Co-Founder and Executive Director
Mike Jones directs all facets of the Lighthouse Program and co-founded the program in 2016. He is responsible for the creation of our Treatment Philosophy and works directly with all staff, clients, and families. Mike has worked in Addiction Treatment for over 13 years. From Mike, “Those suffering from addiction are in need of understanding and empathy, as are their families. Through the sharing of our light and love with them, we have the ability to affect real change in the world around us.”
Dr. Brooke Keels
Chief Clinical Officer, Ph.D., LPC-MHSP, LPC-Supervisor
Dr. Keels graduated from Louisiana State University in 2008 with a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology and from the University of Louisiana Monroe in 2014 with a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Keels works to create, implement, and oversee the Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP), and Individual and Family Therapy programs at Lighthouse. She has worked in the recovery industry in a professional capacity for over 15 years in a variety of roles.
Chief Operating Officer
Philip Hensarling serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Lighthouse. Prior to Lighthouse, Philip worked in the Addiction Treatment field in roles ranging from Admissions and Corporate Director of Utilization Management. Philip is also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern (LCDC-I). He is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Healthcare Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. Philip specializes in operations, finance, and insurance contracting and negotiations. His goal is to make quality treatment more accessible to those suffering from the disease of addiction.
Director of Sober Living Operations
Frank structures and oversees our Sober Living Program. He works with House Managers and Support Staff to ensure a consistent and compassionate treatment approach. Frank also works in direct client care, speaking and coaching both clients and families. He is passionate about family systems, honest communication, and rebuilding trust. Frank brings a magnetic energy to everyone he works with. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Frank moved to Dallas in 2021.
Director of Clinical Operations
Heath works closely with the Executive and Clinical leadership and assists in the development, organization, implementation, and evaluation of all Clinical Programming to ensure they meet Lighthouse’s standards. He also works to ensure Joint Commission and Texas State compliance at our facility. Heath enjoys sharing his experience with others looking to start, or continue, their recovery journey.
Director of Admissions
Grant has worked in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health fields since 2013. He has experience in many facets of client care, such as Direct Care, Operations, Staff Management, Business Development, and Intake/Admissions. After moving back to Texas from Connecticut, Grant joined the Lighthouse team to assist with helping families and clients navigate the treatment process, be it at Lighthouse or elsewhere. His mission continues to be to make a positive impact on families, clients, and industry professionals.
Director of National Outreach
Crete ensures that Lighthouse is efficiently and properly marketed to individuals and families nationwide. Since 2018 he has filled the role of line staff, lead staff, admissions counselor, and Director of Outreach for various programs, most recently at Wingate Wilderness. Crete is very passionate about helping individuals and families find quality care that will change their lives, and as a result, joined the Lighthouse team.
Group and Individual Therapist, LPC-Associate, M.S., N.C.C.
Nora graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Masters in Counseling. She currently leads Group and Individual sessions at Lighthouse’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).
Partial Hospitalization (PHP) Therapist, LPC, LMFT-Associate, LCDC
Heather earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Sociology, and Master of Science in Counseling with a specialty in marriage, couple, and family therapy from Southern Methodist University. Given the importance of a support system in substance use treatment, Heather regularly incorporates and addresses relational concerns in her work with clients.
Group and Individual Therapist, LPC-Associate
Sam graduated from Walden University with a Masters in Counseling. He currently leads Group and Individual sessions at Lighthouse’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).
Group and Individual Therapist, LCDC
Jose (Joe) Torres has devoted his 23-year career in the human services field to improving the lives of adolescents, adults, and families. Drawing upon personal experiences and diverse knowledge, he effectively applies treatment principles in individual and group counseling settings to challenge and reshape clients’ thinking errors and transform their attitudes toward the use of illicit substances. A Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor since 2008, Mr. Torres actively promotes the benefits of a drug-free lifestyle, serving as a lecturer for a national for-purpose organization called Back on My Feet and participating in speaking engagements at several elementary and middle schools in the Dallas area.
Dr. Sean Surber
Group and Individual Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Sean earned his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana Monroe. Additionally, Sean holds a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University and a Bachelor’s of Social Work degree from Harding University. A large majority of Sean’s experience with therapy has been working with individuals struggling with substance abuse in a residential treatment setting. Sean works from a systemic framework and has proven experience working with individuals, couples, and families.
Clinical Program and Family Services Coordinator
Stephanie comes to Lighthouse with 5 years of experience working in the treatment industry. Her most recent role was the Program Manager for a nonresidential program at a local nonprofit. For the last 5 years, Stephanie has accumulated a skill set that includes direct client care, staff management, group facilitation, and curriculum development. Stephanie is passionate about helping others receive the best possible treatment available to them, which is why she is so grateful to be a part of the Lighthouse team!
Alexis is our resident swiss-army knife. She keeps the office running smoothly and works with the Clinical and Sober Living teams to ensure all schedules and appointments are accounted for. Alexis is also responsible for conducting the majority of our initial assessments. Alexis joined Lighthouse in 2021 and brings years of operational expertise to the team.
Jonathan grew up in Wichita Falls, TX, and lived in Portland, OR thereafter for about five years. Jonathan came through the Lighthouse program as a client and was given the opportunity to work with the people who helped change my life. He draws on his personal experience in recovery and gets joy in assisting others through the recovery journey.
Sober Living House Manager and Recovery Coach
Daniel Clinton is originally from a small town in Southwest Missouri near the city of Springfield. Daniel spent most of his career in both hospitality and construction and now brings passion and diligence to his current work in recovery. Daniel is currently the house manager at our Silverton home, spending his days working directly with residents and families.
Sober Living House Manager and Recovery Coach
August is originally from Richmond, Virginia. Prior to his recovery, he worked as a cook in fine dining for the better part of a decade. August came to Lighthouse as a client after going to Residential Treatment in North Carolina and was drawn to the community he found. After completing the Lighthouse program, August now works to craft that community and inspire the clients and families he works with as a House Manager and Recovery Coach.
Kevin Estel works directly with clients and families to act as a coach and mentor throughout the treatment process. As an alumnus of the Lighthouse program, he brings a passionate and caring approach to all he works with. From Kevin, “I enjoy being a part of the Lighthouse team and working with clients on an individualized basis – a core tenet of our treatment philosophy.”
Bio Coming Soon.
John graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2011 with a degree in Finance and a minor in Philosophy. He co-founded the company in 2016 and works closely across all areas of the Lighthouse program providing operational support, marketing and growth strategy, financial planning and reporting, and compliance.