"I not only enjoy working with individuals, but have found a real passion with helping the next generations of addictions counselors."
I am one of the two owners of NW Treatment. I started working in the field over ten years ago. When I first started I realized I loved working in the addiction field, especially the mandated population. I decided to go back to graduate school to get my Master’s in Social Work, and subsequently my endorsements for both mental health and Master’s level addictions. Since then I have been a counselor and Clinical Director. I not only enjoy working with individuals, but have found a real passion with helping the next generations of addictions counselors. When I am not at work, I work on my other passions which include being outside and baking.
"By having such a wide and diverse education I have been able to approach my client’s issues from many different points of view."
I hold a master’s degree in Education from the Dominican University in California. I have also received formal training as a therapist from Oregon State University’s Master in Counseling Program, the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at George Fox University as well as the Master of Arts in Counseling Program from Multnomah University. By having such a wide and diverse education I have been able to approach my client’s issues from many different points of view. The course work included in these programs comprised of the following: social development, human diversity, chemistry & growth of the brain, family dynamics, crisis & grief, cross-cultural issues, and adolescent challenges.
"Most of my professional background includes working in Business, Finance, and helping clients navigate though large companies to find person-centered solutions."
I have attended Eastern Michigan University with a focus on Nursing, Business and Education. Recently I have become involved with counseling education through MHACBO. Most of my professional background includes working in Business, Finance, and helping clients navigate though large companies to find person-centered solutions. I believe that addiction can come in many different forms and that recovery is as diverse as the people who practice it. There is no one common path to either.
"Our world is changing and I believe we need that neutral space for all of us to explore how we see ourselves, who we are, what our values are and discovering how to reach out for support to reach our goals."
I have earned a bachelor of arts degree double majoring in psychology and cognitive studies through Ashford University in Iowa giving me a unique view on how we learn and human development. I have also received a masters of science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Capella University in Minnesota. I have worked the last three years with children and families, transition age youth and adults towards their goals by helping them build coping skills, processing trauma,
identifying supports while working from their strengths. What I love most about the work is working with transition age youth while seeing their worldview, helping them to explore who they are, what their views are and helping them to build self-efficacy, interpersonal relationships, healthy boundaries, and communication skills to advocate for themselves and their needs.
"My past professional background has been in Early Childhood Education/Assistant Director helping young minds learn and grow."
"I am passionate about recovery and I believe it is a lifestyle that encompasses so many aspects of my being."
My name is Paul and I look forward to meeting you! My sobriety date is 9/8/2015. I was not able to obtain sobriety and remain sober on my first try. I attempted for years to get and remain sober in detox, outpatient and more than one inpatient facility. I believe this life experience has given me a unique perspective on what getting sober and staying sober truly looks like. I call Alcoholics Anonymous home now, however I first got clean in the rooms of Narcotics Anonymous. I worked the twelve steps in that program of recovery and it forever changed my life. I am passionate about recovery and I believe it is a lifestyle that encompasses so many aspects of my being. I believe you often have to get uncomfortable to truly grow. Since becoming sober I have gained compassion and empathy for those that are still suffering in their addiction and it is now a passion to help them get out of survival mode and back to living life.
"Hi, my name is Jon, and I have worked in this field for thirteen years."
I’ve always had a passion for helping others. Music has been a lifelong hobby of mine and is something I very much enjoy. I am excited to be part of this team.