What I do
I have been trained and am clinically supervised by Dr. Jessica Rodriguez of Gateway Interventions. Gateway is nationally recognized and provides training, supervision and endorsements for three different levels of Interventionists.
As a Gateway Intervention Professional (GIP #101115) I provide quality interventions that are individual and family focused. We will break away from dark painful bonds of addiction together. Through compassion and education we will shed light and healthy communication to the family and their loved one.
My commitment is to walk with you through the whole intervention process from your first call, preparing for the intervention, referral, placement, family system services and aftercare.
Substance Use Counseling
As a CADTP certified alcohol and other drug counselor (SUDCC III #7369), I provide the information necessary to gain insight to substance abuse and make informed decisions on how to develop a family based intervention that will reduce the shame and guilt that is currently destroying the relationships within the family.
Family System Strategies
Certified Trauma Specialist
Extensive experience with Co-occurring populations
and Developmental Disabilities
Specializing in Intervention Services and
What is Intervention?
noun: intervention; plural noun: interventions
the action or process of intervening.
"they are plants that grow naturally without human intervention"
interference by a country in another's affairs.
"the administration was reported to be considering military intervention"
action taken to improve a situation, especially a medical disorder.
"two patients were referred for surgical intervention"
an occasion on which a person with an addiction or other behavioral problem is confronted by a group of friends or family members in an attempt to persuade them to address the issue.
"as her health worsened, her daughters considered staging an intervention"
Definition of Addiction
Public Policy Statement: Definition of Addiction
Short Definition of Addiction:
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.
Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.