Travco Behavioral Health honors all paths to recovery from mental health disorders, as well as drug and alcohol addiction (which are often co-occurring), by taking a holistic, patient-centered approach to care.
We understand that recovery is a team effort yet, ultimately, an inside job. How do we know this? Because we see our clients’ transformation first-hand and how beautiful recovery can ultimately be. That’s why we can say with confidence that we’re not going to heal you, but we’ll be with you every step of the way to help you heal yourself.
As a premier mental health and addiction treatment center in northeastern Ohio, Travco operates with the highest standards of ethical behavior and integrity. We are here to be a constant beacon of light and healing for patients of all ages, their families and our communities affected by mental health issues and the disease of addiction.
We do so by providing comprehensive, individualized outpatient treatment for persons seeking recovery from chemical dependency, and emotional or behavioral issues.
Through our affiliation with First Step Recovery, our services also encompass inpatient detox, residential and extended recovery, and holistic life skills and education. All of our practices are evidence-based.
Patients come to us through self-referral, family / friend referral and doctor / professional recommendation.
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The Travco staff treated me with the utmost respect. They were compassionate to my problems and the problems of the other clients, too.
The support and the comfortability here at Travco is incredible. I can tell everyone about my problems, not be judged, and get feedback on similar situations.
The group counseling here is excellent and the scheduling of the groups accommodates those of us who work.
Travco Behavioral Health is known for its warm, accepting and caring nature. In everything we do, we consistently go above and beyond to be accommodating to our clients’ needs. Yes, we care more!
We couldn’t do this without a strong leadership team that has each other’s backs. We’re a small but mighty family of professionals who work closely together. Our staff handle many functions beyond their appointed roles, pitching in to tackle whatever comes up.
It’s truly gratifying to help our clients cast a vision of what their lives can look, feel and be like beyond their time with us. We strive to provide hope for a solid resolution, and therefore, a new potential for their futures. In short, we see our work as saving lives, and giving life.
Our facilities are clean, spacious and uncluttered. The atmosphere is both safe and relaxing.
Small yet important attention to details for those in recovery have been tended to, including TVs in the detox unit, comfortable beds, good food and plenty of desserts, a modern gym, coffee all day in the common areas, and smoking being permissible on the campus.
Every person on Travco Behavioral Health’s team is a soul on a mission to positively transform the lives of others, their communities, and (as a result) the world.
We sincerely want to see our clients get better, and we work tirelessly to make that happen. Empathy prevails as our guiding rule, and our clients instinctually feel this.
David believes that every individual has the prerogative and power to change for the better and deserves the opportunity to do so without judgement.
As owner of First Step Recovery and Travco Behavioral Health, David embodies the ethos of both companies. His entrepreneurial career is focused around upstarting and operating businesses that enable individuals to feel encouraged and safe in their quest for health, recovery and total wellness of body, mind and soul.
David founded First Step Recovery in 2014 along with Kapplands, LLC. Two years later, he acquired Travco Behavioral Health and blended both companies’ operations to create a broad spectrum of support to those in recovery from addiction and/or struggling with mental health.
His leadership in the recovery space also includes being a minority owner of Valley Home Health, LLC in Youngstown and majority owner of Full Circle Recovery, LLC, slated to open in Circleville, Ohio in Fall 2020. David’s consulting company, Kapp Consulting, provides management services for Full Circle Recovery, Parkman Recovery in Warren and AVO Behavioral Health, LLC in Canton. David’s passion for this industry derives from his personal experiences; he has successfully been in recovery himself since 2011.
Rounding out his holdings in health and holistic wellness, David founded and is co-owner of Thermae Retreat in Boardman, a holistic day retreat with a customizable menu of services and that lay the foundation for inner transformation.
Prior to 2012, David had a long-term successful career in the oil and gas acquisition and exploration industry.
Cynthia is grateful to be a part of another’s healing journey. Witnessing that transformation to a healthy lifestyle—and knowing that children and families in her community can access help for chemically dependent, emotional and behavioral problems—is her motivation for continuously advocating for those in recovery.
Working in the field of behavioral health inspires Cynthia daily. She has a passion for working with the criminal justice population and within the specialty docket courts. Her exemplary leadership as a team member of programs like Drug Court earned her the Mahoning County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board Professional of the Year award in 2008. Cynthia has extensive experience working with dually diagnosed individuals and the administration of substance abuse services.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Youngstown State University with a major in psychology and a minor in sociology, Cynthia furthered her education at YSU with a Master of Science in Education. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Supervising Counselor. Her professional experience also includes direct therapeutic services, addiction services, clinical supervision, program development and management.
Dr. Yendrek’s focus on trauma is far reaching and effective—from overseeing our clients’ recoveries and training as a U.S. Army first responder to actively helping to protect the world’s rainforests, coral reefs and indigenous tribes.
Dr. Yendrek’s deep caring for humanity shines through in all he does. Board certified in psychiatry, neurology and addiction medicine, he serves as medical director for Travco, as well as for First Step Recovery’s inpatient detox facility. He manages our outpatient Suboxone program for recovering addicts and Spravato treatment program for those with resistant depression.
Dr. Yendrek graduated from the Ohio University School of Medicine and went onto Ohio State University for his psychiatric residency, where he received a clinical excellence award. Unceasingly driven to help others, he is currently pursuing board certification in Travel and Tropical Medicine through West Virginia University. This will enable him to work directly with the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and Doctors Without Borders. In an effort to serve as a first responder in case of a terrorist attack, he is completing a nuclear, biological and chemical response course at Fort Detrick, a U.S. Army Medical Command installation in Frederick, Maryland.
Dr. Yendrek’s reef aquaria are enjoyed by all coming through Travco’s Boardman and Warren locations.
Andrea passionately believes that empowering others to face their uneasiness—one incremental step at a time—promotes meaningful, lasting change in their lives.
Through Andrea’s down-to-earth, personable approach, she instantly creates an atmosphere of comfort and trust—whether working one-on-one with our patients, or supervising our clinicians and intern students. Andrea’s specialty areas are addiction recovery, medication-assisted treatment, anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, general life stressors, and severe and persistent mental health disorders.
She assesses and treats children, adolescents and adults, and employs a variety of effective treatment techniques, including 12-Step facilitation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Andrea is an Ohio-Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory Endorsement. She earned her Master of Science in Education from Youngstown State University's Clinical Mental Health program.
Samantha proudly works in a clinical role that grants her the privilege of combining her outgoing, energetic personality with opportunities to advocate for others as they explore their roads of self-improvement. Her motivation and love for her job are fueled daily by inspiring change and happiness in others.
With a lifelong goal of helping others, Samantha has found her home in social work. She brings her skills to bear as a court liaison in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. Within the Specialty Docket Courts, Samantha facilitates communication between the agency and courts about her clients’ treatment progress, and advocates on their behalf during all aspects of their treatment and court requirements. The goal is to award juveniles and adults with opportunities to alleviate their criminal records while receiving substance abuse and/or mental health treatment. Samantha also provides valuable professional and clinical insight to the court teams.
All of this strengthens Samantha’s clinical role as a counselor and therapist, and gives her unique insight into what community supports are available to help her clients. She oversees the operation of Travco’s MAT programming, where she consistently encourages and motivates both clients and staff to pursue their passion for helping others, as well.
Samantha earned her Bachelor and Masters in Social Work from Youngstown State University.
Travco Behavioral Health and First Step Recovery are accredited by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Travco Behavioral Health accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances. Contact Travco Behavioral Health at (330) 286-0050 for more information.
Depression ruled my life, especially after my mother suddenly passed away. I was in a deep hole. So I reached out to Travco. They managed my medication and gave me coping strategies. I continue to be pleased with the results. I feel happy again.
What a huge difference from the person I was on the street to the person I am now. Thank you.
I have been to numerous places but did not receive the care like I do here.