Dr. Garcia has cared for patients with co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric conditions across the spectrum of treatment settings including inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs. In 2017, he left academics to start his own practice and has been the medical director for The Right Step Hill Country since then. He has published over 20 articles and chapters across a wide range of topics and has provided mentorship to numerous resident psychiatrists and students. In his spare time, he relaxes by playing guitar and spending time with his family.
Jessica Lopez in the Director of Admissions at The Right Step Hill Country. Ms. Lopez has worked in behavioral health, specializing in addiction, for nearly a decade. She has worked in Admissions at both Residential and Outpatient levels of care. She has her Bachelors in Psychology and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). She has spent the majority of her professional career advocating for clients in the substance abuse and mental health field while supporting families and individuals navigating the initial steps of care. In her free time, she loves woodworking, cooking and spending quality time with her miniature dachshund, Bentley.
As the alumni coordinator, Jason has made it his mission to help The Right Step Family to continue to be a leading facility in addiction based recovery with the goal of sustained, long-term sobriety and a healed mind, body, and soul; to then go out and be fully immersed with the local recovery community helping others to recover from this disease as he did. After a long battle with addiction and many failed attempts, Jason achieved sobriety through the 12 steps. His recovery has since progressed to a deeper level through hard work and helping others. Jason believes that those struggling with addiction are in desperate need of finding purpose, community, and a practical program of action to enable them to become the best versions of themselves. Jason feels that Service is the bright spot of his life today, and seeing the positive change in others is what keeps him inspired in his own recovery. It is his passion to help those who are struggling to find a path that will work for them and walk with them until they can walk on their own. We only keep what we have by passing it along…so remember to RECOVER LOUD!!!! as we trudge the road to happy destiny.