Heather is triple board certified in three clinical specialties; intervention, family dynamics, and relapse prevention. In her private practice she conducts screenings, assessments, interventions, corrective coaching and serves as an expert witness in the areas of addiction and co-occurring mental illness. She is known for successful outcomes in the most complicated cases. As a leading authority in negotiating change and recovery, she incorporates motivational techniques such as tactical empathy and emotional intelligence combined with enthusiasm, humor and warmth while preserving the privacy, dignity, and respect of her clients. She has extensive experience working with individuals struggling with substance and behavioral addictions, mood disorders, family legacy and burnout. Her success comes from a strong belief that it’s not just about getting someone into treatment. It’s about getting the family back on the same page.
As a person in long term recovery & a licensed professional I bring experience, wisdom & knowledge to families affected by substance use & other process disorders.. Additionally as a Certified Daring Way Facilitator I am able to quickly help reduce shame & assist families move into solution. Passion for this work, the knowing that people can and DO get better and the opportunity to serve is what drives me to continue doing this work after 30 plus years.
My true desire for working as an interventionist is for whole family healing. I have learned through my own journey how important it is to work together to find that inner strength and resilience we all innately have within ourselves. I have worked in the field of addiction since my own recovery began over 12 years ago in many different roles. Detox admissions and marketing, psych technician, case manager, substance abuse counselor and program director of a couple treatment centers. Working and collaborating with many professionals that help me along the way. I am sober companion, sober coach, and provide a wide range of knowledge and services. Mostly, I am a person in long term recovery with a passion for helping others gain the life they desire, free from the chaos and uncertainty addictions create. I will be there with you every step of the way. We grow together because that is how long-term recovery is sustainable
If the Person of Concern has legal issues, I have been very successful with plans for civil or criminal courts.
I am currently employed at a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Center as a Director of the Mental Health Business Development, and I hold a position as a voluntary Guardian ad litem. I have experience working with Adults, Children, and families with Mental Health and Substance Abuse disorders. I have experience working with the courts, jails, and hospitals.
Zachary Goff is a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) and an ARISE® Intern. Army combat veteran with extensive experience working with individuals and their families dealing with substance use and mental health disorders. Works tirelessly to provide clients with effective case management, recovery coaching, and collaborative group sessions. Attending the University of Louisville, pursuing a degree in Social Work. Helping people find meaning and purpose through a life in recovery.
As a certified interventionist, and recovery specialist, Victoria has experience helping individuals and families who have been affected by addiction, mental-health, and physical health challenges, to achieve recovery and implement and maintain healthy habits that will serve their greater well-being. This often includes working with the families and loved ones of clients, fostering communication, connection and a greater chance for continued sobriety and wellness.