Karen Chrapek left Los Angeles in 2003 and moved to Ormond Beach. At Mobility Products Unlimited, LLC she managed special projects for the nationwide Durable Medical Equipment company. Her major focus while there was to implement the company’s accreditation project.
In 2006, Ms. Chrapek became a contract surveyor for the Accreditation Commission of Health Care, surveying Clinical Respiratory and Durable Medical Equipment Companies. She also became the Director of Donor Relations/Program Fidelity for Neighbor To Family, a national foster care agency that keeps siblings together. While there she developed and conducted corporate-wide internal program audits to ensure integrity of company policies. In 2013, she become the Program Manager at the Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler & Volusia Counties, overseeing their direct service contracts which included substance abuse intervention for at-risk moms and babies.
Most recently, Chrapek took on the business development efforts at the Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center. Being familiar with 12-Step recovery, she developed an in-service program about Addiction in the Workplace while demonstrating her networking prowess.
Ms. Chrapek has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, Woodland Hills, CA. Her favorite pastime is creating artwork based on the lush Florida landscape.
Nationally Board Registered Interventionist and Addiction Specialist working in the chemical dependency field supporting clients and families wounded by addiction and its associated mental health disorders. Patricia has conducted hundreds of Interventions with a 92% success rate both in the U.S. and Canada. Ms. Pike is a currently a professional member of the California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professionals that holds an accredited Masters Certification in Addiction Studies internationally.
Ms. Pike is a highly trained expert drawing from her skills with over 24 years of professional experience. Her education background includes; Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (LAADAC),Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC II), long standing member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation, Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counsellor through the ICRC (I.C.A.D.C) and Board Certified Intervention Professional (CIP/PCB) through the Pennsylvania Certification Board.
• CIP/PCB- Certified Intervention Professional/Pennsylvania Certification Board
• LAADC- Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor/ California
• CAADC-II- Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor II/ California
• I.C.A.D.C- International Certified Addiction Counselor/Canada
• AID-Adult Instructor Diploma (AID)/Simon Fraser Extended Program, BC, Canada
• NAADAC-Education Provider/National Association for Alcoholism Drug Counselors
• CACCF-Education Provider/Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federations
• AIS - Association of Intervention Specialists/Professional Affiliations
• NII- Network of Independent Interventionists/Professional Affiliations
Ms. Pike is the founder of www.canaminterventions.com, www.interventionscanada.com facilitating traditional and family systemic professional interventions,case management, addiction assessments,treatment referrals and working closely with other professionals to meet the needs of her client’s. Patricia holds citizenship both in the U.S. and Canada which gives her a diverse perspective of working in both countries. She has worked with highly qualified professionals in the addiction and mental health field using best practice approaches both on intervention cases and private practice.
Ms. Pike's best practice approaches includes; family interventions, complex mental health interventions, attachment interventions, love addiction interventions, codependency and relational interventions, addiction interventions, alcohol interventions, and behavioral interventions. Using various therapeutic models such as; the family systemic intervention approach, surprise interventions approach, the solution-focused therapy model, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, the disease model, attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and the model of change approaches.
Ms. Pike is an Intervention Educator that developed an Intervention skills & training manual offering training seminars internationally to other professionals both in Canada and the U.S. Her belief in the process of interventions for families and organizations is to strengthen and educating other professionals in the areas of professional interventions and case management to better serve their clients.
1991 – 2016 includes; addiction & mental health program management and program development,adult intervention educator,inpatient and outpatient treatment, community based treatment milieus both in Canada and the U.S.
Patricia believes strongly in fairness, equality and is passionate about helping clients and their families get back on track to live authentic lives of purpose and dignity. She has worked with many persons from all walks of life that has given her much experience that includes; diverse cultures and first nation populations, music and entertainment industry, business and professionals, adolescents, older adults by using unique and alternative approaches.