Founder & CEO
Scott Smith brings seven years of experience in the recovery field and ten years of public health experience. In the public health field, Scott specialized in case management and care coordination, communicating with families and health professionals to ensure proper care and treatment was provided to individuals in need. In recovery, Scott has 11 years of personal sobriety and has founded and run two successful recovery companies. He has helped many men and women find their way in early sobriety. This began by serving on the Austin chapter board for Oxford House in 2006 and going on to open a successful sober living company, Brightside Sober Living, with his wife, Carrie, in 2010. In 2016, Scott co-founded Ascension House, a 12 step immersion extended care for women. Scott has dedicated his life to recovery to helping others succeed. Through his experience and shared vision with his wife, Extra Mile Recovery is a place where necessary clinical care and spiritual solution through the 12 steps collide to create a model for lasting recovery!
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II
International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Board Qualified Supervisor for LPC
Certified Clinical Supervisor
Rod Farrar has been working in the chemical dependency field since 1995. Since then, Rod pursued his master’s degree and is a licensed therapist. In addition to facilitating therapy, Rod has been an instructor of Psychology at the community college level as well as the Mississippi Addiction Counselor Training Program for the Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals. Rod is a board-qualified supervisor for professional counseling and a certified supervisor for MAAP. Rod excels in eye movement desensitization reprocessing therapy and other specialized addiction therapies. Excelling in the treatment of trauma, complicated grief, and chemical dependency, Rod enjoys supervising beginning clinicians in the art of counseling.
Jay Miles is a counselor here at The Extra Mile and is responsible for one-on-one counseling sessions as well as group therapy and individualized treatment planning. Jay is a native of Oxford, MS and has achieved his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Mississippi. Jay has experienced personal recovery from drugs and alcohol since July of 2012 and has been employed by drug and alcohol treatment centers for several years. Jay is certified in Crisis Prevention, AED, and CPR.
Jay believes that one addict helping another is a very advantageous strategy when battling substance abuse. As this provides an introduction to or strengthening of recovery through the 12-step model.
Director of Admissions, Marketing, & Business Development
Kaci Billings is a Business Development Specialist at Extra Mile Recovery Center in Mantachie, Mississippi just outside of Tupelo. She is from Memphis, TN and has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Biology and Biochemistry from Hendrix College, located in Conway, Arkansas. Kaci has a medical and marketing background as well as personal experience with loved ones suffering from addiction and achieving recovery. Kaci works with families and individuals seeking treatment as well as building relationships with recovery providers. In addition, Kaci also develops marketing strategies for Extra Mile Recovery.
Lacey Elkins is the Admissions Coordinator for Extra Mile. Lacey is a native of Tupelo, MS and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Ashford University. Being in recovery from childhood trauma and the disease of addiction, Lacey understands addiction firsthand and through a family perspective. Lacey also manages a non-profit organization, Expecting Change. This is an outreach ministry for pregnant women in treatment to help them and their unborn children. Lacey is active in the community for Early Childhood Education, Recovery, and Suicide Awareness.
Staff Nurse & Office Administrator
Christina Farrar is our staff nurse and office administrator at Extra Mile Recovery. Christina provides nursing care to our patients and works with our clinical and case management staff to coordinate care and assist with treatment plans. Christina also administers prescribed medications and maintains patients’ medical records.
While staying busy as the staff nurse, Christina also performs all duties of an office administrator.
Resa Frederick NCC LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Resa is a very compassionate therapist that is dedicated to providing exceptional care and devising creative treatment plans for those dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues. Resa incorporates art and music therapies so that patients can express themselves through different artistic media as well as traditional treatment methods. Resa describes herself as being “a very open-minded and empathic individual and loves learning as much as I can from others. I am drawn to people and have a desire to help others obtain their goals and meet their needs. Ethics and a good client/therapist relationship are very important to me.” We are extremely excited and grateful to have Ms. Fredericks as a part of our team!
Andrea Garrison, MD
Dr. Garrison is a trained psychiatrist and an ASAM Certified Addiction Medicine specialist. After graduating from Medical School, she completed her residency at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY. She developed a great interest in Chemical Dependency problems. Dr. Garrison then advanced her training by completing a one-year fellowship program in Addiction Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. Dr. Garrison has worked extensively with dual-diagnosis patients and she understands that in most cases there is an underlying psychological issue. These have to be addressed along with the addiction. Dr. Garrison is very passionate about finding the right approach for every one of her patients; whether it is medication, psychotherapy or a spiritual transformation. This is why she loved the idea to help every patient at Extra Mile Recovery find the right combination of treatment for the road of recovery.