Allyn Resch, MD
Dr. Allyn (Harris) Resch is a Mississippi native and completed her medical school training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2008. She remained at UMC for residency training in Internal Medicine and was selected as a chief resident before moving on to fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine where she was also selected as chief fellow. Dr. Resch spent several years at the VA Medical Center as an ICU physician and cared for Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with lung disease related to environmental exposures while in theater. Her experience with this illness led her to pursue additional training in functional medicine in order to learn new modalities to allow patients to heal from chronic disease. Through this experience, she developed a special interest in how the mind-body-spirit connection affects total health and has spent the last few years training in this area. She now brings her approach of integrating conventional medicine with alternative methods to the treatment of patients with substance abuse. Drawing from her background as a former collegiate athlete and a member of the first class of CrossFit Health MD trainees, she focuses on nutrition, gut health, exercise, sleep optimization, and stress management to help restore whole health to the patients of Defining Wellness Centers.
Carrie Gholston, NP-Psych, RN
Carrie has a BA and an MS in Nursing/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from University of Mississippi. She has worked in both hospitals and wellness settings and brings both personal and professional knowledge to behavioral health. She is active in the recovery community and animal rescue organizations, having helped establish Rescue Revolution of Mississippi.
Lisa Berry, RN
Lisa has worked in behavioral health settings in both hospital and residential locations for over 20 years. Well versed in psychiatric and addiction nursing, she collaborates with clients to make sure they’re receiving the care they need while in treatment.
Dana Armstrong, RN
Dana has 20+ years of nursing experience across both hospital and residential locations. In addition to her nursing experience, she also teaches nursing students. Dana continues to maintain the most current knowledge in nursing practices to better assist her clients.[/colorsection]
Zach Thompson, MA, LPC
Zach is a Licensed Professional Counselor whose professional interests include Jungian analysis, depth psychology, and other psychoanalytic interventions that effectively treat anxiety, depression, unresolved grief, family discord, trauma, and spiritual disillusionment. Zach strives to help clients obtain a deeper knowledge of self in order to cope with, and modify, behaviors that interfere with personal relationships.
Jacquie takes a trauma-informed approach to treatment, utilizing therapeutic approaches such as EMDR and mindfulness. She works with clients to explore how their idea of spirituality can be utilized as an aid to recovery and wellness. She also focuses on codependency and how to help clients and their loved ones develop healthier relationships with one another.
Keoni provides adventure activities for clients and is certified in building low ropes courses and facilitating both low ropes and high ropes activities. He is passionate about recovery and utilizing his adventure skills and training to help those in treatment to heal and find wellness.