SOURCE: Life Healing Center

Life Healing Center

October 05, 2009 10:00 ET

Life Healing Center of Santa Fe, NM Welcomes Russell Dean MS, LMHC, as Executive Director

SANTA FE, NM--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - Life Healing Center, a comprehensive residential care facility specializing in the treatment of trauma, chemical dependency, eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorders and sexual addiction, is pleased to announce the appointment of Russell Dean, MS, LMHC, to Executive Director.

Dean has over 25 years of experience in the fields of adult and adolescent mental health and substance abuse counseling and rehabilitation. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of a 100-plus bed, Alabama psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center for children and adolescents with primary psychiatric disorders and co-occurring conditions such as mental retardation, learning disabilities or physical/sexual abuse victimization. He was also Chief Executive Officer for a 101-bed adult and adolescent psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility in Georgia, as well as Chief Executive Officer for The Brown Schools and Charter Behavioral Health Systems of Jacksonville, Florida.

"Russ brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position," said Candace Henderson-Grice, Vice President, Southern Division for CRC Health Group, parent company of Life Healing Center. "We are very excited to have him join the team."

A U.S. Air Force veteran and former military instructor, Dean earned his Master of Science degree from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Practical Nurse. In addition, he is a former adjunct faculty member at a major university, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

"I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work with the committed staff at the Life Healing Center," says Dean. "Caring, commitment and growth are our themes for 2010, and I look forward to continuing to provide quality, individualized treatment in this dynamic environment."

Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo foothills, the Life Healing Center offers a nurturing and supportive environment in which clients can receive comprehensive treatment services for issues including trauma, PTSD, substance abuse, grief/bereavement, eating disorders, love/sex addiction, dissociative disorders and codependency. With personalized treatment options designed to meet the unique needs of each client, the Life Healing Center helps clients learn to set goals such as managing negative emotions without turning to self-destructive behaviors, identifying repetitive, self-defeating patterns that harm their happiness and self-worth, developing new, healthy ways of connecting to others and continuing their program of recovery into the future. For more information, visit

Life Healing Center is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. CRC offers the largest array of personalized treatment options, allowing individuals, families, and professionals to choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management and therapeutic education needs. CRC is committed to making its services widely and easily available, while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced treatment. For over two decades, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives. For more information, visit

Contact Information

    Candance Henderson-Grice, MS
    Vice President, Southern Region
    CRC Health Group
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