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Your Clinical Team

Our compassionate therapists are trained in a wide range of therapeutic modalities for mental health and substance use disorders. Meet your team below.

Amber Wyre

Scott Vandenburg

MA, MBA, LPC, LCDC — Clinical Director

Scott has been a dedicated member of the Origins team since 2014, and in his current role, oversees all programs in South Padre Island. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Scott is passionate about both 12-Step philosophies and the treatment model of Origins, as these principles have been an integral part of his personal recovery from addiction and alcoholism.

From Boise State University, Scott holds both a bachelor’s in sociology and an MBA. From Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, he holds a master’s in addiction studies. Working in treatment is a departure from his previous career. Still, Scott is convinced that helping others recover from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body is his ultimate purpose in life.

Dr. John Dyben

DHSc, MCAP, CMHP – Chief Clinical Officer

In his role as Chief Clinical Officer, John provides supervisory and clinical oversight to all of Origins Behavioral HealthCare’s programs. John continually builds upon his academic expertise through research and nationwide speaking engagements on addiction, spirituality, and related topics.

John’s academic training includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Conflict Management, a Master of Science in Management, a Doctor of Health Science, and postgraduate studies in psychology, philosophy, and religion. John is a Master Certified Addictions Professional and a Certified Mental Health Professional in the State of Florida. He is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Substance Abuse Professional meeting all Federal DOT qualifications. John is a musician, writer, and a private pilot, and he enjoys spending time with his family.

Joshua L. Love

Joshua L. Love

MA, MDIV, LCDC, ACPE – Director of Family Services

Before Origins, Joshua had an extensive career in human services for nonprofits, public health, and faith-based organizations. His work focused on addiction, disability support, and marginalized identities through education, prevention, and support. Joshua completed a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health and a Master of Divinity with a clinical pastoral residency in San Francisco, working with marginalized populations. He was the director of a global HIV/AIDS ministry and addiction education program. Joshua authored a text and workshop curriculum used in U.S. and international faith communities for family and individual support. He completed training to become a Structured Family Recovery® counselor, as well as completed training in psychodrama and narrative exposure therapy. Joshua developed the Family Path for Origins, a video series supporting family members through addiction education and engagement for family healing. He is experienced in providing clinical support to families in person and through telehealth services. Joshua strives to provide families with an opportunity to return to a sense of belonging and hope and is committed to helping families find paths for healing and restoration.

Andrew Merritt, LCDC

Andrew Merritt

LCDC – Primary Counselor

Andrew is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) who joined our Origins Counseling Dallas team in May 2022. He holds a Bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Oklahoma and Texas. Andrew is a Master of Science in Social Work candidate with the University of Texas – Arlington with a projected graduation date of Spring 2023. Andrew has been a person in recovery since 2001 and has regularly attended and chaired 12-Step meetings throughout the Southwest, including Texas and Oklahoma. Drawing on his professional life as a CPA, he has helped many fellows complete their Ninth Step work with the IRS. He has been a board member with the Twelfth Step Ministry at the Center for Spiritual Development since November 2013 and a Nightwatch Volunteer with the Dallas Intergroup Association’s AA Hotline in Dallas since May 2012.

While recovery from drugs and alcohol can seem impossible, we know that there is a solution. Our team provides renowned clinical care for addiction—and our Admissions Specialists are standing by to help. Call us today.

Address: 12870 Hillcrest RD Suite H226
Dallas, Texas 75230

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