You may not believe it right now, but, you do deserve to feel empowered, confident, and heard. I can relate through my own experiences. I’ve been there.
My own mental health and recovery journey influenced my desire to pursue a career in mental health and substance use counseling.
I am a “person-first” provider, and I believe that language matters. “Person-first” means putting you, the individual, before the issue you’re dealing with. Those facing addiction or other mental health concerns also face a great deal of stigma.