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Drew Dutton, M.Ed., LPC, LCDC

Chief Operating Officer

Drew Dutton is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor who brings to Phoenix House both personal and professional experience in the field of adolescent addiction counseling.

Drew’s interest in counseling began after his time in residential treatment as a teenager, and he decided to help others in the same way that he’d been helped. He completed a bachelor’s degree in education, became a certified physics and chemistry teacher in the process, and earned a master’s degree in Counseling from Texas Christian University.

Drew has worked in the field of substance abuse and adolescent treatment since 2011, developing new and innovative multi-family group, aftercare, parent education, and residential treatment models and approaches.

Drew Joined Phoenix House in 2013 as the Clinical Manger.  At Phoenix House, Drew has worked to build a treatment model that focuses on solutions and uses hands-on, experiential learning. Drew is the author of the I CAN model currently utilized across Phoenix House of Texas.

When not at work, Drew teaches and plays guitar and enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and yellow lab, Maverick.  Drew serves on various committees in the field of counseling and substance abuse throughout DFW, and is an adjunct professor at Texas Christian University teaching addictions counseling for graduate students.  Drew is also completing his MBA at Baylor University.

Megan Olson, M.Ed., LPC, LCDC

Program Director

Megan Olson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor who has been working in the substance abuse field, specific to adolescents, since January 2014.

Megan knew she wanted to be a counselor while completing her bachelors in psychology from the University of Arkansas. Megan then went and got her masters in professional counseling from Texas Christian University. There, she studied solution focused brief therapy that she utilizes through her counseling experiences at Phoenix House.

During her time at Phoenix House, Megan has served a variety of positions such as a Community Support Specialist, Counselor, Residential Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor, and now Program Director. As a result of serving in so many positions at Phoenix House, Megan is able to manage a program that allows her to supervise the unit more productively and effectively due to appreciating and understanding the variety of roles and talents it takes to ensure for a thriving and positive treatment environment.

Megan emphasizes the importance of health and wellness with the clients at Phoenix House and maintains this as a priority in her own life by exercising each day and eating healthy. Megan also emphasizes the importance of healthy relationships in her client’s lives and demonstrates this in her personal life through spending time with family and friends.

Kelly Aubry, MA, LPC

Director of Residential and Outpatient Services

Kelly Aubry is a licensed professional counselor and has been working in the field of adolescent treatment since 2005. Kelly, who received her Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edwards University in 2009, has worked in multiple residential and inpatient environments and has experience treating psychiatric, behavioral, and substance-related disorders.

Kelly originally wanted to go into the field of physical therapy but fell in love with the field of psychology when she took an introductory course during her first semester in college. While she was still in college, she worked as direct care staff at San Marcos Treatment Center, a center that provides mental health evaluation and treatment to adolescents with behavioral, neurodevelopmental, or neuropsychiatric problems.

“I decided I wanted to broaden my experience while still working with adolescents,” Kelly says, so she turned to Phoenix House Academy in Austin and was hired as a residential counselor in 2009. Phoenix House Academy provides residential and outpatient services for male and female adolescents who struggle with substance and co-occurring mental health problems. Since the adolescents at Phoenix House Academy have mental health diagnoses, Kelly provides valuable clinical expertise with her background in mental health evaluation and treatment.

Kelly worked as a counselor and in admissions before becoming clinical manager in 2012. She supervised all of the counselors and the clinical services in treating chemical dependency and mental health issues. “No matter how difficult or how stressful it gets, the Austin team, both management and clinical, are really great,” she says. “We’re able to work together and support each other and be there for the kids.”

Now, as Director of Residential and Outpatient Services, she supervises a great team of professionals and coordinates care for many clients in different settings.  Kelly ensures that client satisfaction and customer service are valued by all employees.

Despite the many changes in the health care industry, Kelly’s team works to ensure that clients are receiving the same high level of care, and the team advocates for clients who are relying on health insurance so those clients are able to access the services they need. Kelly sums it up, “I love my job, I love what we do, and I love the people we work with.”

Crystal Waddell, MHA, ACPS

Senior Director of Prevention 

Crystal Waddell holds a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration and is an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist, with over 17 years of experience in the prevention field. She became the Director of the Phoenix House of Texas Prevention team in February 2017; having previously served as Prevention Supervisor at Phoenix House in 2002-2015. Her nonprofit management experience also includes positions at Harris County’s Residential and Treatment facility, Young Men About Change (YMAC) and Women Helping Ourselves, (WHO-A), where she was responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling the management and service delivery and related administrative and support activities; as well as ensured compliance with program standards and contract requirements.

She has years of experience working in the residential, juvenile, public and charter school setting servicing youth and adults throughout the city of Houston. With her dedication to the individuals that she serves, her goal is to increase awareness of the dangers that are associated with drugs and alcohol and give the community resources that will equip them to live a healthy lifestyle.

Sulipsa Luque, LPC-S, MBA

Director of Outpatient 

Sulipsa Luque is the Director of Outpatient Services for Phoenix House of Texas. She is passionate about team building, collaborative work and best practices for Phoenix patients and the Recovery Community in general. She is charged with managing the Adolescent Outpatient Programs, the Specialized Female Outpatient Program and Adult Outpatient Program for Phoenix House in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston and Round Rock.  A strong believer of positive psychology, she incorporates client-center theories and strength-based curriculum into all aspects of programming.

Sulipsa has always worked with community-based agencies to assist families find access to resources. She worked many years as an educator, journalism and advocate. She engages in public speaking and workshops with health care professionals and the community.

Sulipsa loves spending time with her family both abroad and in the United States. She has numerous interests, with folklorico dancing, yoga , cycling  and  gardening at the top of the list.

Sulipsa is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin and completed her graduate counseling program at the University of St. Edwards in Austin, Texas. She received an MBA from Huston-Tillotson University, an HBCU and oldest higher-education institution in Austin.

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