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, a part of Origins Behavioral HealthCare’s family of programs, 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!
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.
Amber Wrye, MS, LCDC, LPC-I, RYT200
Amber is the Clinical Director for Windhaven Counseling Center. She is a Native Texan, and has recently moved back to her home state after living and working in Florida. She has worked and served in the recovery community in a professional capacity for over 10 years. From creating, reinventing and establishing an residential program, supervising staff, implementing trauma informed care to redecorating an entire facility to promote healing, Amber has a heart to serve others. She has worked in IOP, crisis stabilization, residential treatment, consulted with other firms to assist with building better treatment programs, family services and family education as well as received training in treating trauma related disorders such as PTSD using EMDR treatment modalities. Amber’s passion for expanding access to treatment for all people seeking recovery will help guide the next steps of Windhaven’s growth. Amber enjoys practicing yoga, ethical volunteerism and loves living in the heart of Downtown dallas where the energy of the city matches her zest for life.
Maria Spellings, Ph.D., LPC-S
Maria Spellings is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in Texas. She is a therapist 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.
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.