Eric is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT 93404), Master’s Level Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (LAADC LR02150816), Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC), Certified Intervention Professional (CIP 10261), and Certified Case Manager Interventionist Masters Level. Eric has trained with some of the best interventionists in the field of addiction, including the world-renowned Ken Seeley from the hit show Intervention and the late John Southworth. Eric has held clinical positions as an Addictions therapist, Primary therapist, Chemical Dependency Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, and Lead group facilitator at some of the most prestigious treatment centers in the world, including The Betty Ford Center.
For the last 20 years, Eric has been driven to assist others in the battle against the disease of addiction. Eric’s own personal experience with a family member’s battle with addiction drives his passion to help other families in their journey to recovery. Eric views the intervention process as a loving and caring way of helping families and their loved ones break the cycle of addiction. He believes his genuine and authentic approach allows him to connect with and meet family members where they are emotionally.
In an addition to working with adults this approach has also given Eric a foundation in working with children and adolescents whose loved ones have struggled with addiction. During his time at The Betty Ford Center, Eric worked as a Counselor in the Children’s and Family program where he used experiential activities to help children talk to their loved ones about how their addiction has affected them. He believes this process is extremely effective in helping people lessen the burden of addiction by getting rid of the rocks in their bag. Eric credits one of his mentors, Jerry Moe from the Betty Ford Center Children’s Program with teaching him this valuable strategy.
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