Counseling and Intervention Services

Kelly Miller

Kelly Miller

Interim Director
Coordinator of Family Services, Clinical Counselor
kelly.miller@ua.edu

I have worked with Substance Use Disorder clients and families since 2006 through various levels of care ranging from inpatient treatment, extended treatment, and outpatient treatment.
I know what gives our clients the best chance at recovery from the disease of addiction is to have support from their families and friends and I am committed to helping facilitate this process in any way I can throughout all of our various services.

Education

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Masters in Human Environmental Sciences
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Bachelors in Psychology
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Nikki Vidal

Nikki Vidal

Clinical Counselor
ancarpenter@ua.edu

I have been in the treatment field since 2016. I worked for several years as an inpatient AOD counselor and have also worked as a Clinical Assessment Specialist assisting individuals getting into state funded treatment. I have a background in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and have worked with individuals from all walks of life including children on the Autism Spectrum, the incarcerated population and those with severe mental illness. I believe that people deserve second chances, and I am dedicated to helping others learn to help themselves one day at a time.

Education

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Bachelors in Counseling Psychology
    The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Collegiate Recovery Community

Hillary Perry Hardie

Hillary Hardie

Program Manager
hphardie@ua.edu

Helping students discover a whole new way of living as they pursue their college degrees has been the bright spot of my life.
I believe collegiate recovery is essential not only to recovery students’ educational success, but also serves as a fundamental piece of a student’s experience of the recovery process.

Education

  • Bachelors in Psychology
    Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
  • Masters in Educational Psychology (effective May 1)
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Jaime Garza

Jaime Garza

Coordinator of Recovery Services
jgarza@ua.edu

My experience is personal and professional. I am a person in long-term recovery who has used education as a method to help myself and others. I have worked in the field of addiction and recovery since 2005. I have developed many programs across the country that specializes in education and substance use recovery. I believe that all students have the opportunity to achieve their goals despite their circumstances. Having one’s priorities in the right place, a supportive environment, and the discipline to persist despite challenges, can make all things possible.

Education

  • Ph.D. In Higher Education Administration
  • Masters in Business Management
    Argosy University, Nashville, TN
  • Bachelors in Psychology
    Argosy University, Nashville, TN
  • Associates in Alcohol and Drug Studies
    Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA