Not surprisingly, choosing the best drug rehab center involves more than just looking at the programs that it offers. After all, it takes professionals to make its programs work. For that reason, it’s just as important to pay attention to the addiction treatment staff that the facility employs. However, which traits propel the staff members to the next level?

Understanding the Jobs of Addiction Treatment Staff

Addiction treatment staff at Green Mountain treatment center preparing for the dayFirst off, before people can understand what makes rehab staff members great, they have to understand their jobs. Because their jobs go well beyond just addiction treatment.

Addiction treatment staff members also have to find the right balance between providing reliable care and making people comfortable. For example, they must keep patients stress-free as they undergo one of the most challenging journeys in their lives.

At the same time, rehab staff members have to understand addiction at its core. After all, how can they teach people how to overcome addiction if they don’t understand it?

Lastly, the addiction staff members have to make the rehab center feel like a home away from home because many people spend weeks or even months in rehab. During this time, many of them live at the facility. Because of that, it’s essential that the center makes them feel welcome.

What to Look For in Rehab Staff Members

Of course, the best rehab centers don’t just hire anyone. They hire staff members who have the right licenses as well as certifications. In fact, the state requires that people have specific licenses in order to offer therapy services as these licenses ensure that they meet national standards for therapeutic practice.

However, why is it essential to find addiction treatment staff that holds active licenses to practice therapy? Because these certifications ensure that they have the proper experience and training to provide effective care. Without accurate knowledge, then what hope do they have of helping others overcome the challenges of addiction?

So what are some of the different certifications and licenses that staff members might have? Among the many titles, for example, some of the most common ones include:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC)
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)
  • Certified Co-occurring Disorders Counselor (CCPD)

Of course, these are just a few examples of some of the licenses that addiction staff members might hold. To confirm the specific licenses that rehab staff members have, though, people can contact the rehab center directly.

What Kinds of Staff Members Might a Rehab Center Employ?

In fact, a rehab center might employ many staff members. Of course, most of the time, they all have different roles and jobs to fulfill. For example, this includes medical doctors and nurses to offer detox programs. Similarly, they could be psychologists and psychiatrists to provide rehab therapy.

For this reason, we employ staff members who can provide holistic treatment. Their job titles might include spiritual wellness counselors as well as nutritionists. This mix of staff members gives people the best chance of overcoming addiction and also finding a fulfilling life.

Count on Green Mountain Treatment

Clearly, it’s essential to understand the critical role that addiction treatment staff plays in rehab. Of course, at Green Mountain Treatment, we understand this fact. For this reason, we work hard to hire only the best professionals at our rehab center. They help make our facility what it is and also provide compassionate care.

Of course, all of the staff members at Green Mountain Treatment make our programs possible. In many ways, they’re the “nuts and bolts” that bring everything together and, of course, we could not do what we do without them. For example, some of the programs that we work together to provide include:

  • Medical and holistic detox
  • 12-step rehab
  • Eye movement and desensitization reprocessing

Don’t choose a rehab center that doesn’t have reliable addiction treatment staff. Learn more about how the attitudes as well as education of our staff members can help you succeed. Reach out to Green Mountain Treatment at 866.913.7957 to start treatment today.

Chris Thigpen

Chris Thigpen

Chief Recovery Officer

Piers Kaniuka

Piers Kaniuka

Director Of Spiritual Life

Jon Dufford

Jon Duford

Vice President Of Operations

Russell Beebe

Russell Beebe, LCMHC, MLADC

Clinical Director, Green Mountain Treatment Center & New Freedom Academy

Jermol Mojica

Jermol Mojica

Recovery Case Manager

Jessica French

Jessica French

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Joleen Abbott

Joleen Abbott

Sober Living Manager

Jordan Wilhelm

Jordan Wilhelm

Lead Recovery Support Staff

JT Travers

JT Travers

Nurse Manager

Karen Foster

Karen Foster

Billing Specialist

Karen Garcia

Karen Garcia

Registered Nurse

Kelly Whitman

Kelly Whitman

Clinician

Kristina Samar

Kristina Samar

Operations Supervisor

Laurie Eldrige

Laurie Eldrige

Licensed Nursing Assistant

Lee Loyer

Lee Loyer

Clinician

Leslie Coates

Leslie Coates

Detox Supervisor

Lucas Scarsciotti

Lucas Scarsciotti

Recovery Support Specialist

Richard Parah

Richard Parah

Recovery Support Specialist

Mark Mason

Mark Mason

Clinician

Mark Pagios

Mark Pagios

Recovery Support Specialist

Mark Riley

Mark Riley

Safety Officer

Morgan Maddox

Morgan Maddox

Clinician

Natthan Bowles

Nathan Bowles

Director Of Information Systems

Phyllis Fortier

Phyllis Fortier

Staff Nurse

Dale McQueeney

Dale McQueeney

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Sean Connors

Sean Connors

Quality Assurance

Tayla Vittum

Tayla Vittum

Front Desk

Bob Metz

Bob Metz

Registered Nurse

Cassondra Larochelle

Cassondra Larochelle

Clinician

Sean Connors

Christopher Ciarfella

Director of Dining Services

Danielle Fiaschetti

Danielle Fiaschetti

Recovery Case Manager

Denise Varney

Denise Varney

Admissions Coordinator

Erica Miller

Erica Miller

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Erica Mullen

Erica Mullen

Clinical Assistant

Gabrielle Andolina

Gabrielle Andolina

Recovery Support Specialist

Jacqueline Elliott

Jacqueline Elliott, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

James Murray

James Murray

Operations Supervisor

Jamie Ellis

Jamie Ellis

Clinical Assistant