An Experienced, Talented, Compassionate Team

The founder and staff of Root Recovery are veterans of the recovery industry, bringing many years of relavent experience, combined with deep subject-matter expertise and a wide range of skills to support you or your loved one's sustainable recovery. 

The below summaries give you a glimpse of the people you will meet at Root Recovery, but the best thing to do is to give us a call so that we can talk on the phone and give you a chance to get to know us. At the very least, we will be able to answer your questions and point you in the right direction. 

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Lindsey Slater White, Founder, M.Ed., LPC, CPTR, EMDR, KAP

Lindsey possesses 17 years of therapeutic experience in working with addiction and trauma. Her modalities include an overall trauma informed/harm-reduction orientation with a focus on the mind-body connection that is rooted in a shamanic worldview and spiritual practice. She has been fully trained in EMDR since 2005, which she has adapted as an integration tool for those who have recently undergone a peak experience. 

After undergoing a two week psycho-spiritual plant medicine journey at a clinic in Mexico in 2011, her eyes were opened to the deficits in the mental health and substance abuse system, which inspired her to create an alternative approach to addiction recovery that truly heals, rather than simply diagnoses and treats symptoms. This is how Root Recovery came to be. 

In addition to her graduate degree and licensure in Counseling Psychology, Lindsey holds a certificate from the California Institute of Integral Studies in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Research. She is also trained in and practices ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) at a local psychiatric clinic (she trained under Phil Wolfson, MD, editor of the Ketamine Papers). 

Lindsey is also a 200-hour KRI certified Kundalini Yoga instructor, as well as a trained kambó practitioner. Kambó is available to those in aftercare as a complimentary alternative healing therapy (given that the recipient passes a screening to determine if they are a candidate for this powerful cleanse). 

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Ray Rodriguez, Certified Transformational Recovery Coach 

Ray is a certified transformational recovery coach (through Being True to You).

He beat a 20-year opiate addiction and is going strong into his 6th year of recovery. His shift happened when he learned to love himself through self-care and living a purpose-filled life. 

He realized that being clean isn't enough, and found ways to channel his creativity and passion through cross fit, yoga, a healthy diet, getting outdoors, and opening his mind to social and spiritual support.  

He keenly understands the void feeling that is so often at the core of addiction. Today his life is filled with joy, happiness, compassion and balance and he is now giving back what he has received. 

He revels in his healing everyday and is honored to provide powerful heart centered coaching and guides individuals to determine their own path of recovery with compassion and kindness.

Rays first-hand experience with a successful recovery, along with his many coaching gifts and talents, make him an ideal companion, advocate, coach and friend in the early recovery phase of your own "hero's journey."  



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Eric Elmburg, MBA, Director of Operations

Eric Elmburg grew up in rural Northeast Oklahoma. He's a graduate of University of Colorado, and he has a Master’s Degree in Business from Southern Methodist University.  

He’s had varied and successful business career as a partner and operator in a family-owned holding company. Along the way, he has led organizations in manufacturing, consumer products, real estate, and the energy industries. Mr. Elmburg was also an active member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) for 12 years. 

After a decade long struggle with alcohol, he has now turned his focus to helping in the area of recovery with his coaching skills and his business acumen. He enjoys boating, traveling, and hiking, and has recently written his first novel, a political thriller. Most importantly, his energy is derived from his three wonderful children who have been an amazing part of his journey.

While Eric has decades of experience as a leader, because of his own challenges and hard-earned recovery, he brings an inspiring humility to his connection with our clients in his role supporting the program, always making sure things run smoothly. 

Read The Stories of Recovery

JF Texas
"I have seen miracles happen at Root Recovery. It has been amazing seeing the change in people and their recovery process from being here. I can't recommend this place enough!"
QH Virginia
Root recovery has played a huge part in my life and my recovery. I would not be doing so well in my recovery if it wasn’t for Lindsey and Ray. Their combined knowledge on recovery and therapy makes them an amazing team.
JL California
Root Recovery gave me time to create a new lifestyle, build up my tools and a supportive community to provide a base for an amazing recovery and also reconnect with nature and myself on a very deep level.


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