Drue Seigerman, LPC, LCDC – Executive Director
What is your full name, title, and the location you work out of?

Drue Seigerman LPC, LCDC. Executive Director of Serenity House Detox, Houston, Texas

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey—approximately 2 miles from Met Life Stadium.
From 1997 to 2002 I lived in Brooklyn, when I was a New York City Police Officer.

Where did you go to school? Collegiate degree? What was your focus of study?

New Jersey City University for my undergrad in Criminal Justice and two Masters degrees from Capella University. Masters in Human Services Specializing in Addictions.
Masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling.

What is your passion for working in the treatment field? (You can share your own recovery story, or you don’t have to disclose)

My passion is always about the clients and providing the highest quality of care. There is no greater happiness than seeing clients come back years later to share their experience, strength, and hope.

What do you do for your job? List a few responsibilities.

Ensure that we are providing the highest quality of care to clients and their family members. Supervise our clinical, medical, and operational staff. Ensure that we are meeting all needs of the individuals that we serve.

What is your favorite part of your job?

Seeing professional growth in all staff. Driving our mission statement through our core beliefs and philosophy. Interacting with the clients and seeing the transition from despair to hope in their faces.

What do you think sets Amatus apart from other treatment centers?

Our commitment to meeting the everchanging needs of our clients, and our ability to predict future trends in the field of addiction and mental health services.

Anything else you want to include in your bio?

I am an avid “sneaker head.” I have a retail business where I buy and sell high-end sneaker releases. I have over 100 pairs of Jordan’s sneakers in my personal collection.

Danielle Craig, MS, LCDC-I – Director of Operations
What is your full name, title, and the location you work out of?

Danielle Craig, MS, LCDC-I. I work out of Houston.

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Dallas, TX, raised in South Jersey, and just returned to TX in March 2021 after 18 years in Florida.

Where did you go to school? Collegiate degree? What was your focus of study?

Virginia Tech – BS in Biology, minor in Business; Walden University – MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

What is your passion for working in the treatment field? (You can share your own recovery story, or you don’t have to disclose)

I was brought to this field like many others, through my own personal recovery that started back in 2010. I knew almost immediately that I wanted to work in this field, and made the decision to return to school to get a masters in counseling. I am also currently working on my masters in healthcare administration. I started as a behavioral health tech in 2011, and have held the positions of case manager, therapist, admissions counselor, admissions director, director of utilization review, compliance manager and director of operations. It is my hope that I can help others realize that this is a life worth living, and that everyone is capable of recovery.

What do you do for your job? List a few responsibilities.

As Director of Operations, I ensure the day-to-day operations of the facility are going smoothly. I handle everything from maintaining the environment of care to overseeing the behavioral health techs. I help develop and implement process and procedure at the facility level.

What is your favorite part of your job?

I am very much a proponent of professional (and personal) development, and enjoy mentoring and coaching my staff to be able to serve this population in the most effective way. I love seeing the “lightbulb” go off when a client begins to recover from the disease of addiction. I enjoy taking on projects and seeing them through to completion.

What do you think sets Amatus apart from other treatment centers?

I think Amatus has a reputation for excellence and quality affordable care that is easily accessible in many areas of the country

Anything else you want to include in your bio?

I am the mother of a 4-year-old son, who I raise with my husband here in TX. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, working out, and I am a die-hard VT Hokies football fan.

Dr. Lawrence Taylor, LPC, LCDC – Regional Clinical Director
What is your full name, title, and the location you work out of?

Dr. Lawrence Taylor, LPC, LCDC, serving as Regional Clinical Director for Serenity House Detox–Houston.

Where did you grow up?

I am a Native Houstonian; I have lived here my whole life and think it is the best place to live. Houston has so much to offer.

Where did you go to school? Collegiate degree? What was your focus of study?

I got my Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, a Master of Education in Counselor Education from Texas Southern University, and a PhD in Counselor Education from Sam Houston State University. My focus has always been counseling, and in order to be more marketable in the field I chose to specialize in school counseling, mental health counseling, and addiction treatment. These various specialties have served me greatly, and the life experiences has been valuable.

What is your passion for working in the treatment field?

I grew up in alcoholic household. It was such the norm to me that I didn’t realize other families didn’t “celebrate” the way my family did every weekend. As I grew older, I realized that my family members were suffering and using substances to make them no longer feel, think, and/or process their trauma. I wanted to heal my family and myself. Within my doctoral program, I conducted and published research with men growing up in a substance abusing household. The research was cathartic for me and ignited my passion for substance abuse treatment.

What do you do for your job? List a few responsibilities.

I literally save the day on a regular basis—but seriously, I assist with managing our facility and employees. Specifically, I oversee the clinical staff at Serenity House Detox -Houston, assisting with case consultation/supervision, and filling in as a clinician as needed. I am responsible for establishing and implementing a sound program for our clients.

What is your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job is being an active member of an individual’s care. Within my role I can manage from afar, but I insist on being hands-on within the facility—interacting with clients and making them feel comfortable and acclimated. I enjoy witnessing the transformation that occurs for our clients through our clinical interventions. Additionally, I love the communal nature that is created by our clients here; it is influential on the newcomer, and it builds a family within treatment.

What do you think sets Amatus apart from other treatment centers?

Amatus is like no other treatment facility that I have worked for in the past. The leadership team is hands-on and easily accessible, which makes a world of a difference for employees. I feel like an integral part of the team here at Serenity House Detox – Houston and within Amatus. Amatus is growing exponentially in the Houston area, and I am happy to be part of that growth.

Anything else you want to include in your bio?

My family means the world to me and are my driving force. I am the proud father of two intelligent young men who are destined for greatness. And my wife and I are excited to welcome a baby girl to the Taylor family in April 2022.