Thank You for taking the time to look at my Biography. I would like to introduce myself.
I am a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a Private Practice that I started in 2015.
I have Previous Work Experience in both Out-Patient and Residential Treatment, at Recovery Resource Center, The PRIDE Institute, River Ridge and CREATE Inc at the Dakota County Jail.
Prior to this, I worked for over 20 years providing Person Centered Services to individuals with Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Disorders. My last position with this population was as a Regional Director of a Local Social Service Company, overseeing three program offices and serving over 400 clients.
I Left My Social Service Career to become a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, After I Entered Recovery, close to 10 years ago.
I am now Doing What I love; working with individuals in recovery, With the Hopes of Helping Others The Way My Counselors Helped Me many years ago.
I hope I have the Pleasure to Work with You!
SERVICES PROVIDED AND POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF EACH
CUSTOMIZED RECOVERY COUNSELING
·Person Centered Recovery Counseling that is based on the Clients Wants, Needs, Beliefs and Preferences
·Current and future recovery Goals Set by the Client
·Focused on What You Can Gain with recovery vs the possible consequences of relapse
·Provides new Coping Skills
·Develop a Customized Program of Recovery to Maximize Success
·Find Life Balance within the 7 Areas of Recovery
·Develop positive and healthy Relationship and Communication Skills
·Learn to set and maintain Healthy Boundaries
·Learn to identify and Effectively Manage Emotions
·Reduce Triggers to use, engage in old behaviors, and that bring up memories of past trauma
CHEMICAL HEALTH ASSESSMENTS
·Accepted by the Minnesota Courts and the Minnesota DMV
·Non-Biased Recommendations and referrals
RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUPS
*Open Format to allow Free Flow Discussion of the struggles and joys of recovery
*Closed group for 6 women; everyone starts and ends together.
·LGBTQ RECOVERY SUPPORT
*This is a Closed Group for 6 individuals to come together and Share Experiences of recovery and Build New Relationships as the same time.
*A Different Recovery Topic is introduced and discussed each week.
*This is a Co-Ed Group for 6 individuals.
*Meet New People in recovery
*Participate in New Activities
*Learn how to Have Fun in recovery
INTERSTATE SOBER ESCORT TRANSPORTATION
·Professional Escort services provided during Periods of Transition requiring air travel, when you need to Remain Sober during your journey and Arrive at your destination in a Positive State of Mind and Motivated to take on a New Challenge.
·Door to Door escort services
·Transfers to Out Patient Treatment, After Care Programs, Sober Living Placements
·Counseling Services as needed to prepare for Special Family Events or Family Emergencies
TECHNIQUES FREQUENTLY USED IN SESSIONS
SOLUTION FOCUSED TECHNIQUES
·Focus on Solutions, Solving Problems, Resolving Conflict
·Identify the Problem, Solve It, Let It Go, and Move On
·Learn to stay in and enjoy The Present Moment
·Develop skills to help you Stop Dwelling on the Past
·Set goals so you can Quit Worrying about the Future
DBT (DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY)
·Learn to Identify, effectively Manage and Cope with Emotions
·Learn Effective Communication skills
·Learn how to set Healthy Boundaries
·Improve Relationship and Social Skills
CBT (COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY)
·Develop Coping Skills
·Learn to Identify, effectively Manage and cope with Addictive Behaviors
·Learn how to identify and Change Old Behavioral Patterns
RECOVERY MAINTENANCE (VERSES RELAPSE PREVENTION)
·Create a list of all the Things You Have To Gain with your recovery
·Develop a positive “Future Vision” to work towards in recovery
·Incorporate the 7 Areas of Recovery into your daily life
·Develop a Positive Sense of Self
·Improved Impulse Control
·Address Co-Dependency issues
·Assertiveness skills training
·Explore Identity Issues within a safe environment
·Explore Sexuality concerns
·Learn Stress Management techniques
·Develop the ability to Trust Others again
·Regain Trust from others
SPECIAL INTERESTS/TRAINING/PAST WORK EXPERIENCE
·Trauma / PTSD
·Criminal Justice System / Criminal Offenders
·Emotional / Behavioral / Cognitive Disorders / TBI
·Breaking Free of Sex Trafficking
·Breaking Out of the Gang
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THANKS FOR COMING!