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Hickory House Team

Hickory House experts can guide you along your path to full recovery.

Theresa A. Kennedy Patton, SAP, LCAC, LCAS, MAC, CAADC, CCS, MISA II, ATE


Theresa Kennedy Patton is a Chicago native who has lived and worked in Illinois and North Carolina. Theresa is licensed in Indiana, Illinois and North Carolina with clinical supervisory credentials, providing clinical addiction and mental health treatment services in co-occurring settings for over twenty years. Ms. Patton has extensive clinical experience at various levels of care including residential, hospital inpatient, partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and individual settings, with private practice experience.

Theresa answered the Request for Proposal (RFP), initiated by the State of North Carolina to meet a needs assessment for a new residential facility in the state. She was the successful contributor to the request and awarded the contract to build male/female residential facilities within the state. Theresa provided clinical and directional oversight to execute the operation of two new facilities, including a free-standing ambulatory detox. Ms. Patton was instrumental in attaining CARF accreditation with the implementation of the exclusive use of evidence-based practices designing a PHP, IOP and aftercare program to serve clients during every stage of the treatment process.Additionally, Theresa is a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). Ms. Patton provides assessment for safety sensitive functioning, return-to-duty and ongoing treatment for Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FCSA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and the United States Coast Guard.

Theresa enjoys the French culture and speaks the language. She also enjoys leisure time gardening with an interest in lilies. She is pursuing advanced credentials in Rehabilitative Counseling with doctoral expertise in Behavioral Health and Pharmacology. Ms. Patton has two adult children: Ron who is studying Entrepreneurship at Indiana University and Camille who lives in San Francisco and works at Facebook.

Dr. William Jones III, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. William Bailey Jones III was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. As an undergraduate, he studied at Brown University and earned his medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his internship in emergency medicine at Howard University Hospital and his psychiatric residency at the New York Medical College in New York City. Dr. Jones practiced in the Baltimore-Washington area for ten years and held a faculty appointment at John Hopkins University. Jones is widely recognized for his expertise in neuropsychiatry, specifically those psychiatric disorders caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Jones is an accomplished musician and alpine skier. He has three sons, David, Alexander and William IV.

Ross Dorsey, MSW, LSW

Clinical Manager

Ross Dorsey graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University in 2016 with a focus on Mental Health and Addictions.  Ross completed his undergraduate degree at Hanover College in 2010 and has been working with adults and children involved in the child welfare system for the past six years.  Ross joins Hickory House with experience in both individual therapy and treatment team management.

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