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Our Team

Chris Thurstone, M.D
  As STEP's medical director, Dr. Thurstone is a nationally recognized, federally funded researcher in the area of adolescent substance abuse treatment. He has numerous research publications and speaks with medical professionals, educators, law enforcement officers, legislators and other community leaders to educate them about the latest state of science surrounding substance abuse and addiction.
Brian Milton, CAC
Brian has 13 years experience in the child/adolescent mental health field. He has been with STEP since its beginning and provides individual cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescent substance abuse. Brian is a Certified Addictions Counselor and has additional certification as a Domestic Violence and Underage Impaired Driving provider.
Julia Timmerman, LCSW
Julia is STEP's Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Addictions Counselor.  She has more than five years in the child/adolescent mental health field and joined STEP in 2006. She has additional certification as an Underage Impaired Driving provider.