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.
To better introduce themselves, our admissions team answered 3 questions:
- What do you keep at your desk and why?
- Who’s your favorite superhero and why?
- What do you like most about being an Admissions Counselor?
You can meet our admissions counselors below:
I keep pictures of my family and friends on my desk because it reminds me that they have also been the ones on the other side of the phone at some point. The ones I love have dealt with not only my own addiction, but my husband’s addiction, as well as my father’s. And of course I also keep a picture of our dog Piper, our baby girl.
My favorite superhero is my mother. She has overcome many struggles in her life with such dignity and grace, and through it all, remains so full of gratitude and forgiveness. She sees everyday as a blessing and touches so many that come in contact with her.
What I like most about being an admissions counselor is helping people who are going through the same struggles that I went through and give them the chance to change their lives too. It’s such a blessing to be passionate about what you do, and know it’s your calling. To give people a sense of hope makes my heart so full. I get genuinely excited for clients to come into our program and start the journey to the beginning of the rest of their lives.
I like to keep pictures of my family, because at one point they were the ones calling for me. My family is my biggest blessing, and I am beyond grateful for them.
My favorite thing about being an admissions counselor is the connection I am able to make with people struggling with drugs and alcohol. There are so many wonderful people out there who don’t know where to turn in their addiction. Being able to connect with them and impact their lives in a positive way is the most rewarding thing that I have ever done.
My favorite superhero is Iron Man, because his intelligence is what gave him powers. He worked hard to become great, and in turn helped a lot of people in the end!
My favorite superhero is Wonder Woman, because she a strong female who stands up for what’s right.
My favorite part of being an Admissions Counselor is connecting with someone who feels broken and having the opportunity to be the first voice of hope they hear.
I keep photos of my family and my doggy Euro. Family is very important to me, and seeing their faces everyday reminds me of how blessed I am to have their love, support and forgiveness.
Iron Man is my favorite superhero. Tony Stark was a normal guy that became a self-made superhero, using his brains not his brawn. He always had dreams and aspirations of building machines that could change the world. He went above and beyond and became his own instrument of change. I admire that.
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.
I keep pictures of my family at my desk to remind me that I am taking calls from somebody’s son, daughter, mother, father, etc.
My favorite superhero is Captain America.
What I like most about being an Admissions Counselor is seeing the complete transformation that is made, from the time I first speak with a client to the time they complete treatment here at Beach House.
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.
My favorite superhero is Batman. He is fiercely passionate about his cause and unwavering in his morals.
What I like most about being an Admissions Counselor is that I get to be a light in people’s darkest hours and believe in them when they can’t believe in themselves.
Captain America is my favorite super hero, because he embodies everything I try to represent: intensity, integrity and intelligence. I keep a replica of his shield at my desk to remind myself of who it is I’m trying to be on a daily basis.
What I like most about being an Admission Counselor: when I hear the pain in callers’ voices and feel the hopelessness they feel, it helps to remind me how far I’ve come in my own recovery, and how vigilant I need to continue to be in order not to repeat the mistakes of the past.
On my desk, I keep Holy Water to feel blessed.
My favorite superhero is XMen’s Storm, because of her connection with the weather.
What I enjoy most about my job is being able to offer people hope and an opportunity for a life change.
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.
I enjoy being an Admissions Counselor. I know what my family went through trying to get me help, and I enjoy helping families save the life of their loved one—just as someone did for me!
I keep framed pictures of family and friends on my desk. They help me stay focused and remember that addiction is a family disease.
My favorite superhero is Batman, because while he doesn’t have any true super powers he is able to use his brain and his connections to do good and protect Gotham.
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.