Our Team

A SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED TEAM

  • Darren Lockie
    Darren Lockie
    CEO
Darren Lockie
CEO

Darren G Lockie is the Co-Founder of Lanna Rehab and currently serves as CEO. He founded the company in 2015 and is responsible for overall company vision, financial management, marketing, contributing to sales, corporate branding, Internet and social media and developing Lanna’s extensive Partner network worldwide.

Prior to founding Lanna, Darren was the CEO of the largest substance abuse and addiction facility in Asia, handling patients from around the globe, and was responsible for all aspects of the business. It was here that he saw the positive impact that a well-run clinical program in a progressive addictions facility could have on people’s lives.

Prior to that, the majority of Darren’s career was spent in various positions with Microsoft Corporation, including Marketing Director, Regional Marketing Director for South Asia and Managing Director of Microsoft Philippines. The experience gave Darren exceptional insight into fiscal responsibility, marketing, sales, partner relationships, team building, managing people, customer service and achieving targets.

Darren holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Monash University.

  • Martin Peters
    Martin Peters
    Program Director BA (Hons) Dip HE Dip RN CSAT III
Martin Peters
Program Director BA (Hons) Dip HE Dip RN CSAT III

BA(Hons) Dip  Dip HE RN CSAT III

A Registered Nurse and Certified Substance Abuse Therapist working in the mental health field since 1994, Martin has had a wide range of experience in management and supervisory roles within established healthcare systems. He has provided consultancy services to a number of private and public sector organizations in the UK and Asia in terms of management, policy writing, accreditation and recruitment.

Martin’s experience in addictions treatment has been primarily in developing inpatient services over the past 6 years, both clinical and operational, and has been instrumental in expanding and developing a non 12-step inpatient treatment center and opening a further inpatient center with a 12-step approach in Thailand. He was also responsible for implementing KIPU, an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system into Asia, as well as strengthening hospital partnerships, introducing a  Scholarship for students under the Masters in Addiction Studies Program at The ASEAN Institute for Health Development and working with an international accreditation body.

Martin has also been a speaker at several international conferences on addiction in the USA and ASEAN conferences, Ministry of Public Health (Thailand) and has also guest lectured at Mahidol University (Thailand), University of Sarghoda (Pakistan) Institute of Medical Sciences (Pakistan) and has been a representative on the CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) Standards Advisory Committee for 2016.

Martin has worked with a number of the leading professionals in the field of Mental Health and Addictions, and is a well-respected clinician and manager who firmly believes in client centered service development, led by clinicians.

  • Dr Sombat Tapanya
    Dr Sombat Tapanya
    ClinIcal Psychologist PhD BSc Msc
Dr Sombat Tapanya
ClinIcal Psychologist PhD BSc Msc

Doctor Tapanya received his PhD in psychology from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He had worked as clinical psychologist at the Somdet Chaopraya Psychiatric Institute in Bangkok between 1972 and 1984, and had been assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University,

Dr. Tapanya’s research interest is in the area of violence prevention in children and youths. He has conducted research projects on positive discipline and bullying prevention through a grant from the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. In addition, he is also on a research team with Duke University on the effects of parenting behavior on children’s adjustment, with Temple University on adolescents’ decision-making, with University of Manitoba on positive discipline, and another research project on youth resilience with Dalhousie University in Canada.

During 2010-2013 he was coordinator for the Mekong Project on training psychiatrists and psychologists to provide treatment for traumatized patients in Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Burma with support from the German government.

As a psychotherapist Dr. Tapanya has been trained in Gestalt Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). He has been recently certified by EMDR Europe as trainer of EMDR and has been providing free treatment under the Mekong Project.

Dr. Tapanya has published many papers in both English and Thai journals and publications, and is a highly regarded conference presenter and speaker.

Dr. Tapanya also holds a 4th degree black belt in Aikido and trains children in the local communities in Chiang Mai. He is also trained in Thai traditional massage, as well as Swedish massage and has published several books on the subject.

Dr. Tapanya is highly regarded and his experience and passion and will be a huge asset to Lanna Rehab and improving our substance abuse and addiction recovery programs in Thailand.

  • Carol Gordon
    Carol Gordon
    Treatment Manager MSc BSc
Carol Gordon
Treatment Manager MSc BSc

Carol Gordon MSc, BSc (Honors) is a UK national who has been working in the mental health and addiction fields for over 20 years. She has a Masters Degree in medical law and ethics and she also holds a combined Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology and has completed postgraduate studies in psychotherapy at the Berne Institute and Elan Training. She has worked in Thailand for over 4 years in drug and alcohol rehab services as a therapist and Program Manager.

Prior to coming to Thailand Carol worked as Community Manager in a specialized therapeutic community in the UK, working with people with a diagnosis of personality disorder, schizophrenia, depression and bi-polar disorder along with addiction issues.

Her background is Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, training at the University of Birmingham and in Manchester. Carol also spent 7 years serving in the British Army in the Royal Signals regiment.

One of Carol’s interests is the use, and benefit of using, mindfulness and meditation to help people to improve their mental, physical and spiritual health.

  • Dr Gavin Jones
    Dr Gavin Jones
    Clinical Psychologist PhD BSc MSc
Dr Gavin Jones
Clinical Psychologist PhD BSc MSc

Gavin is a trained Health Psychologist, who has received a Doctorate in Health Psychology, an MSc in Health Psychology and a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree, all from the University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom. Gavin has gained over ten years’ experience of working in specialist psychiatric, psychological and addiction services, he has been a guest lecturer at the University of the West of England on topics related to psychological trauma and sleep, he has also provided psychological consultancy work for addiction and fertility services and has provided individual therapeutic work for professional boxers.

Gavin embraces a compassionate and evidenced based approach to his therapeutic work in providing his patients with applicable psychological assessments and formulations to identify and appropriately manage the individual’s psychological needs. Gavin has experience in providing psychological therapy for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, complex traumas, borderline personality disorder, anti-social personality disorder, bi-polar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, health anxiety, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic disorder, depression, insomnia, sleep disorders (e.g. sleep paralysis and nightmares), medically unexplained symptoms (e.g. irritable bowel and fibromyalgia), obesity, pain and issues associated to addiction.

Gavin prefers to integrate a variety of psychological therapies in his practice such as cognitive therapy, behavioural therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy, node-link mapping, interoceptive exposure, mindfulness, dialectical behaviour therapy and motivational interviewing. However, central to Gavin’s psychological work is the necessity to improve sleep as poorer sleep has been associated to difficulties such as depression, anxiety and addictive behaviour. Therefore, Gavin’s thereputic focus to improve sleep can also innocuously support in the improvement of other psychological and physical health issues.

  • Chulee Choowong In
    Chulee Choowong In
    Therapist MA MC BFA ATR LMHC
Chulee Choowong In
Therapist MA MC BFA ATR LMHC

BFA, MA, ATR, MC, LMHC

Eve  graduated from Southwestern College (New Mexico), USA with a Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling and Art Therapy and is passionately committed to combining both of her interests in a clinical program. Her practice has extended to economic and ethnically diverse children, adolescents, and adults. Her academic training focused on domestic violence, grief-loss, and schema therapy. Her treatments have included mindfulness, person-centered, integrative modalities and art therapy to facilitate a healing space for each client.

She has offered individual and group counseling with art therapy to clients with issues of trauma, abuse, PTSD, grief-loss, anxiety, addiction, and depression. As an artist, she believes that art can empower and offer one a deeper understanding for self-actualization.

Eve is also a fully qualified Yoga Instructor, having trained and certified in Thailand, and led classes in both Thailand and USA.

Eve is a US Permanent Resident, but was born in Thailand and Lanna Rehab is really excited to welcome Eve back to work in her home country and looking forward to implementing the interesting insights and therapies Eve brings to our clinical program.

  • Amy Copsey
    Amy Copsey
    Mindfulness and Reiki Practitioner
Amy Copsey
Mindfulness and Reiki Practitioner

Amy completed a BA Hons at Edinburgh University in Community Education. She has over 15 year’s experience of management, project co-ordination and facilitation roles within a range of public and private sector organizations in the UK. She has worked with a range of vulnerable client groups and has a commitment to client led change and the individual being at the heart of their own development.

She is in the process of completing a Masters in Mindfulness Studies, with the Mindfulness Association and Aberdeen University. She is experienced in facilitating 8-week Mindfulness Based Living Courses and Mindfulness coaching events for individuals, public and private organizations.

She is committed to her own personal practice and values mindfulness as an approach to life which can bring to individual’s greater self-acceptance, compassion and the opportunity to change unhelpful patterns, leading to living a healthier and happier life.

She is trained in Level 1 and Level 2, Jikiden Reiki. She has a strong belief in the power of reiki to help individuals emotionally and physically heal, using energy to stimulate their own natural healing systems. This treatment has proven to be especially helpful to individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addictions.

She is a registered member of the Mindfulness Association.

  • Rob Huff
    Rob Huff
    Junior Therapist BA RC ICAP
Rob Huff
Junior Therapist BA RC ICAP

Lanna Rehab welcomes Rob Huff (BSc RC, ICAP 1, MA Candidate) as Junior Therapist.

Rob Is an American with over six years of professional and personal experience in recovery. He’s currently conducting graduate research into mindfulness based interventions for Substance Use Disorders and holistic mental wellness. Rob is an experienced Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction facilitator as well as a facilitator for the Refuge Recovery and SMART Recovery programs. His primary therapeutic approach is to bring a new level of awareness to clients to empower change. He combines modern CBT techniques with his personal experience in 12-step programs to help clients achieve the change they want in their lives. His main areas of interest include MBCT, DBT, and ACT.

Rob has spent most of the past ten years in Thailand, and is currently conducting graduate level research at Mahidol University, the country’s top university. He’s worked with and done training at Thanyarak Institute, Asia’s premier addiction research institution and Thailand’s Office Of Narcotics Control Board.

Since coming to Thailand, Rob has taken a keen interest inBuddhism and studied under some of the world’s best-known Buddhist teachers and authors, including Noah Levine, Ajahn Brahm, Ajahn Amaro, and Ajahn Passano. He uses this experience to introduce clients to both the western psychological approach to and the eastern spiritual approach to mindfulness and meditation.

Before joining the Lanna Tea he worked for the U.S. Government as a researcher in his hometown of Denver, Colorado.

  • Roland Williams
    Roland Williams
    Clinical Advisor - USA
Roland Williams
Clinical Advisor - USA

Roland F. Williams, MA, Licensed Advanced Addiction Counselor (LAADC), Internationally Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor (ICAADC), Nationally Certified Addiction Counselor Level Two (NCAC II), Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Level II (CADCII), Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS), Nationally Certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), works world-wide as a counselor, interventionist, lecturer, trainer, teacher, author and consultant specializing in addiction related issues.

Roland has been working in substance abuse treatment since 1986. As a consultant he has assisted many treatment centers in developing world-class addiction treatment protocols as well as creating clinical treatment models that embrace the vision and passion of the program founders. As a clinician he works with many celebrities, medical, legal and business professionals as well as inner city clients and those involved in the criminal justice system. Mr. Williams has worked with clients and treatment centers in France, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Thailand, the Philippines, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Japan, the United Kingdom and all across the United States.

Mr. Williams previously sat on the board of directors for CAADAC (California Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors) and is a member of the NAADAC (National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors) Trainers Academy and he provides technical assistance and training worldwide. He was the Chairman of the African American Constituency Committee for California’s Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and been a member of several addictions related advisory committees. As a SAP (Nationally Certified Substance Abuse Professional), Mr. Williams is qualified to conduct Department of Transportation approved substance abuse evaluations and treatment referrals, currently working with several companies and individuals to provide this very specific service.

Mr. Williams is currently assisting the State of California to develop standards and implementation practices to provide Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services to all substance abuse and mental health facilities.

You can find out more about Mr. Williams on his website at: http://www.rolandwilliamsconsulting.com

  • Necip Varan
    Necip Varan
    Clinical Advisor - Turkey & Middle East
Necip Varan
Clinical Advisor - Turkey & Middle East

Necip has worked for over 20 years in England and Thailand in clinical and voluntary settings as a highly competent psychotherapist, psychosexual therapist and substance misuse practitioner and manager.

He is experienced in providing a range of interventions around trauma, substance use, psychosexual/relationship issues and counseling.

He has extensive experience in providing training at an International level and is currently providing individual and group therapy in his private practice in Istanbul and lecturing at Universities around trauma and transcultural issues as well as working with Lanna Rehab.

  • Stephen East
    Stephen East
    Therapist MSc BSc Dip PG PG Cert EMDR I EMDR II
Stephen East
Therapist MSc BSc Dip PG PG Cert EMDR I EMDR II

Stephen East (MSc BSc PG Dip PG Cert EMDR I & II BABCPas)

Stephen is an accredited Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist with over ten year’s experience helping people with various psychological problems both in Primary Care Services and private practice. As a supervisor, he trains and supports other trainee and qualified therapists with their clinical practice. Stephen studied at Teesside University and achieved a BSc Psychology, Masters in Health Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Post Graduate Certificate in CBT Supervision. Stephen now guest lecturers at the same university teaching on the CBT course and has providing supervision for trainees at the University. In 2013, he obtained levels 1&2 in EMDR and is working towards becoming a consultant in this field.

Stephen specializes in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders inducing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, OCD, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety and phobias. These issues are often integral to the development and maintenance of addictions. Amongst traditional CBT approaches, he also integrates aspects of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in helping clients to understand their problems. This method provides them with skills to overcome their issues with addiction, build self-compassion, and go on to lead meaningful lives. This not only aims to reduce the client’ s symptoms, but also promotes behaviors that nurture their values that may have been lost along the way as a result of their addiction.

Stephen uses the very powerful technique of Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) to help clients process any unresolved traumatic memories that may be contributing to their current addiction urges. EMDR therapy is an eight-phase treatment, which comprehensively identifies and addresses experiences that have overwhelmed the brain’s natural resilience or coping capacity and have thereby generated traumatic symptoms and/or harmful coping strategies (flashbacks, anxiety, and possible harmful attempts to address these symptoms, such as self-medication with drugs and alcohol.). Through EMDR therapy, people are able to reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer psychologically disruptive. Research has shown that EMDR unblocks the untreated trauma that then allows for recovery. Stephen uses these techniques to construct idiosyncratic treatment plans for each client especially designed to address their needs to promote holistic recovery.

  • Henry Magnus
    Henry Magnus
    Therapist MSW BSW
Henry Magnus
Therapist MSW BSW

Henry Magnus BSW MSW, joins Lanna Healthcare as Therapist

Henry brings a wealth of Mental Health experience to Lanna, specializing in Addictions, Psychological Trauma issues, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Anti-Social personal disorder, Bi Polar and ADHD.

Henry is also well versed in CBT, Motivational Interviewing Relapse Prevention and Systemic Therapy.

Henry also has extensive knowledge in holistic health as well as being a nutritional advisor (blood type), metabolic health planning, weight training and psycho-spiritual counselling.

Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social work degree from Delaware State University and a Master’s Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice from the University of Pennsylvania, Henry is well credentialed in the field of Mental Health. He also is a veteran of the US Army with tours in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan, and brings excellent knowledge and experience for military veterans that suffer from PTSD and related issues. Henry is also a Good Conduct Medal awardee.

  • Lertkhwan Sukpea
    Lertkhwan Sukpea
    Registered Nurse BSN RN
Lertkhwan Sukpea
Registered Nurse BSN RN

Khwan graduated from the prestigious Manidol University in Bangkok with a Bachelor of Nursing and Registered Nurse status in 2000.

As a Nurse, she initially worked at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok in the orthopedic department and gained good insight into post-operative care and pain management.

Following on from her time at the famous Siriraj Hospital, Khwan worked for a significant period of time at The Bangkok Hospital, Samui , an International standard hospital in both inpatient and outpatient departments; catering for large amounts of overseas patients.

Khwan is an experienced nurse, who has worked in organizations that are recognized for their clinical excellence, and adds an extra dimension to the clinical care at Lanna, working with the clinical team, as well as the attached medical staff at our partner hospital.

Khwan is here to make sure that all of our client’s medical needs are taken care of in a safe and professional manner.

  • Aree Suksiri
    Aree Suksiri
    Registered Nurse BSN RN
Aree Suksiri
Registered Nurse BSN RN

Aree (BSN RN) graduated from McCormick Hospital, Payap University, Chiang Mai with a Bachelor of Nursing and Registered Nurse status in 2003.

As a Nurse, she initially worked at McCormick and other top hospitals in Chiang Mai including Lanna, Chiang Man Ram and Sripat, specialising in Midwifery and Neurology. She has extended her education wth Certificates including Basic Life Support Healthcare Instructor with the Thai Resuscitation Council, Managing Addiction with the University of Adelaide, Rethinking Ageing with the University of Melbourne and Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention with the University of California, San Francisco.

She managed a resort and training centre where she catered for and interacted with trainees from all over the world. She is an experienced presenter graduating from Toastmasters and holds the rank of Captain in the Thai Women’s Volunteer Army.

Aree is here to make sure that all of our client’s medical needs are taken care of in a safe and professional manner.

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