Meet John Walker

About John

Lead Therapist

John’s personal journey has provided a wealth of experience, which he brings to his work at ARISE. He graduated from the University of North Texas with honors, and became a bank vice president at the tender age of 25. He left corporate life, however, and entered the music business full time as a nationally touring singer/songwriter at 32. He was widowed at age 37, when his first wife died of complications of alcoholism. After his touring career ended, he ran a live music venue in his hometown of Fort Worth and later became a local Realtor. One large closing gave him enough money to return to graduate school in 2012 to study counseling. This had been an underlying desire over the past 15 years, as his past grief counseling had been a huge benefit and gave him perspective on his wife’s addiction. He thus earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University’s SW Metroplex Campus in 2014, and ran a behavioral health program for seniors in South Texas before joining Arise Recovery Centers in 2018.


The Arise Recovery Centers team is proud to be members of the following networks and societies

The Arise Team

Danny Andino

CEO & Co-Founder
Danny Andino and the story behind Arise Recovery Centers.
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Lee Wolford

Chairman & Co-Founder
Lee Wolford is one of the co-founder’s of Arise Recovery Centers.
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Margery Boucher

Clinical Director
Margery Boucher is a Master’s Level Therapist licensed by the state of Texas.
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Andrea Turco

Clinical Program Coordinator
Andrea Turco is the Clinical Program Coordinator at Arise Recovery Centers.
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Rachel Goodwin

Therapist & Group Facilitator
Rachel Goodwin is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern.
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Jenn Nelson

Therapist & Family Program Coordinator
Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has worked in the field of addiction since 2007.
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