Adams Recovery Center has a team of professional, dedicated and experienced chemical dependency professionals. Our team is up-to-date on the latest evidence-based practices and current standards of training in the field of Alcohol and Drug counseling.

Dr. Michael McHenry

Medical Director

Dr. McHenry is a licensed and board-certified physician. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology in 1990 and a doctorate degree in medicine in 1994. He completed a residency program in family medicine in 1997 and has practiced medicine in Brown County, Ohio, ever since. Dr. McHenry is deeply invested in his community and serves as the head cross country coach at his local school. He is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of Adams Recovery Center’s clients and their families.

Dr. Todd Williams

Medical Director

Dr. Williams is a lifelong resident of southwest Ohio, leaving only while furthering his education at The Ohio State University and at New College in Oxford, England. Dr. Williams graduated with degrees in pharmacy and medicine and then completed a three-year residency program. He is board-certified in family medicine, with additional training in addiction medicine. Dr. Williams believes kindness, compassion and empathy are essential in every patient interaction, and he feels great pride and satisfaction working as part of the addiction treatment team at Adams Recovery Center.

Julie Walter

Clinical Coordinator, Goshen

Julie is originally from Syracuse, NY, but moved to the area to attend University of Dayton, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree, then University of Kentucky, where she earned her Master of Science in Education degree in counseling psychology. After college, Julie worked for several years at a homeless services organization, ultimately as the director of a shelter for women and children, while she and her husband raised twin daughters. As the opioid epidemic worsened and Julie saw her clients struggle with addiction of all kinds, she made the decision to learn more about addiction counseling, eventually earning her LCDC III. At Adams Recovery Center, Julie was able to begin her career as an addictions counselor, and fine-tune her clinical skills. With a strong educational base in trauma, Julie’s passion is helping people struggling with addiction to better understand how trauma and addiction are connected, and to help clients free themselves of the burden of their past, moving towards a life of recovery.

Tina Fischer

Clinical Coordinator, New Richmond

Tina Fischer graduated from Lindsey Wilson college with a bachelors in art of human services. Tina holds a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III licensure. She was employed as an educator by Blanchester School district where her career as a helping professional began. Tina was additionally employed by Southern Hills CTC as an educator with the youth population. Tina’s passion for helping others doesn’t end with her work; Tina spends personal time volunteering at various agencies hoping to inspire and guide others. Although Tina’s passion for helping others has carried her throughout her life, she became passionate for the substance use population following the passing of her nephew, who died of an opiate overdose. Tina hopes to honor his life through giving others the skills, resources essential to recover. Tina enlightens clients to understand how mental health and trauma connects to their substance use. She understands that addiction can alter who you become and how you behave. Tina hopes to inspire others to restore their relationships with themselves through forgiveness. When interviewing Tina about her perception of the addicted population, she commented, “I can see beyond their addiction. Addiction is not the core of who they are.”

Alice Patterson

Clinical Lead, New Richmond

Alice, a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II, started her journey at Adams Recovery Center while completing her degree from the University of Cincinnati. At ARC, the supportive staff and supervision allow her to thrive, learn and grow as a counselor and a human being. Alice’s mission as a counselor is to show clients empathy, provide them support and guide them through their journey of recovery. She assists clients with developing healthy behaviors and thought processes and supports them as they process the emotions tied to their life experiences. Alice’s personal time is spent with family, working on outdoor projects, listening to different genres of music, keeping up with current events, writing and learning more about the world. She feels honored to be in this field and to be of service to individuals who suffer from addiction.

Sarah Houston

Intake Coordinator

Sarah started her journey with Adams Recovery Center in 2017 as a billing manager. Now, as intake coordinator, she works with hospitals, legal systems, and individuals who are focused on achieving sobriety for themselves or someone they care about. Sarah uses compassion and her knowledge about the recovery process to help those she speaks with feel comfortable in aiding and beginning the sobriety process. Sarah believes it is important that the intake process be informative and comforting in order to make a lasting impact on the clients and their families at Adams Recovery Center.