Howard E. Butt, IV
Owner | Innovation360 Austin
Howard has a deep belief in the effectiveness of Innovation360’s treatment approach, as well as the people who work and coordinate client care at i360. Howard established the Austin team in order to build on the company’s successful business model.
After graduating from Southern Methodist University, Howard helped start Students in Recovery Peer Support groups for SMU and Texas Christian University (TCU). Prior to forming the Innovation360 Austin team, Howard was an essential member of the Life Development team in Dallas. His dedication to mental health and recovery stems from a personal conviction to fine-tune quality treatment for clients and their families.
FUN FACTS ABOUT HOWARD:
- Favorite quote: “Loyalty is a two-way street. If I’m asking for it from you, then you’re getting it from me.”
- Craziest college job: College. That was my craziest job.
- Show & Tell item: Freeboard – snowboard the streets
- Biggest fear: Great white sharks
- Greatest achievement: Establishing and being a part of Innovation360 Austin
Elizabeth Devine, M.Ed., LPC-S
Executive Director, Therapist & Family Consultant
Elizabeth Devine is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and provides therapy and consultation for a wide range of individual and family issues to include confidence and motivation deficits, parenting challenges, mental health disorders, and substance use disorders. She also provides organizational leadership in support of the mission and values of Innovation360 and engages in assessments, counseling, coaching and advocacy for clients and families. Elizabeth offers clinical supervision to the treatment team and speaks regularly in the community on issues related to wellness and mental health.
Elizabeth served as the Clinical Coordinator for the Betty Ford Center’s Children Program, offering support to children and families affected by addiction. She was also the Director of Treatment Services for a non-profit organization that provided both residential and outpatient services for individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. She has facilitated specialized work with child and adult victims of abuse as well as delivered intervention and education services to the perpetrators of violence. Elizabeth spent many years providing play therapy and family support to children and teens in the foster system.
FUN FACTS ABOUT ELIZABETH:
- Favorite quote: “When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” – Shel Silverstein and “He who has a ‘why’ to live can bear almost any ‘how’.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
- Craziest college job: Organizing Mary Kay cosmetics for a lady with a pink car
- Show & Tell item: Travel photos
- Biggest fear: The girl in The Exorcist
- Greatest achievement: Motherhood, followed closely by successfully installing the light fixture in her room
- Favorite workout song: Whatever the yoga instructor is playing
- Mental health disorders
- Substance abuse
- Family & parenting challenges
- Deficits in confidence and motivation
- Domestic violence
- Child & young adult issues
- Trauma recovery support
- Eating disorders
- Young Adults
- Masters degree in Counseling
Contact Elizabeth at [email protected]
Read more about Elizabeth by clicking here: https://i360austin.com/qa-with-i360-austins-executive-director-elizabeth-devine/
Marvella Moss, M.A.
In the role of Client Liaison, Marvella has the privilege of navigating families through the initial steps of care. Marvella has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has spent the majority of her professional career helping individuals and families both in the mental health and medical fields. Her experience includes counseling children and families in crisis as well as coordinating care within the fast-paced medical environment for patients seeking chronic pain relief without the use of opioid medications.
Marvella’s organizational experience includes admissions, client relations, community relationship building, and program implementation. In her free time, she loves spending quality time with her family, practicing yoga and cooking.
FUN FACTS ABOUT MARVELLA:
- Favorite quote: “Everything will be ok in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” John Lennon
- Craziest college job: Tutoring college athletes
- Show & Tell item: I’m a lefty.
- Biggest fear: Heights
- Greatest Accomplishment: Moving to Austin and creating a new life adventure!
- Bachelor’s in Psychology
- Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Contact Marvella at [email protected] or call 512-387-4222
In the role of Office Manager, Sean ensures accurate scheduling of client interactions as well as oversees office operations day-to-day. Sean has a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and spent 10 years serving his country as a Navy Corpsman attached to U.S Marine units serving overseas. He now uses his dedication and work ethic to help Innovation360 operate efficiently. His experience includes military service and practice management for a multi-office Otolaryngology practice where he assisted in opening and staffing two new practices, managed physician schedules, and navigated insurance enrollment for physicians.
Sean’s dedication and loyalty is an invaluable asset to Innovation360. His leadership and communication skills help ensure client satisfaction. In his free time, Sean enjoys downhill mountain biking and lifting weights, as well as spending time with his family.
FUN FACTS ABOUT SEAN:
- Favorite quote: “Some people can read War and Peace and come away thinking it’s a simple adventure story. Others can read the ingredients on a chewing gum wrapper and unlock the secrets of the universe,” ― Lex Luthor
- Craziest college job: I’ve never had a crazy job!
- Show & Tell item: I am a fantastic whistler.
- Biggest fear: E.T.
- Greatest Accomplishment: Graduating Naval Hospital Corps School
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
- Naval Hospital Corps School Graduate
Contact Sean at [email protected]
Amber Shaw, LCSW
Client Advocate & Therapist
Amber is a licensed professional who provides coordination and clinical services for those at Innovation 360. Amber works alongside clients to facilitate their improved well-being utilizing Solution Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. In her career, Amber has experience working with crisis management, substance abuse, trauma, and mental health disorders.
Amber’s passion is in working collaboratively with individuals and their families to create lasting change. Amber believes in approaching clients in a trauma-informed and person-centered manner to gather an understanding of their lived experiences. She practices from a systems-theory lens, allowing her to take a person’s loved ones and environment into consideration as she seeks to better comprehend clients and support change.
- Complex Trauma and PTSD
- Substance Use
- Relationship Issues
- Individuals (Adults and Teens)
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Clark University
- Master of Science in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin
Contact Amber at [email protected]
Kimberly Flowers – MA, LPC
Client Advocate & Therapist
Kimberly is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides case management and clinical services for clients, and therapy at Innovation 360 Austin. Kimberly assists clients in navigating life issues by utilizing a person-centered and trauma-informed approach. In her work with individuals, couples and families she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral techniques, Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based Interventions, Motivational Interviewing and Internal Family Systems techniques.
Kimberly is a Gottman Level 3 trained therapist and has done extensive work with couples. She is a certified Prepare/Enrich Marriage facilitator, a certified Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work facilitator and has an Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy certification.
Kimberly has experience working with crisis management, trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, life transitions, family conflict, self-esteem and confidence issues. Kimberly believes that acceptance is a key part of meaningful change and self-liberation. Healing and flourishing is the primary goal she has for her clients.
Fun Facts about Kimberly:
- Favorite Quote: “ I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ~Carl Jung
- Craziest college job: I didn’t have one.
- Show & Tell Item: T-shirt and ticket stubs from two Janet Jackson concerts.
- Biggest fear: All creepy crawly creatures
- Biggest achievement: Getting my master’s degree
- Favorite workout song: Level Up – by Ciara
- Mood Disorders
- Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies, Austin Graduate School of Theology
- Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Seminary of the Southwest
Life Development Manager
Hailey moved to Austin from Kansas City in the early stages of the pandemic and joined the Life Development team in August of 2020. Hailey is now a full-time Life Development staff member while simultaneously pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, where she has a long-term goal of becoming a Licenced Therapist.
Her previous work experience as a Behavioral Technician as well as her ability to empathize have led her to successfully help others in some of the most challenging times of their lives. Hailey is fully committed to supporting any and every person who walks through the doors of i360 to transform concepts learned in therapy into healthy behaviors and daily habits.
FUN FACTS ABOUT HAILEY:
- Favorite Quote: “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” — Rafiki, The Lion King
- Favorite Workout Song: “Heart of Glass” Miley Cyrus version, sorry Blondie
- Craziest College Job: An 8am History class
- Show and Tell Item: Picture of me sitting by Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes at a KC Royals Game
- Biggest Fear: Not living out my dream to travel the world
- Greatest Accomplishment: Overcoming an adverse childhood
- Pursuing BSW, Troy University
Life Development Team Member
Cody moved to Austin from Murray, KY. He is a full-time Life Development Staff Member with a degree in Social Work. At Innovation360, he strives to help clients thrive in their everyday lives and future endeavors.
While attending college at Murray State University, Cody worked with at-risk youth as a Mental Health Technician for children. During this time, he interned with Case Managers, Treatment Directors, and Coordinators. After graduation, he became a Case Manager for at-risk children.
FUN FACTS ABOUT CODY:
- Favorite Workout Song(s): “Throw It Back” Missy Elliot, “Best Clockmaker on Mars” Sturgill Simpson, and “Teardrinker” Mastodon
- Show and Tell Item: Ticket stubs from countless concerts & my record collection
- Favorite Quote: “Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of not knowing.” – Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
- Biggest Fear: The Ocean
- Bachelor of Social Work, Murray State University
Contact Cody at [email protected]
Austin Parsons, MA, LPC-S
Austin is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor who works with clients in crisis- relational, emotional, physical, spiritual or, usually, some combination of it all. Austin’s goal in treatment is to come alongside clients and accompany them through struggles such as mood disorders, conflict resolution, loss/grief, trauma, boundary-setting, delayed adolescence, addiction, spirituality issues, communication challenges, identity exploration and personality disorders.
Austin has extensive experience in crisis intervention and case management performing individual, family, and group therapy as well as managing an intensive outpatient program (IOP). In addition, Austin previously served as the Clinical Director of Innovation360 Austin before going into private practice.
Austin is driven to help clients find lasting change, more fulfilling relationships, and meaningful connections. He helps clients observe how the events of their life have formed deep-rooted beliefs about who they are in relation to the world. Austin believes that change happens in the context of relationships, that the therapeutic relationship will work to ease an individual’s distress and that we are not meant to experience pain alone. A fundamental objective in Austin’s therapeutic work is equipping clients towards transformation. That process often involves unavoidable pain, but it is not meant to be experienced alone.
FUN FACTS ABOUT AUSTIN:
- Favorite quote: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt
- Craziest college job: Walking backwards and telling people about my awesome school.
- Show & Tell item: My dog, Ranger.
- Biggest fear: Creatures under the water that can attack me.
- Greatest achievement: I’ve never eaten Spam, followed by quitting hot dogs as of 2009.
- Favorite workout song: Titanium or Chandelier, or anything Sia really. (No shame)
- Mental health disorders
- Substance abuse
- Family & parenting challenges
- Life Transitions
- Trauma recovery support
- Young Adults
- Bachelors degree in Communication at Texas A&M University
- Masters degree in Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary
Contact Austin at [email protected]
Laura Jones-Swann – MEd, LCDC, EMDR, CDWF
Laura has been working in the field of substance abuse and dependency for 25+ years. She spent 13 years teaching and counseling with the Center for the Study of Addiction at Texas Tech University, then moved to Austin in 1999 where she started the University of Texas at Austin Center for Students in Recovery.
She currently has a private practice in counseling and is adjunct faculty at The University of Texas School of Social Work and Seminary of the Southwest. Laura is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), is certified to administer and interpret the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) and is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (CDWF). Her counseling philosophy emphasizes a holistic approach to life and recovery from addiction.
FUN FACTS ABOUT LAURA:
- Favorite quote: Trust God and let go!
- Craziest college job: Filling jelly donuts at a donut shop
- Show & Tell item: My 40’ RV – named Clifford the Big Brown Dog
- Biggest fear: Not doing all the things I would love to do because of fear, time or money
- Greatest achievement: Raising two beautiful daughters
- Favorite workout song: I have tons of them….right now it is Unwritten.
- University of Texas at Austin
- Seminary of the Southwest
- St. Edward’s University
- University High School
- Assessing and supporting individuals with Substance Use issues
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
- MEd in Education
- Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
- Trained in Eye Movement Destination Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator
- Texas Teacher Certification – All Level
- Certified Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) Administrator and Clinical Interpreter
Contact Laura at [email protected]