I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Certified Clinical Supervisor by the NC Professional Substance Abuse Certification Board. I provide supervision for substance abuse counselors who are working toward certification. As a CCS with an LCSW, I supervise people who are completing both the LCSW and LCAS or CSAC credentials. This allows me to provide substance abuse and Clinical Social Work and Professional Counselor supervision.
I entered the counseling field after recovering from my own struggles with substance abuse and all that goes along with it. It was this that motivated me to return to school and complete a graduate degree and earn credentials to work with others who have similar difficulties. However, I did not enter the field until I felt I had thoroughly worked through some key issues of my own.
I believe that all of us have, at some level, the ability to improve the way we live and to feel secure. Clients deserve a chance and my goal is to do everything I can do to give them that chance. I use motivational techniques to help clients attain goals.
My interest in working with DWI offenders is a result of my own personal experiences DUI/DWI. During my last arrest in 1986, I somehow felt it would be my last arrest. I believed that soon I would learn the answer to preventing more DWIs and other types of alcohol and drug problems in my life. Now I work to assist other people who are in similar situations.