Licensed Professionals

GH recovering professionals program

For individuals working as licensed professionals, recovery from addiction comes with a unique set of challenges. At Greenhouse Treatment Center, we offer designated treatment for these individuals in our Licensed Professionals Treatment Program.

We welcome those working in a licensed professional role, including (but not limited to):

  • Doctors.
  • Pharmacists.
  • Dentists.
  • Physician’s assistants.
  • Nurse practitioners.
  • Nurses.
  • Lawyers.

Unique Challenges, Specialized Treatment

Greenhouse Treatment Center’s Licensed Professionals Treatment Program offers specially designed treatment for substance use and co-occurring disorders with a team who has over 35 years of experience in working with these professionals. Our expert staff understands that, in order for treatment to be successful, the unique recovery challenges of this population need to be considered and addressed. These challenges include:

  • High stress work environments.
  • Caregiver stress and burnout.
  • High professional expectations.
  • Shame and stigma.
  • Unclear boundaries.
  • Access to pharmaceuticals.
  • High exposure to trauma or trauma-related incidents.
  • Licensing concerns.
  • Fears about the ability to continue in the profession.

Expert, Compassionate Team

Our specialized track for recovering licensed professionals is run by Dr. Casey Green and Maria Esther Ontiveros-Flores.

Dr. Casey Green, Medical Director

Dr. Casey Green, Medical Director

Dr. Green serves as the Greenhouse Medical Director. Dr Green received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He had originally trained in anesthesiology, but after confronting his own addiction issues in 2004, he decided to train in psychiatry and dedicate himself to helping those who struggle with substance use disorders and co-morbid mental illness. He completed his psychiatry residency training at John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth, TX. Dr Green has worked at Terrell State Hospital, North Texas State Hospital, in private practice, with MHMR of Tarrant County on the Mobile Crisis Intervention team, and at Pine Street Recovery Center. Prior to joining Greenhouse, he served as Medical Director of The Right Step and Promises Austin. Dr. Green currently serves as the Volunteer Medical Director for Recovery Resource Council. Dr. Green has extensive experience treating a variety of recovering professionals, including physicians, nurses, lawyers, etc.. His extensive experience includes working with state boards and conducting professional evaluations.

Maria Esther Ontiveros-Flores, Lead Primary Therapist

A former general nurse who transitioned to the field of psychology, Mrs. Ontiveros joined the mental health and substance abuse field in 1987 as a licensed professional in addiction and counseling. Ontiveros became a professional speaker at nationwide conferences for Spanish-speaking AA members.  Her passion for reaching out to others is inspired by her own family history of alcoholism.  Mrs. Ontiveros is certified in DBT, CCTP, and EMDR. She is also a formal member of Milton Erickson Institute and licensed as an auricular acupuncturist for addiction treatment.

The treatment team also includes doctors, nurses, master’s degree-level and licensed mental health professionals, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and case managers. All staff members work as integrated treatment team to meet you where you are and best serve your treatment needs.

Care That Meets You Where You Are

Greenhouse Treatment Center provides dedicated treatment at all levels of care to ensure that you can access the right services at the right time. Our treatment services include:

  • Medical detoxification.
  • Inpatient rehabilitation.
  • Residential treatment.
  • Partial hospitalization program.
  • Intensive outpatient treatment.
  • Standard outpatient treatment.

Our full continuum of care allows you to step down to less intensive programs as you meet treatment goals (or conversely step up to more intensive forms if you need extra support).

When you enter our Licensed Professionals Treatment Program, you’ll receive a comprehensive, individualized assessment that looks at your medical and substance use history and mental health/co-occurring disorders to determine your treatment needs. The assessment may also include:

  • Lab studies with comprehensive toxicology screenings.
  • Neuropsychiatric testing when appropriate.
  • Pharmacogenetic testing (available upon request).

Our treatment services address addiction from many angles and include:

  • Individual and group therapy focused on the licensed professional’s needs.
  • Co-occurring disorder/mental health groups.
  • Wellness-focused treatments including bio-sound therapy, pain management, yoga, nutritional assessments, and more.
  • Stress management training.
  • Trauma groups.
  • Grief and loss groups.
  • Emotional regulation behavior group.
  • Relapse prevention groups.
  • Relapse prevention acupuncture group.
  • Goals and intervention groups.

We invite families to be part of the process with a family program provided the second and fourth weekend of the month. We also provide family systems and addiction education to help you repair strained family dynamics to support your recovery.

Why Choose Our Program?

Recovering doctor

Addiction can take so much from you, but there is hope. Greenhouse Treatment Center’s individualized treatment approach is aimed at helping you recover from your substance use disorder and reintegrate back into your work environment fully sober and healthy.

While in our program, you’ll be assigned a specific therapist who will be your main support as you work to face the challenges you’ll need to overcome to get back to doing what you love.