Our Addiction Team of Specialists

The InnerBalance Health Center Addiction Team

Joe Eisele, CAS, NCAC

Joe Eisele, CAS, 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 part of our addiction team and 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.”

Keri Hannaford

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 addiction 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 makes her family a priority.

Madeline Kent, BS, BA, CNTP

Madeline Kent, BS, BA, CNTP

Certified Nutritionist and Reiki Practitioner

Madeline graduated cum laude from the Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. After identifying her passion for functional nutrition while working at InnerBalance, Madeline continued her education at The Nutrition Therapy Institute to become a Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner. She started her private practice in Fort Collins, Santé Health and Wellness, focusing on gut repair to help her clients heal from the inside out. Madeline provides InnerBalance clients with nutritional education, in addition to one-on-one energy healing sessions. She has been a Certified Reiki II Practitioner for over 15 years and loves sharing this powerful modality with clients to help restore balance, improve clarity, and promote healing.

Patricia Smith, MS, MAC, NCACII

Patricia Smith, MS, MAC, NCACII

Addictions Counselor, Family Program Coordinator

Patricia has devoted the past 30+ years to supporting and assisting individuals and families suffering with addiction. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in education, a Master’s degree in rehab counseling, as well as certification as a National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II (NCACII), and a certification as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC).

She has extensive experience in a variety of clinical settings including individual, group, and family therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has a special interest and passion for program development and has assisted treatment programs in developing and enriching their curriculum.

At InnerBalance Health Center, she has designed, developed, implemented and facilitated an educational program for family/friends of InnerBalance clients. She believes strongly in family recovery and very much enjoys assisting clients and families as they move into a satisfying and enduring recovery process.

Nola MacDonald, D.O.

Nola MacDonald, D.O.

Physician

For over 40 years, Dr. Nola MacDonald has been caring for patients as a medical professional. She has both the passion and dedication to assist each person in determining individualized solutions to optimize health and well-being.

Dr MacDonald began her career in medicine as a community hospital nurse in Chico, California, followed by 10 years at UCLA Medical Center where she practiced as a Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse. She then went on to become an Osteopathic Physician, attending Western University of Health Science, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and completed her Family Medicine Residency in 1995 at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.

In 1997, Dr. MacDonald co-founded InnerHealth, the first Integrative Medical Clinic in Fort Collins, Colorado. Board certified in both Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine, she has acquired an extensive knowledge base in both nutritional and functional medicine to benefit her patients.

Since 2004, Dr. MacDonald has served as Medical Director at Integrative Center for Health in Fort Collins, CO. There, she maintains a holistic patient-centered Family Practice, and now brings to our clinic her expertise in treating patients with comprehensive and personalized care.

Lynn Smith, MS, RD

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.

Sampson Ndikum

Sampson Ndikum

BSN, RN

Sampson has been a nurse for over twenty three 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 team at InnerBalance Health Center.

Tresa Bomgaars, BA, CAS

Tresa Bomgaars, BA, CAS

Primary Counselor

Tresa 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 over twenty years, and is thrilled to be on 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.

Lauren Eisele

Lauren Eisele

DOA

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.

Dianne M. Novey, CAS, MAA

Dianne M. Novey, CAS, MAA

Cattail Creek House Manager & 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.

Joe Eisele, CAS, NCAC

Joe Eisele, CAS, 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 part of our addiction team and 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.”

Keri Hannaford

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 addiction 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 makes her family a priority.

Madeline Kent, BS, BA, CNTP

Madeline Kent, BS, BA, CNTP

Certified Nutritionist and Reiki Practitioner

Madeline graduated cum laude from the Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. After identifying her passion for functional nutrition while working at InnerBalance, Madeline continued her education at The Nutrition Therapy Institute to become a Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner. She started her private practice in Fort Collins, Santé Health and Wellness, focusing on gut repair to help her clients heal from the inside out. Madeline provides InnerBalance clients with nutritional education, in addition to one-on-one energy healing sessions. She has been a Certified Reiki II Practitioner for over 15 years and loves sharing this powerful modality with clients to help restore balance, improve clarity, and promote healing.

Patricia Smith, MS, MAC, NCACII

Patricia Smith, MS, MAC, NCACII

Addictions Counselor, Family Program Coordinator

Patricia has devoted the past 30+ years to supporting and assisting individuals and families suffering with addiction. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in education, a Master’s degree in rehab counseling, as well as certification as a National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II (NCACII), and a certification as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC).

She has extensive experience in a variety of clinical settings including individual, group, and family therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has a special interest and passion for program development and has assisted treatment programs in developing and enriching their curriculum.

At InnerBalance Health Center, she has designed, developed, implemented and facilitated an educational program for family/friends of InnerBalance clients. She believes strongly in family recovery and very much enjoys assisting clients and families as they move into a satisfying and enduring recovery process.

Nola MacDonald, D.O.

Nola MacDonald, D.O.

Physician

For over 40 years, Dr. Nola MacDonald has been caring for patients as a medical professional. She has both the passion and dedication to assist each person in determining individualized solutions to optimize health and well-being.

Dr MacDonald began her career in medicine as a community hospital nurse in Chico, California, followed by 10 years at UCLA Medical Center where she practiced as a Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse. She then went on to become an Osteopathic Physician, attending Western University of Health Science, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and completed her Family Medicine Residency in 1995 at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.

In 1997, Dr. MacDonald co-founded InnerHealth, the first Integrative Medical Clinic in Fort Collins, Colorado. Board certified in both Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine, she has acquired an extensive knowledge base in both nutritional and functional medicine to benefit her patients.

Since 2004, Dr. MacDonald has served as Medical Director at Integrative Center for Health in Fort Collins, CO. There, she maintains a holistic patient-centered Family Practice, and now brings to our clinic her expertise in treating patients with comprehensive and personalized care.

Lynn Smith, MS, RD

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.

Sampson Ndikum

Sampson Ndikum

BSN, RN

Sampson has been a nurse for over twenty three 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 team at InnerBalance Health Center.

Tresa Bomgaars, BA, CAS

Tresa Bomgaars, BA, CAS

Primary Counselor

Tresa 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 over twenty years, and is thrilled to be on 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.

Lauren Eisele

Lauren Eisele

DOA

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.

Cathy Williams, MA, LPC, NCC

Cathy Williams, MA, LPC, NCC

Life Coach

Cathy is a nationally certified counselor with a Masters in Counseling from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Working with non-profit organizations, she has mentored, coached, counseled and provided workshops for individuals and groups to help them find their purpose and live each day to the fullest.

In her private practice in Fort Collins and Lyons, Cathy specializes in working with adult survivors of sexual abuse and trauma. Cathy desires to help individuals find their strengths and passions, and provide the guidance they need to move forward with wisdom and confidence.

Dianne M. Novey, CAS, MAA

Dianne M. Novey, CAS, MAA

Cattail Creek House Manager & 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.

We use a truly holistic approach to treating addiction.

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Payment Options

We know treatment center costs can be an issue, and for many patients, treatment costs can be a roadblock to getting help. That's why we at InnerBalance Health Center are here to help.

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Accommodations

Located in beautiful Loveland, Colorado. InnerBalance Health Center is a Bed & Breakfast type environment which offers comfortable private or shared rooms with private bathrooms.

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Staying Sober

We are always here for you well after treatment at our facility ends. Whether it is through our after-care program or just ongoing questions and concerns, we welcome our past clients with open arms.

“It is the future-no doubt. I have been to other programs but they failed because they only offered emotional counseling. I appreciate everyone’s passion and knowledge.”

– Noah D.

“I love IBHC. The staff was phenomenal. I immediately felt at ease and also felt that the people and staff truly cared about me and my sobriety.”

- Bobbi D.

“I have been through two treatment programs. Out of the two, I would very highly recommend this type of treatment because of the whole body experience.”

- Ginger R.

“It is an amazing place that is very comfortable and relaxing. All the staff is very helpful and I thank everyone for helping me through such a hard time.”

- Amanda R.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the best addiction treatment center offer Biochemical Repair & Restoration and how do they define Biochemical Restoration?

At InnerBalance Health Center, we strive to get the best addiction treatment to gain a better understanding of the psychological effects of addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.. As a component of our holistic addiction treatment process, we understand that there are certain biochemical imbalances that can make a person more prone to the addictive cycle.

By restoring chemical balance, a person is much more capable of overcoming their addiction. InnerBalance Health Center offers and is one of the foremost leaders in treating addictions using biochemical repair & restoration. We believe that biochemical imbalances can be pre-existing, or can come as a result of repeated drug and alcohol use over time. Learn more specifics about our holistic treatment here.

Is the staff available 24/7?

Yes, at InnerBalance Health Center clients have access to a staff member 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Does the treatment center prescribe addictive medications such as benzodiazepines or opiates?

No, InnerBalance does not prescribe those types of medications, unless needed for temporary stabilization for withdrawal symptoms. We focus on identifying the root causes of cravings, repairing your body’s biochemical imbalances and teaching you the lifelong skills necessary to stay sober.

How does the treatment center plan to eliminate depression, anxiety, sleep problems, mood swings, and racing mind?

At InnerBalance we realize the need to find the root cause of these issues. For example, a racing mind can come from too much histamine in the brain, a condition caused Histadelia. When we find this condition through lab testing, we use the safe amino acids and vitamins that will lower histamine levels. Depression can come from under-functioning neurotransmitters, like serotonin.

Through urine testing, we check the serotonin receptors by looking at the Tryptophan levels, and then treat with the appropriate amino acids. Please call us for a more thorough description on how we can deal with underlying symptoms. These examples just scratch the surface of our biochemical restoration approach which is integral to our holistic treatment philosophy.

Is the treatment center licensed by the state?

Yes, the InnerBalance Health Center is fully and duly licensed by the State of Colorado.

Does the treatment program offer an exercise program that the client participates in?

The InnerBalance Treatment Program includes a mandatory weekly gym time. We encourage our clients to try the different gym facilities, including weights, pool activities, classes, etc. InnerBalance provides a high quality full service gym facility to their patients.

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