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The Tranquility Woods Clinical Team

Individual, one-on-one therapy is the cornerstone of the Tranquility Woods program. Our individual program is unparalleled in the recovery community. Every patient has an individual treatment plan based on clinical findings, aftercare needs, and demographic information. Clients can benefit from a minimum of 5 to 7 hours of one on one individual therapy sessions weekly. Group therapy is dynamic and fluid, and occasionally, we invite experts in addiction and behavioral health to come in and lead groups.

John Dombrowski, MD

Medical Director, Tranquility Woods

Specialties: Addiction Medicine, Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology


A frequent speaker on pain care issues, Dr. Dombrowski began his career by getting a medical degree from Georgetown University and receiving residency training from Yale University in internal medicine and anesthesiology. He later became board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist as well.

Dr. Dombrowski is the Medical Director of the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program and Clinical Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University, in Washington, DC as well as Clinical Associate of Georgetown University Medical School. He is also past president of the District of Columbia Society of Anesthesiologists and on the Board of Directors at the American Society of Anesthesiologists. His comments have appeared in the Washington Times and other publications, and he has often been interviewed on local television and radio programs. He also has made several appearances on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, Good Morning American and Dr. Drew show discussing the safety of pain-control medications and integrated approaches for treating pain.

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Post Graduate Education
University of California
Medical Acupuncture
Los Angeles, CA

Yale – New Haven Hospital Anesthesiology New Haven, CT

Yale University, St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury Hospital Internal Medicine Waterbury, CT

Yale University, St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury Hospital Internal Medicine Waterbury, CT

Medical School Georgetown University School of Medicine Doctor of Medicine Washington, DC

Graduate School Georgetown University Master of Science, Physiology Washington, DC

Undergraduate School University of Richmond Bachelor of Science, Biology, Minor in Chemistry, Cum Laude Richmond, VA

Luke Deboy MSW, LCSW

Director Of Addiction Services

Luke DeBoy’s career as a counselor is deeply rooted in a passion for addictions medicine. From his own experiences to his impressive career in the treatment of co-occurring disorders, Luke is dedicated to a mission of recovery. He first began in addictions treatment while studying at Salisbury University as an undergraduate. During his time there Luke designed and implemented a substance abuse education and referral program for the student athletics department.

His experiences there opened his eyes to the importance of education and person-centered treatment modalities for recovery. After completing his undergraduate studies he chose to advance his knowledge through a Certification in Addictions Counseling in 2010. Once his certification was completed, Luke began a master’s program in social work at the University of Maryland Baltimore, undertaking graduate-level course work and rigorous field placements and graduated in 2013.


Addictions Counselor

Steve was born in England but calls Texas home. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1987, and his 26-year career included duty in Norfolk, Seattle, San Diego, Guam, Japan, the Philippines, Italy, England, Africa, and Eastern Europe. His functions in the Navy included serving as a Navy Drug and Alcohol Programs Advisor.

He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and following his last tour of duty at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, he completed his studies in addictions counseling at Anne Arundel Community College. He worked at Pathways Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center in Annapolis from 2013 to 2016. He has been at Tranquility Woods since May of 2016. Steve uses Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address addiction issues. He is also very familiar with 12-step programs and believes in their use to achieve long term recovery.


Addictions And Mental Health Counselor

Traci is a Licensed Addictions Specialist (CSD-AD) and a Certified Co-Occurring Mental Health Counselor (CCDP) in the state of Maryland. Traci graduated with Distinguished Honors from Grand Canyon University, with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Addictions Counseling, With Emphasis in Professional Mental Health Advising. Traci has worked in the mental health/substance abuse field for ten years, in Maryland.

Traci is known for a warm, relaxed, and comfortable approach to counseling. Traci is a client-centered counselor which means that she utilizes a variety of orientations and therapies, according to the individual needs of the client. Traci’s approach involves genuine caring, acceptance, and non-judgment. Traci works with clients from a strength-based, positive, and affirming perspective. Traci treats with a broad range of issues, including relapse prevention, coping skills, unresolved emotional issues, self-esteem/self-empowerment, family counseling concerns, individual counseling for personal and emotional growth, creating more meaning and purpose, in one’s life and multiple other issues.

Traci is currently enrolled in her Master’s program at UMB and will obtain her masters in social work in 2018. Traci also notes that “I consider it to be such a privilege to be able to work with clients at the most difficult times in their lives, and to travel the journey with them through sobriety, healing, change, and self-awareness.”

George Forsythe CSC-AD

Addictions Counselor

George a CSC-AD behavioral health counselor. He has worked in the field for four years and has experience in individual, group therapy, and educational sessions. He has completed Catholic Charities Substance Abuse Program and worked in residential and outpatient clinics in Baltimore Metropolitan area.

In his past life, George was a (25 years) Maryland State Trooper (Detective) serving in narcotics and specialized units as well as a hostage negotiator throughout Maryland.
Nothing brings George more joy than celebrating a life restored with those whom he has served. He has an eclectic approach to counseling, preferring to use CBT, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness tools. He uses a Christian and Spiritual Counseling approach for those who so desire.

Allison Brown BSW, MSW and LMSW

Addictions Counselor

Specialties: Substance use, crisis intervention, family therapy, child and adolescent attachment disorders.


I truly enjoy walking with clients on their own path to recovery. On the surface, addiction looks easy to define however it’s truly person-centered and calls for therapeutic interventions. I have a special interest in co-occurring disorders, exploring behavioral patterns, and rebuilding self-worth. In 2009, I entered the mental health field at the community level through social services and developed a new understanding of human resiliency and heartache. Today, I work to meet my clients where they are and help provide support and guidance while they grow into their highest functioning self.

Aaron Tempel LGPC, NCC

Addictions Counselor

Specialties: Substance use, family therapy, LGBTQ+