Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (FL)
Certified E-Therapist (FL)
IC & RC Drug Counselor (All States)
I am passionate about helping individuals who want to better themselves through therapy, and other modalities of treatment. I am involved in a lifestyle of recovery, personally celebrating over 21 years of continued sobriety. I am a mother of two young adults, a grandmother of two, and I am married to a retired firefighter, who is also in recovery.
I enjoy riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, playing with my grandchildren and watching movies on Netflix and Kodi with my husband. I recently adopted a kitten named Gracie who brings much joy to my life today. I am a child of the 60's and 70's, who has seen much in my lifetime, and I feel very equipped to help individuals of all age groups, social and economic backgrounds and all sexes. I am open minded and am available to guide and direct those who are willing to ask for help.
- I am a graduate of Union Institute and University. I am a fully Certified Addictions Professional, a Certified E-Therapist and an Internationally Certified, Reciprocally Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers, NADA, and SAMSHA. I am also a Certified Recovery Residence Administrator and am working to achieve FADAA accreditation for sober living residences.I am currently employed with Gracious Care Recovery Solutions and Labor of Loves, LLC, as a Certified Addictions Professional, and as an E-Therapist.Additionally, I am certified as an HIV Addiction Specialist working with the LGBQT population doing both pre-counseling and post-counseling for HIV testing, screening, assessment and referral.I also hold certification as a Tobacco Cessation Specialist and Educator by the Broward County Health Department and I have been a member of the Florida Smoke Free Committee for over 4 years.I have worked closely with the Broward Sheriff's Office with the drug court population. Personally, I was given an award by the Governor's Task Force on Substance Abuse and Relapse Prevention as being an outstanding member of the Drug Court Community in the South Florida area, and I have done much work with the Drug Court programs in South Florida.I have been the lead Case Manager for Broward Addiction Recovery Center for many years and worked with the homeless/ indigent population with co-occurring disorders who struggle with substance abuse and mental health issues.I am leading a life of sobriety, remaining clean and sober for 21 years and am involved with a 12 step fellowship. I personally understand the struggle with addiction and am willing to help any and all who seek to help themselves.
- Union Institute and UniversityAcademy for Addiction Professionals, CAP, ICADC, CET
- LGBT Issues
- Family Therapy
Session Type / Duration
- Individual e-therapy / 45 Minutes