Team

CanAm Interventions Addiction & Mental Health Experts:


Meet Our Experienced Intervention Counselors

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Unlike most intervention companies, CanAm Interventions has a full staff, including several experienced professional interventionists. Our team works collaboratively, and each member builds on the strength, knowledge, and motivation of others.

Our team comes from different backgrounds and have different experiences and varying degrees of education that we can bring together. No one person can accomplish these goals alone; each member of the team needs the help of others. We have a firm grasp on how various forms of drug and alcohol abuse impact the family dynamic.

We believe that not every client will be a perfect match for each intervention counselor. Therefore, we do our homework early on to understand your family better and then assign you an intervention counselor whose strengths and background best relate to your family’s situation.


 The leading staff members and intervention counselors who make CanAm Interventions possible are as follows:

Patricia M. Pike, CEO of CanAm Interventions

Patricia M. Pike, CEO of CanAm Interventions, Certified Intervention and Addiction Specialist, is a trained expert with over 25 years of professional experience in the field of behavioral health treatment, specializing in addiction and alcoholism. Ms. Pike holds a master accredited certification in addiction studies and conducts successful interventions nationally and internationally.

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 sits on the board of the Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS) and is a member of the Network of Independent Interventionists (NII). She has helped hundreds of individuals and families struggling with addiction and mental health challenges.

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 92% of guiding individuals needing help to accept professional help.

Education / Professional Affiliations 

LAADC: Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

CADC-II: Member of the California Certification Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors

I.C.A.D.C: International Certified Alcohol & Drug Certification

CIP: Certified Intervention Professional (CIP)

AIS: Association of Intervention Specialists

NII: Network of Independent Interventionists

AID: Adult Instructor Diploma Simon Fraser University

CACCF: Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (Education Provider)

PCB/CIP: Pennsylvania Certification Board Education Provider)

CCAPP: California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (Education Provider)

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 intervention (invitational approach)
  • Family and client-centered approach
  • Family systems approach
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Disease model of addiction
  • Attachment theory
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Model of change
  • Harm reduction

Ms. Pike’s unique experiences include working with complex addictions and mental health challenges. Patricia has experience working with 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 alcohol and/or drugs, find purpose and a new way to live, and self-dignity in recovery.

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CanAm Interventions – Monitoring Manager, Case Management Services

Sam Corkum, B.L.S, M.S., (R.C.P.)

 

 

Bachelors, Liberal Studies, Boston University (summa cum laude, the award for excellence in academic achievement)

Master of Science, C.I.S., Boston University CanAm Interventions –

Interventions 101, 102 Trainings (Intern Interventionist)

CCARCCAR Recovery Coaching – Recovery Coach Professional

Sam is currently working with Patricia Pike for CanAm Interventions as a Monitoring Manager for SoberLink reporting, analysis, and tracking / monitoring services, as well as working with designated clinicians or services in monitoring and reporting client progress with other methods of alcohol or drug testing.

Sam is also, working with Patricia in providing case management services in planning and other operational aspects of a clients wrap-around case management that are provided by CanAm Interventions. With Patricia’s direction Sam is facilitating assessments and referrals for clients as well.

Currently Sam is Certified Recovery Coach Professional (R.C.P.) through CCAR, and training / working as an intern with a focused of becoming a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) through PCB – in alignment with the CanAm 102 supervision trainings.

Sam has been deeply involved with recovery and has over 29 years clean and sober. Along with a 25-year career working in the hi-tech field, and the last 15 years for one of the biggest and most successful Silicon Valley software companies, he is now pursuing a passion for helping / coaching and providing client services to those in recovery / treatment.

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.


 

Jeffrey J. Merrick

Associate

Jeffrey J. Merrick, Esq. is our Senior Advisory Counsel providing additional guidance and support to our clients with criminal charges, professional licensing issues and other legal matters. He is a seasoned criminal defense attorney, alternative sentencing specialist and a fellow consulting interventionist. We routinely partner with Mr. Merrick to provide broader solutions for recovering clients with legal problems and, just as importantly, to help our legal clients with recovery problems. Mr. Merrick specializes in the defense of mental health, drug and alcohol-related cases. His expertise is in care advocacy, helping us create for our client’s treatment solutions and alternative sentencing options through the courts. He is a well-known and respected member of the addiction’s professionals and recovery communities.

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Michael Hughes

Associate 

Recovery Companion & Transport Specialist

Michael is a seasoned Executive Protection Transport Specialist & Sober Companion providing professional services in the private sector and to the recovery community for over 31 years. Mr. Hughes have worked with Patricia Pike Interventionist/Addiction Specialist 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.

24/7 supervision Services:

  • Supporting clients to recovery meetings. Helping clients develop structures and methods for taking effective action towards recovery goals
  • Educating patients on the “cycle of addiction”. Supporting clients in identifying and consistently leveraging their expanding resources, skills, and strengths.
  • Supporting clients and transporting clients into treatment programs, court appearance, and recovery meetings.
  • Setting realistic practical healthy recovery boundaries. Assisting clients in choosing, designing, and committing to actions plans.
  • Crisis management and connecting clients to recovery-oriented community resources
  • Urine drug and alcohol testing

Provides: Transportation services throughout United States and Canada.

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Isadora Fisher

Associate 

Recovery Companion & Transport Specialist 

Bay Area native Isadora Fisher has personal ties to addiction and recovery making sober companioning, mentoring and transportation something she is very passionate about. Isadora is easily approachable and utilizes her training and diverse life experiences to reach individuals of all ages, as well as families. Her background includes a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from the Dominican University of California, an Aestheticians License from the state of California and extensive work in recovery practices. Ms. Fisher completed CanAm Interventions three-day intervention and case management training in 2019 and currently in the process of supervision to move forward to become a certified intervention specialist. She is a candidate member of association intervention specialist and in the process of enrolling into the CCAPP addiction studies program.

24/7 supervision Services:

  • Supporting clients to recovery meetings. Helping clients develop structures and methods for taking effective action towards recovery goals
  • Educating patients on the “cycle of addiction”. Supporting clients in identifying and consistently leveraging their expanding resources, skills, and strengths.
  • Supporting clients and transporting clients into treatment programs, court appearance, and recovery meetings.
  • Setting realistic practical healthy recovery boundaries. Assisting clients in choosing, designing, and committing to actions plans.
  • Crisis management and connecting clients to recovery-oriented community resources
  • Urine drug and alcohol testing

Joe Kavosick

Associate 

RN, Registered Nurse & Transport Specialist

Joe Kavosick has been a registered nurse for 16 years, specializing in trauma/emergency services and critical care transport. Over the course of his career, Joe has cared for multiple patients suffering from substance abuse and understands the toll addiction takes on families. 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.

24/7 supervision Services:

  • Supporting clients to recovery meetings. Helping clients develop structures and methods for taking effective action towards recovery goals
  • Educating patients on the “cycle of addiction”. Supporting clients in identifying and consistently leveraging their expanding resources, skills, and strengths.
  • Supporting clients and transporting clients into treatment programs, court appearance, and recovery meetings.
  • Setting realistic practical healthy recovery boundaries. Assisting clients in choosing, designing, and committing to actions plans.
  • Crisis management and connecting clients to recovery-oriented community resources
  • Urine drug and alcohol testing

Nathan Gist 

Associate 

Sober Companion, California Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Addiction Counselor 

My background is eclectic and have largely been based on my own interests and my own needs. I was always interested in Asia and it’s culture and martial arts and healing arts, I lived in a martial arts academy in my early 20’s where I taught classes and helped run the facility. I had a lot of pain from training intensely so I moved to San Francisco to study massage and healing arts in 2001 and began to practice in 2004, I have since performed massages for people in all walks of life. In 2019 I began to work in Drug and Alcohol treatment at a facility in Marin County which treats co-occurring disorders. Simultaneously I began my studies at the CCAPP Academy. I am currently completed my requirement to have 3000 hours in the field to take the California test and received my CADC-1 May 2021. My life has been about learning how to live, heal, and teach. I have been clean and sober for nearly 14 years and have worked on my life for several years in weekly therapy when I was 7 years sober. I look forward to working with you.

24/7 supervision Services:

  • Supporting clients to recovery meetings. Helping clients develop structures and methods for taking effective action towards recovery goals
  • Educating patients on the “cycle of addiction”. Supporting clients in identifying and consistently leveraging their expanding resources, skills, and strengths.
  • Supporting clients and transporting clients into treatment programs, court appearance, and recovery meetings.
  • Setting realistic practical healthy recovery boundaries. Assisting clients in choosing, designing, and committing to actions plans.
  • Crisis management and connecting clients to recovery-oriented community resources
  • Urine drug and alcohol testing

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Dana Michele 

Associate 

 Transport Specialist 

Dana lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, with over 13 years of recovery and is an active member of a number of recovery-based programs. She has used the process of recovery, 12 step programs, and therapy to heal her life, and has been of service in a number of ways to her community and individuals seeking help and guidance.

She 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.

24/7 Transport Services:


Work with Our Team

Addiction is a global crisis and it has never been more important to have highly effective and ethical approaches for interventions from a certified and credentialed interventionist. Patricia and her team have 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.

Call Today to Schedule a Professional Intervention

Don’t wait to change a life. At CanAm Interventions, we provide a 30-minute free consultation. We specialize in working with complex addiction and/or mental health cases. We believe strongly in human connection, matching clients with resources.

Our professional team are available to address the needs of our clients and guide families through many crises. We are available to take your call, emails and can be reached 7/ days a week by contacting our office.

You can help a friend or family member with an addiction or mental health problem immediately by reaching out to us Internationally.

Call us today to get started.

Questions Contact Us At:

1-800-638-1812 Toll Free Internationally

415-827-3725 Cell /Text
415-578-2875 Office



103 Labrea Way
San Rafael, CA 94903

patti.pike@canaminterventions.com
415-827-3725

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