- Vineyard Haven MA
Decisions Counseling Services LLC ✓ Verified Provider
Addiction Treatment Service Specialist
Born and raised on the Jersey Shore, my life was a mixed blessing of love and accomplishment mixed with the shit show of peace love, and drugs, drugs, drugs, which dominated my landscape till my marriage to a girl from Martha’s Vineyard. My last line of coke was at my wedding on June 28, 1986, which demarcated my climb back to reality. It was a slow climb, but finally left alcohol behind 13 years ago when I began “paying it forward” in a big way. LONG story short- Earned my LADC1 license to practice in Massachusetts in 2016, and now take all major insurances, and never looked back. My work at our local hospital earned me the moniker of the ‘Go-To-Guy’ for TV show type of interventions and did dozens till I finally decided to learn something and spent a week with Deb and Jeff Jay, and got certified in their Love First Intervention system. This got me entrance to the club, but thought it best to hear what Judith Landow had to share, and spent a week with her and her Ariise Intervention System team learning an alternative way to get the job done. It was good to get a couple of different orientations, and it’s made a huge impact on how I do things and have provided intervention training in the US and Canada. Now that COVID forced teletherapy into the limelight, I’m now a certified Clinical Telemental Health Clinician offering pre and post-discharge counseling, case management, and Sober Coaching in addition to my standard therapy practice.