I have worked in the addictions/dual diagnosis treatment field for over 20 years; it is my passion and my calling. I specialize in helping persons struggling with chronic relapse, professionals with advanced credentials, and those with complex recovery needs and circumstances. I work with all ages, adolescents through elderly. I provide compassionate, creative strategies to help facilitate and maintain recovery in a variety of settings, while protecting dignity. I offer free consultations.
Jeffrey Stewart began his healthcare career in the US Army as a Combat Medic in the mid 1980's. He began speaking on the topics of illicit substances and their medical impact in 1998. His career thus far has included practitioner, educator, and leader in military, private, and hospital-based systems. He is a Nationally Registered Paramedic with State licenses in NH and MA. He has been a Certified ARISE(R) Interventionist since 2012. He is the founder of Dragon Shield Consulting, LLC.
Rob Strauber is an Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), an Certified ARISE Interventionist (CAI), Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) and a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS), Rob works with the entire family unit to help create plans to seek, support and sustain recovery. A person in long-time recovery himself since 2007, Rob is an active member of the recovery community, an officer with the Chester County Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board Member and Kacie's Cause Advisory Board.
I earned my masters in social work from Bryn Mawr College and a certificate in drug and alcohol counseling from Villanova. I love the ARISE® model because it is respectful and collaborative. It eliminates the opportunity for scapegoating and encourages growth for everyone on the team.
Dr. West's clinical and research focus have been on substance abuse prevention and intervention, and resilience and protective factors within relationships. She works with teens and adults from various cultural backgrounds.