Joe journey started with his own addiction story. Throughout most of his teenage and adult years he struggled with drug and alcohol dependence. He personally knows the ups and downs experienced by addicts – in and out of rehab, losing jobs and relationships, and finally hitting rock bottom. It wasn’t until Joe learned about the role that his biochemical functions had to play in his addiction that he was finally able to heal his body and and move into true recovery. He then was able to pursue his passion in helping others do the same thing. Read Joe’s Success Story here.
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The Inner Balance Health Center Team
It takes a world-class staff with heart to support a program as holistic and caring as the one found at InnerBalance Health Center.
What YOU can expect from the staff at InnerBalance:
- Some of our counselors and therapists are in recovery themselves.
What does this mean? They know firsthand the cycle, symptoms, and disguises of addiction, as well as how to successfully overcome drug and alcohol dependence.
- InnerBalance offers the devoted expertise of our medical doctors, nutritionists and mental health counselors in addition to a clinical director with 24 years of experience.
Everyone at InnerBalance is passionately dedicated to helping others on their individual pathway to recovery and a better life.
- Our team’s combined expertise in medicine, nutrition and therapy means that our clients are given the best chance at success in every aspect of recovery.
Collaboration among specialists allows us to offer clients a unified approach of body, mind and spirit that is essential to regaining total health after using drugs and alcohol.
- Every person on staff is here for the same reason…to offer the best treatment and recovery program on the market!
Our incredible success is due to the hard work and commitment of our staff who have put the heart and soul into InnerBalance since our doors opened in 1998.
Joe Eisele, CACIII, NCAC
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.”
Nola MacDonald, D.O.
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.
Tresa Bomgaars, BA, CAC II
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kimberly Rogers, LPC, NCC, MA, CAC I
Life Coach / Counselor
Kimberly Rogers comes to us from a Broadcasting sales, management and ownership background before she entered the field of counseling. She has completed her Masters in Counseling from Regis University with honors in April of 2016 and has joined our team after interning at InnerBalance. Kimberly is our Mental Health Counselor where she works with the clients on CBT and person-centered theories. Kimberly holds her MA, is a Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and holds a CAC I through Colorado. She is in the process of taking her Masters level addiction exam for her Licensed Addiction Counseling.
Steve Aronson knew as a young teen that he wanted to work with people. He studied Biblical Studies at Golden Valley Lutheran College. He has 36 years of recovery fueled by his passion to explore religious studies and spiritual traditions. He is most known for inspiring clients through Talking Circles, a deep form of communication. He has worked with teens in transition since 1999 and adults in recovery for decades. Steve draws from many religious traditions to help clients identify their spiritual path that most suits them. He is honored to be the Spiritual Advisor for InnerBalance Health Center, a job he feels he has been training for his entire life.
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 team at InnerBalance Health Center.
Dianne M. Novey, CAC II, 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.
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.
Cathy Williams, MA, LPCC, NCC
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.
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
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.
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