My husband, Harvey, and I started Insight to Recovery. We work with people overcoming addiction. I recently started a non-profit, Advocates for Insight & Hope, in the hopes of implementing programs in the schools, Elementary through High School, that will foster compassion and develop a strong sense of self to prevent the pitfalls that cause addiction.
I am now working for A Safe Harbour Eating Disorder,IOP, as Director of Business Development.
About my company
At Insight to Recovery clients gain the opportunity to experience a wide range of addiction treatment services at the hands of skilled, compassionate licensed specialists, fostering lifelong personal growth and enduring recovery. With an emphasis on mentor-ship, group work, therapy, and coaching, Insight to Recovery provides a comprehensive range of treatment services that enable clients to holistically assess the source of their addictions and develop the necessary skills to achieve lasting sobriety.
Advocates for Insight & Hope will be community and school oriented and support students and their families through mentor-ship and communication, support for developing compassion and understanding of themselves and others.
I chose this career path because
I have a background in social work and education. I explored many different avenues career wise, prior to where I am today, but I was always drawn to a career where I helped people. My husband has been clean and sober for 39 years and he opened Insight to Recovery to help others. He asked me to be a part of his venture, and so I did! I love helping people and I realize that there is a need for a change to help students overcome peer pressure to fit in by doing drugs for example. I feel it is important to develop their self-esteem.
I prepared for this career by
I went to The University of Maryland and got my Bachelor of Science in Family Studies, learning about family and the dysfunctional and functional aspects of family. I am also certified as a Family Services Counselor through the Department of Children and Family.
The biggest challenge I've overcome
I sometimes find it challenging to balance work and family. Working with my husband is very rewarding, but at times can also be a challenge.
My greatest strength(s)
My strengths lie in my listening skills, my creativity, and my perseverance.
My greatest accomplishment to date
My single greatest accomplishment has been growing Insight to Recovery, putting it on the map, and impacting so many lives.
My personal/professional goals
My goal is to build a great non-profit made up of a team of compassionate, "feeling" people. As Advocates For Insight and Hope we will promote education, hope, ending the Cycle of Addiction on a national level in the schools.
What/Who has inspired me the most
My life experiences and the family I came from inspire me the most.
I most want to be known/remembered for
I want to be remembered for being a caring person, having a heart, and encouraging proactive change in individuals. I want to be remembered for giving back to communities and nature.
I participate in the following organizations/memberships
National Council of Jewish omen
Women of Excellence
I support the missions of these charities/volunteer my time
Mental Health Orgs
I enjoy the following hobbies/interests
I enjoy going out with friends, Mah Jongg, seeing movies and shows, and traveling.