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Providing you with the best care to ensure your recovery

Scott McClure

Co-Owner and Managing Director

Scott has a Bachelor of Science in the field of Health and Human Services. He has worked for 10 years in providing services to employees with personal and/or work-related concerns, such as stress, family problems, office conflicts, and alcohol and substance use disorders. Scott helps employees of all levels work through life challenges affecting job performance, health, and personal well-being. His Employee Assistance Professional services include counseling employees and sharing knowledge of diet, exercise and supplements for mental and physical well-being. Scott has provided additional advanced planning for organizational challenges, deadline planning and assistance with response to traumatic events. He received the TX-Approved Certification in Overdose Prevention and Naloxone. Scott’s vision of a sober transitional living community based on honesty, accountability, responsibility, and the principles of the 12 steps has come to life at Life Launch. His passion and most valuable transformational attribute is helping others find their way in sobriety. This passion is a product of his own recovery journey – one that has been shaped through treatment, 12-step work, service work, sober living, and ultimately, a career change. Scott participates in a monthly group of recovery housing stakeholders to develop vital resources, as highlighted in the Surgeon General’s Report and the President’s Commission Report. Some providers are linked to corrupt business practices, as highlighted in the GAO Report and several pieces of federal and state legislation have been filed, such as the Ensuring Access to Quality Sober Living Act of 2018.

Kate Livengood

Advisory Board and Consultant. 

Kate is the Chief Clinical Officer and Owner of The Livingood Center at Orange County Recovery in Huntington Beach, California. We are pleased to have Kate as a “hands on” consultant to Life Launch. She has years of experience and success with sober recovery and transitional residences. The Livingood Center at Orange County Recovery offers a spectrum of care geared towards those struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. Kate puts a strong focus on integrating clients into a healthy and sustainable life of recovery. We also strive to help our clients, one-on-one, gain the tools and skills necessary to be able to manage a productive life. Kate has worked with individuals and families who need extra support navigating life in recovery for themselves or their loved ones. Kate will also work one on one counseling with clients for a variety of issues: sober coaching, life skills, transitioning from treatment back into a healthy life. Kate was the Executive Director at Integrative Wellness Institute in Orange, California. She was also Co-Creator and Director of the Family Program at PCH Treatment Program for 5 years as the director of The Mandeville House supportive living environment for those clients starting to step down and reintegrate back into life, though still needing support implementing the tools they have learned, into real life.

Jesuel Alamo

PhD Doctor of Philosophy Clinical Psychology, Master of Science Applied Psychology, Bachelor of Arts Organizational Management

Dr. Alamo has a PhD in Clinical Psychology, a Master of Science in Applied Psychology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management. He believes that clinical psychology is an integration of science, theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development. Central to its practice are psychological assessment, clinical formulation, and psychotherapy. Clinical psychologists are expert in providing psychotherapy, and generally train within four primary theoretical orientations—psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and systems or family therapy. Jesual has 18 years of Life Coaching experience. His style is a Person-Centered Approach, which concentrates in providing unconditional positive regard to the client. The idea is to empower the person to live the best life that they can live, where the client is treated as an equal. Areas of specialty for coaching: Anxiety, depression, PTSD, addictions, sexuality, grief and loss, low self-esteem and spiritual modalities among others. He enjoys working with individuals and family from all walks of life.

Millie Chen-Murphy

Acupuncture & Eastern Medicine Holistic Healer

      Millie is a student of the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which is a post baccalaureate academic institution dedicated to educating and equipping individuals as healthcare practitioners whose practice is based on the theories, principles, and clinical applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). They embrace the tenets of Western science and promote the integration of TCM into mainstream biomedicine. Millie believes that the collaboration of Oriental and Western medicines has resulted in a great number of advances in the treatment of illness, resulting in better health care for all. She has 10 years of experience in acupuncture, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, which is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management and addiction. According to Millie, patients report an enhanced sense of well-being and a deep feeling of relaxation after an acupuncture treatment. These modalities alleviate stress and depression symptoms by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.

Personal Trainer and Nutritionist

The Life Launch Team believes that physical activity and nutrition are a vital part of the recovery process. With our mission statement in mind, we work with trainers and nutritionists to provide our clients with personalized meal and exercise plans.

LIFE LAUNCH TEAM

The Life Launch team is focused on helping residents build a foundation of sobriety, have a sense of community, strengthen life skills, and nurture growth and development in addiction recovery. The goal is to help residents meet goals for both personal growth and independent living skills within addiction recovery.