Our Community Partners

Sheila Maitland

Sheila Maitland is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. Sheila has been working with individuals, couples, groups and families for more than 20 years. She is the founder and owner of Relationship Enrichment Center, a group practice that relies heavily on family systems theory and experiential therapy. This means that a client won’t be asked to do anything that she and her staff haven’t done themselves. Sheila also facilitates workshops for couples and families through Stepping Into Wholeness. Sheila works with professionals providing training, continuing education and clinical supervision in North Carolina. She obtained her “S” in 2013 and enjoys teaching, facilitating and guiding therapists in developing into their full potential, and full licensure. She provides both individual and group supervision for LCMHCAs which typically takes 2-3 years. She trains professionals, provisionally licensed and fully licensed therapists in treating trauma. Sheila has also obtained her Certified Sex Addiction Therapist credential along with specialized training to work with partners of betrayal. This extensive certification enables her to work with sex addicts, the partner and/or the couple. When individuals and or couples find themselves in the chaos of porn, sex addiction, and betrayal, they need to work with someone properly trained to work with such a sophisticated illness.
Sheila has been a consulting therapist and supervisor with the nationally recognized Onsite Workshops, and has enjoyed being a part of their organization throughout her career. She is also a Certified Daring Way Facilitator which means she’s certified in Brene Brown’s work and leads groups dealing with shame, resilience, and worthiness.

The Sana House Family Recovery 2.0 Workshop is co-facilitated by Patrick Balsley and Sheila Maitland and will be offered to our men and their families quarterly.



Advaita Integrated Medicine and Dr. R. Dewayne Book

All of our men will utilize psychiatric and medication management services provided by AIM. Our clients will exclusively be treated by Dr. R. Dewayne Book. Dr. R. Dewayne Book is a Psychiatrist at AIM, having joined their team in the late spring of 2022. Dr. Book specializes in addictive disorders, having studied neurobiology and biochemistry to understand chemical brain functions. This knowledge informs his well-rounded, individualized approach to treating patients struggling with addiction, an approach that also includes medication management, psychotherapy, patient education, and social network development. Dr. Book also offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) at AIM. TMS is often used when a patient has treatment-resistant depression and has previously tried other treatment methods and modalities. Dr. Book received his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. He was the outstanding resident of the year during his residency at the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. Working in a variety of settings and having a private practice since 1999 has led him to have over 30 years of experience treating patients with a wide range of psychiatric conditions, including PTSD, major depressive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.

Prior to coming to AIM, Dr. Book was the Medical Director of the Addiction Recovery Center at MindPath, and was the Medical Director at Fellowship Hall for 10 years.

Dr. Book received the ROCK Sleyster Scholarship from American Medical Association as well as the Fredrick B. Glaser Award from the Governors Institute. He was president of the NC Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) chapter, a guest editor of the NC Medical Journal, and served as an adjunct faculty member at Duke University Medical Center.

Education: Mercer University School Of Medicine — M.D.University Of Georgia School Of Social Work — M.S.W. Louisiana State University —B.S.



Chef Sam Diminich and Restaurant Constance

Originally from Myrtle Beach, Diminich grew up in the restaurants of both his father and grandfather, who came to the US from Italy at age 16 – a classic immigrant story of seeking opportunity in America. After working his way up the ranks in his family’s restaurants and training with other local chefs, Diminich attended the Culinary Institute of America where he graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts. After graduation, Diminich trained under Chef and Owner Georges Perrier at Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia. He then headed back to the South where he was Sous Chef at BLT Steak in the Ritz Carlton Charlotte. He later worked under Executive Chef Raffaele Dall’Erta at The Hampton’s Restaurant in Sumter, SC, and most recently was Executive Chef of Upstream Restaurant in the SouthPark area of Charlotte. In 2020 Sam appeared on Beat Bobby Flay on the Food Network, taking down the legendary Chef in an epic ‘battle’ of Lobster Risotto. Chef Diminich is wildly passionate about working with local ingredients. His approach to food is to honor the ingredients by using sound techniques with a balance of flavors and textures and by blending traditional and contemporary flavors. His goal is to prepare food that brings a celebratory influence to the meal experience as the centerpiece in the story of our lives with our friends and family.

Sam is very open about his sobriety and has found sustaining purpose in sharing his experience as a way of helping others with similar journeys. He is co-leader of the Charlotte chapter of Ben’s Friends, a support group offering hope, fellowship, and path forward to those food and beverage professionals who struggle with addiction and alcoholism.

We are so lucky to have Sam as a community partner of Sana House. Sam will help our men learn the importance of what they put in their bodies and how utilizing fresh, local, sustainable ingredients can help our community thrive.

Sana House men will have the pleasure of regularly enjoying Sam’s culinary masterpieces from either his meal delivery service called Your Farms Your Table, at his restaurant, Restaurant Constance or when Sam comes over to the house and cooks with the men in our kitchen.

Thank you Sam!!!



Doug Middleton and Dream Yoga and Wellness

Doug is a former Carolina Panthers Safety and NC native that has a passion for raising awareness around mental health. Doug founded a non-profit called Dream The Impossible to help support mental health in the African American community after losing his best friend AJ Morrison to suicide in 2017.

In 2022 Doug and his wife founded Dream Yoga and Wellness. Doug and his team will provide yoga instruction and health coaching to our men as they will have unlimited access to Dream Yoga and Wellness upon its opening in May, 2023.

We will also partner with Doug and his team in the community to continue to raise awareness around mental health and offer support to those in need.



Josh Gorelick and Take Action Counseling

Josh is Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and owns Take Action Counseling. He was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, received his Bachelors degree at Northeastern University and obtained his Masters degree from Western Carolina University.

Early in his career, Josh worked at a sober living and intensive-outpatient facility for young men, as well as a substance abuse treatment program at a VA hospital.

While working in several positions within wilderness programs from Primary Therapist to Executive Director, Josh dreamt of creating a space where he could bring his love of the outdoors to his home town, to provide a space for the citizens of Charlotte to reconnect with nature and heal.

His plan was to use all of the skills he spent developing over the past decade to develop a community space offering a wide variety of programs to help enrich the lives of members of the community. 

In March of 2020, at the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic, he was offered the opportunity to help found and run a new start-up non-profit organization in Charlotte, NC. He left his job in the wilderness and returned to Charlotte and started Greatwoods Nature Inc, a non-profit nature and wellness center in East Charlotte. After almost 2 years of running Greatwoods Nature as Executive Director, he was ready to focus all his attention on clinical work, so he stepped away from his position and launched Take Action Counseling & Consulting PLLC.

When Josh is not working with his clients or learning about new ways to support them, you can find him fly fishing the rivers and streams of Western North Carolina, hiking with his wife Emily and blue heeler Jasper, cheering on the Panther’s, and reconnecting with the city of his youth.

The men at Sana House are lucky to work with Josh and spend time with him in nature at Josh’s 28-acre preserve in Charlotte. Josh facilitates group experiential therapy with our men and helps them with team building, trust and unity within our community.



Steve Hanna

Steve Hanna is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and certified in the Love First, ARISE, and Guided Intervention models. As a seasoned interventionist, clinician, presenter, and program developer with over 25 years of post-master’s practice, his career has focused on helping individuals and families who are affected by substance use and mental health issues.

In 2012, Steve founded a non-profit organization called Recovery on the Fly in order to provide a more experiential and wilderness based therapeutic offering to the recovery community. Steve partnered with several like minded recovery organizations in the area to help get people out in nature and teach them the art of fly fishing. Sana House always loves hitting the river with Steve, we are so lucky to have him.