Ryan Nodurft, LCSW-S, LCDC
Ryan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and has been working as a social worker since 2008. He has experience at all levels of treatment: inpatient, residential, and outpatient. He has worked at several major hospital systems across North Texas including Texas Health Resources and UT Southwestern, where he developed a curriculum for a substance use disorder intensive outpatient program.
I am experienced in treating both substance use disorders and general mental health conditions and is a passionate advocate for those working toward recovery. I firmly believe that intensive outpatient is the most exciting level of care to work at because the person in IOP is starting to re-enter his/her life again and gets the opportunity to put their recovery skills to practice in real-time and real-life situations. I am also a SMART Recovery facilitator.
I believe that one of the most crucial aspects of recovery is finding and establishing a connection with a community of people in recovery. We want to create a sense of community and belonging at Real Deal Therapy & Wellness, and we want to partner with you in your recovery journey.
When not working, Ryan is at home with his wife and young two children. If it’s football season, he is cheering for his hometown team, the New Orleans Saints
“Having worked in clinical care for so long, I was able to develop a program that was all encompassing. Real Deal is so unique in everything we do. Our therapy approach starts in the mind, and we help people learn how to actually apply the solutions (not just learn about them). So, it’s a no-brainer for me (As to why people would choose Real Deal).”
Director of Programming
Austin has been involved in the treatment industry for years. Prior to joining Real Deal, Austin worked in discharge planning. Austin’s passion for helping others allowed him to quickly move up in the industry, finding his way to Real Deal companies in mid 2020.
“We have the opportunity for more “Wrap-around care”. I meet with the clinical director and VP daily, giving us more comprehensive care towards all of our clients. We have the opportunity to prioritize each man or woman’s individual program in our company.”
My name is Jake Bradshaw, I was born in New Jersey. Don’t ask how I made it all the way to Texas because I’m not entirely sure. But I’m glad I did. I am an addict in recovery myself & sobriety gave me a life I never thought was possible. When I had nothing left to lose & everything to gain, I got help. And now I am able to use my experience to help those who are struggling.
What we provide for people at Real Deal Therapy & Wellness is the structure & try to teach a different way of living which results in a better, cleaner & sustainable lifestyle. For myself, there is not ANY part of my life that hasn’t improved since being sober. When all of the positives outweigh the itch to use, you will feel like your life has a purpose.
“I have seen the same problems over and over and over again in treatment. Families feel like their voices are not heard. They always hear “your loved one just wasn’t ready”. I constantly see other treatment centers focusing on the same approach. At Real Deal, we are so unique in our approach and execution, I can’t imagine someone choosing another program.”