Briana Sefcik, Clinical Director

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 The Bridge to Recovery 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.

 Paul Markle, Lead Therapist  MA, LMFT Certified Brainspotting (BSP), Certified Brainspotting Practitioner III Equine Assisted Therapy Specialist Certified in Natural Lifemanship: Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Paul Markle, Lead Therapist 
Certified Brainspotting (BSP), Certified Brainspotting Practitioner III
Equine Assisted Therapy Specialist
Certified in Natural Lifemanship: Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Paul came to The Bridge as a therapist in June of 2011. He brings a diverse background with 22 years of experience in treating people with issues related to trauma, codependency, & addictions. He has also coached individuals and groups in leadership development on an interpersonal and corporate level. Paul has worked in inpatient settings, and has been in private practice for 15 years. He holds a master’s degree in family systems counseling from Western Kentucky University and is currently ABD for his doctorate in organizational leadership. Paul has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for 15 years and is also a certified Brainspotting Practitioner III; a bio-neuro-emotional process for treating trauma, emotional dysregulation, and other issues. He is also certified in Natural Lifemanship; A Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Paul also serves as the lead therapist, backing up the clinical director in her absence. Paul is married, has 3 children, and enjoys playing guitar, hiking, and writing. 

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

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

Jan is the Equine Therapist at The Bridge Bowling Green. 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 joined the clinical team at The Bridge Bowling Green in May of 2011. 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.

Jeff English, Therapist MAE, NCC

Jeff English, Therapist

Jeff joined The Bridge to Recovery 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.

Kelly Fraust, Therapist MAE, LPCC, NCC

Kelly Fraust, Therapist

Kelly’s journey led him to The Bridge to Recovery in 2014. He commutes to the Bridge from his home in Owensboro, KY, where he lives with his beloved cat, Ponce, and his chow/golden retriever mix, Sadie. Kelly is a 2002 graduate of Murray State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He received his Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Kentucky University in 2010. Kelly feels extremely privileged to have become a member of the clinical team at the Bridge, welcoming the opportunity he has been granted to support clients as they heal, grow, and recover.  

Julie Vincent, Therapist MSW

Julie Vincent, Therapist

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 is also active in her own 12-step recovery program with over 5 years of sobriety. Her greatest joy is her whimsical 7 year-old daughter who keeps life interesting and worthwhile. When she gets the chance, Julie loves to spend her downtime reading, watching scary movies, and causing a little bit of mischief everywhere she goes.

Sara Beth Huston, Aftercare Specialist & Referent Relations BS

Sara Beth Huston, Aftercare Specialist & Referent Relations

Sara Beth began her journey here at The Bridge to Recovery in February 2016. She was born and raised in the Bowling Green area, and has remained here her entire life. Before coming to The Bridge, she received her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Western Kentucky and taught school for 5 years. Sara Beth is very active in her own recovery which began in January of 2013. She enjoys sharing her personal experiences through her addictions to help others to recover from their own. Her true passion is assisting and watching others overcome their obstacles.  She volunteers at the local Humane Society and devotes lots of her time helping the homeless.  When she is not working, Sara Beth loves to be with her family, spending time at the lake, and kayaking down local rivers.

Dare, Equine Specialist

Dare, Equine Specialist

Cappy, Equine Specialist

Cappy, Equine Specialist

Dealer, Equine Specialist

Dealer, Equine Specialist

Chance, Equine Specialist Chance, Equine Specialist