About Us

Transforming Addiction And Trauma Into Lives of Meaning.

The unfortunate truth is that trauma and unreleased pain are not exclusively reserved for those struggling with substance abuse. Trauma is running the world.

We see it in leadership, in our schools, in our churches and in our relationships. It impacts how effective we are at work and how present we are with our children and the people we love.

If we are to have the privilege of helping others heal then we must first heal ourselves.

Dr. Bob Beare, PhD, LPC-S, CEFT

Executive Director

Bob is in long term recovery and has been a leader in the mental health and addiction field for 20 years. He holds advanced degrees in music, theatre, clinical psychology, and organizational psychology. He is a professional actor and singer, founder of The Brave Heart Experience (men’s intensive healing workshops), The Deep Waters Experience (intensives for men and women), and The Experiential Facilitator Workshops and Certification Program. Bob is the author of The Creative Fire: 10 Weeks to Emotional and Creative Fitness. He is a licensed counselor supervisor, Director of Deep Waters Recovery Programs, Host of The Recovery Crew Podcast, and Senior Clinical Consultant to several treatment centers.

Kimberly Dragon-Flournoy, LCDC, CEFI

Programs Manager

Kim has 10+ years of active recovery and professional experience in the addictions field. As a treatment tech she discovered her love of helping others recover from addiction and went on to earn degrees in Addictions Counseling and Social Psychology.  Kim has continued her work in the field as a counselor and program manager for a variety of agencies, and is currently practicing as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Kim’s passion is to connect with and encourage people to heal from their unresolved trauma so that they may live their true authentic lives.

 

Michael Ebbinghaus, LPC-associate

Facilitator and Media

Michael is an LPC-associate who did his training in the PsyD program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is an intrepid student and explorer of the mystery, and brings the depth of his knowledge and experience into each intimate meeting with his clients. He is an Austin native, musician, writer, speaker, and soul worker.

We are a community of people in recovery from dysfunction, addiction, and trauma. Consider joining our team by attending The Deep Waters Experience and participating in our Experiential Facilitator’s Training Program.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING THIS HEALING OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE TO ALL. WE ARE A NOT-FOR-PROFIT 501C3 CORPORATION AND APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT