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With a background in Sociology, Psychology and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University, I focus on a whole person approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Starting with a Bio/Psycho/Social perspective, I like to work with clients to address anger, mindfulness, letting go, economic achievement and healing relationships damaged through years of neglect or abuse. Focusing on Medication Assisted Treatment clients, I have come to understand the healing power of medical stabilization when it is combined with addressing client’s inner struggles. With experience in residential and outpatient settings as well as medical office patient care coordination, my experience has shown me that navigating the treatment industry takes an interdisciplinary approach to client care with an emphasis on meeting the client where they are, reaching out to other professionals and expressing compassion in every aspect of the recovery process.
My work with horses in Equine Assisted Therapy has opened my heart and mind to a new way of interacting with inner issues. Horses see right through us, and they are a valuable partner on our path to developing greater self-awareness and assisting us in digging up our deep rooted issues and learning to release them.
Medical Patient Care Coordination, Individual and Group Counseling, Anger Management, Mindfulness Training, Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders, Meditation and Equine Assisted Therapy.
B.S. in Sociology and Psychology from Central Michigan University
Masters in Social Work from Grand Valley State University
Grand Valley State University
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