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Sobriety House Inc.
121 Acoma St. Denver, CO, 80223
Fax 303-777-7601

The Sobriety House Team

Executive Director
William A. Dolan, LCSW, CACIII

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.

Medical Director
Kevin Jones, MD

Dr. Jones is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Suboxone waivered physician. His specialized interest includes treating patients with a substance use disorder. In his spare time, Dr. Jones likes golf, tennis and playing the piano.

Accountant
Jeannette Judish

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.

Outreach Coordinator &
Case Management Specialist
Aaron Witherel

Aaron has been with Sobriety House since 2017. He served as a House Manager at the Phoenix Concept and moved to the position of Outreach Coordinator and Case Management Specialist in 2019. He is currently pursuing his CAC certifications. He also serves as the webmaster, network administrator. Aaron has a passion for his work and helping people. Outside of work, he runs, lifts and reads.

Allison Forrest, LCSW, LAC, Counselor

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 working towards her License in Addiction Counseling. Her treatment philosophies include Cognitive 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.

Bob Nelson, CAC III, Counselor

Bob has been with Sobriety House since 1993 as a CAC trainee. By 1998, he was a CAC III counselor. His primary treatment philosophy when working with clients is Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). He has a passion for working with dual diagnosis clients. In his spare time, Bob’s interests include native cultures, primitive survival skills, and art.

Deputy Director
Crystal Ahles, LCSW, LAC

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.

Clinical Supervisor
Kelly King, LAC, LPCC, CMIT

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!

Intake Coordinator
Cristy Spears

Cristy Spears has been with Sobriety House since January of 2011. Cristy has been The Intake Coordinator for the past 8 years. She has the heart and drive to help people with a substance use disorder. At this time she is finishing her CACII courses with The Colorado School for Family Therapy. The evidence based treatment's that she looks forward to providing are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and 12 Step Facilitation. Cristy is also a Reiki practitioner. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, paddle boarding, playing flute and her Goldendoodle's Einstein and Hazel. .

Jacob Frye, CAC II, NCAC I, Counselor

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 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.