Skyward Treatment Staff

Dr Brams

Medical Director, Psychiatrist

Dr. Brams is currently Assistant Professor, Division of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He also serves as Director of Depelchin Children’s Center and Bayou City Research, Inc. Dr. Brams earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas and then received his MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas.

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Adult, adolescent, and child psychiatry residency training was completed at Baylor College of Medicine. He has been a recipient of the Nancy Roeske Award for outstanding medical student education. Dr. Brams is a Principal Investigator in several key clinical trials as well as an invited presenter at numerous medical conferences, both regionally and nationally.

In addition to having lifetime board certification in Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatry, Dr. Brams currently serves as a Senior National Board Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Research and clinical interests include Phase II, III, and IV clinical trials for treatment of broad range of mental health disorders.

Court Nichols

General Manager

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Mark Woodhouse, MA, LCDC

 

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Rachel Morris, LPC-S , LCDC

Born in Houston, Texas, Rachel earned her B.A. in Psychology from University of Texas @ Dallas and an M.A. in Counseling from Webster University. She began her work in substance abuse treatment with the W. Texas corrections Department in 2004. Rachel has since acquired 17 years of experience working with diverse groups including the Military and Military families, Behavioral Health Crises services and the planning and coordination of Mental Health services.

 

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She believes in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Her approach in therapy is a combination of client-centered, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems modalities. Rachel specializes in dual diagnosis and is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.

Sara Holland, LPC, LCDC

Born in Kalispell, Montana, Sarah Holland, and her family moved to Houston in 1981 and she calls Texas home. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). Sarah is a Navy veteran and helped develop several programs for female veterans transitioning from military life to civilian life. She is an experienced counselor with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care and substance abuse industry.

 

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She is skilled in counseling clients with active PTSD symptoms, generalized anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and substance abuse. Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in clinical mental health from the University of Houston-Victoria. She has been the keynote speaker on the national stage for Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) sharing how we can help cultivate individuals in urban community development. Sarah is also skilled in Nonprofit Organizations and Restorative Justice. She has a passion for helping people and enjoys watching them transform and grow through the process. 

 

Janette Tingle, MA, LPC-S, LCDC, ATR

Art Therapist

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Dard Muhamed, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

Acupuncturist

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Aida Askry, PhD

Yoga Instructor

Aida holds a Doctorate of Philosophy specialized in yoga and meditation practices and is also a community member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). Having worked professionally in the medical and athletic fields, Aida truly believes that the most profound and significant events in life happen in an environment where the science and philosophy of wellbeing have been integrated. Aida believes that everyone on this planet deserves an equal opportunity and often a second chance to practice peace, virtue, and realization of body, mind, and consciousness.

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About our yoga and mindfulness program at Taylor Recovery Center

Overcoming addiction and recovery is not an easy process. Physical pain, mental, and emotional instability are expected during this transition. Just because these unpleasant feelings are expected that doesn’t mean that we can’t reduce them to increase your comfort level. Aida is well-educated and experienced with the integration of evidence-based yoga and mindfulness modalities. Her practice includes not only the foundation of restorative yoga and pranayama breathwork but also medical meditation for pain management, mindfulness-based stress reduction, guided meditation, visualization techniques, progressive muscle relaxation, and yoga nidra aromatherapy. Along with all other programs available at our center, yoga and mindfulness sessions are provided to help you to get sober and stay sober.

 

You can expect to achieve some of the following results from this program:

Increase:

Positive mood and focused attention

Physical strength and stamina

Self-reflection, self-awareness

Self-esteem, self-discipline, and resilience

Emotional intelligence and emotional healing

Energy levels and blood flow

Restful sleep and muscle relaxation

Decrease:

Mental stress and anxiety

Physical pain and discomfort

Emotion discomfort and disturbance

Mental instability and depression

Feelings of helplessness and loneliness

Strong cravings and confusions

Agitations and excitability

Leonardo Xavier

World renowned martial artist and creator of the method Awakened Warrior™️ which focus on physical, mental and spiritual empowerment

Leonardo Xavier is a world-renowned, Brazilian-born American martial artist. He is a 5th degree black belt Professor in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu under the legendary Master Rickson Gracie. Leonardo is the founder and Head Instructor of LX Jiu-Jitsu & Self Defense, a martial arts school in Sugar Land, TX. He has been practicing Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for 30 years and teaching the art for over 25 years.

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Leo is a multiple times World Medalist, Pan American Champion, multiple times Brazilian National Champion, and Rio de Janeiro State Champion. Professor Xavier is one of a few individuals in the United States certified to teach the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu by Master Rickson Gracie and by the original and most traditional jiu-jitsu school in the world: Academia Gracie de Jiu-Jitsu in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Gracie Humaitá Academy). Leo has taught his art to approximately 10,000 students from more than 30 countries.

Francis Fauquenot, CEC

Chef

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John Tarasi

Client Advocate

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Amber Lindsey, LCDC-I

Utilization Review

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