Barbara comes to us from a Colorado where she spent most of her career in the legal field. Originally, she spent 10 years in social work assisting with sexual assault and domestic violence victims through the criminal justice system working for the District Attorney’s office, where she worked as a Victim Assistant specialist. After 10 years she transitioned into the probation department and began managing offenders as a probation officer. In the probation department she primarily worked with dual diagnosis offenders with addiction for 12 years. In 2018 she made the move to the Upper Valley New Hampshire/Vermont and received her Licensed Drug and Alcohol license in New Hampshire. Her current goal is to receive her licensure in Vermont. She encourages self-awareness, mindfulness and compassion. She is certified in the “Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change”, which is a CBT model which she has introduced to the probation and parole department in New Hampshire. She can meet the client where they are at in their recovery and is educated and experienced in addictions and would be pleased to help anyone find their motivation for recovery.