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Experience. Expertise. Compassion. Support.

It takes a world-class staff to support a program as comprehensive as the one found at InnerBalance Health Center. Few treatment centers include the expertise of medical doctors, nutritionists, fitness experts and mental health counselors in addition to a clinical director with 24 years of experience. Some of our counselors and therapists are in recovery themselves. They know the cycle, the symptoms, and the disguises of addiction.

Collaboration among specialists allows us to offer clients an integrative approach of body, mind and spirit that is essential to regaining total health after an addiction. Our team's combined expertise in medicine, nutrition, fitness, and therapy means that our clients are given the best chance at success in every aspect of recovery.

Joe Eisele, CACIII, NCAC - Clinical Director

Joe Eisele is a nationally certified alcohol and drug therapist with specialized training in intervention techniques from the Johnson Institute. Joe has been treating addictions in the Fort Collins area for over 30 years. "I came to believe Joe Eisele is perhaps the best in the business. I have met some of the best counselors and doctors at world-famous rehabs and never found anyone with [Joe's] overall grasp on both addiction and all that accompanies it." Click here to read more about Joe's own recovery.

Ron Graham, MS - Business Director

Ron Graham, Master of Science from Regis University, has over ten years of experience as a counselor. He has studied under Dr. Depak Chopra, and is a certified instructor from the Chopra Center for Well Being. For the last 17 years, Ron has been on his own healing path from drugs and alcohol, and has followed a natural, holistic path. Click here to read more about Ron's own recovery.

Bill Billica, MD - Physician

Bill Billica, MD was board certified in family medicine in 1988, after graduating from the University of North Carolina Medical School and finishing residency training in Arizona. He was granted a Faculty Fellowship position at Duke University before returning to Arizona to become Assistant Director and Department Chairman at the Good Samaritan Family Practice Residency Program. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, as well as a patient educator, lecturer, researcher and published writer. He has practiced Functional Medicine since 2005.

Roger Billica, MD - Physician

Roger Billica, MD graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and fulfilled his internship and residency at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. His training in aerospace medicine and as a flight surgeon led to ten years as NASA's Chief of Medical Operations. Upon moving to Fort Collins, Dr. Billica became President of Tri-Life Health, a functional, preventive, and nutritional medicine clinic. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, and has written many articles for medical journals.

Allen Brandon, Ph.D - Psychologist

Allen D. Brandon, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who developed his interests in nature and human behavior while growing up in Colorado. He has previously served as the Founder and Clinical Director of the Rocky Mountain Neuropsychological Sciences, P.C., and was past Director of Psychology Services at Mountain Crest Hospital in Fort Collins, CO. Dr. Brandon received his professional training at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts General Hospital, the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, as well as Colorado State University. He enjoys teaching and guiding others on their psycho-spiritual journey.

June Konopka, MS, RD, CHT - Nutritionist and Ordained Interfaith Minister

June Konopka is a registered dietitian with a Masters in Nutritional Science from San Diego State University. She began working alongside Joe and Ron in November 2000, helping clients understand the nutritional and biochemical needs of their bodies and brains. She has since become an Ordained Minister through One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City, and offers spiritual counseling to InnerBalance clients as part of their holistic approach to recovery. June is also a Certified Hakomi Therapist, and has a private practice in Boulder, CO.

Lynn Smith MS, RD - Nutritionist and Recovery Coach

Lynn Smith MS, RD is a registered dietitian and recovery life coach at InnerBalance Health Center in Loveland, CO. For the past twelve years she has used diet, nutrients, and a functional medicine approach to aid clients in successful recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. She advises clients on nutrient therapy and holistic lifestyle programs to help repair the biochemical damages caused by addiction and that contribute to symptoms of depression, anxiety and insomnia. At her private practice in Lafayette, Colorado Lynn coaches clients who desire balance and well-being, and supports runners and endurance athletes with sports nutrition. Lynn has a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition from Colorado State University, a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla.

Tresa Bomgaars, BA, CAC II - Primary Counselor

Though Tresa is new to InnerBalance, she has been working in the addictions field since 1994, serving individuals, groups, and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has worked with both adolescent and adult clients to overcome addiction. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Services, and is a Certified Addictions Counselor II. Tresa specializes in relapse prevention, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness practice. She has long embraced the mind, body and spirit connection as integral to recovery. In recent years, she has deepened her counseling approach through her study of energy psychology. She has been in recovery herself for nineteen years, and is thrilled to be joining InnerBalance's team. Tresa is passionate about her work, and considers helping others on their own healing journey to be one of the greatest honors and joys of her life.

Nathan Scott – Communications Director

Nathan Scott is new to InnerBalance, but not to the field of Communication. With over 17 years experience, he has worked as a Community Outreach Coordinator, Special Events and Fundraising Coordinator, a teacher, and executive director. He received his Masters Degree in Communication from Western Illinois University. He is a Navy Veteran, Up With People Alum, 2 tours in the Americorps, an amateur chef, professional Dad and full time husband to his wife Jennifer. In his 3 hours of free time each month, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, hiking in Rocky National Park, and cooking for friends. He is passionate about being part of InnerBalance, it's care for those in treatment, and he has dedicated his career to making a difference in the lives of others.

Sampson Ndikum – LPN/IV

Sampson has been a nurse for over thirteen years. Three of those years, he spent working with patients with acute psychiatry disorders at North Colorado Medical Center Behavioral Health Unit. Sampson completed his undergraduate in pre-med and biochemistry at the University of Minnesota, and is a recent graduate of University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine in the Caribbean. Sampson has conducted research in the field of molecular genetics, adult stem cell research, surgical and hematopathology at the University of Minnesota. Most of all, he is blessed to be part of the dynamic team at InnerBalance Health Center.

Devyn Beardsley - Office Manager

Devyn Beardsley, is a recent graduate, from the University of Colorado with a BA in Communication. Even though Devyn is a new member to the InnerBalance Health Center team, she is experienced when it comes to the field of addiction. Addiction has been a problematic disease that has run throughout her family. Devyn was raised with an understanding of the importance of holistic healing and medicine. With this understanding she hopes to be a helpful resource to all people at InnerBalance Health Center.

Lauren Eisele - COA

Lauren Eisele is a graduate from Naropa University with a degree in Psychology. Lauren completed a four-year clinical apprenticeship with the Alandi Ashram with over 3,000 hours of post graduate advanced level in Ayurvedic Medicine. Lauren's interest in healing continued, including a degree in Yoga Teacher Training from Naropa University and certifications in Core Synchronism (a form of Cranial Sacral therapy). Her work at InnerBalance Health Center consists of Biochemical Restoration, which uses nutraceuticals i.e. vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids that helps to reduce or eliminate symptoms like depression, anxiety, sleep problems, mood swings, and racing mind that continues to perpetuate cravings. In addition she also offers ayurvedic treatments to help support relaxation, stress and anxiety.

Madeline Kent - Reiki Therapist

Madeline Kent is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, earning degrees in Sociology, BS and Psychology, BA. Following her passion for alternative medicine and holistic health care, she has come to work at InnerBalance Health Center while currently pursuing her Masters degree in Nutrition. Maddie is also a certified practitioner in Reiki, a Japanese healing art, providing clients with a restorative service enhancing the balance of energy, relaxation and overall well-being.

Dianne M. Novey - Cattail Creek House Manager, CAC II, MAA, Chef

I was privileged to have the honor of opening up the Cattail Creek residence for InnerBalance Health Center in 2007 along with an exceptional team that works together to provide a caring, nurturing and nutritious environment in which to renew, replenish and grow.
My years in the restaurant/retail business along with professional instruction from Johnson & Wales University, Early Childhood Education as well as certification in Medical Administration and addiction counseling receiving certification as a CAC II has guided and helped me to create an atmosphere of recovery.
Dianne can be found at swimming events and gym workouts with her two daughters and husband of 28 years. Dianne feels that her varied background is the perfect recipe for a house of recovery.

Keri Hannaford - Program Manager

Keri Hannaford has over 20 years of experience in the health care industry. Her training and education has focused on office administration and management. Keri has a diverse background in human resources, program development and processes, and organizational management. Her strength is working with individuals one-on-one, but she really excels as a leader in team development, when working on new projects. She relocated to Colorado in 2009 and is happy to call Colorado her home. She is happily married with two wonderful children and always makes her family a priority.

Alyson Sothoron DeGroot, M.Ed. - Life Coach

Alyson Sothoron DeGroot holds a Masters in Adult Education and Human Resources from Colorado State University and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park. Her masters work focused on how active learning within novel and nature environments affects transformation and paradigm shifts in individuals. Alyson has lead and facilitated 500+ groups, round tables, and learning sessions and has taught and advised at the corporate and college levels, as well as served in community outreach for adults seeking increased workforce and literacy skills. She has more than 8 years of experience in market research, analyzing human behaviors, attitudes, and perceptions and has worked as a counselor and instructor for diverse populations. Her passion is to help others lead lives of increased self-sufficiency, joy, and empowerment.

Rochelle Young - Receptionist

Rochelle graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Colorado State University, and has grown a passion for working in the field of addiction and recovery. She thrives to become a counselor in the future, and continue to help those who are in need of living a sober lifestyle. Working at InnerBalance Health Center has shown her the beauty that comes with living a drug and alcohol free life, and she is grateful for being a part of every journey that begins here.



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