Early Recovery

Local experts in Early Recovery

Lawrence VENASKA (He/Him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I have extensive training and experience in helping clients who don't feel they have a problem or are still weighing the scale on whether or not they want to give up behaviors that are causing conflict with others or other goals they have in their lives. I like helping clients get real about the costs and benefits of continuing a behavior or lifestyle they are unsure about.

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Stephanie Podasca (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPC Intern, LMHCA

You have just made one of the most important decisions of your life in seeking recovery from addiction! It can be vital to set up your life with as many supports in place as possible as you start to uncover the challenging emotions, behaviors, and trauma that contributed to your addictions. I bring my personal background in recovery and harm reduction education, and I am attuned to both the challenges and gifts the recovery journey brings up.

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Kimberly Crow (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC-III

So... you've just changed your life. Now what? Navigating the deep and murky waters of early recovery can feel treacherous. Connecting through individual or group therapy can help keep you afloat in this transitional time.

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Ashley Parkinson (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, CADC-I

I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-I) and spent several years working in community addictions facilities focused on early recovery. I am knowledgeable about 12-Step, SMART Recovery, harm-reduction, and other recovery models. I support people in early recovery through a strong therapeutic alliance, shame reduction, encouragement, relapse planning, and referrals to higher levels of care as needed. I employ Motivational Interviewing to help people find internal motivation to change.

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