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 and 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.
E. Avery Rowles
Avery Rowles, MA, LPC, CSAT-C, EMDR (Certification Pending), DBT (Certification Pending), Certified Daring Way Facilitator, is the Clinical Director of Windhaven Counseling Center. She has been a key member in clinical teams treating addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Avery knows that when you are struggling with addiction, family issues, shame, any other mental health issues, you are not able to be at your best. She knows that when a client’s life gets stressful, their best qualities can get lost pretty quickly! She helps individuals regain their sense of self and mastery to navigate life on life’s terms. Avery will give you the tools and lead you through the hard work of redefining yourself and letting go of what is no longer effective in your life.
Avery has a pragmatic, straightforward and authentic approach to therapy. She is often described as “what you see is what you get” while also maintaining an empathic, caring approach to her work. There is nothing she has not heard in the context of therapy. She practices from a non-judgmental/non-shaming position. She wholeheartedly believes we all do the best we can with the light we have to see by. It could just be that our light filters need to be cleaned or changed!
Avery earned her master’s degree from the Texas Women’s University Counseling Psychology Department. She also holds degrees from The University of Texas at Dallas including a BA in Literary Studies with a minor in Economics/Finance and a BA in Psychology, graduating both with high honors. In addition, Avery has been clean and sober and has worked a recovery program since 1997.
Karen Is responsible for the business development of Windhaven Counseling Center and Windhaven House. Her desire is to educate the community on the services provided at WCC and WH and determine how we can best meet our client’s individual needs. Karen has worked in sales for over twenty years and has a vast experience in sales leadership. She also has an extensive background in recovery and twelve-step recovery programs. Her personal experience fuels her passion for helping others learn to live a healthy life, free from the binds of addiction. Karen is currently an LCDC-i and working towards her Masters of Counseling degree at Southern Methodist University. She will graduate May 2017.
Courtney Lopez, LMT is the Massage Therapist for Windhaven Counseling Center, LLC. Courtney has been a massage therapist for four years. She formerly worked in both Colorado and Kansas in holistic healthcare, medical massage, and aromatherapy. Courtney also brings experience with medical billing and coding, as well as insurance benefits verification to the Windhaven team. Her interests include health and fitness, healing the body after addiction, and being outdoors. She recently moved to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area with her husband, Tim, and their son, Riley. Courtney has four dogs and enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandparents who live in Lewisville.
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.