Anthony has worked in the Mental Health and Addiction field for over 20 years serving as a clinician and an administrator for some of the nation’s top treatment providers. Anthony earned his master’s degree at Loyola University in Chicago and went on to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Wisconsin. Anthony has since expanded his knowledge by becoming a Certified Interventionist and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Anthony is now a business owner of an Outpatient practice in Chicago that offers various addiction and mental health services to his clients.
Anthony has carried many roles during his career, diversifying his skills and talents however he identifies most as a clinician. To this day, Anthony becomes energized by providing direct service to the clients and families’ he serves. In his leadership and consulting roles, Anthony has been responsible for building treatment programs in several different states from conceptual start-up to operational oversight. His focus in designing a treatment program is to create a vision of excellence that will uniquely and effectively help clients achieve long-term recovery. Anthony’s program development style embodies a client-centered approach that is delivered by a treatment team that operates within a cohesive and collaborative work culture. Building that culture is a principal focus for Anthony since he believes organizational health and wellness is the lifeblood of any world-class program. In addition to program development work, Anthony enjoys building teams, training on the implementation of best practices, developing strategic planning, and measuring client satisfaction. Anthony believes firmly that the treatment experience is a vital opportunity for recovering individuals to educate their minds, activate their souls, and energize their bodies.
Outside of his clinical career, Anthony serves as a board member of AIS (Association of Intervention Specialists) where his mission is to help change and improve the industry standard around formal Intervention practices. Anthony has facilitated hundreds of interventions all over the country as well as internationally. He believes that every intervention should be uniquely designed to meet the family’s needs. He also provides Family Consulting Services postintervention to help the family system sustain its growth and wellness over time. Anthony lectures to professionals in his field at national conferences about various models of care and clinical best-practices. He is at close study with the latest research and progressive knowledge that supports the physical, mental, and emotional transformation of an individual recovering from addiction.
Anthony’s other passion in his community is to volunteer at a state non-profit organization called, Gift of Hope in Illinois, which supports human organ and tissue donation. Anthony is a Chicago native and an outdoor enthusiast. Nature and actions sports such as rock climbing and kayaking are activities that he enjoys the most. It is not uncommon for Anthony to endorse and encourage his clients to become more involved outside and to seek adventure to help ignite the human spirit.