Santé Center for Healing

Santé Center for Healing

Integrity. Intimate. Individualized.

Locally owned and operated, Santé Center for Healing’s goal is to provide individuals and families long-term recovery. From a beautiful wooded hilltop in Argyle, Texas (outside of Denton), Santé’s expert clinical and medical staff specialize in substance use disorders, disordered eating, problematic sexual behavior, poly-addiction and dual diagnosis…and ultimately the trauma so often underneath it all. And they’ve been “making miracles happen on the hill” for more than 20 years. Because research supports a longer length of stay and a continuum of care are more likely to support long-term recovery, Santé’s levels of care include, but are not limited to: medical detox, residential treatment, intensive outpatient, transitional living, therapeutic intensives for trauma and codependency, maintaining proper boundaries course, family therapy, outpatient clinic, and relapse prevention through lifelong alumni services. From the time we were founded, treating Sexual Addiction or Problematic Sexual Behavior has been a huge part of what we do and is treated through individual CSAT sessions, gender specific group therapy, EMDR, Neurofeedback, as well as other approaches that have proven effective. Because trauma and addiction are so closely linked, we treat them both simultaneously, which decreases the chance of relapse. Family therapy is integrated into residential treatment as a way to address potential unhealthy family dynamics by educating those involved with addictive thinking basics and providing tools for healing. All treatment is tailored to the individual’s needs and circumstances and uses an integrated approach to therapy – addressing mind, body and emotions. We take pride in being able to treat the most challenging patients because of our commitment to integrity and the caliber, qualifications and experience of our staff. Visit us online or call to get answers to your questions…and to start the journey to recovery for you, a loved one or a client. For more information call or visit our website.
Contact Information
Phone940.464.7222
Address: 914 Country Club Rd.
Argyle, TX 76226

Staff

SAM SLATON, M.ED., LPC-S, MBA, MHSM

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Sam has been with Santé Center for Healing since 2004, and has been the CEO since January 2022. He has also served successfully in several other roles during his tenure at Santé, including the Director of Intake and Admissions, the Director of Outpatient Services and most recently as COO for six years. Sam received his Master’s in Business Administration and Master’s in Health Systems Management from Texas Woman’s University and his Master’s in Counseling and Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of North Texas. Sam is an Eagle Scout, a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, former President of the Argyle Education Foundation and Argyle ISD’s School Board President. Without a doubt be is dedicated to service excellence and Santé’s mission, vision, and values.

GEORGE W. STRAW, JR

CO-OWNER
George became the co-owner of Sante Center for Healing in September 2007, but has been involved with Sante since its inception. He is retired from Xerox where he was Manager of Collection Services, Manager of Accounts Receivables, and Corporate Trainer. George was also a bank officer in San Antonio and Branch Manager for a Savings and Loan. He was Executive Vice President for Sun Financial.

M. DEBORAH CORLEY, PHD

CO-FOUNDER, CO-OWNER AND CLINICAL CONSULTANT
Dr. Corley is co-founder and co-owner of Santé Center for Healing. She serves as clinical consultant to the Santé treatment team. She won the 2008 Merit Award from Society of the Advancement for Sexual Health (SASH), the 1999 Carnes Award for outstanding achievement in the field of sex addiction and was the co-recipient with Dr. Schneider of the Clinician’s Most Valuable Article Award by the American Foundation for Addiction Research in 2003 for their work on disclosure. She is a past president of the Board for SASH and a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Licensed both as an addiction treatment specialist and marriage and family therapist, Deb has over 35 years of experience working with and conducting research on addictive disorders and high risk families. She is also recognized as an international speaker with her focus on treatment of addictions, trauma resolution, disclosure, interpersonal neurobiology and meeting attachment needs. In addition to co-authoring Disclosing Secrets and Surviving Disclosure, she also co-authored Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment of Female Sex and Love Addicts.

MELISSA PENNINGTON, D.O., FASAM, CEDS

MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Dr. Melissa Pennington is the Medical Director of Sante Center for Healing in Argyle, TX. She is a board-certified psychiatrist, a board-certified addictionologist, and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Since joining the team at Sante, she has also completed advanced training in the treatment of problematic sexual behavior. She is currently on her second term serving as medical liaison for the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Prior to joining Santé, she served as Medical Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas from 2010-2015. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and completed her psychiatric residency at John Peter Smith Hospital, where she was awarded intern of the year and served as chief resident for two consecutive years.

ADAM KARAZUBA, MSW, LCSW

CLINICAL SERVICES, RESIDENTIAL AND OUTPATIENT
A leading authority on addiction treatment therapies, program implementation, and “people development”, Adam has orchestrated several key programmatic transformations during his 20-year career, including the Daytime Intensive Outpatient Program and Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program at Santé Center for Healing, where he’s been making impact since 2018. As the Director of Clinical Services for Santé, an internationally renowned addiction continuum of care for individuals seeking long-term recovery from addictive substances and behaviors with a focus on dual diagnosis and trauma resolution, he helps provide the long-term vision, clinical methods and system processes to provide long-term recovery for Santé clients and their families. With a collaborative style and a penchant for humor, Adam draws on his extensive experience as a Santé Residential Case Manager/Primary Therapist, Santé Director of Intensive Outpatient Services and more than two decades of working in quality inpatient and residential facilities working with children, adolescents, adults and their families. He’s an avid proponent for dual diagnosis and trauma-informed care, which addresses the core issues often related to chronic relapse. Although he hasn’t fully adopted a Texas drawl, he comes to Santé via New York, attaining his Masters of Social Work from Syracuse University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY. In his time away from Santé, Adam enjoys time with his family and friends, golfing, and Syracuse basketball.

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