Ohio Treatment Center Staff

At Ohio Treatment Center, each staff member brings a combination of education, training, professional certifications, and hands-on experience. Your team is engaged in your recovery and will approach your treatment from a variety of disciplines to meet your needs.

Many members of our staff are in long-term recovery themselves and have a passion for helping people suffering from addiction. We are real people in recovery, we have walked the path you are embarking on, and we are excited to help you.

Josh Dressel

Co-Founder/Director of Operations

I am in recovery myself and was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, and returned to Toledo late in my 20’s. I jumped headfirst into sobriety and recovery, and the progress I have seen at the Ohio facilities keeps me coming back every day, eager to do more and help more people. The difference between Ohio Treatment Center and a lot of other facilities is our abstinence-based program. We believe abstinence and participation in a recovery support system, like the 12-step model, will provide results. The other thing that stands out about our facility is our philosophy to help everyone that calls us to find the right resources. If we cannot accommodate potential clients, we will try our hardest to find a place for them within another facility or organization. Success in recovery is very much about accountability. Every individual is responsible for holding themselves accountable, but we also make sure that they know that we expect them to be held accountable to us as well.

Josh Dressel is a Co-Founder at Ohio Centers. He strives everyday to make Ohio Treatment Center the best place for growth and recovery it can be.

Valerie Brandal

Valerie Brandal

Quality Assurance Manager

I have been working at Midwest Centers since August 2023. I have over 27 years of experience working with individuals who have mental health and addiction issues in a variety of settings, including residential treatment, skilled nursing, long-term care, home care, hospice, administration, and private practice. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and elder adults treating depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, OCD, ADHD, substance use and addiction, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, dementia, and more.

My goal for the position is to make sure the quality of our services is the best it can be. The most rewarding parts of my position are helping clients on the path to recovery and seeing staff grow in their professional development.

Dr. Valerie S. Brandal is the Quality Assurance Manager at Midwest Centers. She received a PsyD. From California Southern University in 2013, a MSW from Western Michigan University in 2005, and a BA from Cornerstone University in 1994. Brandal holds an LMSW in Michigan and an LISW-S in Ohio.