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Come meet Athea the Therapig


     Clemmons, LCDC

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor

Addiction is a serious problem that affects

millions of people and it is important to know the facts!

I have over 20 years experience working in the addictions field specializing

in Assessments and Treatment Recommendations,

Chronic Relapse, and Family Support. 

I care

I am available and responsive

I can help you sort out what you need

I can help guide you to a healthier state of mind

With 30 years of personal recovery, it is my passion to help clients develop the

skills they need to be successful with long term sobriety and to help families heal.

Regardless who you are, there is hope and I am here to help.



Questions You May Have

My friends and family think I have a problem...

How do I know?

I think I have a problem...

How do I know?

I can get sober but I can't stay sober...  

What am I doing wrong?

I'm sober but I'm still miserable...

Now what?

I need a drug and alcohol assessment...

What can I expect?

Questions Family May Have

7 Myths of Addiction

Is addiction really a disease?

I love someone suffering from addiction...

How can I help?

What does treatment for addiction look like?

Is sobriety possible or is it a hopeless cause?


​Starfish Poem 

by Philip J. Kocisko

One day an old man was walking down the beach just before dawn. In the distance he saw a young man picking up stranded starfish and throwing them back into the sea. As the old man approached the young man, he asked, "Why do you spend so much energy doing what seems to be a waste of time?" The young man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun.


The old man exclaimed, "But there must be thousands of starfish. How can your efforts make any difference?" The young man looked down at the starfish in his hand and as he threw it to safety in the sea, he said, "It makes a difference to this one!"

At times in our lives, we are the old man, we don't see the purpose to actions. Sometimes, as the young man, we persevere and make a difference. And sometimes, we are the starfish who just need a little help.

This is why I do what I do!

Fees for Services

If you don't know if therapy is right for you, or you are unsure of what session is best for your situation please call me. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to answer questions and discuss your concerns. 

I do not take insurance, however it is very important to me that you receive the help you need and for that reason I do offer a limited number sliding scale appointments based on need. Please don't let money get in the way of getting the help you need.


Standard Session fee is $125 for 1 hour

Couples Session fee is $150 for 1 hour

Family Session fee is $150 for 1 hour, suggested 2 hour minimum

Formal Assessment is $125 for 1 hour, 4 hour minimum (2 hour individual plus 2 hour documentation preparation)

Informal Assessment is $125 for 1 hour, 1.5 hour minimum

Court Appearance fee is $150 for 1 hour, 4 hour minimum


Telehealth Sessions Available 

Tel: 512-565-6920

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