Aspen leadership


Steve Smith

Stephen W. Smith, MS, LCPC, CRADC, SAP
Director and Therapist
Specialty areas: LGBT counseling, DOT/SAP therapy

Stephen has extensive experience working with individuals and families dealing with addictions, mental health problems, life skills development, LGBT issues and life issues specific to young adults.  He also serves as an employee assistance program counselor and provides Department of Transportation Assessments for substance abuse-related problems.  Stephen completed his undergraduate studies at Western Illinois University and his graduate studies at National Louis University.  Stephen is also an experienced trainer on various topics and has conducted educational seminars and trainings both regionally and nationally.



Thomas Wright

Dr. Thomas Wright, MD
TMS Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. Thomas Wright provides consultation and support for the TMS services delivered at Aspen Counseling.  Dr. Wright oversees all medical operations for Rosecrance Health Network and the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Adolescent program. He specializes in working with adolescents who have a co-existing or secondary diagnosis in addition to an addiction disorder. Dr. Wright has more than 18 years’ experience in the field and is certified as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He served on the faculty at Northwestern Medical College in Chicago and at The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Rockford. Dr. Wright is a regular conference presenter and has been recognized as a medical educator and leader in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.