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As your first point of contact with our recovery center, our admission counselors are available by phone 24/7, seven days a week, to answer questions and provide detailed information about our drug and alcohol treatment programs. This caring and dedicated team of professionals is trained to assist prospective clients and their families with any inquiries you might have related to treatment.
You can meet our admissions counselors below with a little Q&A:
I keep pictures of my family, friends, and pets at my desk to remind me of how blessed I am to have their love and support. Their pictures motivate me to help each person on the other end of the phone the same as I would my own loved ones. I was once that family member terrified of losing my sister and am honored to provide the comfort that is needed for this family disease. I love watching the transition this life changing experience brings and being able to provide hope to those that may not believe in a better life.
I went through Beach House myself and just celebrated 3 years of sobriety. I am so blessed to be able to help clients and their loved ones receive the same gift I did. This program saved my life.
My favorite item that I keep on my desk is a centerpiece from my wedding. It is a constant reminder of one of the happiest days of my life. My favorite superhero is Supermom, a.k.a. my wife. Sobriety has given me the tools to deal with life on life’s terms and a Connection to a higher power.
The most gratifying part of being an admissions counselor is getting to see the transformation our clients go through from that initial phone call to the day they complete our program. I remember coming to treatment myself, broken and empty, and leaving with a completely new outlook on life. I know what an important role the admissions counselors played in getting me here, and I’m grateful to now be a part of that.
My sobriety means everything to me. It allows me to live a life I never thought was possible. I’ve gained back control over making all of my own decisions rather than having alcohol making my decisions for me. I’m able to be emotionally available for my family, friends, and help others who are in the same situation I was in before I went to treatment. I love our Beach House culture. It feels like we are all family. I love listening to my coworkers encouraging people and being able to witness life-changing moments.
What I like most about being an admissions counselor is watching people overcome their fears and start their journey towards a better life. I’m so proud of everyone that takes this step, because I know from personal experience how challenging yet rewarding it can be. I’m incredibly grateful for my own sobriety and for the many people that have helped me along the way. I’m glad I can be there for others who are going through similar struggles to show them that there is hope.
I love to be that calming voice for clients trying to change their lives like someone was for me when I needed help. Sobriety’s greatest gift to me has been the relationships I have built over the years with my family again and the amazing people I have met along the way.
I keep a poem a former client wrote me at my desk, because it reminds me every day that I’m making a difference in people’s lives. What I love most about working at Beach House is being able to be a part of such an empowering group of people whom I call my coworkers, but also family. This is what separates Beach House apart from other facilities. Everyone here genuinely cares about our clients and goes above and beyond to help guide them and give them the experience, strength and hope to live their best life.
One of the greatest blessings in my life, other than my own sobriety, is being able to help others get sober themselves. To know with all my heart that I work for a program that I believe in, that I’m proud to work for. I get to see how amazing this program is, with my own eyes. I get to experience it when I see someone come in completely broken and then see their beautiful transformation. When they come to me before leaving with tears in their eyes, thanking me for helping them save their life, is something beyond words.
What I like most about being an admissions counselor is that I get to get up every day and make a difference in another person’s life…whether they come to Beach House or not, I can be a voice of hope and a catalyst for change. I feel that addiction exposes our real self. People cannot hide behind money or status when they are addicted, we are all the same. Our path getting here may be different but our feelings are all the same and all addiction always robs us of our ability to love and be loved. Being able to help another person find themselves again is the most satisfying of human emotions.
To me, sobriety is about finding meaning in your life and finding purpose in a way that feels right and true for you. It’s about the realization that we all have problems to overcome and life is not meant to always be pleasurable. We cannot grow without pain – it is impossible. What makes us happy and healthy is when we overcome a struggle without covering it up. Each time we overcome an obstacle by not masking it, we get more resilient and learn to like ourselves a little bit more. Pain is a great motivator and a great teacher, if you listen. I know that if you just keep doing the right thing, no matter how cliché it sounds, the right things will happen. A sense of humor doesn’t hurt either.
I keep framed pictures of family and friends on my desk. They help me stay focused and remember that addiction is a family disease. What I like most about being an Admissions Counselor is the connection I make with people who are reaching out for help. I remember the voice on the phone when I made that same call for help five years ago—and what it felt like to hear that there were people who care.
Having had the opportunity to get the help I needed to get sober, I look back on it all and am so proud to be in recovery and living a sober life. I never knew life could be this beautiful and that I could feel true happiness. I’ve never felt that before. All the struggles I experienced, I’ve overcome them and I am so grateful for that.
I keep photos of my daughter on my desk. She is my constant reminder as to why I strive to be the best person and mother I can be. A former client bought me a small Supergirl figurine (that I keep on my desk as well). The client informed me that Supergirl’s real name is Kara, and that just like her, I do my best to help save people every day. I may just be a stranger over the phone, but being there to listen to someone and offer hope can make the biggest difference in someone’s life.
Being an Admissions Counselor at Beach House means being the first point of contact for our clients. When someone calls in, broken, alone and ready to change their life, I am here to listen and take my time to guide them through the process. The best part is when I get to meet my clients and give them a hug and let them know they are loved. Being a part of Beach House is like having a second family. As corny as it sounds there is so much love and support among my coworkers that makes it feel like home. I am so proud of the way we take care of our clients like an extension of our own families.
Connecting with every client I speak to can be emotionally draining but it keeps me in touch with what I have been blessed to overcome and makes me grateful for what I do have today. My only wish is to make some sort of impact on every person that seeks help. Sobriety has offered me the freedom to make my own decisions for my life, not the drugs and alcohol that once controlled it. I never thought there would be a time where I would be free from the grip of addiction, but today I flourish and share my hope to anyone willing to listen.
What I enjoy most about my job is being able to offer people hope and an opportunity for a life change. Sobriety means so much more than the clinical term. It means to me a chance to find peace and new meaning within someone’s life for a true second chance. It means a new take on what you missed the first time around and a chance to win your life back, enjoying what really matters completely free from chemical dependency.