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 Positive Recovery-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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Courtney Miller LCDC- Program Counselor

Courtney Miller, LCDC, BS has been studying and working in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment since 2009. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Certified Anger Resolution Therapist (CART) and Board Certified Telehealth Professional II. Courtney is an instructor at the Addiction Counselor Training School. She has been a Program Counselor at The Right Step San Antonio, Kyle Correctional Center Therapeutic Community Program with The Gateway Foundation, The Integrated Treatment Program with the Center for Health Care Services at Haven for Hope, and is currently on staff at Positive Recovery Center San Antonio. She is an active advocate for SUD clients and professionals at the local, state, and national levels. Courtney joined The Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) / The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (NAADAC) in 2010 and is the current President of the San Antonio Chapter of TAAP.

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Elizabeth “LeeAnn” McVay – MA, LCDC- Program Counselor

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Dr. Wiley Patterson


Alamo City Treatment Services is very fortunate to be working with Dr. Wiley Patterson, owner of New Resources Medical Arts, as a consulting physician who is available to our clients, usually within a few days if not a few hours. Dr. Patterson started his medical training in 1974. By 1985 he began exploring which alternative healthcare methods can be effective in which circumstances. reevaluating his understanding of healthcare and true and complete healing. He studied nutritional health, manual manipulation (as in reflexology, massage therapy, Rolfing, and osteopathy), naturopathy, energy therapies, homeopathy and Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution. Along with standard medical approaches, he applies such alternative understanding to addiction psychotherapy and twelve-step recovery, to effect the fastest, most complete resolution of addiction and physical pain and toward healthy psychological development. In 2016, he started working with Dr. George O’Neill from Australia, a pioneer and world leader in naltrexone implants which powerfully help opiate, alcohol and stimulant addictions. He has many novel yet effective methods of easing withdrawal. Dr. Patterson provides outpatient detox and treatment approaches to accelerate healing and recovery from alcohol, opiate and other addictions.



Jennifer Heifner, LPC  

​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.  

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Laura Beesinger

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.

Laura 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 877-476-2743. Monday through Friday from 5 am to 10 pm and  Saturday / Sunday 6am-10pm


Melanie Little LCDC, LMSW 

Melanie Little is a native of San Antonio. Melanie began studying addiction counseling in 2010 at San Antonio College and quickly found her passion in the counseling world. After becoming a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), Melanie obtained her Bachelors in Psychology from Liberty University. She went on to earn a Masters Degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Melanie specializes in addiction counseling and trauma therapy. She has worked with many adults, young adults, and families. Melanie is EMDR trained and she has studied complex trauma and structural dissociation. She has experienced much success with her treatment of complex trauma, mental illness, and family dysfunction as contributing factors with chemical dependency clients. She is client-centered and believes in meeting the client where they are. Her primary counseling approaches are CBT, DBT, and EMDR, and she takes an existential attitude in all of her work. Melanie has a passion for helping others. She sees her career as a calling and she believes in continual development and growth as a professional in her field. 




If you have any further questions, please contact us at:
Alamo City Treatment Services
Positive Recovery -San Antonio
Addiction Counselor Training School-San Antonio
Kendall County Offender Education Program
12042 Blanco Rd., Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78216



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