about Windhaven Counseling
WE HELP WOMEN TO RECOVER.
Windhaven Counseling strives to empower, inspire and equip adult women to recover from all types of addictive illness.
Through our Intensive and Supportive Outpatient Programs and our team of individual therapists, we work to inspire you with a new vision for life and equip you with the right tools to make it happen. Our program focuses not only on addiction itself, but all aspects of wellness, to ensure that you are equipped to handle the spiritual, social, physical, familial and emotional challenges faced in early recovery. Through our unique approach to assessment, we provide individually tailored care in order to fully understand your unique challenges and strengths.
Windhaven Counseling offers a full range of options to best suit your availability. From our Intensive Outpatient Program to individual therapy, we can create a program that is right for you!
Amanda K. (Mandy) Baker, MS, LCDC, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Windhaven Counseling Center, LLC. In addition, she owns Mandy Baker Consulting, LLC where she works as a consultant to the addiction treatment industry specializing in compliance and risk management issues, quality management, administrative team building, and program/curriculum development. She formerly served as the Vice President of Clinical Services at Origins Recovery Centers, where she oversaw all clinical programs covering 5 levels of care in four facilities. Mandy joined the Origins team after serving as the Managing Director of The Ranch at Dove Tree. During her time at the Ranch at Dove Tree she oversaw the creation of programming targeted exclusively for the treatment of young adults. Formerly the Associate Director for Grants and Special Projects at the nationally recognized Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery (CSAR), she served as the lead project manager for the CSAR’s efforts to implement recovery support systems at institutions of higher education across the nation. With her colleagues at Texas Tech, Mandy managed the development of multiple recovery support systems at colleges and universities across the nation. Their work sparked the Recovery Campus movement, which has significantly impacted the ways in which college and universities address addiction and support recovery on their campuses. Her deep understanding and study of the 18-27 year old demographic has resulted in numerous publications in academic journals, books, curricula, and popular press outlets.
Alison is the Founder and CEO of Windhaven House and the Co-Founder of Windhaven Counseling Center. Her passion for helping women achieve long term sobriety drove her to open Windhaven house in 2012. Alison oversees the daily operations of both programs. She began her career in the recovery industry in 2001 working for the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence in Jackson, Mississippi. Prior to founding Windhaven House, Alison was the Director of Prevention Programs at the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Dallas, Texas. At the Council she was responsible for oversight of all Council programs, grants management, and marketing of programs. She is a founding member of the Texas Alliance for Drug Endangered Children and the Dallas Area Drug Prevention Partnership. Alison is a certified trainer for the 40-hour Substance Abuse Specialist Training (SAPST) and has presented to thousands both nationally and locally on topics of Drug Endangered Children, Current Drug Trends, Legal Highs, Adolescent Development and Substance Abuse, and Recovery. Alison has been sober since the year 2000 and is passionate about recovery. She is committed to helping women recover.
Maria Spellings is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in Texas. She is the clinical director for Windhaven Counseling where she provides group, individual, and family counseling as well as supervision and training. After graduate school, she gained a significant amount of her clinical experience from working in a local inpatient psychiatric unit working with complex PTSD and trauma-related disorders. She is currently finishing up a doctoral degree in counseling at the University of North Texas, where she received advanced training in play therapy, attachment, and filial therapy. Her own personal journey and work with clients has taught her that change is the way of the universe and she believes there is always hope for repair.
Karen Cramer, M.S., LCDC, LPC-Intern, under the supervision of Dr. Dean Aslinia, PH.D., LPC-S, NCC
I have a diverse background having worked in sales and sales leadership/consulting during the first part of my career. The second part of my career has been spent working with families and individuals providing psychological and behavioral treatments for depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, drug and alcohol abuse/dependence, co-dependency, post-partum depression, and stage of life transitions. My approach to counseling focuses on establishing an atmosphere of warmth, safety, humor, and acceptance by providing my clients the space to work collaboratively with me towards their goals, positive growth/development, and overall wellness. Within this relationship, I assist in challenging and replacing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are keeping my clients from living a fuller and more meaningful life. Karen earned a Bachelor’s degree (Psychology) from Dallas Baptist University, and a Master’s degree (Counseling) from Southern Methodist University. Karen is a current member of Texas Counseling Association, American Counseling Association, and Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.
“I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.” – Viktor Frankl
Outside of our standard program, other services are available to our clients to assist in their recovery, which include the following:
Please check our schedules/events tab for special offerings to be updated each month.