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Clinical and Treatment Staff

Chief Executive Officer: Peter Harrigan

Peter A. Harrigan CEO of the Orchid Recovery Center is a respected addiction industry leader. Peter has been committed to research based holistic treatment, and provides state of the art holistic treatment services in his network of centers. Orchid Recovery Center provides Holistic Detox Services, Residential Treatment Centers, and Out Patient Services through-out the United States.

Outreach Coordinator: Loren Seaman

Ms. Seaman has been with The Orchid since its inception after deciding to make a career change that allowed a lifelong dream to come true of working in the substance abuse field. Her experience in marketing and public relations and her primary goal of “helping women heal” is what sparked her career at The Orchid. Loren’s unfaltering dedication to her work is only shadowed by her ongoing commitment to be able to provide women with the quality treatment services that they deserve. “I am honored and blessed to work with our caring staff and inspired by all they do to change the lives of every individual who walks through our doors.”


Clinical Director: Mindy Appel, LCSW, ACSW, LMFT

Mindy has been a therapist at Orchid since 2006 and is now the Clinical Director. She graduated from Tulane University and completed her internship at Tulane Medical Center. With over 20 years of experience, she is a qualified clinical supervisor and has supervised staff and student interns.

Her passion and specialty is in women’s issues including treating addiction, mental health issues, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, as well as eating disorders. She has trained with Virginia Satir, in family systems, family sculpting, experiential therapy, psychodrama and facilitates these groups at Orchid. Mindy also serves as liaison with referral sources and works closely with therapists, and interventionists throughout the country assuring continuity of care for our clients. Mindy is a dedicated member to the Orchid Recovery program.


Conscious Eating: Giri Bek, RHN

Giri’s own healing journey brought her to the Healing Arts over 15 years ago. She is a Certified Yoga Instructor, Transformational Breath Facilitator and Reiki practitioner. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, she offers the clients at Orchid an Introduction to the “Conscious Eating” paradigm, an expanded approach to nourishment on all levels; mind, body and spirit.