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Clinical Team

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Each discipline within the Hannah’s House team works in tandem with one another. There is constant communication between clinical and medical professionals, and we address each patient’s individual needs on a daily basis.

We adhere to established codes of ethics and standards. We promote and protect patients’ rights by strictly upholding federal, state and agency regulations regarding addiction treatment and health care privacy.



Sara Smith

LCSW –Program Director

Sara is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with extensive experience working with individuals of all ages who have experienced traumas that include child abuse and human trafficking. Sara earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. In addition to recovery advocacy and spending time with her dog, Canela, she teaches martial arts and women’s self-defense classes and holds three black belts. She also enjoys teaching leadership and project management classes. Sara has been recognized through multiple peace and justice awards for her tremendous ability to advocate for others. She loves helping women advocate for themselves and become empowered by using recovery tools to remain sober and change their lives. Sara joined the Origins family in 2021 as a Primary Counselor. In her newest role at Hannah’s House, Sara looks forward to providing the most significant positive impact available to patients and their families.

Geri Richardson, MD

Dr. Geri Richardson


Dr. Richardson is the Medical Director for Hannah’s House. Dr. Richardson is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology who has been in practice for over 25 years. After earning her undergraduate degree in Biology from Rice University, Dr. Richardson achieved her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Southwestern. Her adult residency and child fellowship were completed at Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital. Prior to joining the Origins family, she most recently served as Medical Director of Behavioral Health for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, HCSC. Dr. Richardson has had the distinction of being a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 1995.

Alexandra Brotzman MSN ARNP FNP-C Family Nurse Practitioner

Alexandra Brotzman

APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC – Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with extensive experience in dual diagnoses associated with substance use and psychiatric medicine, Alexandra Brotzman has been part of the Origins family since 2011. She initially served as a Nurse Manager prior to assuming her current role in 2015 as Family Nurse Practitioner in residential care. She provides a broad range of advanced practice nursing services including holistic evaluation, diagnosis, and management of both acute and chronic medical conditions and says its especially rewarding to see the entire process of change occur in our patients from admission to discharge. In 2020, Alexandra returned to school and is now board certified as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She’s an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Mayflower Society, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Outside of work she stays busy with offshore fishing tournaments and traveling as much as possible.


Raquel Tatum

Continuum of Care Coordinator

Raquel has served the Origins South Padre Island campuses since March 2022. She currently oversees discharge planning and aftercare for Hannah’s House and Origins Recovery Center. She obtained a Bachelor’s in Social Work degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, and she is in the process of completing her Master’s in Social Work. She is currently a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern within the State of Texas and is working on her full licensure. Being in recovery herself, Raquel offers her patients first-hand experience and valuable personal insight into battling addiction and alcoholism. Before joining the Origins team, she was a casework assistant for CPS in Kerrville, TX, and a program coordinator for a women’s detox and recovery community in Dallas, Texas.


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