FACILITATORS & COUNSELORS

Rachael Alizadeh, LCDC-QCC

October 19, 2020

Rachael Alizadeh is the Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor/Supervisor for outpatient services at Discover DWI.  She will supervise the outpatient services including: Completion of SALCE assessments, running group classes, and making sure that all regulations are followed.  In addition to these duties, she will be working with fellow counselors on obtaining their required certification with the State of Texas.

Rachael has worked in several different aspects of substance use including juveniles on probation or incarceration, inpatient/outpatient treatment, and helping mothers (and children) in a safe environment with substance use disorders.

She started this journey working in a Methadone treatment clinic while she completed her Internship. Rachael has been licensed with the State of Texas since 2011, when she graduated from San Antonio College with an Associate Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling and Counseling Psychology and continued her education at Texas A & M University: San Antonio.

Rachael is an avid Astros fan and a mother of one child who is currently in college. Please email DiscoveyDWI.com for any additional information.

Barbara Holguin, B.A., M.S., LCDC-I

Barbara is a facilitator for both the DWI Intervention Courses as well as the DWI Education Courses. She began her career in Criminal Justice after obtaining her Bachelor's Degree of Arts in Behavioral Science from University of Houston- Clear Lake. Employed with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Parole Division was her first taste of working with the population she had studied in college. After 2.5 years, Barbara moved on to the Harris County Criminal Courts and Supervision Department where she supervised Sex Offenders, Specialized Caseload: DWI and worked in the courts as a Liaison Officer. These positions offered Barbara the ability to attend DWI conferences and participate in Harris County's very own Sober Court. At which time Barbara also returned to school to complete her graduate degree in a Master's of Sociology from University of Houston - Clear Lake. During her final works in school she was able to publish her research on the rehabilitation and recidivism of homeless juveniles, which can today be found in some college textbooks. With this degree she also taught at San Jacinto Community College in the evenings to incoming freshman on the Introduction to Sociology.  After 10 years of service Barbara left Harris County, where her final position was in the CAST unit conducting TRAS assessments. Her new full time job was a welcoming position as a stay at home mom. But that did not last very long, it was difficult for her to stay away from the field she was so passionate about. She soon began teaching again but in the capacity of a DWI Instructor. Still wanting the flexibility to be with her children and continue in the Criminal Justice field, the creation of Discovery came about. 

Raleesia Elmore, B.S., M.A., LCDC-I

RaLeesia Elmore is transitioning from the insurance industry.  She has been with the company for one year.  She holds an lcdc-intern, Dwi education, Dwi intervention, and drug offender certifications.  since being with company, RaLeesia has participated in salce and sassi trainings.  Raleesia holds bachelors degree in sociology from university of Houston- clear lake and masters in counseling from prairie view university.   RaLeesia has experience in case management, crisis management, and mental health counseling. 

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