Briana

 

Briana Sefcik, Clinical Director
MS, LCSW-S, CSAT

briana@thebridgetorecovery.com

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 others find their truth and their voice, so they can set themselves free from whatever has been holding them back from living a full, complete life.  Her goal is to not only see clients realize they are survivors, but to watch the transformation that occurs when they begin to thrive.  It is this passion that brought Briana to TBTR as the Clinical Director in February, 2018.  Witnessing firsthand the transformations that take place at TBR (including her own) made the decision to move from Texas to Bowling Green, Kentucky an effortless one. Briana is excited about the opportunity to work with such a compassionate, knowledgeable and safe staff.  Briana enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, as well as watching her niece and nephew grow up.  She enjoys reading, watching movies, and loves to travel. Briana has found her recovery home in the rooms of ACA where she has found help, hope and healing.  Briana is excited to explore her new home, Bowling Green, and the surrounding areas and learning about this part of the United States.

Jeff English, Therapist MAE, NCC

Jeff English, Lead Therapist
MAE, LPCC, NCC, CCTP Level 2

jeff@thebridgetorecovery.com

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+ years in post-secondary education with a primary focus on career counseling. It was during this time and through countless experiences that he realized his passion for working with individuals challenged by traumatic stress and dysfunctional family systems past and present. Jeff is a native Kentuckian and has personal connections to addiction, codependency, treatment, and recovery as they relate to his family of origin dating back to childhood. When away from The Bridge, he is most likely to be physically active and preferably outdoors. Above all, Jeff is honored to help our clients tap into their personal strength and creative power in order to obtain true emotional recovery. Jeff also serves as the Lead Therapist, backing up the Clinical Director in her absence.

Jan Culp, Equine Therapist MS, CES; Certified Equine Therapist

Jan Culp, Equine Therapist
MS, CES; Certified Equine Therapist

culpfarm@gmail.com

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 intuitive skills, and candor help make her program distinctive. In addition to being an Equine Specialist and Consultant for the Bridge to Recovery, Jan is involved with the Rocky Mountain Horse Association (RMHA). She has been an RMHA Quadrille Coach in the 2010 World Equestrian Games, Director of the 2009-2010 (RMHA) Rated Trail Program, and is an Examiner of Certification with the RMHA.

Debra Cromwell, Counselor CADC, ICADC

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 Board of Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counselors and The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium for Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors. She brings to the clinical team 17 years of work experience as a residential substance abuse therapist and completed 2 weeks of the emersion program at The Bridge to Recovery. Debra has one adult daughter and two teenage grandsons living in Indianapolis, Indiana. Although Debra is highly committed to the work that she does, time away from work is equally as enjoyable and important. Debra is an active member of a 12-step program and continues to reap the rewards from her involvement in the service structure. Debra has 18 years clean and donates a great deal of her time and efforts to the South Central Kentucky NA Area Service Committee, served on 4 Convention Committees, worked in Public Relations, and is currently active in carrying the message of recovery through the Hospitals and Institutions Sub-committee. Debra enjoys traveling, relaxing, and has recently discovered the joys of cooking.

Julie Vincent, Therapist MSW

Julie Vincent, Therapist
MSW

julie@thebridgetorecovery.com

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 work at The Bridge to Recovery. She pulls from her own experience, strength, and hope to assist the clients in finding their truth and embracing their authentic selves. Julie has been active in her own 12-step recovery program since 2010.  Julie stays busy with her daughter but enjoys a simple life.  She loves spending time with DIY home projects, reading, watching documentaries, scary movies, and geeky science-fiction.

Melissa

Melissa Meeks, Therapist
M.A.Ed., LPCA

melissa@thebridgetorecovery.com

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 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. Melissa is also passionate about being in nature, and especially loves hiking and traveling to new places, among other outdoor activities. Even more, Melissa truly enjoys walking alongside clients as they recognize their own empowerment and continue their healing journey. 

Shera

 

 Shera Loeser, Client Relations Specialist

shera@thebridgetorecovery.com

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 clients with their day-to-day needs.  Shera is happily married to her husband of 17 years and is the proud mother of 3 beautiful children.  She is also a grateful recovering alcoholic beginning her recovery journey on 11/27/2016. She is very active in her 12 Step Fellowship and frequently carries the message to others.  When not at TBTR or participating in Fellowship activities, Shera can be found by any body of water, spending time in nature, taking photographs of beautiful sunrises and sunsets, or enjoying a cup of coffee from her front porch.

cassie

 

Cassie Saltsman, Client Relations

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. Cassie is a native of Edmonson County and is proud to call TBTR her new home.  She is a wife and mother of four amazing children.  She became committed to her journey of recovery on August 11, 2017.  Cassie takes pride in being a great listener and a calming presence to those around her. She is known by her co-workers to be an awesome team player with a wicked sense of humor. She keeps us on our toes! Cassie loves coffee, music, being on the water, and her dog Rumor.

Dare, Equine Specialist

Dare, Equine Specialist

Cappy, Equine Specialist

Cappy, Equine Specialist

Dealer, Equine Specialist

Dealer, Equine Specialist

Chance, Equine Specialist Chance, Equine Specialist