Facilitators

President and Co-founder, MBA
Clinical Director and Co-founder, MS, LPC, ATR
Director of Wellness, MS LPC-S
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RACHEL H. GRAHAM

President and Co-founder, MBA

Rachel is involved in various business organizations and has a long-standing entrepreneurial and corporate background in different segments of the healthcare industry. Her career encompasses multiple facets of the healthcare arena including addiction treatment, managed care, and other healthcare organizations. She co-founded and currently serves as the president for Healing Springs Ranch, an innovative 28-bed co-ed residential treatment facility for addiction, trauma, and mental health, embodying all aspects of psychological and physiological recovery.  Much of what she learned, in executive development, provides a strong foundation for teaching not only addiction recovery but the overall health and wellness of every individual.

Rachel’s own life purpose has taken her on a successful speaking journey across the globe; becoming a sought-after international speaker with phenomenal feedback, to audiences of multi-continents including North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Rachel delivered her first TEDx talk in Andrews, South Carolina on "Why Addiction is Everyone's Disease."

Rachel is an active and contributing member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and she is a board member of the Travis Frederick's Blocking Out Hunger Foundation and Executive Board for the Corey Kluber Family Foundation among other philanthropic organizations. She has been interviewed and featured in various publications, such as Inc Magazine throughout her career, including but not limited to, Inc. 500, Plaid for WomenStagen Leadership Academy member story, featured on the Coast to Coast Recovery radio broadcast and Coffee with Claire Podcast. 

Specialties:

Having gone through her own personal journey as a family member of a loved one who struggled with unresolved trauma, mental health, and addiction, Rachel’s personal mission now is to educate people, business leaders, students, and professionals to remove the stigma around addiction and compulsive behaviors (of which we all have) while encouraging the audience to find their own purpose through their skills and individual experiences.

Her personal experience with corporate America taught her that the same variables that create a healthy person are just as important in the workplace.  Much of what she teaches can be implemented in a corporate setting.

Qualifications:

  • Young Presidents’ Organization, Ft. Worth Gold and The Wild West Chapters (YPO)
  • Several local and global leadership roles within YPO, on multiple continents, including Beijing, China
  • Travis Frederick's Blocking Out Hunger Foundation
  • Corey Kluber Family Foundation, Executive Board
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP)
  • Baylor New Venture Competition Judge
  • National Charity League and Other Philanthropic Organizations
  • Multiple Board Positions
  • Entrepreneur of several companies in the Healthcare Industry
  • President and Co-founder Healing Springs Ranch
  • Co-founder of Life Works Wellness
  • Co-founder and Executive Board of Life Works Foundation
  • Founder and CEO of Evolve and Transform
  • MBTI and DISC Certified
  • MBA, Letourneau University
  • BBA, Baylor University

Languages:

  • English

Appearances:

Coffee with Claire – Navigating the Drama Triangle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY7OkEagHzU

TEDx talk in Andrews, South Carolina on "Why Addiction is Everyone's Disease."

 

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MELISSA CALDWELL ENGLE

Clinical Director and Co-founder, MS, LPC, ATR

As a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Melissa Caldwell Engle has over 30 years of experience in the mental health industry.  She is a subject matter expert in treating complex trauma and related mental health symptoms, diagnoses, and addictions.  She has worked in a variety of venues with a broad range of clientele.  She has provided consultation, training, and treatment all over the world.  Mrs. Caldwell Engle has a unique way of translating theory and clinical practice into relatable, applicable, and easy-to-understand information. Her approach allows her to reach a broad audience of clinicians, clients, and laypeople.  Her humor and case examples create a highly entertaining presentation style that makes her a recognized and sought-after international speaker.

Mrs. Caldwell Engle’s mission is to destigmatize mental health and addiction through educating and fostering the development of organizational leaders, human service providers, and clients to respond more effectively to the impact of childhood trauma at the individual and societal level.

Currently, she co-founded and serves as the Clinical Director for Healing Springs Ranch, an innovative 28-bed co-ed residential treatment facility for addiction, trauma, and mental health, embodying all aspects of psychological and physiological recovery.  She is one of the core developers of the LifeWorks Wellness program, an intensive retreat for life balance, and optimal performance.

She is also a co-founder of the Trauma Recovery Associates (TRA), a program created in response to the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal in 2002.  Since then, it has become an internationally recognized program for sex abuse survivors across many different denominations.

Specialties:

Melissa’s specialty is to help you identify and understand your personal “emotional responding style” and how it can directly impact your mental, physical, and spiritual health.  Research has now shown that unhealthy forms of emotional responding can have far-reaching consequences, adding unneeded strain on your personal relationships, job performance, and life satisfaction.  These unhealthy styles can also lead to heart disease, GI issues, high blood pressure, and other chronic physical symptoms and diagnoses.  Depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, and addictive patterns can develop as a result.  Unrecognized and unaddressed, these toxic patterns can even make their way into your children’s emotional development often seen as low self-esteem, identity problems, lack of focus and drive, and emotional fragility.

Recognizing and changing unhealthy “emotional responding styles” offers an opportunity to prevent, treat, and even reverse many mental and psychical health symptoms and diagnoses.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s in Clinical Psychology
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C)
  • Master’s in Art Therapy
  • Registered Art Therapist (A.T.R.)
  • Clinical Director and Co-Founder, Healing Springs Ranch
  • Executive Clinical Director at the Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma
  • Co-founder of the Trauma Recovery Associates
  • Co-founder of Life Works Wellness
  • Co-founder and Executive Board of Life Works Foundation
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
  • American Art Therapy Association (AATA)

Languages:

  • English

Appearances:

M2 The Rock is LIVE with Melissa Caldwell-Engle of Healing Springs Ranch to discuss “trauma  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtqg2KyeSD8

 

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JOHN EDMONSON

Director of Wellness, MS LPC-S

As the Director of Wellness, John integrates preventative medicine, mindfulness, and experiential therapy with the Healing Springs Ranch holistic integrated treatment model. He is the former Clinical Coordinator for Mementos Institute in their afterschool program.

He recently co-founded and is the CEO of Life Works Foundation empowering clients, community businesses, and those in the helping professions to be aware of their true potential and remove the barriers to reaching that potential. He’s a guest speaker on Fox Radio, ESPN Radio, and local TV stations speaking on mindfulness in education, therapy, and the medical field. He’s also presented for Teach for America, Dallas ISD, Keller ISD, Mesquite ISD, and Garland ISD on mindfulness and stress reduction in and outside the classroom.

He's also the host of the Healing Springs Show, a video podcast with guest experts in the field of recovery, community building, and optimum performance. He has a Masters in Science in Counseling from Texas A&M and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, minoring in Psychology and Communication at The University of Texas, John is licensed with the state of Texas as a Counseling Supervisor and holds certifications as a K-12 teacher and school counselor.

John is also a bilingual therapist with a talent for program planning and management. He takes the lead as an educator, trainer, and coach for both the medical and mental health clinicians, bridging the gap between mental and physical health. 

Specialties: 

John is passionate about making sure that his clients receive the proper treatment. He has firsthand knowledge that an ethical and holistic treatment approach improves the lives of the clients as well as their family, friends, and co-workers. John has made it his life’s mission to help people discover their purpose and recognize their potential. He does this by empowering both clients and those in the helping professions to be aware of their own need for self-care and know their true potential. He coaches on how to move towards implementing that self-cultivation and spiritual insight into their lives. 

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s in Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, minor in Psychology and Communications
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
  • Teacher Certification Spanish K-12
  • School Counselor Certification
  • Co-founder and CEO of Life Works Foundation
  • Executive Director of Life Works Wellness
  • Texas A&M Commerce
  • Graduated Cum Laude with 3.6/4.0 GPA
  • The University of Texas

Languages: 

  • English
  • Spanish

Appearances: 

The Healing Springs Ranch show hosted by John Edmonson.

Guest Katrena Hart, MS, LPC-S, TEP, CBT from Bridging Harts Psychodrama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwjmZ3sIxRI&list=PLAt5u0dCeKhXhwuVXLibdz58cRg0dbRNg