Keith Wilson, LMHC, CASAC

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I am a licensed mental health counselor and certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor in New York State,
with 25 years experience, but you should know that's not all that I have done.At age 19 I moved to Western New York State. 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 in psychology. 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 mental illnesses. 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, NY.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 Brockport.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

the topic. I also worked at bringing tobacco counseling to mental health and substance abuse treatment.I wrote and published several short stories, two novels, and a self help book, Constructive Conflict. 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 Reaches

Rochester NY