Early Recovery

Local experts in Early Recovery

Brooke Terry (She/Her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, Professional Counselor Associate

I use the 8 Dimensions of Wellness lens. How one's addiction has impacted different areas of peoples lives helps to get a better understanding of where to start with treatment. I incorporate AA and NA treatment modalities. However, I do not believe there is a “one size fits all” treatment for addiction. I like to use the whole patient approach. This approach incorporates modalities like MAT, MI, Harm-reduction, SMART Recovery and more.

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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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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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Stephanie Podasca (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPC Associate, 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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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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Laura Wood (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMHC, LPC, SUDP

The first few weeks of sobriety can feel hopeless and overwhelming; this is a time when the intense emotions you previously numbed with substances flood in. Be kind to yourself and know that what you are feeling is normal. For the last several years, I have had success in helping clients slow down and hone self-regulation skills to avoid relapse.

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