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Counseling Services


I have been working with people to help them advance and enhance their recoveries for over 30 years. In that time, I have refined my philosophy and practices, continually honing my skills. My focus is on helping clients take the healthiest and best possible care of themselves, thereby freeing them to lead more satisfying, joyful lives.

I began my own recovery in 1975 and started to work in the addictions field in 1978. After earning an MA in Substance Abuse Counseling from the University of Iowa in 1982, I worked as a Chemical Dependency Provider for a family service agency. I opened my own private practice in 1984. I have provided services as an individual, group and family counselor, workshop designer and presenter, guest speaker, teacher, mentor/supervisor for adult degree programs, consultant and trainer. I remain passionate and committed to helping anyone improve the quality of recovery from his/her own addiction and/or the effects of caring about someone else who has addiction.

Contact Carol: 214-660-4440