Quality, Integrated Addiction Medical Care in Dripping Springs

CARMAhealth’s Dripping Springs Texas facility offers a comfortable, safe and supportive treatment environment in which patients can get the care and assistance they need to effectively maintain recovery from substance use disorder. The facility is staffed with experienced and qualified therapists and addiction doctors in Dripping Springs, and compassionate and dedicated support staff to make patients’ experience as comfortable as possible during their appointments and treatment sessions. We are pleased offer clients in the Dripping Springs community and surrounding areas learn to address, treat and successfully manage the healthcare issues associated with drug and alcohol abuse. The services offered at our Dripping Springs location largely mirror those offered at our Central Austin facility and include:

  • Primary Medical Care
  • Psychiatric Medication Management
  • Hepatitis C Treatment
  • Medication-Assisted Therapy (Vivitrol®, Oral Buprenorphine and Sublocade™)
  • Women’s Health Services
  • Select Case Management and Referral Services

Get the Care You Need Today to Continue Healing

Whether you’re new to addiction recovery, have not yet found your way to treatment or need access to everyday or long-term care services to maintain your progress and keep improving your health and quality of life, CARMAhealth Dripping Springs is committed to providing treatment, support and advocacy for as long as you need it. There’s no reason why you or your loved one should have to struggle to find the treatment resources you need to stay sober and healthy. From critical management of important maintenance medications to comprehensive behavioral therapy, CARMAhealth is ready to help you live your best life.

Contact Our Dripping Springs Location

Meet Our Team

Steven Powell - Medical Director

CARMAhealth’s Medical Director Dr. Steven Powell is board certified in Family Medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.

Carlos Tirado - Founder and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Tirado is board certified in general and addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

David Walsh - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Chief Operations Officer

David is a board-certified Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner whose primary area of interest is working with families struggling with addiction repair their family dynamic.

Casey Coton - Psychiatrist

Dr. Coton is board-eligible in general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Caroline Hedenberg - Collaborative Care Clinician

Caroline has been in practice as a Social Worker since 2003, and has worked in the inpatient social work and utilization review areas of healthcare, through which she has gained considerable expertise.

Lorie Kmetz - Family Nurse Practitioner

Lorie Kmetz is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in primary care and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for patients with substance use disorders.

Sally Reese - Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Sally is dual certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Her dual certification and her years of clinical expertise have enabled her to help virtually every patient in our behavioral health population.

Melissa Rivera - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Melissa is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, licensed and trained to treat behavioral health concerns across the lifespan. She is bilingual and fluent in Spanish with a particular interest in serving diverse populations. 

Becky Scaduto - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Becky is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner trained to treat mental disorder. Her background in research and evidence-based practice has helped her provide quality treatment for her patients.

Jennifer Schaefer - Psychiatrist

Dr. Schaefer is double board certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Rachel Stein - Collaborative Care Clinician

Rachel specializes in mental health and addiction counseling and is board certified by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Isela Werchan - Psychiatrist

Dr. Isela Werchan is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry. She has helped our patients rebuild their lives and thrive in recovery.

Anabel Winiecki - Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Anabel is a board-certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, trained to treat behavioral and mental health across the lifespan. She graduated with her Masters in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin.

Lindsey Sansing, PMHNP

Lindsey is a board-certified Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), licensed and trained to treat behavioral and mental health concerns across the lifespan.


This place was great for me my life has changed an I feel great now. Thanks Carma!
Joey Castillo
Dr. Powell is amazing, as well as the staff. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Kate Penshorn
Excellent mental health professionals in Austin!!! They truly care about their patients by offering first-class services!!
David B. Hutts


Week Days 8:00 - 5:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Austin: 512-212-4670

Florida: 754-800-6301

Virginia: 571-450-1600


  • Central Austin Office
    630 West 34th Street Suite 301
    Austin, TX 78705
  • South Congress Office
    4201 S Congress, Ste 203
    Austin, TX 78745

  • Dripping Springs Office
    13830 Sawyer Ranch Road Suite 301
    Dripping Springs, TX 78620
  • Pompano Beach Office
    150 E. Sample Road, Suite 320
    Pompano Beach, FL 33064
  • Annandale Office
    5105P Backlick Rd
    Annandale, VA 22003


CARMAhealth strives to provide lifelong medical and behavioral care and support to individuals struggling with past and present substance use disorder.
Integrated, intuitive and compassionate care through each stage of the addiction treatment and recovery cycle, from detox to long-term management.
Expert care, compassionate support and lasting advocacy as you or your loved one endeavor to regain and manage your medical and behavioral health.

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Start the healing process now. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable representatives to schedule your appointment and learn more about what we can do for you.