Unlike most intervention companies, CanAm Interventions is fully staffed including several experienced professional interventionists. Our team works collaboratively to build on the strength, knowledge and motivation of others.
Our team comes from a wide variety of different backgrounds, experiences, and varying degrees of education that we can bring together to better serve those we support on their journey.
We have a firm grasp on how various forms of drug, alcohol abuse and mental health challenges impact families and support each other through professional consultation and supervision to utilize the varied strengths in our team to increase effectiveness with those we serve.
Therefore, we do our homework early on to better understand your family then assign you an interventionist, counselor, or another professional whose strengths and background best relate or compliment your family’s situation.
Patricia is a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), long standing member of the Canadian Addiction Counselor Association Federation, internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the IC&RC (I.C.A.D.C), Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), through the Pennsylvania Certification Board and Adult Instructor Diploma (AID). Patricia also currently sits on the board of the nationally recognized Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS). She has helped hundreds of individuals and families struggling with addiction and mental health challenges.
With her own personal recovery journey for decades, professional experience and educational background, Patricia is passionate about advocating for untreated individuals and their families affected by addiction and/or mental health challenges. Patricia believes that she does not end up in the lives of her clients by mistake but that her vast experience, genuine nature and passion for helping others creates a connection with her clients.
Patricia has an extraordinary success rate for helping those in need to access treatment and achieve recovery, as well as helping to facilitate the healing process for the entire family. Ms. Pike is a highly effective trauma-informed and family systemic interventionist with an extraordinary success rate of guiding individuals needing help to accept professional help.
**Education / Professional Affiliations **
**CCAPP**: LAADAC: Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor
**CCAPP**: CADC - II: Member of the California Certification Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors
**IC&RC**: International Certified Alcohol & Drug Certification
**CIP**: Certified Intervention Professional
**AIS**: Association of Intervention Specialists
**AID**: Adult Instructor Diploma Simon Fraser University
**CACCF**: Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (Education Provider)
**PCB/CIP**: Pennsylvania Certification Board/Certified Intervention Professional (Education Provider)
**CCAPP Member**: California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals
Patricia holds citizenship both in the United States and Canada which gives her a diverse professional perspective of working in both countries using evidence-best practices.
Patricia’s professional knowledge and approaches includes:
*The Johnson Model of Intervention (Surprise Approach)
*Family Systemic Model of Intervention (Invitational Approach)
*Case Management Model
*Family and Client-Centered Approach
*Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change
*Disease Model of Addiction
*A wide variety of therapeutic modalities such as: Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Ms. Pike’s unique experiences include working with complex addictions and mental health challenges. Patricia has experience working with persons from all walks of life including first nation populations, business leaders/executives, music/entertainment professionals, and employers/businesses. Patricia believes strongly in fairness and equality. Her energy and passion to help individuals and families comes from believing that anyone can achieve recovery from their struggles with substances or mental health, find purpose and dignity in recovery, and learn a new way to live.
Sam is also, working with Patricia in providing case management services in planning and other operational aspects of a clients wrap-around case management services that are provided by CanAm Interventions. With Patricia’s direction Sam is facilitating assessments and referrals for clients as well.
Sam has been deeply involved with recovery and has over 29 years clean and sober. Along with his hi-tech career Sam is now pursuing a passion for helping / coaching, and providing client services to those in recovery / treatment.
Sam has over 25 years in his career in the hi-tech field, and 15 years for one of the biggest and most successful Silicon Valley software companies. Sam has recently accepted a postion as a Senior IT Specialist for the County of Marin, Dept. of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services for the medical / patient managment and clinical gateway applications.
Sam is founder and CEO of a new venture; Innovative Treatment Services, in coordination with CanAm Interventions can also provide a range of recovery services from Recovery Coaching to other key features of Case Management and Supportive / Peer based Recovery Services.
Along with his personal experience of nearly 30 years in recovery and helping addicts being of service in the community has been a constant. Currently Sam is serving as a Director on the Board of Directors for the Computer Technologies Program in Berkeley, CA, a non-profit technical education program for disabled and disadvantaged students.
Sam has also served for decades doing recovery-based volunteer work, leading, or facilitating groups, and speaking at a range of facilities, institutions, and meetings / events mainly in California, and Vancouver, BC Canada, also across the U.S.
With a long history in the hi-tech / corporate world and software engineering communities Sam has a unique perspective and a lot of experience to share in balancing career and recovery.
He served as the director for the SHARE UNIT at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Pasadena for over 10 years. He went on to serve as the Program Director at New Found Life Residential Center in Long Beach
from over a decade, leaving that position to start Bridging the Recovery Gap as well as devote the time to write Enable-ism™ with his wife and co-author, Linda.
Over the years Bill has developed numerous educational lectures and workshops for private institutions, community colleges, and community-based organizations. Specifically, he had the opportunity to develop and teach curriculum in criminal behavior and chemical dependency at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. More recently, Bill is enjoying working as an equine assisted counselor serving individuals and families affected by SUD throughout the Greater Los Angeles/Orange County area. Bill has also begun working as a family coach, providing knowledge and practical support for family members who have been affected by addiction. Applying his over three decades of professional experience with key concepts from Enable-ism™, Bill provides family members with foundational skills that support family resilience and eventual interdependency. Additionally, the two can be combined, providing a unique experiential and holistic approach to healing the family.
. Joe prides himself on his strong clinical background, critical thinking and decision-making skills, combined with a level of caring, integrity, empathy and compassion that creates a therapeutic environment for patients and family members.
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She completed schooling for substance abuse counseling and graduated from the Los Angeles Training Institute of Drug and Alcohol Studies (received awards for perfect attendance and academic achievement), has been trained in a variety of intervention modalities through the CanAm Intervention Trainings 101 and 102, and have continued to pursue education in mental health conditions and treatment to further her ability to effectively serve those who need help. Professional areas of focus include admissions work and community outreach.
for the past year supporting her on various intervention cases and provided transport and recovery coaching services to clients and supporting families. Michael has a clear understanding of substance abuse, caring for the individuals that he works with and has much passion to connect persons with positive resources in the community.
Mr. Hughes is verse and has expertise’s working with on many high-profile cases as well as he is very flexible in his approaches to support many persons from all walks of life.
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Provides: Transportation services throughout United States and Canada.
These positions range from direct client care to Director of various departments in the treatment field. While in these roles, Kurtis worked effortlessly to provide optimal client support for numerous populations.
Mr. Girard has worked for premiere high-end facilities and in network ones providing care to the underserved populations. His vast experience in different networks of treatment settings has allowed for the placement of an uncountable number of afflicted individuals to receive care that is best suited for them.
In 2014, the role of admissions became a passion for Kurtis. Not long after, he saw the need for client and family mentorship which led him to explore and develop excellent and effective coaching skills. Mr. Girard has coached a diverse range of families through interventions and recovery healing journeys.
Mr. Girard personal attributes is kindness, and an unwavering passion to support those in need gives Kurtis a rare ability to connect with both individuals and their families in a way that successfully launches them from their suffering into a sustainable solution.
Dana is a graduate of University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts, runs her own small business and is a single mom to a wonderful 9-year-old daughter.