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Bridging Fifty Years: A Historical Snapshot

The Bridge to Recovery was established in 1972 by co-founders Paul and Carol Cannon who became personally aware of the effects caused to people suffering from unresolved emotional pain while working with students in Michigan. They devoted their own education and career endeavors to further understanding Codependency, and became dedicated to creating a space where people could find healing from such emotional pain: The Bridge to Recovery.

Carol became a leader in the Codependency movement through her speaking, writing, and teaching. She is the author of the books “Hooked on Unhappiness” and “Never Good Enough.” The program curriculum developed by Paul & Carol with decades of success at TBTR is still very much used today, in addition to the latest evidence-based approaches to trauma care.

Paul & Carol, never-ending in their love for one another, sadly passed away just months apart in 2020, but their imprint on our program lives on eternally.
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For five decades, we have helped thousands of individuals and families experience emotional recovery and a renewed enthusiasm for life.
Meet our Clinical Team
We pride ourselves on our team.
Clinical Team

A great team builds a great foundation for powerful healing to happen.

Our clinical team today is no exception.  Led by highly trained, respected, and honored clinicians in their fields, The Bridge to Recovery continues to be a program of excellence in the trauma care industry.

Briana Sefcik

Clinical Director MS, LCSW-S, CSAT
Briana has been a therapist since obtaining her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2004. She has worked in addiction treatment since then, starting as an entry level therapist and moving into management as Clinical Director for three separate programs. Briana is passionate about helping o

Jeff English

Lead Therapist MAE, LPCC, NCC, CCTP Level 2
Jeff joined TBTR in the spring of 2016, and possesses a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This, along with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Sociology from WKU and certificates earned through The Pacific Institute (coaching/mentoring) prepared him professionally for 11+

Jan Culp

Equine Therapist MS, CES; Certified Equine Therapist
Jan is an Equine Therapist at TBTR. Her love of horses, education, training, and over 40 years of equine experience, has prepared her to introduce clients to horses - with therapeutic results. Jan has over 20 years of personal, 12-step recovery as well. This 12-step recovery knowledge, her

Debra Cromwell

Debra joined the clinical team at TBTR in May of 2011. She works in our Phase Two program and also facilitates our Family Weekend Program. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana and moving to Kentucky in 1971, she graduated from Western Kentucky University. Debra is certified by both the Kentucky B

Julie Vincent

Therapist MSW
Julie was promoted to a counselor position in November of 2015 after 2.5 years of dedicated service in our Client Relations Office. During her tenure in Client Relations she completed her Masters of Social Work in May of 2015 from Western Kentucky University. Julie is passionate about her

Melissa Meeks

Therapist M.A.Ed., LPCA
Melissa joined TBTR as a therapist in January 2020. Melissa earned a B.A. in Psychology in 2014 and a M.A.Ed. in Counseling, with a concentration in Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy in 2018 from Western Kentucky University, and is currently licensed as an LPCA. Melissa has experience w

Shera Loeser

Client Relations Specialist
Shera joined TBTR family in January 2018 as the Women's House Manager. She has been an asset to the program given her innate ability to put people at ease and help them feel welcomed, seen, and heard. She became an indispensable team member and was recently promoted to CRS where she helps

Cassie Saltsman

Client Relations
Cassie began her journey at TBTR in January of 2020 in the Client Relations Office assisting the clients with their daily needs. She is a passionate advocate for those on their healing journey and always lends a helping hand, an ear to listen and a non-judgemental heart to hold space. Cass
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