Riverwalk Counseling Center

Where I perform interventions: Chicago area and beyond.  Travel coast to coast in continental US.


Working in addictions since 1987 upon completion of the addictions program at Parkside Medical Services.  Obtained my Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago in 1993.  Developed two successful dual diagnosis programs; MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn IL and Linden Oaks Hospital, Naperville IL.  Started my own private practice in 2005 which has evoked into an outpatient center today.  Completed my first intervention training in 2008.  I currently see clients, teach at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and conduct interventions.

Training and Credentials:

Arise Intervention -Jim Garrett and Judith Landau 2008, Advanced Training – Judith Landau 2009, Refresher Course Arise Intervention – Judith Landau 2013.


Intervention Style: Arise philosophy. I work with families to fully understand the issue, family history and what will help motivate their loved one to seek health.

Type of Interventions:

Substance use, mental health