Alternative Horizon Counseling Center has over 50 years of accumulated experience in the field of alcohol and other drug addiction counseling. Our staff consists of licensed mental health and clinical & chemical dependency counselors, along with highly skilled educators, behavioral specialist, of whom are passionate and dedicated to bringing you the care needed for a successful recovery. Update we now offer Mental Health counseling. Licensed in EMDR
As the Owner / Program Director of AHCC, Anne brings many years of extensive knowledge & training surrounding addiction, AoD education, counseling and coaching. Anne currently holds a Masters Level Intervention Specialist license and Clinical Addiction Specialist. Along with her background in business administration, Anne has molded this agency into a well-rounded holistic entity. She has done extensive research on personality perception, non-verbal communication incorporating a mindfulness approach to relapse prevention. She takes an evidence based approach, using cognitive techniques that assist clients in understanding the power of thoughts.
Nicole Podgorski, LSW, LCDCIII
Nicole is a Licensed Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She received her Bachelor degree in Social Work at Cleveland State University. Nicole has worked in several substance abuse agencies as well as non-profit organizations. Nicole volunteers with recovery support sober houses for both men and women. She currently is under Kristine’s supervision to complete a Master degree in Social Work at Cleveland State University.
Nicole’s work history includes: Facilitating IOP groups, OP groups, and aftercare groups. Developing personalized treatment plans for clients. Nicole has developed working relationships with courts, probation officers, and attorneys. Nicole is an educator for our current driver intervention program and completes comprehensive assessments for clients.
Nicole is trained in the following theoretical approaches: Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Crisis Intervention.