Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team2018-08-17T14:02:04+00:00
Tiffany Anschutz, LCSW
Tiffany Anschutz, LCSWChief Executive Officer
Tiffany is a licensed clinical social worker who has extensive experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Tiffany graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Science in Social Work. While in graduate school, Tiffany co-facilitated adolescent group therapy at Lehman High School in Kyle, TX and established the county’s first LGBTQ peer group.

Her final internship was a clinical position on the adult intensive care psychiatric unit at a large psychiatric hospital. Tiffany was hired full time immediately upon graduation and became the hospital’s detox social worker; conducting individual, group, and family therapy sessions. Later, Tiffany joined their Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) running a Dual IOP group. While with the organization, Tiffany helped train new staff and interns, developed a training manual, created a database for the resource department, and helped audit for Joint Commission compliance.

In her varied experience, Tiffany knew there were elements that were missing from a top-notch program that could make a huge impact in the success rate of a client’s recovery and mental wellness. This desire to bring about the change that was needed led her to open the doors to Sage Recovery & Wellness Center with the vision of opening Sage Recovery Villa. She wanted to create an aesthetically pleasing, warm environment that promoted tranquility and comfort in a modern spa-like atmosphere. She hand-selected master level therapists who are well respected in their fields and embrace the importance of research-proven methods for treating mental health and substance abuse. The Sage model is built upon the philosophy of client centered quality care

Cole Weatherby, D.O.
Cole Weatherby, D.O.Medical Director
Dr. Weatherby is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training in Austin at the UT Southwestern at Seton Healthcare Family General Psychiatry program, and opened a private practice in southwest Austin in the summer of 2012. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Weatherby believes in a patient-centered, integrative approach to psychiatric care that combines the best of modern evidence-based psychotherapy and pharmacologic treatment with up to date complementary and alternative approaches. He is a strong proponent of mindfulness and self-compassion based therapies. He also feels that a successful approach to recovery has to address all aspects of life— mental, physical, spiritual, and social, etc.

Dr. Weatherby adheres to a high standard of ethical behavior. He does not interact with the pharmaceutical industry, and cautiously evaluates evidence pertaining to new treatment approaches and best practices. He is a perpetual student and polymath, with interests in art, music, poetry, botany, astronomy, cooking, and philosophy.

Adrienne DiRaddo
Adrienne DiRaddo Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Adrienne is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Sage Recovery & Wellness Center, seeing clients at both the Villa and Westlake campuses.

As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Adrienne is licensed to provide psychiatric assessment and diagnosis, medication management and psychotherapy.

Adrienne works with adults in recovery, treating a wide variety of psychiatric disorders with trauma-informed care. Adrienne approaches treatment holistically, believing that medication is one aspect of person-centered care. She incorporates current alternative therapies that are evidence-based, focusing on complementary practices such as meditation, exercise, nutrition, and beyond. To achieve this, she enjoys working collaboratively with therapists, clinicians, families, and other healthcare providers to achieve an integrated approach to client care.

Adrienne attended undergraduate at Vanderbilt University and worked in clinical neuroscience research. She then returned to the university to earn her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Adrienne began her career as a PMHNP in her hometown of Houston, working in a mental health crisis clinic affiliated with a large hospital system.

She relocated in early 2017 to Austin, and continued working in psychiatric crisis respite and residential services to help clients stabilize, maintain safety, receive crisis counseling, and get connected with local resources. This work further established a passion to address co-occurring disorders, knowing that mental health affects us all, regardless of cultural beliefs, values, race, gender, age or socioeconomic status.

Adrienne is available to see Sage adolescent clients ages 16 and up, as well as adults for medication management.

Emily Keefer, LCSW, ADS
Emily Keefer, LCSW, ADSClinical Director
Emily earned her Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to receiving her MSSW, Emily gained experience working in the chemical dependency field with individuals experiencing homelessness at an Austin-based non-profit agency.

This work helped solidify Emily’s passion for working in the co-occurring disorders field and led her to pursue a master’s degree in clinical social work. Upon graduation, she continued her work in the homeless service sector, prior to coming to Sage. Emily has been part of the Sage Family since its beginning in 2014. She has received extensive training in Motivational Interviewing, and finds the clinical framework invaluable in her work. She operates from a holistic and relational approach, bringing warmth, creativity, and humility to the therapeutic process.

Emily approaches therapy under the assumption that all individuals have the capacity to self-heal, and through a supportive and respectful therapeutic alliance, the building blocks of integration are established.

Kristy Mickle, BSW
Kristy Mickle, BSWDirector of Admissions & Client Relations
Kristy graduated from The University of Michigan Flint with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. While in school, Kristy served as a case management intern for individuals with disabilities at Blue Water Center for Independent Living (BWCIL). At BWCIL, Kristy gained experience in program development; developing and teaching life skills to chronically homeless individuals with disabilities living in transitional supportive housing (TSH).

Kristy worked as a case manager at Lapeer County Community Mental Health, Lapeer Area Citizens Against Domestic Assault and the TSH Program for surviving families. After moving to Texas, Kristy gained experience in customer service and business administration. Kristy brings her background in the mental health field and management experience to the Sage team.

Liz Mautirz
Liz MautirzResidential Services Manager
A diverse management background and a passion for removing the stigma surrounding mental health and substance abuse allow Liz to put her expansive skill set to work at our inpatient rehabilitation estate. The Wisconsin transplant received her BA in Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her deep love of music and the life experiences that inspired her favorite artists cultivated an interest in social organizations that assist those struggling with substance abuse, trauma, and mental health issues. She was drawn to Sage by their philosophy of treating both the body and mind to achieve wellness of one’s whole self. Prior to her career at Sage, Liz managed teams in both retail and office settings, and is excited to combine her strengths in leadership with her desire to help others on their journey to recovery. Outside of work, Liz writes music with her husband, and enjoys travelling and playing with their two dogs.
JC Shakespeare, LPC
JC Shakespeare, LPCTherapist
JC Shakespeare has been in private practice since 2009, working with clients dealing with trauma, substance abuse, depression and anxiety. Trained in both EMDR and Natural Processing, JC’s work is centered on aligning head, heart and body to handle intense emotion. This holistic approach integrates the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of human experience to facilitate deep and lasting change. JC and his wife have three daughters, and he enjoys golf, hiking, and film whenever he can.
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