It’s challenging to help a loved one struggling with any type of addiction. Sometimes a direct conversation can start the road to recovery. People who struggle with addiction are often in denial about their situation and unwilling to seek treatment. They may not recognize the negative effects their behavior has on themselves and others. Then a more focused approach is needed. You may need to join forces with others and take action through a formal intervention.
An intervention presents your loved one with a structured opportunity to make changes before things get even worse and can motivate someone to seek or accept help. Consulting an addiction professional, such as an interventionist can help you organize an effective intervention. A substance use or addiction professional will take into account your loved one’s particular circumstances, suggest the best approach, and help guide you in what type of treatment and follow-up plan is likely to work best.
Westminster House works closely with interventionist to ensure clients have a smooth transition from intervention to residential treatment.
Here is a list of our affiliated interventionists:
Educator Certified Counselor
Interventionist , CIP, ICADC
Linda Devlin believes in doing the right thing for her clients and this principle is firmly intertwined in her services and culture. Her drive and innovation to help her clients worldwide results in problem solving and solution focused ideas. For over two decades Linda has been one of the top Executive Management Leaders in the Health Care Industry. She has been involved in many Provincial and National Strategies in Health Initiatives including the council on Workplace Health and Wellness.
Todd specializes in supporting individuals move into solution. His experience at Vancouver Coastal Health provides him with the necessary skills to take charge of difficult situations, and dealing with addiction problems. In addition, Todd has extensive experience in working with both young men and women in different stages of their recovery process.Todd Ware has worked in the addiction field supporting individuals for over 15 years. He has worked at Vancouver Coastal Health, West Vancouver School District, Watari Youth Program, and Peak House Youth Treatment in various different roles.
Jeff Norrell’s approach to an intervention is client and family focused. He is consistently refining and developing his skills as an Interventionist and Counsellor to provide the most effective treatment possible. Jeff is a member of the C.A.C.C.F., and hold the designation of Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor (C.C.A.C.). His experience in the field as an Addiction Counsellor and alcohol & drug addiction Interventionist has spanned over 8 years. During this time he has helped guide hundreds of individuals, families, and employees through the recovery process and towards a balanced lifestyle free from the adverse effects of addiction.