Bill attended the University of Denver where he earned his master’s degree in Social Work in 1980. He began working in the addictions field in 1981. Bill began working for Sobriety House in August of 1981 as the Clinical Supervisor. His primary treatment orientation is the 12 steps and cognitive behavioral therapy. He is an Associate Fellow in the Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and is a Certified Addiction Counselor III. In 1998, Bill was hired as the Executive Director of Sobriety House. He has a passion for recovering people in general and veterans in particular. In his free time, Bill enjoys spending time with his family and dogs and outdoor activities.
Jeannette has worked as an Accountant in a wide variety of professional and nonprofit environments and joined the Sobriety House family in 2010. She is passionate about supporting Sobriety House’s mission of helping those who are seeking freedom from addiction. Jeannette’s many interests include reading, gardening, folklore, playing Celtic harp, and imposing order on an unruly universe.
Allison received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from American Military University. She attended University of Denver where she received her Master’s in Social Work with a focus on Clinical Mental Health. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Addictions Counselor. Her treatment philosophies include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing and trauma informed care. She has a passion for equality, advocacy and interpersonal development. In her free time Allison enjoys running, playing volleyball, spending time with her family, friends and dogs.
Brian completed his undergraduate coursework in Psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder before earning his Master’s Degree in Counseling at Regis University. He began his clinical career in 2010 as a counselor at Sobriety House, where he gained a passion for working with people living with substance use disorders. After five years, Brian left Sobriety House to work for the Colorado Department of Human Services, where he provided clinical, case management, and transitional services to adjudicated and incarcerated youth. While he grew professionally from working in that environment, Brian always missed the clients and staff who make Sobriety House such a unique and special place. Accordingly, he returned to Sobriety House in a clinical role in the Summer of 2020. Brian is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and he utilizes a client-centered approach to treatment in which clients are empowered with regard to the direction that their treatment takes. In his spare time, Brian enjoys building Legos with his young son and taking walks with his family and his dogs.
Crystal began her early career in the corporate/business world and received her undergraduate (BS) in Finance from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 2001. After several years, she made a decision to change career paths to Social Work and received her MSW (Clinical: Families Track) from the University of Denver in 2011. She began her training in the addictions field through internship at Arapahoe House in 2010. Her primary treatment philosophy is Existential Therapy, but she also frequently utilizes REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy) as well as several other evidence-based practices, to include DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Mindfulness, and Positive Psychology. Crystal began working for Sobriety House in 2012 as a counselor. Currently, in addition to continued partial clinical duties, she works on the administrative side as the Deputy Director. She has a passion for helping those who struggle with addiction, as well as for new mothers who experience Postpartum Depression. In her free time, the activities she enjoys include reading, hiking, camping, traveling, and spending time with her inner circle of family and friends.
Kelly attended Purdue University and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Movement and Sports Science (2009) and teaching certificate in Health and Physical Education (2012). She began working in the addictions field in 2014. She graduated with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Addictions Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2016. She is registered with DORA as a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC), and Certified Motivational Interviewing Therapist (CMIT). Kelly is currently working toward her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Walden University. Her primary treatment philosophies are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Kelly is passionate about counselor preparation to work with minority populations and advocacy for easier access to effective addiction treatment programs. In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has a passion for the outdoors -- hiking, fishing, and camping. She also enjoys sports and traveling!
Cristy Spears has been with Sobriety House since January of 2011. Cristy was the Intake Coordinator for 8 years before deciding to join the counseling staff at Sobriety House. She has the heart and drive to help people with a substance use disorder. In addition to being a Certified Addiction Specialist she is also certified in Motivational Interviewing. The evidence based treatments that Cristy provides are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and 12 Step Facilitation. Cristy is a Reiki practitioner and a naturally empathetic person. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, paddle boarding, playing flute and her Goldendoodle's Einstein and Hazel. .
Jacob began working for Sobriety House in 2009, as the Operations Manager of The Phoenix Concept. In 2014, he started the CAC certifications and made the switch to the clinical staff in 2015. He is a Registered Psychotherapist, a CAC II, and an NCAC I. He is also pursuing certifications for DUI level I and II, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and DV treatment and prevention. His primary treatment philosophies include 12 Step, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. As a Colorado native, Jacob is passionate about the outdoors and our natural resources. He is a music enthusiast (it’s his therapy), as well as an avid hockey fan. (Go Leafs!)
Jill Sorensen, MA, LPCC Counselor Jill attended Colorado Christian University and earned her degree in Counseling Psychology in 2015. She has been working in the addictions field since 2011. Jill primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) when working with clients. In 2015, Jill began working with Sobriety House as a counselor, which is her current position. Additionally, Jill is in the process of obtaining her LAC and LPC. She has a passion for clients with dual diagnoses. When not working, Jill enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with her son.