The Team

 

Another Road Addiction Recovery Centre’s core team:

Psychotherapist: Jessica Ricci, BA/MA; RP; OACCPP

Jessica has over 6 years experience working in the addictions and mental health field within a variety of treatment settings. Currently Jessica practices privately at her office in Halton Hills, as well as offering groups and individual psychotherapy here at Another Road Addiction Recovery Center. Jessica works towards helping individuals and families reach their wellness journey through psychotherapy including: cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, emotion-focused therapy, family systems therapy, art therapy, and couples counselling. Jessica believes in meeting every individual client where they are at in terms of their recovery process as everyone enters treatment with unique experiences. Jessica’s treatment model incorporates a holistic approach integrating addiction and mental health together.


 

General Manager: Sergio Morandin

Sergio is 24 years sober and he truly understands the trials and tribulations that staying sober entails. As well as being the General Manager, Sergio is an inspiration who generously contributes to every aspect of Another Road’s daily operations. He understands that the variety of factors that can contribute to destructive behavior are diverse and uniquely personal. His sobriety has taught him that every problem has a solution and every road block reveals the possibility of another direction. He truly believes that every person has the ability to recover from addiction.


 

Program Manager: Bill Walsh

Bill has been involved in the recovery community for many years while working in the financial industry. After deciding to make a career change a few years ago the Addiction Studies program at Centennial seemed like a natural fit. A volunteer position turned into a full time job working in a residential recovery home and a CAC II designation followed in due process. Recovery is a multi-faceted process and Bill believes that offering multiple modalities of addiction treatment is key to a full recovery.


 

Counsellor: Brandon Neuman

Brandon has a long history of working in a helping capacity.  Whether it be volunteering with Scouts Canada, working as technical support for telecom companies, or his latest career as a Consultant / Client Manager for an IT firm, helping people in some capacity has always been involved.

Coming to Another Road with counseling experience, Brandon uses a client-centred approach allowing the counseling experience be unique to each individuals needs. Brandon holds additional certifications for First Aid, CPR, AED, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and Suicide Intervention. Brandon is currently enrolled in the SSW (Social Service Worker) program at Durham College.


 

Counsellor: Mike Bambrick

Mike was employed for many years in technology. During this phase of his life he achieved his own recovery from alcoholism and addiction, which he has maintained for over 20 years. In 2015, Mike decided to explore his lifelong passion to work with people in recovery. He enrolled in the Addiction Program and completed a two-year college diploma receiving the Highest Academic Award. During an internship with Renascent, plus employment at various treatment centres, Mike was given the opportunity to turn theoretical approaches into experiential learning.  Michael is pleased to join the team at Another Road Recovery Centre.


 

Art Therapy Coach: Jessica Springett , BFA (Hons), University Of Toronto

Jessica is passionate about recovery since beginning her own personal journey in 2010.
She has completed many programs learning about various approaches to wholistic and person based healing through ongoing participation in ; 12 step groups , Sensorimotor Therapy , CBT , DBT, Art Therapy and Mindfulness practices. Her experience and healing journey has great value as a part of our team . She is also a Mom of 2 young children, and is very involved in her community with a continued dedication to assisting others in their healing process recovering from Drugs and Alcohol.

She aspires to complete her Masters of Social Work.


Volunteer: Cooper

Cooper is a volunteer at the recovery house. His specialties are running in the back field playing ball, socializing and accepting treats. Always happy with his tail wagging and gentle demeanour it is impossible not to feel good around him. Cooper always has time for everyone at the house.

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