Dr. Scott McClelland, DO - Medical Director, Addiction Psychiatrist

Dr. McClelland has been a practicing Psychiatrist since graduating from Kirksville College (1980). Dr. McClelland began his career November 1992 at the Naval Hospital in Rota Spain and worked in the military field for 8 years. After Dr. McClelland completed his Naval career he began working in the private industry with an organization overseeing the care and management of elderly patients living in the nursing homes.

Dr. McClelland then worked within the CAHBA health arena and the ACT outpatient services from 2011 through 2016. He is currently working in a private practice offering guidance to those facing mental illness and has begun his career in the addiction field with guiding patients dealing with substance abuse, Opioid abuse and every day challenges. Dr. McClelland has been a Medical Director and Clinical Psychiatrist, offering directorship, including diagnostic evaluations and medical management for his patients.

Shirley Southard, M.S., LCAS, CCS, LPC - Clinical Director

I have worked in the human service field for approximately 30 years. I have had the pleasure of working with mental health, developmentally disabled and substance abuse populations. I have worked with Assisted Medication Management and active military members and their families. My greatest reward as a therapist is helping my clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. I believe that we all need someone to talk with who will really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I provide my clients with that warm, nonjudgmental environment—a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want.

I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Substance Abuse Supervisor. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Therapy and psycho-education extensively. My experience includes working with clients dealing with divorce and single-parenting, addictions, grief, women’s issues, and mood disorders, among other challenges. I find that my great passion is working with individuals who live with substance abuse and addictions.

I enjoy working at Lifeline Treatment Center due to the unique treatment experience that are available to the clients. The clients receive an unprecedented level of individualized care. Lifeline provides physical, emotional, and psychological support that are needed for successful recovery. I believe the treatment offered at Lifeline Treatment is unparalleled to any other.

Ella Deaver, MSW, LCSW-A, LCAS-A - Primary Counselor

I have worked in the human services/helping profession for over 20 years and have worked with children, families, and individual adults.  I consider it a privilege to be a part of a person’s journey towards making positive, healthy and sustained changes in their life. 

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Elon University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of America.  I believe that Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Narrative therapy, and psychoeducation are great approaches to use in addressing many of life’s concerns and struggles.  Every person has their strengths, talents and gifts and to best serve a client, I believe that those positives should be tapped into so that a client is fully invested in their treatment and recovery.  My approach is direct and client-centered.  Therefore, I believe that the best outcome in therapy is a result of the therapist and client working together using strategies and interventions that are realistic and meaningful to the individual.

Recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is a lifelong journey and I am honored to be able to be a part of that process for our clients.  I bring a personal understanding of the issues surrounding addiction due to addiction within my own family system.  Lifeline offers a supportive, nurturing environment and is committed to providing the best care for individuals seeking a life free of alcohol and drug addiction so that they can achieve their best life possible.

Rodney Hampton, MS, CSAC-R - Substance Abuse Counselor

Rodney is a Clinical Group Facilitator with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Masters
Degree in Clinical Counseling, and a Graduate Certification in Addiction Counseling.
Rodney has worked in the field of Mental Health and Substance Abuse for 20 + years. He
is a registered member of the NCSAPPB, with an eclectic or trans-therapeutic approach.
Rodney believes in the notions supported by Carl Jung and Milton Erickson that each and
every patient/client/guest, should have a therapy that is uniquely and individually
tailored.
Rodney is an ardent believer in balance and integration that at the moment is emphasizing
wholeness, wellness, loving kindness, compassion, awareness, tolerance, forgiveness and
acceptance.
At Lifeline Treatment Center, Rodney is a consulting Group Facilitator involved in group
therapy. The center offers a unique life and ultimate treatment experience with proven
results.

Haylee Allen, BA, CSAC - Substance Abuse Counselor

Haylee Allen is a lifelong Wilmington, NC resident and welcomes you to her beautiful oceanside hometown as you begin your journey of serenity in recovery.  

Haylee is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Qualified Substance Abuse Professional in the state of North Carolina. She has an educational background in psychology, criminal justice, and social work. Haylee has worked within the human services field in various roles from clinician to program director and believes that a client’s success requires a team approach. Haylee has worked with clients ranging in age from 5 years old to 55+, meeting clients’ needs in their own environment and outpatient treatment and inpatient treatment settings. 

Haylee utilizes a wellness approach and incorporates a variety of theories and therapeutic techniques into her work with clients striving to meet the client where they are in their journey and to enhance positive change in their life. Haylee has advanced training in substance abuse treatment counseling, trauma informed therapies, and wellness coaching. She takes a client-centered approach in creating treatment plans, with concentration on assisting the client achieve their personal goals. 

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Linda Massey - Office Manager

Linda Massey is an Office Manager at Lifeline Treatment Center.  Her career consists of working in the Insurance industry as Lead Business Analyst for a large IT company in South Carolina.   She has diversified experience working with people of all ages, from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Her goal is to give each client the tools they need to successfully manage their lives.

She had firsthand experience with alcoholism and drug addiction within her family unit.  Their sobriety encouraged her to want to give back to others that were experiencing addictions.  Her passion is to help bring healing to people who have gone through similar experiences.

After working for corporate America for most of her life she realized it was time to seek an opportunity where an individual could feel confident that their treatment was not only important to themselves but was important to the staff administering their treatment. 

 

She is thrilled to be a member of Lifeline’s staff because she knows they are committed to helping their clients achieve a better life and she has a major role in their success.

Brandon O'Brien - Behavioral Health Technician

Brandon is a professional behavioral health technician that is extremely passionate about his career. He has over 20 years of knowledge with substance abuse and narcotics anonymous. Having been through addiction himself and now seeing what life is like in recovery, he puts recovery before anything else in his life. Being able to work with clients throughout their treatment process and watch them grow is a dream career come true. 

Brandon is also a former graduate from Lifeline Treatment Center. He was so grateful and happy with the treatment he received as a client that he made it a personal goal of his to become an employee of LTC. Now he has the opportunity to share the path that he has taken in recovery with others to guide them in a similar positive and healthy direction. 

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Michelle Woodside, BLS - Co-Founder, Outreach Director

Michelle Woodside has a passion for helping client's and their families struggling with addiction. She works around the clock to ensure those suffering always have someone to speak to at all hours of the day or night. Michelle has over two decades professional experience in the field of substance abuse & dual diagnosis and brings her skills to Lifeline Treatment Center to show all of our clients that there is a path for success in recovery and in life.

Michelle received her Bachelor degree from Barry University to pursue her career as a professional counselor. After several years, she soon realized that her skills and passion were in outreach, where she could be of life saving assistance to families all over the country suffering from this disease and inform them of possibilities to combat the disease of addiction. Michelle is a genuine, hands-on owner who truly cares about each and every client and their families. 

Co-Founder & National Outreach Director

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