Detox and Assessment Center at Albuquerque

Camille Cisneroz, PhD, LPCC

Clinical Director, Albuquerque

Camille Cisneroz has lived the majority of her life in the Southwest as a child of the sun she is never lost on the beauty of the desert. She is bilingual Spanish/English and is a descendent of Mexican, Spanish, Native American (Yaqui), German, French and Welch backgrounds. She thrives on Cultural Competence. Camille has  worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, she has provided clinical service in domestic violence shelters, state mental health services, the school systems, in home services, child protective services, early infant mental health, clinical director for shelter of unaccompanied minors and just recently became the Clinical Director at Shadow Mountain Recovery. In these various settings Camille has continually addressed the needs of children and families affected by substance abuse.

Camille has been trained in Reality/Choice therapy, Attachment, Mindfulness, Seeking Safety, Executive Functioning, trauma and Certified in circle of Security. Her specialties are in trauma, human development, attachment/relationships, and domestic violence which often underscore addiction. Through out her career path Camille has always thrived to learn and do better for those she serves. She therefor began with a Bachelors in Social Work, then a Masters Degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology she proceeded to to obtain a Ph.D., in Psychology.

Camille believes it is an honor and is humbled by clients willing to open their sacred inner place of pain, trauma, loss, happiness and allow her to share a part of their journey to recovery. She was witness to the incredible struggle of a addiction in its affects to the individual and their loved ones. Two years after the death of her mother, Camille continues to work with all clients not as a diagnosis or a type of treatment but as another human being she will provide compassion while assisting them on their recovery journey.

 

Detox and Assessment Center at Colorado Springs

Dr. Jeff Blixt, D.O.

Medical Director, Colorado Springs

Jeff Blixt, D.O. is a Board Certified Family Practitioner, and pending certification in addiction medicine through the American Board of Addiction Medicine, having just completed his certification exam. He also specializes in the treatment of bariatric medicine, obesity and binge eating disorders, along with treating mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Society of Addiction medicine, the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Blixt has been in private practice since 2000, treating primary care patients with a holistic model of bio-psycho social care. Since 2008, he has been treating patients with substance use disorders, with experience in outpatient and residential treatment. Dr Blixt is described as passionate and empathetic by his clients in supporting them in their journey into recovery and sobriety.

Dr. Blixt is excited to be a part of the University Park Detox and Assessment team. He brings his expertise in medication support for person struggling with substance use disorders, including certification in treating opiate use disorders with buprenorphine (Suboxone). Many other medications are available to treat substance use disorder including addictions to pain pills, heroin, alcohol, benzodiazepines. Many medications utilized such as naltrexone, have no inherent addictive properties and do not lead to dependence.

Medication assisted therapy especially in early recovery can address the underlying biologic component of substance use disorders, when overpowering symptoms of withdrawal and craving could prevent the individual from fully engaging and remaining in recovery.

While medications can be very helpful for persons struggling with addiction use disorder, Dr. Blixt understands there just one tool in the recovery process. Dr. Blixt will work with client’s motivations and personal goals, which may include helping them discontinue or taper off of their medications as well.

William Hodson

Clinical Director, Colorado Springs

Bill has been in the behavioral health field since 1986 serving individuals and families that struggle with mental health and addiction issues. He has a wealth of experience in all levels of care, including Inpatient, residential, day treatment and outpatient services for adults and adolescents/children.

In 1987, Bill met his wife, Joanne, while working on a children’s unit at a local psychiatric hospital. Joanne was employed as the charge nurse while Bill worked as a mental health tech. Bill and Joanne now have worked together in the behavioral health field for over 30 years together! They have dedicated their professional careers in assisting individuals and their families in moving towards a healthier and more fulfilled life.

Bill obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 1985 from Colorado State University, Ft. Collins. In 1996, he graduated with his Masters in Psychology from Chapman University with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Bill’s compassion and enthusiasm in helping others to overcome their challenges and to grow to their fullest potential is his biggest gift to those he serves.

Bill and Joanne have raised 4 children who are all young adults now pursuing careers in the medical field. Bill enjoys hiking, biking and exploring the great Colorado Outdoors.

Joanne Hodson, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Colorado Springs

Joanne Hodson is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, specializing in psychiatric care of patients 17 years of age and older. She has been a psychiatric nurse in Colorado since 1987 and has an array of experience in inpatient, residential and outpatient settings working with children, adolescents and adults. Joanne graduated from Loretta Heights School of Nursing in Denver, Colorado in 1987 with her BSN.

She graduated from University of Colorado, Denver in 2007 with her MSN. She is a member of The American Nurses Association, as well as, The Colorado Nurses Association, and The Colorado Society of Clinical Specialists in Psychiatric Nursing. Joanne believes that trust and compassion are the building blocks for a successful relationship with her patients.

 

Detox and Assessment Center at St. George

Dr. Randall Draper, MD

Medical Director, St. George

Randall Draper is a psychiatrist who specializes in addiction and chemical dependency. He is a California native but came to Utah for college and medical school and decided to stay. Although in Kentucky for 12 years, he has lived primarily in Utah. He particularly enjoys the St George area and with his training in addiction and recovery, University Park is a great fit.

His undergraduate is in German literature, and he also received a master’s degree in Chemistry. He then opted to become a doctor and received his M.D. at the University of Utah. Due to the positive influence of very capable mentors, he chose to specialize in psychiatry with focus on addiction and chemical dependency. He has treated people of all ages and his professional expertise has helped many lead enjoyable and productive lives. His broad experience and unique insights qualify him well for the position of Medical Director at St. George.

Dina Beach

Executive Director, St. George

Dina Beach began working in the medical field in 1994. Trained and licensed as a nurse, Dina worked in a variety of roles including acute hospital care, family practice, women and children, long-term care, surgical and home health. Since 2015, Dina has been working in admissions, after care planning, case management and program coordinating at University Park Detox and Assessment Center at St. George.

Dina has always enjoyed being of service to people in her community and has been fortunate to work in varied disciplines of medicine. Within her work as a health care professional, she has always had a commitment to the highest quality of patient care, which lends itself to her role as Executive Director at our St. George location.

At age 39, Dina Beach was able to address her own addictive condition. Through 12 Step recovery principles she achieved and maintained recovery not only from her addictions but also found relief from a chronic state of depression and anxiety. The effort was challenging and required that she learn who she was and what she was capable of as she established skills for self-care. Dina has raised two grown children and enjoys spending time with her 5-year-old twin grandchildren, canyoneering, hiking, rappelling, and any other activities that involve nature and the outdoors.