minor in social work, from Southern Methodist University. For graduate work, he then attended the University of North Texas and earned a Master’s of Education degree in counseling.

Hunter is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas, and is also licensed to provide continuing education (CE Provider) to counselors, marriage and family therapists, and social workers, For the past decade, he has been working in the field of addiction counseling, but also enjoys biofeedback work – a process that uses electronic monitoring of a normally automatic bodily function is used to train someone to acquire voluntary control of that function and animal assisted therapy with his Great Pyrenees dog, Jax.

Hunter also said, ” It is amazing to see the results that can occur when you have a team that is well-qualified and well connected. This can be a daunting field in which to work because there is so much involved in behaviors that have been in place for decades however, at Access Counseling all are able to focus on the goal and support one another.”

Hunter has worked for Access Counseling in the past, and now, being semi-retired, he has returned to work in the field he is most passionate.

MEd in Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor (LPC-S)

Contact: hunter@accesscounselinggroup.com