About ACE Programs

Mission Statement

At the ACE Program, our vision is to help you in whatever way we can so that you can realize your full potential. We believe that every person is unique and we strive to bring out the best in you.

One small crack doesn‘t mean you’re broken. It means that you were put to the test and didn’t fall apart.

What We Offer:

  • A place where your voice will be heard.
  • A compassionate and confidential atmosphere to discuss personal concerns.
  • Programs and support groups that are designed to promote growth and self-realization.
  • Specialized therapeutic assistance to those who are experiencing psychological or emotional distress.
  • Our skills and expertise to the community through consultation, prevention services, and outreach.

What We Honor:

  • The unique strengths and challenges of our clients, while working to enhance life skills, coping strategies, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Clients from all backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles.

What We Value:

  • Our passion and commitment to our client’s well-being.
  • Our ability to offer quality counseling services for a fair & reasonable price.
  • Being flexible and understanding.
  • Integrity in all of our actions.

Types of Counseling offered:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Couples / Marriage Counseling
  • Teen / Adolescent Counseling
  • Anger Management Counseling
  • Grief Counseling
  • Victims of Crime Counseling
  • Victims of Abuse Counseling

Support Groups offered:

  • Men’s
  • Women’s
  • Teens
  • Parenting
  • Alienated Parents(parents who’ve been alienated by their kids)

Meet the Staff

Bret Anderson

Bret Anderson

Program Director, MA, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Bret founded the Ace Program back in 1993. Prior to starting this business, he worked for many years in various counseling settings including psychiatric services for adults and adolescents, residential treatment for adults and adolescents, and substance-abuse facilities. He has always been passionate about helping others and believes treating people with kindness and respect is important in the healing process.

Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson

LCSW

Jennifer has over 15 years’ experience providing therapy. She specializes in working with adults, couples, families and court ordered clients. Her therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Therapy. Jennifer has a warm, nurturing and accepting approach to her clients.

Sharie Stines, MBA, PsyD

Sharie Stines, MBA, PsyD

CATC-V

Sharie specializes in personality disorders, complex trauma, and helping people overcome the damage caused by addictions, abuse, and dysfunctional relationships. Her therapeutic approach is based on attachment theory and she places a strong emphasis on reality-based interventions.

Hugo Luna

Hugo Luna

Hugo is our senior DUI counselor who has been with us for almost 20 years. He has established a reputation as one of our most sought after counselors and gets many clients from "word of mouth" referrals. He uses a life experience style of counseling which has proven to be very effective with a wide range of clients.

Esteban Gutierrez

Esteban Gutierrez

Esteban is one of our newest DUI program counselors. He brings almost 10 years of substance abuse counseling experience from a variety of other programs. He is bi-lingual and a caring, professional who we are glad to welcome to the ACE Program team.