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 recovering 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

Morgan Hamrick

Richard Hamrick

Clinical Counselor
rmhamrick@ua.edu

I have been working in the mental health field since 2015. I began my career as a therapist in a residential substance abuse treatment facility. Since that time I have also worked with clients struggling with eating disorders and other co-occurring mental health issues. In addition to residential treatment, I have also worked in both partial hospitalization and out-patient care. My goal is to provide a healing and supportive environment so that my clients are as successful as possible.

Education

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Masters of Social Work
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
    University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL

Savannah Kiesel

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Clinical Counselor
slkiesel@ua.edu

I have worked with clients dealing with a variety of substance use concerns since August 2020. Working with clients in a collegiate setting has been a joy for me as a new mental health counselor. I am committed to helping our clients overcome adversities in all areas of their lives, and hope to create a collaborative approach to the counseling process. I believe that together with a supportive environment, we can help all students reach their goals, no matter the challenges that may exist. As always, Roll Tide!

Education

  • Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
    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
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Certified Peer Support Specialist

Dr. 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

Administration

Ashley Broughton

Ashley Broughton

Program Assistant
abroughton@ua.edu

I have over ten years of experience in the mental health field performing multiple types of support roles. My hope is to create a safe and nurturing office environment at CRIS where clients and their families feel free to express their vulnerabilities and share their stories. On a daily basis, I try to employ my positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to strive toward their goals throughout their recovery journey.