Our Team

We differentiate ourselves with the quality of persons we work with to serve our guests.

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Born in North Carolina and raised in Plano, our founder Lori Lanpher, LCDC-I, is a poignant and driven advocate for women who has turned her passion into a measure of success by bringing The Butterfly Way to the DFW metroplex. Lori was involved in athletics in her early years and went on to study at Southwest Texas State and North Texas State University respectively. Lori married and became a mother to three boys until eventually, serious problems stemming from alcohol and addiction led to family trouble and several trips to court. Having surrendered to the recovery process, Lori attained the gift of recovery in 2011, and carried with her a vision of giving other women a recovery platform to reinvent themselves and find safety and connection in a community that cherishes recovery. That vision became The Butterfly Way and it has become a staple in Dallas for aftercare for women and provides a needed and valuable service to those suffering addiction who are striving for a better way of life. Lori is a dedicated mother who, in her spare, time is an avid reader of spiritual literature, a seeker of deeper spirituality and who has a passion for recovery.

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Rita Angeloni is a Y12SR Certified 500 RYT, Recovery Yoga Specialist, Certified Health Coach and Life Coach with a passion for equipping people with tools that will empower them to take ownership of their health: mind, body and spirit.  Rita specializes in therapeutic yoga for addiction and recovery, helping people heal from trauma and addiction.  She teaches public classes, Yoga of 12 Step Recovery (Y12SR) Classes, private yoga therapy sessions and group recovery yoga classes in a therapeutic setting. Rita is currently completing 1000-hour International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT) Certification Training while working as a Yoga Therapy Intern.

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Jeff Ault has a Master of Arts degree from Argosy in Counseling Psychology and B.S. in Small Business from Indiana University. Jeff is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. He has worked with several nationally recognized residential treatments facilities as well as co-founding a recovery center for women. Having his own personal story of recovery, Jeff is passionate about helping others recover from alcoholism and addiction and grateful to have the opportunity to work with the women at The Butterfly Way.



Raymond Shelton began drinking and drugging when he was thirteen years old. Two months after he turned 21, he landed in rehab and was introduced to The Twelve Steps.

Now with over thirty years of recovery, he is as committed and passionate about others’ recovery processes as he is his own. After being an actor, producer and director of live events for over twenty-five years, he hit a full blown wall of blowout and was introduced to Peer Recovery Coaching. Thus began his journey to

“With my deep commitment to my own personal growth and recovery, and my love of empowering people to thrive and realize their deepest, ‘impossible’ dreams, I saw how Peer Recovery Coaching expresses all those values, interests, passions and skills.”



Joellen Walter is a certified personal trainer, a sober woman and a licensed professional counseling intern. She has worked with professionals and individuals trying to find a healthy balance between work, self care and home.

If you struggle with trauma, mental illness, or addiction then she can understand and help you find congruency in your life. Joellen knows that counseling is often scary and misunderstood endeavor. Her goal is not to “fix” you but rather to act as a support system and sounding board to bring you to a level of internal congruency which allows you to feel whole again. Life can be hard and walking the journey alone can be depressing and lonely. 


  • Under Supervision of Michael Ashenfelter, LPC-S

  • LPC-I TX License #79427

  • LPC-S TX License #63230


  • NASM-CPT (National Academy of Sports Medicine- Certified Personal Trainer) License Number 1170107798

  • NASM- PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist) Li. No. 1355082

  • NASM- CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist) Li. No. 1393387

  • NASM- MMA-CS (MMA- Conditioning Specialist) Li. No. 1514770

  • NASM- GFS (Golf Fitness Specialist) Li. No. 1170094340

  • Precision Nutrition Certificate in Exercise Nutrition


  • American Counseling Association: Member ID: 6507883

  • Texas Counseling Association: Member ID: 101070