Using our experience in mental health, public education, service delivery, and psychometrics, we set out to create a comprehensive testing system that would improve the quality of ADHD diagnosis and treatment planning. Our vision: to create a collaborative system among educational, mental health specialists, and other professionals.
Licensing for mental health care professionals can be a beast. We all know it. Sharing ideas helps me stay up-to-date and provides a place to process the frustrations and successes of the job search, including the lengthy process towards licensing.
One of my passions is reshaping the way the community views counselling. I am committed to de-stigmatizing counselling and educating the community of how counselling can provide a map for healing, growth and exceptional living.
I believe that it’s vitally important for counselors – whether working in the addictions field or not – to know how to most effectively help the loved ones of those with addictions. They need help equally as much as the addicts they love.
I don’t believe that anyone chooses to become an addict. But when addicts ultimately know they have a problem – as they all do, in time – that is where the choice point lies. Will they choose to get help or to remain in active addiction?
I have been an addictions therapist for more than 20 years. I work primarily with the loved ones of addicts – because there continue to be too few resources for them, and they often suffer just as much as the addicts they so dearly love.
I have seen men and women turn their lives around, take responsibility for their actions, address past trauma, and change thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that led them to commit crime. In working with offenders, you need optimism and the view that things can be better.