Justin Pike, Case Manager and Alumni Coordinator of Serenity Springs in Florida

Justin Pike

July 10th, 2019 Posted by 0 comments on “Justin Pike”

Justin Pike is the Case Manager and Alumni Coordinator for the Men’s Residential Program at Serenity Springs. As the case manager, Justin helps ensure that clients complete our 12-step immersion program, work through underlying causes of addiction, and have an effective plan of action for when they leave treatment. After a client leaves the residential treatment program, Justin keeps in touch with them and helps keep graduates of the program connect with each other through meetings and events.

Justin was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Before beginning a career in the recovery field, for 10 years, Justin worked as a Construction Equipment Territory Manager for the company Caterpillar. During his career, Justin began struggling with addiction and entered a residential program. After completing treatment, Justin began helping others recover from drug and alcohol addiction. His enthusiasm for recovery inspired Justin to make a career change and he began working at an addiction treatment center.

“Being able to see people grab hold of a true solution that has not been presented to them before and watching them start to experience true freedom is extremely rewarding.”

His favorite part about working at Serenity Springs how we let clients realize they can and will recover from addiction and it does not have to be a battle every day of their life. Justin loves being able to be a part of helping clients find a Power greater than themselves. When he is not helping others recover from addiction Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and family, golfing, and playing basketball.

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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