We believe that the culture and staff at Atlanta Detox Center can be the difference-maker for every individual in our care.
Each staff member at Atlanta Detox Center brings a combination of education, training, professional certifications, and hands-on experience. Approaching recovery work from a variety of disciplines and therapeutic modalities allows our teams to create a truly comprehensive, individualized treatment plan.
Many members of our team are in recovery themselves and are excited to share the fulfillment they have found with you. We are real people in recovery. Additionally, we have been where you are and we are excited to help each individual find long-term recovery.
Each member of our team will facilitate your success. We will be on your side at every turn, serving as a resource and a role model to help you live clean and sober.
Dr. Aurielle Williams
Regional Executive Director
Regional Executive Director of Georgia at TruHealing Addiction & Mental Health Centers. Dr. Williams is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Supervisor and Domestic Mediator. In her professional capacity, Dr. Williams has been in clinical practice for several years specializing in trauma, suicide awareness and prevention, as well as family preservation. Dr. Williams attended Auburn University where she earned her undergraduate degree and continued her academic journey at Mercer University School of Medicine, where she received her master’s degree. Dr. Williams continued her academic pursuit at Walden University where she earned her doctorate degree in Human and Social Services. Most recently, Dr. Williams also completed her MBA in Healthcare Administration.
Sophelia Russ, BS
Sophelia, Russ, B.S., is a Primary Therapist at Atlanta Detox Center. Russ received their B.S. in in Marriage and Family Studies from Brigham Young University in 2017, and her M.S.W. degree from Georgia State University in 2022. She joined the clinical team at Atlanta Detox Center in 2020.
Russ works with mental health and substance abuse clients. She offers supportive therapy using cognitive behavioral techniques, employing solution-based and reality therapy practices, and addressing family and relational dynamics. In using cognitive behavioral techniques, Russ provides clients the opportunity to address behaviors such as suicidal ideation, self-medicating, and thoughts of revenge by reconstructing their past beliefs.
What drives your passion to work in this field?
I enjoy working in this field because I get to offer clients relapse prevention, cognitive control, more vital relationship skills, and self-care options
What makes Atlanta Detox Center stand out?
The location stands out in its quest to apply holistic as well as evidence-based approaches to our clients.
What is the most rewarding part of working at Atlanta Detox Center?
The most rewarding part of working at TruHealing Riverdale is helping clients shift from a place of pain to a place of love.
Dr. James Craig
What is your full name, title, and the location you work out of?
Andrew Widota, Director of Operations for both Georgia Addiction Treatment Center and Atlanta Detox/Atlanta Center for Mental Health.
Where did you grow up?
Monroe Township, New Jersey.
Where did you go to school? Collegiate degree? What was your focus of study?
Monroe Township High School/Middlesex County College (Criminal Justice)-not complete.
What is your passion for working in the treatment field? (You can share your own recovery story, or you don’t have to disclose)
My passion in this field stems from my personal experience with addiction. My clean date is January 8th, 2015. Multiple treatment stays are part of my personal journey, so I strive to operate facilities based on client care, and help as many people as humanly possible.
What do you do for your job? List a few responsibilities.
Handle day-to-day operations of both facilities. Work hand-in-hand with clinical staff to promote exceptional client care.
What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is being able to help people who are struggling with similar issues to what I dealt with in the past.
What do you think sets Amatus apart from other treatment centers?
The difference between Amatus and other centers is the communication and structure between all facilities. When transitioning levels of care, the process is smooth and seamless.
Anything else you want to include in your bio?
I have extensive training in clinical, medical, and operational compliance. I was trained for three and a half years by a consulting company that focuses strictly on healthcare/behavioral health.
Bapuamoyo Kambeya, LPC, NCC
Regional Clinical Director
I joined the teams at Atlanta Detox Center and Georgia Addiction Treatment Center in December 2021. During the last eight years, I have worked with clients ranging from four to 95 years old—with couples, families, and individuals—whose diagnoses include substance use disorders, PTSD, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD (including Harm OCD), and personality disorders, to list a few. Regardless of diagnosis, nearly all the clients I have been honored to work with experienced some degree of trauma that kept them from living the life they wanted.
I started my career providing trauma-informed therapy in a community setting
to refugees in the Atlanta area. Those experiences guided me to intentionally consider cultural context and background when assessing client needs. Understanding the need for trauma-informed care, I sought to expand my knowledge about how traumatic events impact our biological systems and contribute to mental health.
My goal is to facilitate a healing journey, through which clients can learn behaviors, routines, and strategies to reconnect with or discover their true selves. That is what drives my passion in this field. It is priceless to bear witness to human resilience and growth. And it is unimaginably rewarding to have a role in a person’s discovery of their inner strengths and motivation for growth.
At ADC and GATC, we have supportive and hard-working staff who are eager to improve other people’s lives. Our staff have a big heart and a creative approach to delivering service—whether incorporating our therapy dog Maybelle at GATC or our Sound Therapy room at ADC. Both offer a non-traditional avenue to symptom reduction. We are here and ready to serve.
Bapuamoyo Kambeya, LPC, NCC is the Regional Clinical Director at ADC and GATC in Georgia. She received a BA in Psychology at Columbia College in Columbia, SC, and an MA in Community Counseling from Argosy University in Atlanta. Throughout her career, she has completed certification training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She has also completed training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Kambeya is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Level 1 Reiki Practitioner, and is currently enrolled in a Level 1 Internal Family Systems (IFS) course required for certification.
My area of expertise comes from life experience. I am in long-term recovery. The road I went down turned into purpose. I can relate to our clients, and our clients to me. With that comes empathy, which can be crucial for those in a fragile state. “We only keep what we have by giving it away.”
Atlanta Detox Center’s top priority is the overall wellbeing of our clients—mentally, physically, and emotionally. Our therapeutic team is unmatched! Atlanta Detox Center cares for our clients from the moment of contact and supports them through the entire continuum of care. Atlanta Detox Center’s goal is to set our clients up for long-term success.
Bethany Harrelson is Case Manager at Atlanta Detox Center.