Tharin Smith Recovered Addict and Addiction Professional at Serenity Springs Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Tharin Smith

December 13th, 2018 Posted by 0 comments on “Tharin Smith”

Tharin Smith is the Chief Recovery Officer at Serenity Springs, where his purpose is to ensure that all clients complete our 12-step immersion program. Tharin oversees and guides each individual through these steps until a recognizable spiritual experience occurs. This is what ignites a complete recovery in mind, body, and spirit. He believes that no matter what type of addiction someone may be suffering from, there is a common solution in the 12 steps and anyone can recover if given the opportunity.

He was raised in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia but will always call his birthplace, Charleston, South Carolina home. Tharin had a successful career outside of the treatment industry. He worked as a project manager for trade shows and in the field of construction, where he became part owner.

Tharin’s enthusiasm for recovery stems from his own personal recovery journey. He has been employed in the addiction treatment industry since 2012. Tharin is also an active member of the 12 step program with over a decade of strong sobriety. In that time, he has helped hundreds of individuals recover from addiction, both personally and professionally. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Serenity Springs treatment team. He says that working in addiction treatment is the first thing he has ever done that fills him with purpose, fulfillment, and real joy.

“I finally know what it means to have a job but don’t work a day in my life!”

His favorite thing is seeing the miracles that take place in client’s lives. He believes that Serenity Springs is one of the most spiritual places in the country and says that,

Anyone that comes here for any amount of time will experience the same feeling. There is no doubt that God works miracles here.”

When not helping others recover from their addiction, Tharin likes to be on the beach, where he enjoys meditation and photography. He is happily married and cherishes the time he gets to spend with his niece and nephews. We are proud to have Tharin on the Serenity Springs Recovery Team. His role as our Chief Recovery Officer allows him to get involved in every aspect of our outstanding program!

Kathy, IOP Lead Counselor and CAC (certified addiction counselor) - Serenity Springs Profile

Kathleen Stanton

June 4th, 2018 Posted by 0 comments on “Kathleen Stanton”

Kathleen Stanton, Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) is the IOP Lead Counselor. She focuses on our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Kathy assists so many individuals on their path to lasting recovery at our outpatient facility in New Smyrna Beach, FL. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBC) to introduce healthier, more positive ways of thinking. She couples this with a 12-Step immersion program for solution-focused recovery. Kathleen leads group and individual counseling. One-one-one sessions may involve psycho-educational, skills-development, support, communication, and/or process groups.

Kathleen’s first-hand experience with addiction and the way it affects families have led her to develop the Serenity Springs family education program. She was born and raised in New Jersey, but has found a home in here in sunny Central Florida. Kathleen states her passion for assisting those who suffer from addiction. She combines that with our skillful and knowledgeable substance abuse treatment team at Serenity Springs. Together, we are able to help each client on a personal level on their journey of recovery.

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