Meet the team here at Grace Recovery TX
Learning to sit with uncomfortable feelings can be painful and disturbing at times. When Leah was able to see her behavior patterns and decided there was enough pain to be disturbed, she became motivated to make changes and accept the work that needed to be done to heal. She needed direction and had no clue how to heal on her own. Through a connection with God, authentic connection with others, honesty, willingness and humility, Leah is now in recovery from addiction and trauma.
Grace & Emerge Recovery came to fruition through Leah doing her own work, finding healing and creating a life she is unwilling to risk. Leah is a licensed chemical dependency couselor and on track to earn a degree in marriage and family therapy. Leah is a mother to 4 beautiful children. When Leah is not working she enjoys traveling with her kids and getting to know them for the people they are growing to become.
Leah, along with Laurel, created Grace & Emerge Recovery through walking their owns paths to recovery and designed what they felt was missing for them along the way. Experience, strength and love is found in every aspect of the program they built and the work that gets done with every woman is not taken lightly.
Laurel joined Grace Recovery as a co-owner in 2020 in their mission to support women in achieving long-term sobriety. Laurel was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and attended the United States Air Force Academy and St. Edward’s University.
After injuries and surgeries that ended her college soccer career, Laurel spiraled into her addiction, which led to years of drinking and drug use. In 2012, she entered treatment in Austin, Texas. Laurel has 7+ years of working in the recovery industry and has dedicated her career to helping individuals to regain peace and find purpose in their lives.
Laurel is an experienced operations manager who specializes in project management, administration, and customer service initiatives aligned with performance objectives. She is known for her analytical approach in streamlining and optimizing efficiencies within an organization. She provides a resourceful approach while collaborating with cross-functional teams to develop client-centric solutions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and will complete her Master’s of Business Administration in 2021.
Director of Coaching
Amy was born and raised north of Austin, Texas. She joined the Grace Recovery team in May, 2020 as a House Manager and began coaching women at Grace in July, 2021. Currently, she is the Director of Coaching and continues to coach and support people at Grace.
Amy’s sobriety date is October 1, 2020. Her hobbies include anything outdoors- camping, hiking, kayaking, gardening and travel. She also loves her city of Austin and enjoys trying new restaurants and seeing live music! Amy takes pride in making true connections with others as this is what feeds her soul and helps her to grow in her own sobriety, giving back what was so freely given to her.
Amy is passionate about working with other women and helping them reach their goals. Today, she still sponsors women in recovery outside of Grace through a 12-step program and is extremely grateful for her family and close friends. She lives her life ONE DAY AT A TIME.