Allison Dickens, LPC, LCADC, has worked in the field of addictions and mental health treatment for the past 15 years. In that time, she has worked at all levels of care with adults, adolescents, and families. She has been working at Care Plus for the past 5 years, overseeing the substance abuse outpatient services. In this time, she has developed a passion for an appreciation of prevention and treatment of substance abuse from a person-centered and motivationally based perspective.
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