Our Staff Includes:
- Licensed Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
- Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists
- Certified Addiction Counselors
- Registered Nurse
- Alumni/Peer Support Staff
Our staff are licensed and certified professionals with an average of 20 + years of experience treating psychiatric mental health, addiction, and substance use disorders.
Each client will have a multidisciplinary treatment team.
LARRY JENKINS, CAC-II, NCAC-II
Founder and CEO
“We want each person to understand that they are safe to be exactly who they are when they come here. When a reliable structure can be provided in a loving and therapeutic way, in which people feel accepted and not judged or shamed for being where they are, that’s when recovery is possible. That is what we do here at Arise.”
A certified counselor for over 20 years, Larry founded Arise Recovery Residences as a Sober Living facility in 2017. Prior to Arise Recovery Residences, Larry worked as a Program Director for MARR Addiction Treatment Center’s MARR South residential treatment program. He also co-founded and directed another sober living program called Soul Changers in Hampton, GA.
Larry’s clinical certifications, training, experience as a clinician and facility administrator have all been built around the central mission of his life: to help people find the joy of lasting recovery. This mission is deeply personal for him.
Larry started his own personal recovery journey when he checked into treatment at a residential facility in 1991. At that time in his life, when he was deep inside the isolation and pain that characterizes addiction, he claims he was the “last person you would pick to eventually be starting and running a treatment facility.” In treatment, he experienced the healing power of living in a healthy recovery community. That experience changed his life forever.
Following his treatment, he found that he was most fulfilled and connected in his recovery when he was working to pass on the joy he was experiencing. What started out as service work in treatment centers, turned into his lifelong calling and vocation. The focus of his work ever since has been to provide a safe environment for people to experience the healing power of living in a healthy recovery community–an experience he first felt in 1991 as a client.
“We provide an environment where our clients feel emotionally safe to be honest when they are at Arise,” Larry says. “We want each person to understand that they are safe to be exactly where they are when they come here.”
By first providing this foundational environment of emotional honesty and self-acceptance, then the program structure and clinical insight of the Arise Recovery & Behavioral Health staff provide the necessary framework for clients to rebuild their lives around living in a healthy community with others.
“In active addiction, we get accustomed to not having any accountability or structure to our lives. When a reliable structure can be provided in a loving and therapeutic way, in which people feel accepted and not judged or shamed for being where they are, that’s when recovery is possible. That is what we do here at Arise Recovery & Behavioral Health.”
EWELL HARDMAN, MAC, MDIV
Compliance Officer and Spiritual Life Director
“I am committed to walking alongside people wounded by the disease of addiction. My deepest desire is to help clients in the recovery process to transform the aspect of themselves they see as their greatest weakness into their greatest strength.”
Ewell Hardman brings over 30 years of addiction treatment and counseling experience to his leadership role at Arise. Throughout his career, he has worked with a wide variety of populations struggling with addiction, from people serving time in prison to practicing physicians to pastors needing to address their alcoholism or addiction.
Ewell started his career as a Methodist pastor in a rural area in Georgia. He discovered an extension of his calling after finding that other pastors and church members would send people struggling with addictions to him for pastoral care. As a result, he decided to become a licensed clinician. Ewell served as the clinical director at MARR Addiction Treatment Centers where he also helped them start their Recovering Professionals’ Program. He continues to collaborate with and provide addiction assessments and monitoring services for the Georgia Physicians Health Program, the National Incarceration Association, and the United Methodist Church.
Ewell’s calm, therapeutic approach combined with his profound clinical understanding of the addictive process allows him to be a uniquely effective addiction therapist and educator.
“I am committed to walking alongside people wounded by the disease of addiction. My deepest desire is to help clients in the recovery process to transform the aspect of themselves they see as their greatest weakness into their greatest strength.“
When reflecting on the work he has done throughout his career, Ewell sees it as one unbroken thread: “Pastor to addicts, teacher, and healer–that’s my whole life right there. It all fits together, and it is all one line in my mind. Anyone is welcome to come along for the journey.”
PATRICE ALEXANDER, LPC, CPCS, MAC
“A lot of programs want to prioritize treating either addiction or mental health, but you can’t address one without the other. The same is true with the client and their family: to treat one you need to support both. At Arise, we look at the whole picture.”
For over 20 years, Patrice Alexander has worked as a therapist specializing in addiction while also focusing on treating the underlying mental health concerns that frequently lead to substance abuse, such as trauma, anxiety, depression, codependency, avoidance, and ineffective coping strategies.
Patrice’s holistic approach is grounded in her experience in a variety of clinical roles. In previous roles as Clinical Director at both MARR Addiction Treatment Centers and Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare, she oversaw all clinical care for the centers and supervised large counseling staffs across a number of residential and outpatient sites. She has also worked as a family counselor, clinical supervisor, individual therapist, and drug and alcohol assessment counselor.
Her therapeutic work over the years has also focused on the intersection of clients and their families, helping them both to understand the disease process and facilitating healing for the entire family system. In showing that a person’s addiction affects everyone in the home and beyond, Patrice has helped families to see that recovery can involve the entire family as well. Recovery works best when the entire family finds healthier ways to communicate, grow, and experience a rich and full life together.
“I was inspired early in my counseling career by the raw honesty and courage of people trying to stay in recovery,” Patrice recalls. “After that, my career became focused on helping clients and families understand the whole picture of addiction.”
She views treating all the components of a client’s emotional and family life as essential pieces in finding long-term recovery. “A lot of programs want to prioritize treating either addiction or mental health, but the two are often so intertwined it’s impossible to really address one without the other. The same thing with the client and their family: in order to treat one, you have to help support both. At Arise, we look at the whole picture. We want to equip people with all the tools they need to live rich, meaningful lives.”
MARTHA MURRY, MD
Martha Murry, M.D is a licensed adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist and is currently serving as our Medical Director. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She earned both her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science at the University of Memphis. She completed her medical degree at Drexel University in Philadelphia, as well as her residencies in adult and child psychiatry.
Dr. Murry has over 12 years of experience as a private outpatient psychiatrist, treating adults, adolescents and children for a wide variety of disorders, including Depression, Anxiety disorders, ADD / ADHD, Trauma issues, and Bipolar disorder. Her goal is to always empathically engage with patients to evaluate, diagnose and treat, using her training and experience to support patients to achieve their fullest potential. She believes in working with a multidisciplinary team and treating clients from a holistic approach to promote lasting change.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and being outdoors.