Stephen Odom is a distinguished healthcare and addiction treatment professional with more than 25 years of expertise in the field. Currently, he serves as the President, CEO and Chief Clinical Officer of New Vista Behavioral Health, the parent company of Simple Recovery, Infinity Treatment Centers, and now Avalon by the Sea. Within the vast scope of his professional career, Stephen is a pioneer in the addiction treatment industry, and remains grounded by the guiding principle that people can, and do recover. Stephen holds a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Behavior from Covenant College (Lookout Mtn. GA), a Master’s in Experimental Psychology (Univ. of Tennessee), a Master’s and Doctoral Candidacy in Clinical Psychology (Palo Alto University), and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) with a focus in Healthcare Administration (Capella University). He is also an LMFT in the state of California. Within his executive leadership role, Stephen's compassionate and therapeutic approach has enabled him to connect not only with his clinical teams but each client who walks through the door.
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One-size-fits-all has no place at Simple Recovery. Our vision of client-centered care and exceptional clinical staff with creative and effective services, allows Simple Recovery to excel in the business of saving, rebuilding and celebrating the restored lives of the clients and communities we serve. In partnership with our clients, Simple Recovery creates a single, undeniable focus: internalizing the drive to recover from active addiction and establish a healthy, meaningful life. Every client is an individual and every treatment program is individualized. Its about getting personal with clients and getting clients involved in their recovery. The result is treatment that doesn't feel like treatment. No client who walks through our doors is a number. We know how courageous it is just to show up. The prevailing attitude at Simple Recovery is "If you won't quit, we won't quit on you." Simple Recovery's client-to-staff ratio allows for meaningful interactions with personal growth. We meet the needs of each client at their own pace. We are driven by a remarkable staff and hire for clinical and experiential diversity. We empower our clients and their families to join us on the path to recovery.
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- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
- Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Dr. Stephen Odom, Ph.D. LMFT, - CEO/President/CCO
Poppy Carmelo, CADC ll - Executive Director
In joining the Simple Recovery team, Poppy brings 10+ years of experience in direct substance abuse/addiction work and a contagious passion of hope in Recovery. Her gentle and honest nature allows her to balance empathy with honest communication, providing a seemingly effortless, immediate gain of trust and accountability with clients and their families. Under the scope of her professional experience, Poppy is suitable to work with various addictions and co-occurring disorders. Poppy's professional skills continue to expand in her role as Simple Recovery's Executive Director and in her pursuit to continue learning through continuing education and counseling licensure. Poppy and her son Phillip reside in Orange County, California. As a family they share their free time camping, hiking and at the beach. In addition Poppy’s personal interests and hobbies are strongly rooted in her recovery and involvement focused on bettering the world through healing, love, and faith.
How Our Helpline Works
For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the Recovery.org helpline is a private and convenient solution.
Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC).
We are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options. Our representatives work solely for AAC and will discuss whether an AAC facility may be an option for you.
Our helpline is offered at no cost to you and with no obligation to enter into treatment. Neither Recovery.org nor AAC receives any commission or other fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a visitor may ultimately choose.
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