Stephan has over a decade of experience in the treatment industry. He brings lots of love, character, and an undying devotion to helping those who are struggling.
“Having been around the industry for over a decade, I finally felt comfortable joining a company that focused on the mental health aspects of addiction. RDTW is truly a game changer.”
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).”
Erin has worked with a diverse range of clients, and has a deep compassion for people from all walks of life. From doing crisis intervention and intensive case management for the largest community mental health provider in Dallas, to working with people struggling with early psychosis at UT Southwestern, she is deeply interested in what makes life worth living for each individual she serves at Real Deal. Beyond mere recovery, Erin focuses on helping each person see and reach their full potential using a holistic combination of cognitive-behavioral skill building, somatic awareness, mindfulness work, and self-exploration through a Jungian lens.
“At its root, addiction is the mind and body’s attempt to solve very real problems. Trying to address addictive behavior without addressing those real problems is bound to fail. With its mental health primary focus, Real Deal prioritizes solving the real problems that produce addiction, and moves people toward a fully actualized life.”
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.”
Jordan has been through over 5 treatment centers as a recovering addict, and did not find long-term sobriety until entering Real Deal. Now, Jordan works full time helping families.
“I would never choose another place to help someone with addiction or mental health disorders. I have been through it personally, and know Real Deal is the only place that worked for me.”