Peer Specialist - Let's talk it out
I'll help you on your journey to wellness and/or recovery. We'll talk about whatever you'd like! I have lived experience in mental illness as well as substance use disorder. There's no one right path to wellness and recovery, but we can try our hardest to find a suitable one for you!
This next part is straight off of the wicps.org website.
"A Certified Peer Specialist is a person who has not only lived the experience of mental illness and/or substance use disorder but also has had formal training in the peer specialist model of mental health and/or substance use disorder supports. They use their unique set of recovery experiences in combination with solid skills training to support peers who have mental illness and/or substance use disorder. Peer Specialists actively incorporate peer support into their work while working within an agencies team support structure as a defined part of the recovery team. A Certified Peer Specialist is not a mental health or substance use disorder technician limited to providing ancillaryservices without a clear therapeutic role, but as an active participant on the consumer’s treatment and recovery team."
Training & Qualifications
Certified Peer Specialist as of September 2015
Have always had an inkling that helping people would be my calling, ever since I was 14, chit chatting with my friends on MSN messenger.
Availability & Preferences
Most days! only unavailable Tuesday's, and some weekends.