As clinical director and a practicing clinician, I strive to empower the client to find strength and hope for recovery while inspiring hope and compassion in my coworkers and staff. I discovered a passion for the chemical dependency field during my undergraduate degree and pursued it throughout my education and career with perseverance. After graduating from Tiffin University with a Bachelors of Arts with a certification of Addiction Counseling Education, I earned a Master’s degree in Social Work focusing on clinical practices. Later, I obtained a mental health licensure as Licensed Independent Social worker with Supervisor designation (LISW-S), and a chemical dependency licensure as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC). My specialties include chemical dependency treatment, assessments and diagnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, strength based therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, schema therapy, crisis intervention, individual and group therapy, adults and adolescents, and I have recently started working in Equine Assisted Therapy, Recreational Therapy and EMDR therapy. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings working with adolescents, families, and adult individuals. I started with Ohio Addiction Recovery Center in June 2015 as the Clinical Director. Our philosophy focuses on utilizing clinically tested and evidence-based interventions when working directly with clients, as well as maintaining the highest standards of care throughout the entire agency.
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Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
At Ohio Addiction Recovery Center, our clinical approach is to provide intensive services in a supportive, welcoming treatment program staffed by experienced, compassionate experts who are dedicated to the success of our clients. Each individual comes to us with their own unique set of strengths and challenges. Our approach builds on those strengths and teaches tools and strategies to navigate and overcome the behaviors and habits that have been holding them back. Our primary goal is to help those we serve to achieve abstinence and long-term recovery from alcoholism and substance abuse. We know that addiction and co-occurring disorders take a heavy toll on the individual. For many of the people we treat, substance abuse has been a way of life for years, often as early as childhood. This leaves them feeling hopeless and demoralized. There is often a belief that the problems they face are insurmountable and that things won’t get better. We aim to help each and every person we work with to move past this hopelessness and into a new life full of possibility. This happens through healing and learning a new way of life.
Ohio Addiction Recovery Center Reviews and Ratings Details
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Reviews at a Glance
- Equine Therapy
A form of animal therapy, equine therapy involves visiting, working with and sometimes riding horses as a way to create a metaphoric relationship that leads to life-altering insights.
- Recreational Therapy
In its simplest terms, an adventure addiction therapy program is a therapeutic intervention that utilizes the backdrop of Mother Nature as a means for adventure and exploration with the ultimate goal of promoting emotional and spiritual growth as well as self-discovery. When you research adventure or wilderness therapy, you will no doubt see there are many forms of this therapy that can be used in a variety of situations. Depending on the situation, adventure addiction therapy programs can range from which can range from learning survival-based techniques to a more formal and organized camping-based program. In the framework of substance abuse treatment, wilderness programs focus on bringing out who the addict truly is outside of their addiction.
Amy Miller, LISW-S, LICDC - Clinical Director
Mark Messer, LSW - Primary Therapist
Mark is a native of Columbus, Ohio. In 2014, he graduated from The Ohio State University with and Undergraduate degree in Social Work. He is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and specializes in chemical dependency counseling, adolescent therapy, family dynamics, and strength based therapy. He started with Ohio Addiction Recovery Center in October 2015, shortly after opening. He has recently started working in Equine Assisted Therapy, and Recreational Therapy. I He believes in putting his heart and soul into savings the lives of every client he comes into contact with.
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