Candice Henderson, MS, ADC, ICADC, is Lake Point Recovery and Wellness's Chief Operations Officer (COO). She has been a cornerstone of this organization for over five years. Candice earned a Master's Degree in Addiction Studies and is both a nationally and internationally certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC). She is also a member of the Arkansas substance abuse board and is actively involved in several organizations involved with preventing and treating addictions.
Candice describes herself as persistent, loving, and a producer. She loves to make things happen and excels at empowering others to do their best. Tim Hughes, Director of Outpatient Services, said, “As someone who has known and worked alongside Candice for several years, I can attest to those traits and would like to add her most vital characteristics: being humble, hard-working, genuine, dependable, and consistent.”
Candice is reliable when she’s needed and helps others with a genuine heart and concern. It was her life experiences that drew her to the field of treatment and recovery. Candice understands what it's like to grow up in situations where topics like addiction were never discussed or addressed and the damage that can cause. That’s why she has dedicated her life to treating and educating others about substance abuse and mental health issues.
Another major impact on her career path was the Church. She said, “I remember watching, with admiration, my pastor counsel other church members when I was younger, the value of closeness from the congregations, and the shared sense of responsibility among the community.” Candice said, “The most rewarding thing about my job is seeing people change and start the process of reunifying families and relationships.
In addition to her daily life as the COO of Lake Point, she is also a loving mother to a bright seven-year-old son, Karson. Candice enjoys playing games and singing karaoke with Karson and is raising him with the same pride and passion with which she leads Lake Point. She said “I want to be remembered as someone who was honest, dedicated, and intentional. Tim added, “We are proud to have Candice as COO of Lake Point Recovery and Wellness.”