Staff

Tara Lynn Robinson, LPC
Trauma Therapist

Tara’s therapy approach is to help build greater capacity for one’s emotional life and relationships. Tara has a passion for working with individuals struggling with chemical dependency, and eating disorders. She works through a trauma lens to uncover the root of the issue. Therapy is about many things, often our emotional suffering and the possibility of transforming it. A single incident trauma as well as tough childhood experiences can often be held so deep within us, they are impossible to reach with our rational mind. Tara uses EMDR in addition to traditional therapy as it tends to make the most beneficial impact for my clients. Her goal is to help clients achieve health, balance, and harmony to embrace life. One of Tara’s priorities is to make her clients feel safe in the room to be their true authentic selves, so deep-seeded feelings of shame no longer block healing. Together they explore the deeper issues that have been hidden for so long and work to learn strategies for managing difficult times while gaining a better sense of clarity and well-being. 

 

Sean Holt
LPC Associate

Sean graduated from the University of North Texas in 2017 with a Master’s degree in Counseling. Sean has worked at a variety of clinical settings including inpatient residential, outpatient, private practice and most recently, acute psychiatry. Sean has experience working with adults, adolescents, families and couples suffering from substance use, anxiety and depression, complex trauma and PTSD. Approaching personality change and counseling from a client-centered theoretical orientation, Sean’s goal is to empower others to take control of their lives through genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and empathy.

Jeffrey L. Butts, DO, MRO
Medical Director

Jeffrey L. Butts, DO, MRO is a fellow of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and is a diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. A longtime solo family practitioner, Dr. Butts began following an emerging trend in medical practice known as “concierge medicine” in 1999, and decided to take this concept one step further by developing a network for physicians and their patients that is physician-managed and patient-directed.

Danuta Siemek, LCDC
CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Danuta Siemek is a recovering addict whose professional journey began 28 years ago when she first decided to seek help. Her addiction was bringing her to her knees and she desperately wanted a different life for herself and her family. After struggling with alcoholism for over two decades, she was able to get some help. Over her 26 year career, Danuta has worked as a therapist, supervisor, clinical team leader and program director and has spent eight years in management and directorial positions at various inpatient/outpatient and private practices. She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), Qualified Credentialed Counselor (QCC) and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist (CART) and has a deep understanding of people with behavioral, physical and emotional challenges and the various stages that make up their journeys of healing and recovery.

Charles Dollins, LCDC
Counselor

Charles Dollins has been working as a substance use counselor since 1985 after starting his own recovery in 1978. Over his nearly 35 year career, Charles has worked in clinical settings such as residential and IOP levels of care and in and criminal justice settings such as prison based therapeutic community programs and drug court. He has experience with primary substance use treatment as well as with dually diagnosed patients and has been a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) since 1991. Charles’ understanding of people with behavioral, physical and emotional challenges and the various stages that make up their journeys of healing and recovery is supported by an eclectic set of therapeutic tools gained over a lifetime of personal and professional growth.

Savana McCall, LCDC-i
Counselor

Savana is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor- intern and has been practicing for a little over two years. She decided to become a counselor after finding sobriety herself. Savana is motivated by seeing others conquer addiction and come out on the other side with a sparkle in their eye. She enjosy group facilitating, teaching fight or flight response focused relaxation techniques, effective communication skills (healthy boundaries), and the significance of vulnerability in recovery. She loves working at South Meadows because it is family-owned, feels like home, and her coworkers are passionate and motivated to help others. She believes “We don’t give up on clients and we always have open arms to a person who wants help. We are the treatment center that clients who try over and over again to attain sobriety thrive in because they are given tools to get to the deeper rooted issues.”

Jon Brown
FOUNDER

Sober since March 28th, 2010, Jon struggled with substance abuse from a young age before finding long-term recovery. From a place of gratitude and service, Jon has dedicated his personal and professional life to helping individuals and families heal from the wounds of addiction. In 2016, with the dream of offering other men a safe supportive environment for recovery, he opened North Austin Sober Living. Through hard work and dedication, North Austin Sober Living grew to be a mainstay in the Austin treatment community, which is known for its quality and affordability. Wanting to provide an even higher level of support for his residents, Jon founded South Meadows Recovery in the Spring of 2020.

Lisa Bulger
Office Manager

Lisa started working as a Recovery Advocate at South Meadows Recovery. She is excited to be given the opportunity because she is in recovery and feels truly fulfilled finding meaning by helping others with addiction. Lisa saw a way out and truly believes that she can show others the light at the end of the tunnel. Lisa is from Iowa and has a few family members in Texas, so she found her family in recovery. Lisa loves her job at South Meadows Recovery because she feels purposeful using her organization, time management, and personal skills to keep things running smoothly. 

Kyle Swiatlowski
Director of Admissions
Kyle could write the book on recovery and relapse. From his teen years he struggled with progressively worse drugs and symptoms of the disease of addiction. It wasn’t until after after graduating college that he was able to comes to terms with with addiction in a proper way. At that point he decided to devote his professional career into the path of helping others find the path to the freedom from addiction. Kyle has worked in many different positions in the addiction field over the course of 8 years, however admissions has always been a constant. He gets gratitude from working with newly sober addicts and alcoholics and working with families navigate the often overly complicated start to a treatment stay. Kyle is calm and stays in the solution during these times as coming out of the turbulence of addiction thats exactly what addicts and families need. 
 
Kyle fulfills his position of Directer of Admissions with a sense of pride and is proud of the treatment clients receive at South Meadows recovery. He works with insurance companies, our billing department, and fields calls from those seeking help. 
 
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and two daughters. He also enjoys filing pretty much anything with his go-pro to make video memories to look back on. 
Bill Fitzgerald
Client Services Manager

In 2016, Bill found himself in an emergency room as a direct cause of his addiction. Bill now is proud to currently have over 5 years of sobriety, the longest period of sobriety since the age of 13. Bill chooses to work in the treatment field to be able to help the fellow addict to achieve what he now has, freedom. Freedom from dependence, from doubt, and most importantly, freedom from hopelessness.