William Diamantides’s journey into the substance abuse treatment field began when his wife and sons decided to get sober themselves. With each member of his family now in long-term recovery, William knows the first-hand knowledge of the importance in quality care after placing his own loved ones through treatment. His hope for Southeast Addiction is to provide a safe and healthy opportunity for those struggling to change the outcome of their own lives. William graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in civil engineering and has been a mechanical design engineer at General Electric Aviation for over 38 years.
With nearly a decade of experience in the substance abuse treatment field, Garrett Diamantides has worked in all aspects of treatment. From a Behavioral Health Technician to an Admissions Coordinator to processing intakes and medical billing, Garrett’s extensive experience has prepared him to play a vital role in the opening of Southeast Addiction Center. Garrett’s journey started just thirteen years ago when he got sober himself. Stating that his long-term success was founded upon the cornerstone of helping others along their journey, both Garrett’s personal and professional experience is able to reach clients in a profound way during the process of treatment.
Dr. Randy Durbin
Dr. Randy Durbin is a licensed physician (Florida, Georgia, Kentucky) with emphasis on outpatient opioid treatment, occupational/preventive
Zoe Johnson, LPC
Zoe received a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at Clark-Atlanta University and Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Hampton University. Prior to joining Southeast Addiction Center Zoe worked in managed case settings providing utilization and case management, EAP counseling services and non-profit agencies throughout the metro Atlanta area. Zoe also has experience providing evidence-based treatment, to individuals diagnosed with depression, anxiety, personality, psychotic ,substance abuse disorders. In addition to expertise in Cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence base modalities Zoe believes in joining with clients in their journey and providing a reliable, nurturing and empathic environment. Zoe is National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of GA.
Director of Operations
Forrest found his way to helping others through his own recovery journey, which began in 2012. He entered the behavioral health field as a recovery residence counselor where he was first exposed to helping families and their loved ones. While he assisted in daily operations, Forrest primarily counseled and supervised residents in early recovery, further fueling his life-long passion for helping others. As Forrest continued his journey, he garnered more skill and exposure to addiction recovery through various duties including clinical outreach, treatment placement, intensive outpatient counseling and counseling operation oversight—all bolstered by professional supervision, training and education. Such education and training include completion of all requirements for the Georgia Certified Addiction Counselor designation, motivational interviewing, recovery residence management, and Break Free Intervention Training.
Having worked with so many families and those struggling with addiction, he identified a strength and strong passion for helping families and addicts begin their journey into recovery. In order to continue to serve and be even more effective for families and addicts, Forrest has joined the Southeast Addiction Center team. This will give him the opportunity to share his experience by overseeing operations as well as staying in contact with clients and their families
Melissa has been in the addiction and recovery field for over one year. Passionate about helping others with the challenges of daily life, she enjoys creating a safe place where others can be comfortable confiding their struggles and accomplishments. Prior to Southeast Addiction Center, Melissa was previously a counselor for Hope Homes Recovery and a former house manager at Agape Recovery. Melissa is currently studying to complete her Certified Addiction Counselor certification and continues to pursue additional education in addiction therapy. In her free time, Melissa enjoys shooting pool, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.