I worked at Intervention911 under the supervision and mentorship of Ken Seeley from February of 2008 – February of 2010. During that time I was a lead interventionist, facilitating over 50 interventions, with a success rate exceeding 92%.
I have been in private practice since March of 2010, as founder and owner at Hope Family Interventions. I have also partnered, contracted, or collaborated with Brad Lamm, Louise Stanger, Dr. Reef Karim, Sean Firtel, and other prominent professionals in the field of intervention and addiction treatment, as an interventionist and as a recovery support service provider.
I hold a BA in psychology with a minor in Sociology. I also hold a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) certification. I usually utilize a “surprise model” of intervention, but have adapted this approach to be more invitational when the circumstances demand it. I use a motivational intervention style, with an emphasis on “Family Systems.” My approach is very fluid and organic so that I can move with the circumstances as they unfold without trying to force one particular model. All of my interventions include 6-months of continuing care/ongoing coaching with the family members, so that they can embrace intervention as a process as opposed to a single event — I find this creates better, more sustainable outcomes. “My emphasis is on alcohol/substances/chemical dependency addiction; dual diagnosis; and complex mental health concerns, including psychosis/schizoaffective disorders/manic episodes. I also work with all eating-related disorders (including medication-resistant diabetics, as well as binge eaters). I also work in women’s empowerment, helping facilitate change for female victims of domestic violence and/or sexual trauma.
I am nationally certified, and am happy to provide services throughout the United States, as well as in Canada and Mexico. I provide ancillary support services as well, including: sober transport, sober companionship, recovery coaching, case management, family education, family coaching, and support for treatment providers within the residential treatment milieu. As with most of my colleagues in this field, I believe I have the greatest job in the world. There is nothing I would rather do.