I have worked with Substance Use Disorder clients and families since 2006 through various levels of care ranging from inpatient treatment, extended treatment, and outpatient treatment.
I know what gives our clients the best chance at recovery from the disease of addiction is to have support from their families and friends and I am committed to helping facilitate this process in any way I can throughout all of our various services.
Helping students discover a whole new way of living as they pursue their college degrees has been the bright spot of my life.
I believe collegiate recovery is essential not only to recovery students’ educational success, but also serves as a fundamental piece of a student’s experience of the recovery process.
My experience is personal and professional. I am a person in long-term recovery who has used education as a method to help myself and others. I have worked in the field of addiction and recovery since 2005. I have developed many programs across the country that specializes in education and substance use recovery. I believe that all students have the opportunity to achieve their goals despite their circumstances. Having one’s priorities in the right place, a supportive environment, and the discipline to persist despite challenges, can make all things possible.
I have over ten years of experience in the mental health field performing multiple types of support roles. My hope is to create a safe and nurturing office environment at CRIS where clients and their families feel free to express their vulnerabilities and share their stories. On a daily basis, I try to employ my positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to strive toward their goals throughout their recovery journey.