Jose N. Flores
DWI Intervention Instructor
DWI Education Instructor
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional
Community Health Worker
Master of Arts - Professional Counseling (I.P.)
Texas A&M University - San Antonio
B.A.A.S Social Sciences Concentration
San Antonio College
A.A.S. Human Services - Addictions Counseling
Jose dropped out of high school in the 10th grade, earned his GED and was subsequently incarcerated for nearly 13 years. His time while incarcerated was spent reflecting on the lifestyle that had sent him to prison. He began attending college through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and resolved to change the world for the better upon his release; with the intention of becoming a substance abuse counselor in order to prevent others from lapsing into similar patterns of illicit behavior. After his release in 2012, he enrolled at San Antonio College. He worked full-time and maintained a 3.74 GPA. He was awarded the President's Honor Award, the Martha Ellen Tye Scholarship, and a Baptist Health Foundation Scholarship. He was also awarded the Helga Hendricks Scholarship and John Pena Memorial Scholarship by the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.
Jose attributes his success to his incredibly supportive family and peer-network. He makes certain to never lose sight of his humble origins, and to eternally treasure the value of friends and family. Jose was inspired to become an LCDC by his mother; Maria Teresa Flores, likewise a graduate of San Antonio College, and a professional in the field of Counseling.
Jose now lives out his dream of helping others by providing substance abuse counseling services and teaching DWI classes for repeat-offenders. He is the founder of Real Talk Counseling, LLC.
He shares his story in the hope that it will inspire others to change their lives for the better: Regardless of criminal background, anyone can begin anew.
Texas State University
Bachelor of Science - Microbiology (I.P.)
Saint Philip's College
Associate of Science - Biology
Associate of Arts - Psychology
Central Texas College
Associate of Arts - Interdisciplinary Studies
Associate of Arts - General Studies
Michelle is the Chief Executive Philosopher. Her philosophy embraces compassion, human dignity, and man's capacity for fulfillment through reason and the scientific method. She aspires to change the world through kindness, outreach & education.
She is also the resident Microbiologist, a certified EMT-Basic, the IT Director, and a professional nerd. She enjoys cuddling with her cats, painting-by-numbers, and stargazing. Want to see something else on the website? Can't find the answer to your question? Send us an email and Michelle will make sure any unaddressed FAQ's are promptly added to our site.
Drug Offender Education Program Instructor
Angelo State University
Bachelor of Social Work (I.P.)
South Texas College
Associate of Arts - Sociology
San Antonio College
Certificate - Addiction Studies
Administrative Assistant Intern
University of Alaska Anchorage
Emergency Trauma Technician
Medical Billing & Coding Certificate (I.P.)
Brenna is the pleasant voice on the phone during the early morning hours. She is fresh on the scene to the field of community health as a licensed Emergency Trauma Technician. She is always excited to answer your questions and even more excited when the day starts off with plenty of coffee. Her goal is to not only make a difference in the lives of others via community health initiatives, but to also someday open an espresso coffee stand. Brenna melts in any heat above 70 degrees Fahrenheit and therefore answers your calls remotely; over 4,000 miles Northwest of San Antonio.
Our other employees are shy!
Our mission is to hold drug and alcohol offenders accountable while promoting their success.
We seek to encourage offenders to reduce substance misuse by promoting awareness of the health risks and public safety
hazards of substance misuse.
Our approach to education shall be based on established, clinically relevant methodologies that quantitatively exhibit statistically significant and reliable rates of success based on peer-reviewed scientific research.
We seek to provide clients with a robust toolkit of information that covers the wide-range of drug and alcohol treatment options, therapeutic choices, and alternatives, so they may be enabled to seek out and utilize resources beyond our program.
We shall implement our curriculum and carry out operations in a manner that serves the interests of public health and safety.
We shall promote non-coercive harm-reduction initiatives.
We shall not be involved in spiritual salvation and identity change.
We shall encourage the expression of each individual's unique values.
We shall endorse the pursuit of personal mindfulness.
We shall facilitate the acceptance of personal accountability.
We shall not infringe on the right to respect, privacy, and confidentiality inherently due to every client.