Addiction Treatment Specialists

Addiction Treatment Specialists

Mark Baumgartner, LPC, LCDC

Executive Director of The Woodlands facility

Mark is responsible for the operations and management of our clinical departments. Mark carries with him more than 29 years of clinical and leadership experience at some of the nation’s top substance use and mental health treatment centers. His extensive career has led to key career accomplishments including leading initiatives around treatment delivery innovations and managing the clinical programs at multiple Betty Ford Centers. Mark holds a Master of Education in Counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University, has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1996, and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor since 1991.

Lisa Veneralla

Client Services Representative

Taylor Livoti

Client Services Representative

Jillian Snow, MPH

Administrative Coordinator

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Alexia Florentin, LPC-I

Position: Intake Coordinator

Alexia Florentin, LPC-I

Intake Coordinator

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Eyerusalem Mulatu

Position: Therapist

Eyerusalem Mulatu earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lamar University. Eyerusalem continued to further her education by receiving a Masters of Education with a concentration in Community Agency Counseling from Texas Southern University and Masters in Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration. Eyerusalem is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, and Certified Care Transitions Coach. Prior to Lakeview Health Eyerusalem has worked in Leading Hospitals of Houston, Health Departments,  Residential facilities, and Psychiatric Hospitals. Eyerusalem has worked in inpatient/PHP/Outpatient programs specifically working with patients who have substance abuse disorders. Eyerusalem has experience with addiction, dual diagnosis, domestic violence, and Chronic Diseases. Eyerusalem has joined the Lakeview health team on March 02, 2020, with a full-time position as a primary therapist and is committed to providing high-quality individualized care to empower patients in their recovery journey.

Eyerusalem Mulatu

Therapist

Eyerusalem Mulatu earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lamar...

Lanitra Larry

Position: BHA

Lanitra Larry

BHA

Shannon Stringer

Shannon Stringer

Position: Therapist

Shannon joined Lakeview Health at The Woodlands in 2020 as a primary therapist. Shannon graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and continued her education by receiving a Master of Science in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University. Shannon started her career as a young adult therapist where she integrated recovery skills with life skills. She then worked as a family program therapist by bridging the communication gaps amongst families and patients. Shannon advocated in front of members of Congress on the importance of extended mental health coverage and substance use coverage.

Shannon Stringer

Therapist

Shannon joined Lakeview Health at The Woodlands in 2020 as...

The addiction treatment specialists' clinical staff is a strong pillar in any health facility. For this reason, selection and the recruitment of the Lakeview Health Woodlands team should be done with a lot of care. As a matter of fact, the successful handling of clients depends on the amount of effort the staff gives in a facility.

One of the challenges that might cripple the client’s service delivery is a shortage of clinical staff. According to the World Health Organization, at least half of the people across the world are unable to access health services.

One of the best things about Lakeview Health Woodlands is that we maintain a low staff-to-patient ratio to make sure that clients get the help they need and deserve. Learn how the Lakeview Health Woodlands team can help you or someone you love recover from addiction.

The Features of Quality Addiction Treatment Specialists

Working in a clinical office at any level is not easy. In fact, addiction treatment specialist careers are a calling, unlike other professions. For this reason, there are some common characteristics that clinical practitioners should have. They include:

  • Good education and training
  • Dedication and commitment to their duties
  • Compassion
  • Accuracy
  • Flexibility

While proper training puts a Lakeview Health clinical staff member in a position to deliver responsibilities accordingly, commitment and compassion fuel the ambition to attend to clients willingly. Accuracy is a derivative of the proper training our staff receives.

Our cinical staff members must be flexible since they can be called at any time including for emergencies. If you aren’t flexible in the clinical profession – lives can be lost.

Servant Leadership Among the Lakeview Clinical Staff

Servant leadership is not a common phenomenon in large organizations. However, this kind of leadership could be the best for any health facility and their addiction treatment specialists. In this type of leadership, the main objective of every person is to serve first, and the rest follows suit. There is no power concentration on the senior-most officials. Instead, there is power-sharing. The Lakeview Health Woodlands clinical staff assists one another to become better every day.

As an addiction medicine and recovery center, addiction specialists in Woodlands TX operate within the framework of servant leadership. We believe that each employee is a specialist in his/her field. For this reason, every person within the facility has autonomy and freedom to make decisions. It is out of this type of leadership from the addiction treatment team that we can give you quality services, which include:

  • Co-occurring disorders treatment programs
  • Drug and alcohol treatment program for professionals

Outpatient Services

The truth is that our addiction treatment team dedicates themselves to your care. After all, you are the reason we exist.

What Servant Leadership Means to our Addiction Treatment Specialists

Servant leadership is vital among clinical staff. It is also beneficial for clients of a treatment facility. To start with, servant leadership means that every member of our addiction specialists in Woodlands, TX is an expert in their field. Since everyone wants to better their service delivery, the following happens:

  • Encouragement of feedback from employees
  • Encouragement of suggestions
  • In-depth consultations among the staff
  • A serious approach to recommendations is given

The style puts every individual in a leadership position within a facility.

If you have not had a chance to experience a kind, well-trained, and experienced addiction treatment specialist team, it is time you contact us. We are a leader in addiction medicine and recovery. Therefore, make the choice to find a long-lasting solution to your addiction by calling addiction treatment specialists at 281.784.3842.