Joni Ogle, LCSW, CSAT leads Transcend Texas as its Executive Director. Joni has over 25 years of clinical experience, management, and leadership in working with adults and young adults suffering with addiction and trauma. She is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified sex addiction therapist with additional training in Recreational Therapy, Pia Mellody’s Post Induction Therapy, and Dr Brené Brown’s The Daring Way™ Shame Resilience curriculum.
Guy Bender brings over 8 years of experience to his counseling practice and consulting role. Having served as a Program Counselor at the premier treatment center, Sierra Tucson, Guy has firsthand experience treating Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression and Trauma. From this rich therapeutic experience, Guy learned to blend evidence based practices and integrative therapies so that his clients experience cutting edge therapeutic interventions which increase the likelihood of better treatment outcomes. Guy has specialized training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Experiential and Adventure therapy and brings this comprehensive expertise to his individual practice.
For the last 4 years Guy has served as a Treatment Placement Specialist to Psychiatrist, Psychologist, and therapists throughout Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. Texas, and Louisiana. Guy offers extensive program knowledge and clinical experience to help find the most appropriate programs for adolescent and adults. Guy employs Dr. Crystal Collier for clinical supervision.