GETTING STARTED

We are committed to providing confidential services with care, dignity, and respect for all clients’ rights. We offer support for individuals, families, professionals, and community members while providing an opportunity for participation in a safe, secure, and comfortable environment.

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT

Our beliefs at Alpha Recovery Centre for substance abuse and mental health treatment are based on the idea that everyone deserves the dignity and respect inherit to all individuals.

PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of Alpha Recovery Centre is based on the firm belief that individuals who abuse alcohol or drugs can make meaningful changes in order to lead a drug-free and productive life.

Staff

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Midland, TX: (432) 520-1510     •     San Angelo, TX: (325) 617-5944     •     Big Spring, TX: (432) 606-5091

Counselors

Stephen C. Barchenger
Stephen C. BarchengerCounselor
My name is Stephen C. Barchenger. I am a licensed professional counselor with over twenty years experience in most areas of mental/behavioral health and substance abuse.

I specialize in providing counseling services for children, adolescents and adults; including individuals, couples and families. I work equally well with individuals and families from a diversity of cultures, ages, genders and sexual orientation.

I accept private insurance from many of the major companies, medicaid and chips. Hours are by appointment only.

Mary Carrasco
Mary CarrascoMA, NCC, LPC
Mary Carrasco lives in Odessa, Texas; she is married and has 3 children and 7 grandchildren. She graduated from UTPB with a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Education-Counseling. She is licensed by the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors and certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. She currently provides specialized trauma-focused mental health services for the clients of Harmony Home CAC. She also provides Mental Health services under contract with FBOP and USPO at Alpha Recovery Centre.
Amber Chavez
Amber ChavezLBSW
Amber Chavez is a licensed bachelor social worker (LBSW). She is licensed through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Ms. Chavez was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She moved to the Permian Basin in 2009 to study at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2013. Ms. Chavez graduated with her masters in counseling in August of 2016. She looks forward to getting her license as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and LCDC. She has experience working with organizations like Communities in Schools of the Permian Basin and the Boys and Girls Club of Odessa, where she was not only a mentor and an advocate for students and parents, but also a resource and friend. Ms Chavez’s passion is to help youth and adults. She loves to incorporate her passion into her career by helping others.
Daniela Espinoza
Daniela EspinozaM.A., LCDC, LPC intern
Daniela Espinoza has been a counselor at Alpha Recovery Centre since 2015. A big believer in therapy, Daniela enjoys guiding people to their solutions. Daniela is a qualified counselor and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Texas of the Permian Basin along being a licensed chemical dependency counselor and licensed professional counselor intern.
Before joining Alpha Recovery Centre in 2015, Daniela worked for four years for a halfway house as a counselor and started at Midland College as a part-time instructor for the drug and alcohol counseling program the same year.
Daniela plans on completing her intern hours and becoming a License Professional Counselor (LPC). Daniela resides in Midland, Texas.
Ray Mancha
Ray ManchaLCDC, CCJP, CART
Ray has been in the substance abuse field for 18 years now,. He is 58 yrs old, married, has 4 children and 4 Grandchildren. He is a life long Midlander and is a graduate of Robert E Lee high school and Midland College. Ray is a member of RisenLife Church of God, 7th Day here in Midland. He enjoys watching football and his beloved San Antonio Spurs, camping, and spending time & spoiling his Grandkids. Ray chose to come into the counseling field because of his own struggles earlier in his life, and as he put it “if I can do anything that will prevent anyone else from that struggle, then that is what I am here for”. Ray has a big love for people and enjoys serving those that are in need of help.
Arthur “Art” Mavrode
Arthur “Art” MavrodeM.A., M.F.T., T.B.R.I., L.C.D.C.
Art Mavrode is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor who holds a Baccalaureate degree in Secondary Education from Florida International University, a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University, and is a registered Trust-Based Relational Intervention Practitioner by the Texas Christian University’s Purvis Institute of Child Development. He is a husband and father of four children and six grandchildren. Because the vocation of promoting healthy families has been the focus of his life, he specializes in working with children and care givers who have experienced trauma due to abuse and neglect. Before joining Alpha Recovery Centre, Art served as a Foster and Adoptive Home Development Specialist with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. His community action includes service on the Board of Directors for the Tom Green County Community Resource and Coordination Group which assists state and local agencies with the coordination of their services for youth and their families with problems that can be addressed only with the participation of more than one agency. Art retired from the United States Air Force after twenty-one years of service. He is an active life-member of the Disabled American Veterans and is an advocate of veteran services. He has also served a number of church communities as an ordained minister. Art strongly believes in the unique worth of all people and is dedicated to helping each individual and their family realize their greatest potential in life.
Martin Phillips
Martin PhillipsLBSW
Martin Phillips has been a licensed counselor for eleven years. He has worked with many different types of modalities. Martin has a passion for change and understands that with guidance, anyone can manifest their success with recovery-minded tools and attitude.
Pete Ruiz
Pete RuizLBSW, LCDC
Pete Ruiz is a licensed bachelor social worker (LBSW). He is licensed through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Mr. Ruiz was raised in Midland, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology in 1989. Mr. Ruiz graduated with his masters in counseling in August of 2016. He looks forward to getting his license as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) . Mr. Ruiz has experience working with organizations like Student Assistance Services as well as Communities in Schools of the Permian Basin and the Boys and Girls Club of Midland where he was the Health Director as well as the Executive Director. Mr. Ruiz has extensive experience in drug and alcohol counseling as well as some crisis intervention. Mr. Ruiz is certified in three different methods of parenting as well as anger management. Mr. Ruiz has a commitment to helping people as well as the community, where he has served on various boards.

Staff

Patricia Aguilar
Patricia AguilarCEO / Director / LCDC, CART
Patricia is a licensed chemical dependency counselor since 2007. Her preferred therapeutic method is more of a holistic approach. This includes Clinical hypnosis with rapid resolution trauma(RRT) since 2015 and Qigong since 2013. She is currently Alpha Recovery Centre’s Anger Management instructor.

She oversees operations for all three Alpha Recovery Centre locations.

Andrea Aguilar
Andrea AguilarExecutive Assistant
Andrea is the Executive Assistant for the Midland branch. She has over a decade of organizational experience to help our offices run smoothly, even in the most hectic periods. Whether it is monitoring and developing the confidentiality of our clients through all our providers, Andrea keeps the things running in tip top shape.

Andrea holds an Asscociates Degree in Business Administration.

She has always found interest in helping those in need, starting by volunteering in high school. Andrea will help to find resources to get you the services you deserve.

Jennifer Aguilar
Jennifer AguilarOffice / Program Manager
Jennifer Aguilar has been with Alpha Recovery Centre since 2013. She handles billing, appointment setups, as well as administrative and clerical functions. She helps clients apply for local, state and federal benefits. Jennifer is always willing to help with any questions you may have. Prior to working at Alpha Recovery Centre she worked for HHSC for seven years. She is married, has two kids and currently resides in Odessa, TX.
Mayra Fierro
Mayra FierroAdministrative Assistant
Mayra Fierro has been with Alpha Recovery Centre since 2009, overseeing administrative functions in the office as an Office Assistant. She directly handles client billing, appointment set up and manages clerical work. She’s always willing to help if you have a question. Prior to working at Alpha Recovery Centre she worked in the medical field as a Certified Medical Assistant for three years. She is married and has three kids. Currently resides in Odessa, TX.

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Why Choose Us

      • Individualized Outpatient treatment plan
      • Accountability and support programs
      • Relapse prevention tools
      • Life skills for goal setting
      • Assists in locating resources
      • Three Convenient locations