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 was the dean and is an instructor of the San Antonio branch of an LCDC 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.

E-mail address

steve@acts2001.com or steven.murphy@rightstep.com

 

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 San Antonio branch of the LCDC Training School for a 6 month night school and practicum, training students to become Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors.

E-mail address

Julie.Lloyd-Atkinson@rightstep.com

 

Nancy Chandler LCDC, AADC – Program Counselor

Nancy ChandlerHas been counseling since 1991. She has worked with clients in the criminal justice system, inpatient, outpatient, adolescents and adults. Her work in New Mexico on reservations and different cultural groups has helped her develop sensitivity to the diverse makeup of the people in the southern U.S. and her spiritual studies have been a great resource for clients seeking positive resolution to life struggles. She provides education groups, individual counseling, group therapy, family therapy and works with couples recovering from the cycles of addiction.

E-mail address

nancy.chandler@rightstep.com

 

 

Richard Green III, LCDC – Program Counselor

rick-greenMr. Green has been counselor for ACTS/TRS since January 2015. Richard P. Green III (Rick) is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. He has been in the Healthcare and Mental Healthcare field for over 20 years. Rick is a past President of the San Antonio College Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Student Association. He presently sits on the National Public Policy Committee for NAADAC (the Association for Addiction Professionals) – the organization that regulates Chemical Dependency Counseling in the United States. He has an extensive background in psychiatric pharmaceuticals, drug/civil/criminal court, recovery advocacy and motivational research. Rick has experience consulting with Civil and Criminal Justice attorneys, pharmaceutical companies, and philanthropic treatment entities. He is trained in Quality of Motivation Theory and has a special interest in translational behavioral research and twelve step facilitation therapy.

E-mail address

richard.green@rightstep.com

 

 

Pat Murphy                             Jessica Smith                Laura Beesinger

patricia.murphy@rightstep.com         Jessica Smith@rightstep.com             laura.beesinger@rightstep.com

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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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