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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
briana@thebridgetorecovery.com
I have been a therapist since obtaining my degree in 2004. I have worked in the behavioral health field since then, starting as an entry level therapist and moving into management as Clinical Director for three separate programs. I am passionate about helping others find their voice and sp

Debra Cromwell

Counselor
debra@thebridgetorecovery.com
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

Counselor
julie@thebridgetorecovery.com
After getting sober in a 12-step fellowship my life was put on a new path. I sought to become a counselor and help others recognize that their disease wasn't their fault and recovery was possible. After starting graduate school, a series of serendipitous events led me to apply for a job at

Jeff English

Outreach Specialist / AP Program Therapist
jeff@thebridgetorecovery.com
I spent 11+ years in post-secondary education with a primary focus on career counseling. It was during this time and through countless experiences that I realized this passion for working with individuals challenged by traumatic stress and dysfunctional family systems past and present, in

Kelly Fraust

Counselor
kelly@thebridgetorecovery.com
After graduating from Western Kentucky University, I worked as a therapist at Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital prior to obtaining employment at The Bridge to Recovery. I currently work as a counselor for clients working in phase one of the program. I love witnessing clients emotionally

Linley Calixte

Therapist
linly@thebridgetorecovery.com
I began my counseling career at a residential addiction treatment facility, where I developed my passion for working with individuals struggling with addictive behaviors and traumatic stress. I also have experience working with individuals in private practice. At The Bridge to Recovery, I

Vass Jackson

Therapist
vass@thebridgetorecovery.com
Prior to coming to The Bridge to Recovery, I worked in the primary substance abuse field which led into trauma informed care. In my current role as a Phase Two therapist I help guide clients in their third and fourth weeks at The Bridge as they navigate the additional uncovering and discov

Melissa Meeks

Therapist
melissa@thebridgetorecovery.com
I have experience working in outpatient settings, including private practice and community mental health centers, and during this time cultivated a passion for working with people struggling with unhealthy relationships and addiction. In my current role at The Bridge to Recovery, I most of

Allison (Allie) Gibson

Clinical Support
allison@thebridgetorecovery.com
I am a full time faculty member at the local University by day. My higher power led me to my part-time work here at The Bridge to Recovery, where I am a Clinical Support Worker. I work part time and in the evenings. In my role, I love seeing the amazing transformations from week to week.

Annie Baise

Women's House Manager / Client Relations
annie@thebridgetorecovery.com
Being in recovery inspired me wanting to help others that wanted recovery. At The Bridge to Recovery in my current role, I am the Women's House Manager. I try to make the clients feel as much at home when arrive. I enjoy doing 12 step meetings, campfires, and night walks with the clients.

Cassie Saltsman

Client Relations Specialist
cassie@thebridgetorecovery.com
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

Tyler Cross

Men's House Manager / Client Relations
tyler@thebridgetorecovery.com
I ended up in Kentucky to get sober. I went to a long term treatment program and when I completed it, all the jobs had shut down because of COVID. When that happened the Men's Addiction Recovery Campus offered me a position, and I also managed 3 sober living houses for The Bridge To Freedo

Shane Groves

Men's House Manager (Part Time) / Client Relations Staff
shane@thebridgetorecovery.com
I have been around various recovery communities for a while and met several employees of The Bridgeto Recovery during that time. I was then asked about my interest in a position and applied. In my role, I manage, on a part time basis, the Men's House. Ensuring safety and proper adherence t
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