I've been working as a licensed substance abuse counselor for the last five years. I have an integrated knowledge of counseling and recovery techniques from professional and personal experience. I studied mental health counseling at the University of Dayton and am currently working on my PhD in psychology. I have noticed that there is a shortage of substance abuse counselors in the field who have working knowledge of best practice counseling techniques. I've working in inpatient and outpatient settings. I've worked in dual diagnosis facilities as well as strictly substance abuse recovery rehabs and also in forensic settings.