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-i under the supervision of Mandy Baker, 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 recently graduated with her Masters of Counseling degree at Southern Methodist University.
Monica Dechow, LCDC-i under the supervision of Mandy Baker, is responsible for case management of our client’s at Windhaven Counseling Center. Monica is currently working towards obtaining her certification as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRS). Monica obtained her Associates Degree in Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling at Eastfield Community College and is currently attending The University of Texas at Dallas continuing her education in Psychology and Child Development to obtain her Bachelor of Sciences. Her personal experiences with recovery drive her passion to work with people in early recovery. Her hope is to destygmatize addiction through educating others, and to motivate individuals to share their experience of strength and hope.
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.