Meet the Leaders Behind Austin's Premier Sober Living House
As a Principal/Owner of Harmony Haus, Dan is a well-respected leader in the field of addiction recovery and is in long-term recovery himself. He got into the field after he realized he could be a victim of his addiction, or navigate his way through recovery and take on life sober from a position of mental health, clarity, and strength. Navigating his way through recovery, Dan left his career as Commercial Construction Project Manager to pursue his passion for helping others recover from the disease of addiction and take their lives back.
On his journey to recovery, Dan came up with his beliefs that sobriety is about getting excited for life again by setting goals to work towards and achieve, learning to have fun in sobriety, and figuring out your own individual recovery program.
Dan holds a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree in Real-Estate Finance & Development from The University of Texas at San Antonio and has completed his 1st year of graduate studies in the Masters of Business Administration program at the University of the Incarnate Word.
Dan also holds a Board Member Position with Austin TAAP (Texas Association of Addiction Professionals), and serves as the TAAP - Social Media & Webmaster.
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DR. DOROTHY BYRNE, Ph.D., LPC-S, MBA, RDN, LD, CAS
As an Owner/Principal of Harmony Haus, LLC., Dr. Dorothy A. Byrne brings a wealth of education, certifications, experiences and passion. She is an internationally credentialed professional since the early 1980’s. She is an owner of 3 businesses, a consultant and retired state university pre-med student educator.
Dr. Byrne holds a B.S. in Nutritional Science from The University of Rhode Island, an M.B.A. from Connecticut State University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and holds dual Texas State Licensures, one in Dietetics and the other in Licensed Professional Counseling. Dr. Byrne is a Texas State Recognized Supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselors Interns and, as President and Founder of Byrne Consultants, Inc., has hosted several professional sites for supervision and training. Dr. Byrne holds certifications in Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy, Holotropic Breath work/Release Therapy and Acudetox (auricular acupuncture for those in recovery to detox and reduce stress).
Before moving to Texas, from 1993 to 1998, along with owning and operating her consulting firm with vendor contracts in the 5 Boroughs of New York City, she was faculty at Connecticut State University teaching pre-med Nutritional Science. After moving to Texas, from 1999 to 2012, Dr. Byrne was Faculty at University of Texas at San Antonio, teaching pre-med Nutritional Sciences for the Biology Department. For a short time, she moved to the DFW area, where she specialized in grief counseling for families who lost a family member to drug overdose. While in DFW, she also worked with military personnel in recovery from substance use disorder and/or PTSD in military contracted behavioral health facilities while training her Weimaraner, Zoe, for AKC Pet Therapy Certification. She returned to Austin in 2013 to provide consultation and write policies, procedures and standards of practice for the opening of a Behavioral Health facility in South Austin. She continued to grow her company’s consultation contracts with behavior health facilities and government provider agencies. Dr. Byrne trains, employs, mentors and supervises professionals in Medical Nutrition Therapy and Counseling/Behavior Support to serve the volume of consultation contracts with agencies and private practice endeavors.
Dr. Byrne brings her personal recovery journey from Anorexia and Bulimia to addiction treatment. Well known for her success in treating all types of eating disorders, Dr. Byrne holds a belief that the person is the person, not the “dis-ease,” and that in order to facilitate the healing process, the therapist must access the source of the “dis-ease” shoulder-to-shoulder with the client and individualize therapies specific to the client’s needs. She has passion for the healing arts. She has an extensive background in the integration of the two fields, Nutritional Science and Counseling.
Dr. Byrne is also known as a local 5K Runner, a Chakra Release Therapist/Reiki Master, a Behavior Support Specialist for those with intellectual disabilities and a counselor for their caregiver(s). Dr. Byrne is continually learning through formalized education and reading/studying/designing her own curriculums. Her choices of academic educational pursuits and many certifications reflect her passion for source healing of the mind, body and spirit. She is called upon to consult throughout the state of Texas. Dr. Byrne loves learning and considers her clients, family and dog to be her greatest life teachers.