My personal recovery journey allowed me to operate women's and LGBTQ+ aftercare facilities for eight years. I worked directly with clients on life skills, goal setting, relapse prevention, crisis management, family communication, shame resiliency, Substance Use, Mental Health and Co-occurring Disorders. I attended the University of Minnesota with a focus in psychology and a specialization in Addiction Counseling. I became a Certified Professional Coach and a Certified ARISE® Interventionist.
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.
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.
Bruce is a a co-founder of Entelechy Recovery Group, an addiction intervention and recovery support firm. He's a Certified Arise Interventionist, has been involved in addiction interventions and recovery coaching for over 30 years, and in personal recovery for 40 years. Bruce is an active member of the Association of Intervention Specialists.
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.