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.

E-mail address

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

 

Courtney Miller LCDC- Program Counselor

Courtney is a female counselor working on her bio.

E-mail address

courtney.miller@positiverecovery.com

 

 

 

BonJean Rush LCDC- Counselor Intern

BonJean Rush has been working in the field of addiction since March of 2018. BonJean has a Bachelor’s of University Studies from UNM and a Minor in Substance Abuse from Texas Tech University. She is currently working under the supervision of Steve Murphy at Positive Recovery in San Antonio.

BonJean is dedicated to helping her adult clients learn to live happy productive lives without the use of mind altering chemicals. She has been helping women to achieve sobriety on a volunteer basis since 2007.   BonJean is a member of TAAP & NAADAC

E-mail address

bonjean.rush@positiverecovery.com 

 

JENNIFER HEIFNER, LPC INTERN 

supervised by Faith Harper PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor 

​Jennifer has achieved her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University and her Masters of Arts in Counseling and Guidance for Texas A&M San Antonio. Jennifer has been serving the mental health field for 8 years. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Texas, Jennifer has worked with families as in the foster and adoption community, as well as, with children and adolescents, between the ages 3 – 18 years old, helping them overcome anger issues, improve communication skills, add new an healthy coping skills, build healthy relationships with peers, siblings, and parents, and improve social skills.  Jennifer also has experience with working with individuals with substance abuse and addiction issues and coaching them through their early recovery for sustained sobriety. Jennifer understands how counseling issues affect families and can provide systemic support to children and families seeking support. Jennifer enjoys outdoor activities, as well as reading, and spending time with family and friends. Jennifer is passionate about helping individuals and families achieve their goals. Jennifer practices at our office on Blanco Road, 2 days per week. Jennifer is under the supervision of Faith Harper PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, 210-705-2121. 

E-mail address

jennifer.acts2001@gmail.com 

 

Pat Murphy                         Jessica Smith                Laura Beesinger

pmurphy@satx.rr.com         Jessica Smith@positiverecovery.com            laura.beesinger@positiverecovery.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 and administrative duties.

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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