My name is Deidra and I have been with Mending Fences for almost two years. I am currently assisting with admissions and I am a counselor as well. I have over 20 years of experience in the helping professions. I have a Bachelor’s in Social Work and a Master’s in Alcohol and Substance Abuse and Non-Profit Organization from the University of Illinois. I have been a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor for over 12 years. I have worked with homeless individuals as well as families, HIV/AIDS case management and prevention and in residential treatment and outpatient programs with men, women, and adolescents.
I am currently attending Webster to attain my Master’s in Mental Health Counseling.
My goal is to continue working with clients who struggle with addiction and mental health issues.
Once something is touched, it is never the same. I work with clients to assist them in making a difference in their lives, and to move forward toward sobriety and recovery.