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Synergy Resource Center is staffed with professional, licensed clinicians, with small caseloads to allow for individualized attention and detailed treatment plans to meet each client’s specific needs and ensure you get the care you deserve.

While the primary focus is substance abuse treatment, mental health needs are also addressed as co-occurring disorders are prevalent among people struggling with addiction. A registered nurse will provide initial health assessments, health education including medicated assisted treatment options, will coordinate necessary referrals and medical appointments, and will be responsible for monitoring and distributing prescribed medications.

Individualized Treatment & Small Case Loads

Staff

Paige Tuck
Executive Director

Paige Tuck is the Executive Director at Synergy Recovery Center. Paige has her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Missouri State University and is a Recognized Associate Substance Abuse Counselor. She has experience working with women in addiction and mental health and has a background in the legal and medical fields. Paige provides individual, couples, EMDR, and family counseling services to the clients served at Synergy Recovery Center. She also facilitates education classes on trauma, mindfulness, relationship issues, parenting, and self-esteem.

417-812-4440
ptuck@synergyrecoverycenter.com

Ann Koetting
Clinical Director

Ann Koetting is the Clinical Director at Synergy Recovery Center. She provides individual, family, and group therapy, and is available for EMDR and trauma counseling. Ann has an undergraduate degree in Marketing and a Master’s degree in Counseling both from Missouri State University. Ann has worked in the field of addictions since 2007 as both a counselor and the Clinical Advisor at Alternative Opportunities Treatment Services. Ann worked at Missouri State University as an Adjunct Professor in the Counseling Department for 5 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and is EMDR certified.

417-812-4440
akoetting@synergyrecoverycenter.com

Rhonda Ferguson
Clinical Supervisor

Rhonda Ferguson is the Clinical Supervisor at Synergy Recovery Center. She offers individual, group, couples, and family therapy and facilitates education classes on trauma and various other topics. Rhonda is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, and a Level Two Missouri Associate Alcohol and Drug Counselor who holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Evangel University. She worked for five years at Preferred Family Healthcare Treatment Services, as a counselor with women in addiction and mental health treatment and later as the Clinical Supervisor. Prior to joining the mental health and substance use treatment field, Rhonda earned an undergraduate and Master’s Degree in Education from Missouri State University, has a background in curriculum design and instruction and taught adolescents in the public school and therapeutic boarding school setting for seven years.

Leea Reed
Medical Director

Leea is the Medical Director for Synergy Recovery Center. Leea has over 30 years of experience in the medical field and is a Family Practice Physician with Ozarks Community Hospital since 2005 practicing in the Springfield area. She is also a staff physician for Americare Ravenwood Assisted Living/ Memory Unit and Clinic Researcher at QPS Biokinetics. Leea has also previously worked at Cox Hospital, Lakeland Regional Hospital, and Epic/Columbia Hospital of the Ozarks. Leea received a BS in Biology from Truman State University, and her Doctor of Osteopathy from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Leea is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and Board Certified by American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice.family therapy and facilitates education classes on trauma and various other topics. Rhonda is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, and a Level Two Missouri Associate Alcohol and Drug Counselor who holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Evangel University. She worked for five years at Preferred Family Healthcare Treatment Services, as a counselor with women in addiction and mental health treatment and later as the Clinical Supervisor. Prior to joining the mental health and substance use treatment field, Rhonda earned an undergraduate and Master’s Degree in Education from Missouri State University, has a background in curriculum design and instruction and taught adolescents in the public school and therapeutic boarding school setting for seven years.

Amy Meriweather, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Amy is the Clinical Psychologist for Synergy. Amy received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1996. She also has a Masters in Kinesiology. Amy is the owner of Center of Change, LLC, specializing in Health Psychology treatment. She has been a mentor and a role model in her industry with her years of research and professional experience.

Sosunmolu Shoyinka, MD
Psychiatrist

Sosunmolu Opeyemi Shoyinka MD, is the Psychiatrist for Synergy. Dr. Shoyinka received his doctorate from MD University in Nigeria in 1999 and his Master of Business Administration in 2017. He is the founder and CEO of Centia Health LLC and the Medical Director of Cenpatico Behavioral Health. Dr. Shoyinka has been a leader in the field of mental health and addiction treatment. Dr. Shoyinka has special expertise in treating co-occurring mental illness, intellectual disability and addiction. He is also a Subject Matter Expert for substance use disorders with Envolve People Care.

Paula Wiesehan, PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Paula is a psychiatric nurse practitioner for Synergy. She received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2016 and has worked full-time in the psychiatric-mental health field for the last 5 years providing inpatient and outpatient mental health services, including addiction and substance use disorders. Paula has a passion for helping others in an empathetic and culturally sensitive manner. She strives to improve upon mental health care and making a difference in the lives of the clients she serves.

Cindy Holiis-Keene, PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Cindy is a psychiatric nurse practitioner for Synergy. She has been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years, working in a variety of settings. She is a dual certified Advanced Practice Nurse, completing her degrees from the University of Kansas in 2013 and University of Central Missouri in 2009. She is board certified in Family Mental Health and General Family Practice, providing advanced practice care for the past nine years. Cindy has a sincere interest in her work and for helping others. Cindy received Nurse Practitioner of the Year in 2012 in the Four States Business Journal.

Jessica Reed
Residential Supervisor

Jessica Reed is the Lead Residential Assistant at Synergy Recovery Center. Jessica is certified as a Missouri Recovery Support Specialist through the Missouri Credentialing Board and as a Level I Medication Aide. Jessica is a person in long term recovery from drugs and alcohol. She teaches the 12-step study class introducing clients to the 12-step program. Jessica has a passion for women seeking recovery and through experience is able to help guide clients during this process of self-discovery and healing.

Ally Dedmon
Counselor

Ally is a counselor at Synergy Recovery Center offering individual, couples, EMDR, family and group therapy, and facilitates education classes on Codependency. Ally has a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Evangel University. Ally has a BA in psychology and sociology from Drury University and a Masters in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Missouri.

Sara Newhard
Counselor

Sara is a counselor at Synergy Recovery Center where she provides individual, family, and group therapy and teaches educational classes. Prior to Synergy, Sara specialized in working with families addressing trauma and attachment and is trained in Brainspotting as a trauma intervention. Before moving to Missouri, she lived and worked in the Chicago area where she served as an individual and family therapist at a residential treatment facility. She has also served as a family therapist in the Chicago area where she provided multi-systemic therapy for adolescents and their families who were part of the juvenile justice system. Sara also spent several years living and working in Asia before pursuing further education and training in clinical psychology. Sara earned her undergraduate degree in family psychology from Oklahoma Baptist University and her Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Wheaton College. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and a Nationally Certified Counselor.

Marla Harman
Group Facilitator

Marla Harman is a Group Facilitator at Synergy Recovery Center, offering individual, couples, EMDR, family and group therapy, and facilitates education classes on Trauma, CBT, Codependency, and healthy relationships. Marla holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Missouri State University and is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as a level two Missouri Associate Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has worked in the Mental Health/Substance abuse field for the past 6 years, most recently as a counselor at Preferred Family Healthcare working with the Greene County Drug Court program. Prior to working in the Mental Health/Substance Use field, Marla earned a Master’s of Education degree in Recreation/Leisure Studies Management from the University of Arkansas and worked for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board for 18 years.

Mark Koetting, PhD, RASAC-II
Group Facilitator

Mark G. Koetting is a full-time Counselor and Recognized Associate Substance Abuse Counselor at Synergy Counseling Center. He teaches weekly education classes on co-occurring disorders and dual diagnosis, at Synergy Recovery Center. In 2002, Mark earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in South Florida, where he received specialized training in forensic psychology, as well as psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. As a licensed psychologist, he co-founded the San Francisco Forensic Institute, contracted with the California Department of Mental Health, and maintained a private practice in the Bay Area for 11 years. He has extensive experience evaluating and treating individuals with substance-related disorders and serious mental illness.

Lacey Kinzer
Group Facilitator

Lacey Kinzer has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2012. She has experience in counseling those with severe mental illness, substance abuse, and life adjustments. Lacey is trained in DBT and is a PLPC supervisor.

Dan Piddington
SMART Facilitator

Dan facilitates weekly SMART recovery meetings at both the residential treatment home and the outpatient treatment location. Dan trained as a SMART recovery facilitator in California and brings his knowledge and experience to Synergy Recovery Center.

Julie Ast
Nurse

Julie is a nurse on staff at Synergy Recovery Center. Julie completes an initial health assessment for our clients and is available to assist with any health care or health screening needs. She became a Registered Nurse in 2011 and currently works part-time at the Mercy Orthopedic Hospital. Julie also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management.

Kelly Layman
Nurse

Tenille Neff, MS, LCAT, ATR-BC, LP
Art Therapist

Tenille Neff is a New York State licensed, registered, board certified Creative Arts Therapist, Psychoanalyst and an Arkansas State licensed Professional Counselor Ms. Neff is also a working artist who has participated in national and international art exhibits. Ms. Neff specializes in trauma treatment, depression, anxiety, anger management, and substance abuse. In 2013, Ms. Neff moved to Branson Missouri from New York City and started a local private practice.

Natalie Wlodarczyk, PhD, MT-BC
Music Therapist

Dr. Natalie Wlodarczyk is board certified as a Music Therapist  Her primary areas of clinical expertise are music therapy in hospice and bereavement. She will provide music therapy to the clients at Synergy Recovery Center. Prior to her doctoral work, Dr. Wlodarczyk was the Music Therapy Clinical Training Director at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, Florida. She currently is an Assistant Professor/Music Therapist at Drury University.

Denise BischofRY, RPYT, RRT
Yoga Instructor

Rebecca Chrestman provides acupuncture for our client’s at Synergy Recovery Center. She has been practicing acupuncture and herbs since 2003. Rebecca graduated from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in 2002 with a Masters of Oriental Medicine. She is a Diplomate in Acupuncture & Herbs and she earned her Doctorate in New Mexico in 2003.

Brandy Hickman
Nutrionist

Brandy Hickman is the owner of 2BWell. Brandy offers nutritional classes at Synergy Recovery Center. Driven by the desire to help people meet their potential and soar, Brandy is a true visionary with a strong community presence. Brandy is certified in exercise physiology and Jazzercise and has an extensive background in nutrition, women’s health, mental health, and the central nervous system.

Rebecca Chrestman
Acupuncturist

Jessica Wood
Billing Specialist

Jessica Wood is the Billing Specialist at Synergy Recovery Center and Synergy Counseling Center. She coordinates client intakes, insurance benefits, insurance billing, and is a SMART Recovery facilitator. Jessica has a nursing degree from Cox College and worked in critical care which allowed her to find her passion for patient advocacy and compassion for families experiencing some of the most challenging times in their lives.