Carol Lawyer has been a practicing interventionist since 1996. With offices in both West Chester, Pennsylvania and Surfside Drive, South Carolina, she is the founder of Intervention First, an intervention company designed to provide interventions and counseling to both families and individuals.
Lawyer graduated from the Addictions Program at Penn State University in 1992 and in 1996 she went on to receive her Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) from the Pennsylvania State Certification Board. She is also a member of ICRC, an International Certification; the National Association of Addiction Counselors (NAADAC) and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars from Penn State University and Pro-Act.
Lawyer is a CADC, Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) and a Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCPD). In addition to substance abuse and mental health interventions, Lawyer also provides interventions for gambling, sex addiction and eating disorders.
Lawyer has been in the intervention business since she graduated from Penn State in 1996. She has received many awards throughout her career including the 2002 Unsung Hero Award and the Canon Treatment Center 2008 Addiction Professional of the Year Award. Also from 2003 to 2007, Lawyer worked as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Association of Interventionist Specialists.
Lawyer focuses on crisis intervention as well as crisis support services. The process begins with a brief phone call with the family or client to help assess the clients needs and help stabilize any possible crisis situations including the potential need for a detox. The next step is an in-person meeting where Lawyer goes over a specific action plan to address the intervention. The amount of time that lawyer spends with the family and client is dependent on the needs of the client, however Lawyer will not go into an intervention until she believes that all of the possible preparation work has been completed. Whether the intervention is surprise or invitational is based on the needs of the client. Lawyer always aims to place clients in treatment after the intervention.
Post-Intervention and Summary
Once the client enters treatment, Lawyer will continue to check in on both the client and client’s counselors to ensure that their treatment is on track. Lawyer also offers outpatient counseling out of the West Chester office that includes both group and individual therapy. She also provides counseling for family members to help them deal with co-dependency issues as well as assisting with the healing process.
c/o Intervention First
21 W.Washington St, Ste B
West Chester, PA 19380
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