Meet Our Clinical Team
Jeff R. Brooks MHA, LAC ACRPS, CHE
Chief Operating Officer
Twenty-five years of experience as a behavioral health care leader, entrepreneur, addiction treatment clinician, trainer, and consultant have equipped Jeff Brooks to serve with APN Lodge as Chief Operating Officer. During his career, Jeff has developed a variety of programming service models across multiple modalities, populations, funding sources, and business structures. Jeff champions the creation of high-quality, sustainable, and compassionate services that can effectively meet the needs of those struggling with untreated addiction and related behavioral health challenges.
Most recently, Jeff played a part in building and operating a highly successful behavioral healthcare business that served clients across more than 20 counties of western North Carolina. This organization received widespread recognition and secured accreditation from the Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), licensing, and community stakeholders. Utilizing an integrated care model to holistically address the clients’ needs, the company enjoyed great success over a 6-year period before its sale to a private equity firm. Under that firm, it continues to operate as a reputable partner and provider within the western North Carolina region.
Jeff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Limestone College, a graduate degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of South Carolina, and a Certificate of Christian Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, where he is currently studying theology and leadership through the Doctor of Ministry program. Jeff’s extensive background in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders has allowed him to serve an extensive range of individuals and their families.
He holds multi-state licensures in several modalities. Jeff holds Clinical Addiction Specialist & Clinical Supervisor certification (North Carolina, Colorado, South Carolina), Advanced Certification in Relapse Prevention (GORSKI-CENAPS Method), Master Addiction Counselor certification (NAADAC), and board certification in Healthcare Management (ACHE). Jeff moonlights as a writer and lives in Colorado with his best friend and wife of 25 years, Robin.
Ryan Drzewiecki, PsyD, LP
Dr. Ryan Drzewiecki is a licensed psychologist and experienced clinical director with over a decade of experience in his fields. After his undergraduate education at Northwestern University, he earned his masters and doctorate in clinical psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Drzewiecki then completed his postdoctoral internship at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Center City, Minnesota. During the internship, he created the National Screener position and championed the ongoing training of staff and students.
In 2016, Dr. Drzewiecki began as Clinical Director for A New Leaf, a community non-profit which has provided housing, career guidance, family services, crisis support, and behavioral health to nearly 33,000 individuals throughout central Arizona.
He created his own practice as a psychologist and consultant in 2018, specializing in substance abuse and other dependencies. Dr. Drzewiecki has consulted for various behavioral health companies and served as a board member for the Arizona Psychological Foundation in addition to a range of other volunteer activities.
President of Trauma
Before joining APN Lodge, Abe served as CEO and Clinical Director of Next Chapter Treatment. He holds a Masters of Social Work degree from Barry University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from John Carroll University. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Abe leads APN Lodge’s work in Post Induction Therapy (PIT) to guide guests in treating the origins of adult dysfunctional behaviors by exploring early childhood issues that have fueled various addictions, codependency, and relational problems.
Abe has extensive training in chemical dependency, sex, and love addiction, trauma, and family of origin issues. Before Next Chapter, Abe had experience as a primary therapist and clinical director for other treatment centers in Florida, where he worked closely with individuals, families, and groups. Abe is an unwavering advocate for the power of the family unit in supporting and equipping guests for sustainable recovery.