I am a licensed mental health counselor and
certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor in New YorkState,
with 25 years experience, but you should know that's not all that I have done.
At age 19 I moved to WesternNew YorkState. There, I built a
house, farmed, and started a small lumber company.
When I got tired of making little pieces of
wood out of big pieces of wood, I went to Empire State College and got a degree
I interned at a Veteran's Administration
chemical dependency unit.
My first job was working with troubled
adolescents in a group home.
I was an employment counselor for a while,
took calls on a crisis line, and facilitated group therapy for male sex
offenders. I was employed as a therapist at a program for people with severe
I completed a master's degree in education
with an emphasis on counseling from AlfredUniversity.
For twenty years, I provided psychotherapy in
a community mental health center in Rochester,
I studied at the Family Therapy Institute at
the University of
Rochester, and completed
a certification program in drug and alcohol counseling associated with SUNY
I was one of a small group of people who
developed one of the earliest programs to integrate mental health and chemical
addiction (MICA) treatment. I have given talks and lectures in the community on
I also worked at bringing tobacco counseling
to mental health and substance abuse treatment.
I wrote and published several short stories
and a novel, Fate's Janitors: Mopping Up Madness at a Mental Health Clinic.
And I've raised a family of four children.
Recently, I resigned from my job at the
community mental health clinic to start a private practice.
Keith Wilson ReachesRochester NY