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Our Staff


Christ Centered Counselors, Pastors and Case Mangers

At “Celebrate A New Life” (a Christian tract of Northbound Treatment) we consider our staff to be the backbone our Christian addiction treatment. That’s why we’ve put together a well-trained and experienced team to guide you through your Christian recovery. One of our main goals was to create a group of individuals who would make our clients feel comfortable, safe and open throughout the treatment process. When you join our Christian Addiction treatment community you’ll be cared for and counseled by a professional staff that is committed to every aspect of your recovery. At Celebrate A New Life we base our Christian treatment program on the standard 12-Step Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous program in tandem with Christian recovery modalities. Many of our staff members are also in recovery themselves which allows them to draw from their own personal experiences and foster a deeper understanding and connection with our clients. All of our clients spend time with our counselors and therapists on a one-on-one basis and in group settings covering the psychological and physiological root causes of addiction in tandem with Christian recovery principles.  To learn more about our Christian Rehab Orange County LINKS Treatment Program, click here.

Beth Durling - Links Director

Beth Durling, MS, CADCII, ICADC, is a Masters Level clinician working with dual diagnosed clients for over 15 years. Beth has held such titles as CEO, COO and several Clinical Director roles, where she equipped teams nationally to further their successful outcomes. Beth was founder and CEO of The Center for Life Change, a nationally recognized faith-based non-profit treatment center and now currently is Clinical Administrator at Northbound Treatment Center and Director of their faith-based program Links. Beth is also the founder and CEO of The Agency, overseeing practitioners facilitating Reset Sessions utilizing her renowned clinical, spiritual and holistic approach to trauma healing. Beth’s heart is to guide her client’s toward deep healing to ultimately help them find spiritual and emotional freedom. Beth has two amazing adult children who reside in Orange County, California.

Jeremy Williams - Core Leader

Jeremy Williams, SUDRC 12308 lives in Fullerton CA and is married to his wife Julia for 13 yrs. He is the proud father of 3 boys and 2 girls as well as 3 wonderful grandsons. Jeremy attends First Love Church in Costa Mesa CA, where he serves as worship team leader and is a Core Leader at Northbound Treatment Center in their faith-based program Links as well as working in Business Development. Jeremy has a heart for evangelism, worship and a deep passion to see the broken set free.

Byron Smith - Core Leader

Pastor Byron L. Smith has been a noteworthy leader in the Mental Health, Adjunct professor, Faith base/Religious circles, and various local communities throughout the Mid-West and Southern California. He currently serves as a well loved leader for Northbound’s Links Program, an Adjunct Professor at Antioch University, and Azusa Pacific University, and Co chair for Public Safety and Justice committee for the Empowerment Congress of Los Angeles, CA. Pastor Byron can also be credited with contributions towards educating communities around mental health, culture sensitivity, community organizing, advocating for adolescents/Adults and their families in the legal system, trainings around trauma informed care, substances abuse, safe school zones, prison reform, and access to mental health services. Byron has a heart to teach and inspire utilizing his 30+ years of work in the field of recovery.

For Christians on the road from addiction to recovery, it’s also important to find a rehabilitation center that offers faith-based services that can uniquely support your sobriety and journey of spiritual growth.


75 Years of Combined Clinical Experience

Our Clinical providers and Counseling team has over 75 years of combined experience in addiction treatment. We have experts who specialize in addiction medicine, behavioral health, treatment of co-occurring disorders, family and marriage, trauma, sexual abuse, behavioral disorders, and dual diagnosis among others. You’ll find that our staff is knowledgeable and caring and custom tailor treatment plans to meet the multifaceted needs of recovering addicts.

The Christian Rehab Difference

We use the power of prayer, therapeutic workshops, Christian fellowship, church services, evidence-based treatment practices, our treatment centers, and professionals to help you reconcile and restore broken relationships. Additionally, addiction treatment will consist of helping you reclaim your inner strength and dignity through a renewed faith in Jesus. Our substance abuse treatment is based on pillars of faith in a higher power, forgiveness, which has been proven to help individuals more effectively abstain from substance abuse.