Substance Abuse/Dependence & Mental Health Treatment


Jack Richardson LCSW, DCSW, SAP is the Program and Clinical Director of TownsendARC utilizing his 35 years experience in substance abuse and mental health counseling working with the people of Tallahassee and the surrounding area.  Mr. Richardson has worked in substance abuse treatment at both of the local hospitals.  He worked as the Family Program Director at The Addiction Recovery Center at Tallahassee Community Hospital, and as Program Director at the Chemical Dependency Program at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.  He has been in private practice and has worked with community mental health.


Steve Steve Sandon LCSW BCBA has been a respected clinician in Tallahassee and has worked in the field for over 14 years. Mr Sandon works with Individuals, families, and groups dealing with both addictions and mental health issues. His primary counseling style is Cognitive Behavioral working to alter thinking and behavior to ameliorate problems, while increasing adaptive behaviors that will reduce personal conflict and discomfort. He also employs Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.

Barb Kavanagh RN LCSW operated the Addiction Recovery Center as an outpatient program for a number of years.  She started with the Addiction Recovery Center as a Nurse at the Tallahassee Community Hospital and continued with Dr. Menduni for over 15 years working in the mental health and addictions field.  Ms Kavanagh is a well known and respected.



Bret Ogelsby, an MSW at TownsendARC has 10 years experience in substance abuse and mental health counseling and treatment.  Bret brings an interesting prespective to TownsendARC and offers creative insights to our after care group work. Bret provides oversight and guidance to the TownsendARC AfterCare Program the meets on Monday Evenings at 6:00 pm
Dr. Troup Ph.D-og is currently the acting Pet Therapy Director at TownsendARC.  He is both an excellent clinician and actively recruits volunteers at the Tom Brown Dog Park.  In addition to his clinical and recruiting duties he also teaches one of our assertiveness classes entitled "I have a Bone to Pick with You". Prior to his clinical work, Dr. Troup had extensive experience in the Carnival Industry working as a Barker.


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