Jeff Jay: Interventionist and coauthor of Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention (Hazelden, 2008). Jeff has been working full time in the alcohol and drug treatment field since 1986, including work for the Hazelden Foundation. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and a Certified Addictions Professional. He has appeared as an addictions expert on CNN, PBS, and the Jane Pauley Show.
Jeff specializes in difficult and complex interventions, including those complicated by psychological issues, such as anxiety disorders, bipolar disease and trauma. He also conducts interventions for eating disorders, gambling addiction, sex addiction, and other issues. Mr. Jay is also the coauthor of At Wit’s End: What You Need to Know when your Loved One is Diagnosed with Addiction and Mental Illness (Hazelden, 2007). His personal recovery from addiction dates from October 4, 1981.
“I am passionate about intervention for a very simple reason,” says Jeff. “Intervention saved my life.” —Read Jeff’s story.
Debra Jay has been a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a noted author, lecturer and interventionist. She has been seen most recently on The Dr. Oz Show. Debra Jay is the author of the ground-breaking book: No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (Bantam, 2006).
She is coauthor of two other books: Love First (2008) and Aging and Addiction (2002). Debra worked for the Hazelden Foundation as an inpatient addiction therapist. She also facilitated the Family Program and coordinated the Older Adult Program. She has worked as an interventionist since 1996. Debra Jay speaks nationally at professional and community conferences, and writes a newspaper column on alcohol and drug addiction. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University.
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David Eichhorn is an interventionist in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. He is a former unit supervisor at Hazelden Foundation in Center City, MN, where his passion for recovery was an inspiration for patients and staff alike. Dave is degreed and certified in alcohol and drug counseling, and has more than 20 years experience in the field. His work has led alcoholics, addicts and their families to a place of hope and recovery. Read more.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Steve Hanna is an interventionist in Charlotte, NC. He is seasoned clinician with over twenty years experience treating addiction and mental health issues. Steve specializes in working with families and individuals with co-occurring disorders. He is passionate, empathetic and insightful. Steve is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and a Certified Interventionist. He is also approved as a Supervisor by the Association of Intervention Specialists. He is also a master fly fisherman. Read more.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Stephanie Christy is an interventionist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She is a licensed Social Worker and an Advanced Certified Addictions Counselor in both Michigan and Florida. Stephanie has extensive experience with all populations. She is equally adept at working with young adults as she is with Baby Boomers and older adults. Stephanie has worked in a variety of clinical settings and specializes in complex cases including those suffering from multiple addictions and other co-occuring disorders. Stephanie’s personal story of recovery helps create a bond with those she works with. Read more.
New York, New York and Rome, Italy
Elisabeth Escobar is an interventionist in New York, NY. She is a highly experienced clinician and interventionist who has a special expertise in dealing with difficult and sensitive cases. Elizabeth has worked with many types of clients, from adolescents and dual disorder patients to executives and physicians. She has a deep understanding of family systems. Ms. Escobar is a masters level therapist with two advanced degrees.
Cy Kohls is an interventionist in Seattle, WA. With decades years experience, Cy is well known nationally in the treatment field. He has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings (including Hazelden), and he currently works with recovering physicians in the Washington Physicians Health Program. He is nationally board certified, and has worked extensively with businesses, families, and impaired healthcare professionals.
Deborah Beaupre is an interventionist in Northville, MI. She is a masters-level therapist with deep experience in the field of addiction and recovery. She has special expertise in dealing with young adults, women’s issues, as well as grief and loss. Deb Beaupre has strong personal experience with recovery and brings strength and insight to every intervention. Read more.