PaRC - Houston Intensive Outpatient Program

Houston Intensive Outpatient Program

Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) Houston Intensive Outpatient Program

3043 Gessner Road, Houston, TX 77080
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(281) 941-5106 
Mon 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

General Information

Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) is Houston’s premier drug and alcohol treatment center. Our Intensive Outpatient Program in Houston is rock-solid and will help you build a foundation for long-term sobriety. The disease of addiction can be managed and we can help you learn how to do it. All of our programs are nationally accredited and comprehensive. The first step is a clinical evaluation with a skilled Admissions Counselor at PaRC. The evaluation will help ensure whether or not detoxification is necessary, and that outpatient care is right for you. Read more about our confidential admission process. 

Adult Program Hours, Monday – Thursday:

  • Day Option: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Evening Option: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Aftercare Group is Thursday: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Adolescent Program Hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Program Components

  • Five to six weeks of programming depending on your unique needs
  • Individual, Group and Family Counseling
  • Chemical Dependency Education
  • 12-Step Integration
  • Community Resource Awareness
  • Comprehensive Discharge Planning
  • Relapse Prevention
  • One-year Aftercare Program
  • Lifetime Alumni Association Membership and Support

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Senior Leadership

Cameron Bolish, M.Ed.
Chief Executive Officer

Cameron rises each morning to win the day and identify opportunities to sharpen his mental toughness, visualize success, overcome failures, and focus on setting and achieving goals. While enhancing his situational awareness and looking for the good all around us, Cameron continually moves forward in the pursuit of happiness, never taking one moment of life for granted. After multiple years dedicated to fostering a successful educational leadership platform, Cameron strategically transitioned into healthcare administration with Acadia Healthcare serving in multiple roles: director of admissions, director of business development, corporate manager of managed care and chief executive officer. In June 2020, Cameron left Acadia Healthcare to further his healthcare leadership journey with Discovery Behavioral Health serving as the CEO for New Hope Ranch. Cameron currently serves as the CEO for DBH’s newly acquired purchase from Memorial Hermann, PaRC – Prevention and Recovery Center. Cameron and his girlfriend are the proud paw-rents of two little puppies: Zella and Zeppelin.

Lara Offenburger, PA-C
Chief Operating Officer

Lara has been with Discovery Behavioral Health since January 2019 serving in multiple leadership positions. As a medical provider, Lara has worked both within substance use facilities as a lead medical provider, as well as throughout the division as a medical quality and compliance manager. As COO at PaRC, Lara utilizes this background to support the exceptional teams within the facility to provide the highest quality care for each patient. After graduating from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2001, Lara has focused her career on giving imperative care to medically underserved populations. With her background in internal medicine, she obtained additional training in psychiatry, HIV specialty care and substance abuse treatment to bring a unique and holistic approach to care for each individual. When not at work, Lara enjoys filling her day with volunteer work and international travel that focuses on learning from diverse and varied cultures.

Mike Leath, M.D.
Medical Director

Dr. Leath has worked at Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) since 2004, starting as a staff physician, then later becoming the medical director. He has been with Discovery Behavioral Health since the transition in 2021. Prior to joining PaRC, he worked in family and ER medicine. He attended Texas A&M University, then graduated with a degree in pharmacy from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and did his residency in family medicine at Memorial Family Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is board certified in both family and addiction medicine. Dr. Leath has been sober since 2003 and uses his personal knowledge and passion of addiction and recovery to help his patients succeed as they begin their personal journey. In his spare time, Dr. Leath enjoys any and everything outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and spending time with his awesome family.

Carlos Guerra Jr., M.D.
Director of Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Guerra received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Texas A & M University in 1985. He received his Doctorate in Medicine degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1989. He completed his residency in adult psychiatry from Baylor College of Medicine in 1992 and his fellowship in child psychiatry from Baylor College of Medicine in 1994. He is board certified. Dr. Guerra was the medical director for the Children’s and Adolescent Unit at Spring Shadows Glen from 1995 to 2000. While medical director, Dr. Guerra was appointed assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry – Division of Child Psychiatry for Baylor College of Medicine. He also served as Chief of Staff at Spring Shadows Glen in 1999. He has served as the medical director for the Memorial-Hermann Rapid Psychiatric Response Team since 2000. He has been on the clinical staff at PaRC since its inception in November 2000. In August 2008, Dr. Guerra accepted the position as medical director for adolescent psychiatric services at PaRC and works with chemically dependent adolescents and adults. He was in private practice for over 20 years and was involved in numerous clinical pharmaceutical research trials. He supervises medical students from UTMB, physician assistant students from University of North Texas Health Science Center, and nurse practitioner students from several different nursing programs. Since 2011, Dr. Guerra has served as one of two medical directors for Interfaith EAP. In 2014, Dr. Guerra accepted the position to oversee Memorial Hermann’s Urgent/Emergency Outpatient Psychiatric Clinics. Dr. Guerra is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Matthew Thompson, M.D., FASAM
Director of Adult Psychiatry

Dr. Thompson has worked as an attending psychiatrist at PaRC since 2014. He provides direct addiction psychiatric care to adult patients, as well providing consultations for primary care physicians. Prior to focusing on addiction psychiatry, he specialized in geriatrics. He is board certified in adult and geriatric psychiatry, as well as addiction medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, completed his psychiatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and was a geriatric psychiatry fellow at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. When not at work, he is an avid board gamer and spoils his Pomeranians.

Lisa Walker
Director of Quality Management

Lisa is currently serving as the director of quality management for PaRC. Lisa started at PaRC over 12 years ago as a patient access specialist and has held various roles in admissions, data analysis, quality and education. Lisa oversees all regulatory compliance for the facility and believes in providing a quality experience through communication and connection with our patients. She is part of the Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2009 and holds a B.S. in education from Texas A&M University. She is currently pursuing an M.B.A. with Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. During her free time, Lisa is planning trips to Disney World with her husband, beautiful children and new puppy.

Xavier Harris, MBA
Director of Facility Operations

Xavier currently serves as director of facility operations with PaRC; he has been with PaRC for over 14 years. Xavier has worked in behavioral health for 22 years. He started as a behavioral health technician (BHT) and has held various leadership roles. Xavier graduated from DeVry University in 2017, magna cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on health care management. In 2020, he received his master’s degree in business administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. Xavier is detail-oriented, a multitasker and the unique gift of being an extraordinary leader. In his free time, Xavier enjoys spending time with his family, cooking and completing projects.

Resha Shah, LPC, LCDC
Director of Utilization Management

Resha joined Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) in October 2017. She began her career in the mental health and substance abuse field in 2013 and holds a Master of Arts degree in psychology. Resha gained most of her clinical experience working with children with mental health concerns and then working with adults who struggled with addiction. She is currently the director of our utilization review department, overlooking authorizations for all levels of care. Resha is passionate about the field and enjoys advocating for our patients. Outside of work, Resha enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Kevin Bunn
Director of Admissions

Kevin is currently the director of admissions. He has been with PaRC since 2021. Kevin’s vast experience in the recovery field benefits patients, families and the team at PaRC. Having worked in direct patient care, administration and management, Kevin is well-positioned to help bring best practices in the treatment of substance abuse and addiction to PaRC. His additional experience in finance, insurance and marketing is a definite plus. In Kevin’s words, “I have a passion for helping individuals start on the path to recovery and learn how to maintain a clean and sober life. We know that addiction affects everyone in the person’s sphere, especially families and close friends, and I want to do all that I can to offer education and support to them.”

Storme Wood, LCDC
Director of Referral Relations

Storme joined the PaRC – Discovery Behavioral Health team in 2021 and serves as the facility’s director of care coordination & referral relations. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Texas at Austin, and has over 15 years’ experience in the field of public relations and corporate communications. As a person in long-term recovery, Storme came to realize that her passion and purpose was to help others find freedom from addiction. She chose to change her career path in 2018, using her public relations experience to bolster the efforts of drug and alcohol treatment centers as a director of communications. At PaRC, Storme manages interdepartmental communications, collaborates with treatment teams to provide optimal patient care and serves as a liaison to external business partners. She believes that the process of recovery is a fundamental life change, requiring time, community, compassion and love. Her ultimate goal is to establish an environment in which patients can discover the same freedom she has found. Storme is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration and is also a licensed chemical dependency counselor.

Josh Allbright, LMSW, RN
Director of Nursing

Josh began working with Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) in 2022. He is the director of nursing, supervising nursing staff and ensuring compliance. Josh developed an interest in medicine as a hospital corpsman in the Navy. After completing a bachelor’s in science and nursing and registered nurse licensure, Josh worked in every patient care role in a freestanding psychiatric facility. Upon completion and licensure of a graduate social work program, Josh was promoted and served as director of risk and director of admissions. Josh’s passion for mental health treatment stems from his deployment to Fallujah, Iraq, in 2005. Josh’s home life is filled with his three cats and two dogs. Josh is currently pursuing a PhD in psychology with a focus on trauma and the influence of Western psychologies on indigenous cultures.

Ahmad Belton
Director of Patient Experience

Ahmad started his career at PaRC in May 2022. His plan is to develop and train the BHT (behavioral health technician) staff with focused importance on customer service and overall patient experience satisfaction. Ahmad attended Knoxville College in Knoxville, Tennessee. Ahmad started in the behavioral health field in 1996 as a BHT and case manager for patients with cerebral palsy. Prior to PaRC, over the past 15 years Ahmad has been a CPI instructor and milieu/program manager. Ahmad aspires to one day operate his own foster home. Ahmad loves family gatherings and traveling.

Matthew Ruble, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Matthew Ruble is the Chief Medical Officer of Discovery Behavioral Health. Dr. Ruble has a deep passion for advancing the behavioral health industry through training, publication, innovation, payer relations and collaboration. He spent 20 years of his career working with the Cambridge Health Alliance, a health system affiliated with Harvard Medical School, responsible for training clinicians, residents and medical staff in core evidence-based practices including:
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

  • Psychiatric curriculum development

  • Research

  • Publications

  • Speaking nationally on evidence-based practices

  • Integrated behavioral and physical health care delivery

As Lead Medical Director overseeing Clinical Behavioral Health Strategy and Operations for Humana, he was part of the team that reviewed and advised on all behavioral health technology innovations for investment and implementation. His expertise spans consistent delivery of innovative and value-based, industry-leading, and integrated behavioral health programs and services. Dr. Ruble earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. From there, he attended the Carver School of Medicine at the University of Iowa, earning his Doctor of Medicine degree. He then attended Harvard Medical School in Boston to intern at the Department of Medicine and became a resident at the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Ruble became Chief Resident of the Psychopharmacology at Cambridge Health Alliance as well as a physician educator at the Academy at Harvard Medical School.

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