Treatment Staff

Steven W. Murphy LCDC, AADC – Program Director

Steve MurphySteven W. Murphy has been in the chemical dependency field since 1979. Steve is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and an Advanced Addictions Counselor. His experience includes both direct clinical and administrative functions in inpatient treatment centers, outpatient treatment programs, group practices and corrections services. Steve has over 35 years in addiction counselor training, consulting and counseling for adults, adolescents, impaired professionals and criminal justice clients.

From 1979 until 1994 he worked at numerous chemical dependency treatment hospitals, inpatient programs and community programs.

He was the owner of Alamo Recovery Centers, Inc., which contracted with state and county criminal justice departments to provide outpatient services as an alternative to incarceration from 1994 until 2001. They opened 3 offices in San Antonio and 1 office in Boerne which were treating 250 clients per month.

He was the president of the Bexar County Treatment Coalition – an agency comprised of local inpatient and outpatient treatment programs focused on maintaining high quality services to criminal justice clients from 1998 to 2002.

Steve was the coordinator of Celebrate Recovery, a Christian 12 step program that encompasses all forms of addiction from 2002 until 2005.

Steve is currently in private practice at Alamo City Treatment Services providing outpatient chemical dependency services to adolescents and adults.

He is the owner of the Addiction Counselor Training School, a proprietary school, training students to become Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors.

He is currently the program director of The Right Step-San Antonio – the largest provider of drug and alcohol treatment providers in the south central United States offering inpatient and outpatient services based on the 12 steps and Christian counseling.

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Julie Lloyd-Atkinson LCDC, AADC, CCJP, CPS – School Director

Julie Lloyd-Atkinson has worked in the field of Chemical Dependency since 1985. She has worked in many differentJulie LA settings making her experience fairly well rounded.

She began her career with the Palmer Drug Abuse Program working with adolescents and families. She has worked at Parkside Lodge; Mexican American Unity Council’s residential treatment programs; Uvalde Cares for Children. Treatment Associates-San Antonio and Laredo; the Joe Ney Unit (therapeutic Community); San Antonio Youth Residential Program (now the Cyndi Taylor Krier Juvenile Correctional Treatment Center); and Connections Individual and Family Services before joining Alamo City Treatment Services.

Julie has developed programs for treatment and prevention at various facilities. She has worked out-patient, residential and prevention programs and has assisted in grant writing, policy and procedure revisions, starting new grant funded programs and developing residential programs and curriculum.

Her specialty became working with youth that have ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs) issues and are involved in the criminal justice system, although she enjoys all aspects of working with those affected by ATOD use/abuse.

Julie is actively involved in the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals and has been the secretary for the San Antonio chapter for over 7 years and is the current President of the San Antonio TAAP.

She is the dean and primary instructor of the Addiction Counselor Training School for a 6 month night school and practicum, training students to become Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors.

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Lee Ann McVay, LCDC – Program Counselor

Lee Ann McVay is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and the newest member of our team.  Lee Ann is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia where she earned her B.S. in Physiological Psychology and an M.A. in Developmental Psychology.  Her focus in her graduate work was in the neurobiology of addiction.  She has continued her education and training to include Family & Community Counseling and Behavior Analysis.  As a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in Virginia, Lee Ann provided counseling to adolescence in crisis with drug, alcohol and associated behavioral problems.  She worked with teens and their parents to provide resources, resolve conflicts, improve communication skills and restore relationship.

Lee Ann taught the disease concept of addiction at all levels of education from elementary to medical school students.  As part of a pilot program at Georgetown University School of Medicine, she taught 3rd year medical students how to identify a patient’s substance abuse problems and provided treatment resources.  With her strong background in both psychology and addiction, beginning in 1991, Lee Ann’s education, experience and training make her a valuable asset to our counseling team at The Right Step-San Antonio.

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Pat Murphy                             Jessica Smith                Laura Beesinger         Jessica   



Laura has been with Alamo City Treatment Services since October 2004. She has been an integral part of operations and overseen the administrative duties of the counseling office, LCDC school and all services of the facility.

Jessica has been at Alamo City Treatment Services since 2015. She assists new clients and families in admissions, appointments and all aspects of the treatment / counseling process from start to finish of their treatment

Pat has been working with Alamo City Treatment services since 2007. She provides accounting and bookkeeping services. She assists in management, administrative and sets up classes for the Kendall County Offender Education Program.

Laura, Pat and Jessica will help if you call anytime Monday through Thursday from 9am-6pm. They are available to assist you if you have any questions about our services. Please call our office at 210-541-8400. If you are calling after hours the local, on-call counselor can answer questions and get you to the best resources or if you are ready to change your life the admissions team that will assist you in the intake process at 877-627-4389. Monday through Friday from 5 am to 10 pm and  Saturday / Sunday 6am-10pm

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