Stephanie Christy, DSW, LMSW, CAADAC, CIP

Doctor of Social Work
Professional Interventionist

Stephanie Christy began her work in the addiction and recovery fields over a twelve years ago.  She strongly believes in the impact addiction has on the entire family and in the recovery of the family system as a whole.  Her passion for recovery continues to lead her to work with both those suffering from addiction and their families.  Her personal story of recovery is an inspiration to everyone she helps.

Stephanie has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including residential and outpatient treatment.  She previously acted as a Program Manager at the Hanley Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. She has performed clinical research at the University of Michigan’s Addiction Research Center (UMARC) and served as Adjunct Faculty in Addiction Studies at Madonna University and Wayne State University. Click here to read Stephanie Christy’s full bio.

Consult with Stephanie Christy

You may wish to begin with a scheduled consultation with Stephanie Christy, to see if intervention is appropriate for your family or to explore treatment options. Consultations are available by conference call (or in person in the Greater Detroit area), and may include multiple members of your family.

Family members don’t always agree on how to address addiction and mental health problems. Often, it may feel like everything has already been tried. The dynamics of addiction usually throws a family’s emotions into disarray, which can create chaos – and addiction thrives in chaos.

Stephanie Christy can provide a calm perspective, professional direction and new options. A scheduled consultation, lasting at least one hour, will start the process. A detailed history will be gathered, and a fresh strategy can be developed.

To begin working with Stephanie Christy, call the main office of Love First, Inc. at: 888-220-4400. International calls: +1-313-882-6921. Professional fees apply.


Dr. Christy is a Love First certified clinical interventionist, the most advanced and rigorous training in the field of intervention. She will work with you and your family to develop an individualized plan to get your loved one into treatment. Read more about the intervention process here.

Dr. Christy is attuned to the special needs of all patients. The Love First method harnesses the natural care and concern of the family in a specific and organized way in order to break through defenses and denial and bring the individual to a moment of clarity, where they will accept the help which is being offered.

To begin working with Dr. Christy, professional interventionist,
call the main office of Love First.


International: +1-313-882-6921

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