CAI II (Certified arise® Interventionist)| Trained recovery specialist
Rachel is an ARISE®-certified interventionist and the founder of Recovery Allies. Since starting the company in 2011 she has successfully provided intervention, mentoring, transport and outreach services to families across the country. She has trained under a virtual "dream team" of recovery professionals and has been lauded for her ability to form a personal connection to her clients, regardless of the circumstance.
Once a homeless addict on the streets of Los Angeles, Rachel has been in recovery for more than a decade. She has dedicated her life to helping others out of the same predicament and instead lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
Ernest has worked directly with those suffering from substance abuse disorder, mental health disorders, and criminal behavior for 7 years. He has specific education in co-occurring disorders and treatment modalities along with criminogenic factors that are areas of risk. Ernest has been privy to numerous trainings in Motivational Interviewing, which is a tool to help clients overcome ambivalence to change.
Ernest understands the pressure of confrontation with loved ones that have lost their way and the value of what can come out of such a courageous act. He is trained in de-escalation techniques and works well in emotionally-charged situations.
Chelsea Olsen has worked in the recovery and social services field since 2014. She has experience working in residential treatment as a case manager specifically servicing adolescents and young adults. She has also worked serving homeless and at risk youth in an emergency shelter setting as a youth counselor and crisis interventionist. Chelsea has been a proud employee of the Recovery Allies team since 2014; filling roles as a mentor, transporter, sober companion, and management of mentoring. Chelsea is certified as a Chemical Dependency Professional. She has been trained and certified in mental health first aid for youth, CSEC advocacy, right response, CPR/first aid, HIV BRI, case management, and trauma informed care.
Jordan has been sober for 8 years and has worked with many alcoholics and drug addicts during that time. Helping others, especially those afflicted with addiction, is not only his passion but his purpose. Additionally, he's a second year Mechanical Engineering student which serves as another step on the journey of helping people in this life.